New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday visited Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh where he attended the closing ceremony of the Centenary Celebration of Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul at Jangamwadi Mutt.
At the event, PM Modi released the translated version of ‘Shri Siddhant Shikhamani Granth’ in 19 languages and launched the ‘Shri Siddhant Shikhamani Granth’ Mobile App. Addressing the gathering, Modi said it is a coincidence that the centenary celebrations are taking place at the beginning of a new decade, and that this decade will once again establish India’s role in the world in the 21st century.
He said the digitisation of Shri Siddhant Shikhamani Granth via Mobile App will further strengthen the engagement with younger generations and also inspire their lives. Modi suggested conducting an annual quiz competition on topics related to the Granth via the app, and said translation of the Granth in 19 languages will help in making it accessible to a wider public.
Prime Minister said,” Our conduct as a citizen will determine the future of India, will decide the direction of a new India”. He said following the path shown by the saints, we have to fulfill the aspirations of our lives and continue to cooperate fully in nation building.
The PM expressed appreciation for people’s contribution in creating awareness about cleanliness and taking the Swachhta Mission to every corner of the country, urging them to use Made in India products. He also asked everyone to participate in Jal Jeevan mission to make it a success.
Modi said a significant and visible improvement was made in cleaning the Ganga River; this, he said, could be achieved only because of public participation. The Prime Minister said under the Namami Gange Programme, projects worth Rs 7,000 crore have been completed while work on projects worth Rs 21,000 crores is under progress.
Modi said the government has recently announced the formation of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra Trust for construction of the Ram Mandir (temple) in Ayodhya. He said government has also decided to transfer 67 acres of land to the trust.
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