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PM Modi address to students LIVE updates: ‘Do we have the right to chant Vande Mataram?’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed students across the nation from Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday. Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on his Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Addressing the event, PM Modi said that Indians do not have the right to chant Vande Mataram if they go on to spit pan and throw garbage on roads. He further added that those who clean the roads and surroundings have the first right in the country.

Speaking about Swami Vivekanada’s address in at Parliament on Religion in Chicago on 11 September, 1983, PM Modi said people in India remember 9/11 of 1893. “Today is 9/11…this day became widely spoken about after 2001 but there was another 9/11 of 1893 which we remember. Just with a few words, a youngster from India won over the world and showed the world the power of oneness,” the Prime Minister said.

On Sunday, the Prime Minister, in a series of tweets, said the theme of his address will be “Young India, New India”. He further added that the convention will take place on the same day Swami Vivekananda delivered his Chicago address in 1893. “This year, we are marking 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address & Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya centenary celebrations,” he wrote on Twitter.

PM Narendra Modi’s address to students LIVE UPDATES:

12:22 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi concludes his address to the youths at Vigyan Bhawan.

12:20 pm: PM Modi said India is standing at a global stage due to the people power. “India is changing, India’s standing at the global stage is rising and this is due to Jan Shakti,” he said.

12:15 pm: “People celebrate different events in colleges… some celebrate Rose day. While some may be opposed to it, I am not. But does a college in Haryana ever think about celebrating Tamil Day in college, or a college in Punjab celebrate Kerala day?,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. “There is no better place for creativity and innovation than university campuses,” he added. He further added that celebrating such days in college universities will lead to formation of United India. “Let our creativity also strengthen our nation & fulfill the aspirations of our people,” he said.

12:11 pm: Addressing the youths at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said I urge students to focus on cleanliness while campaigning for university elections.

12:10 pm: India can be VishwaGuru if we remember Swamiji’s words ‘Follow the Rule, India will Rule’ : PM Modi said.

12:07 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Swami Vivekananda gave the concept of ‘One Asia’. “He (Swami Vivekanda) said that the solutions to world’s problems will come from Asia,” PM Modi said.

12:02 pm: In a bid to motivate youths, Prime Minister asked students to stop being afraid of failures. He said that no one in this world has succeeded without failures. He further said knowledge and skills are equally important.

12:01 pm: Prime Minister Modi said that people in the country should be job-creators and not job-seekers.

12:00 pm: “In our country, even the beggars are filled with sympathy for others. They say, ‘you give me, god bless you, even if you don’t give me anything, god bless you’.”

11:55 am: “The correspondence between Swami Vivekananda and Jamsetji Tata will show the concern Swami Ji had towards India’s self-reliance,” PM Modi said. Speaking about the reasons for Swami Vivekananda’s achievements, the Prime Minister said he was filled with confidence even at the time we were under British rule.

11:50 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is happy that there are women in the country who have made it clear that they will not marry unless there is a bathroom in the house.

11:44 am: “As I entered, I heard people chanting loudly “Vande Mataram, Vande Mataram!”… Emotions of patriotism fills my heart. But do we have the right to say Vande Mataram?” PM Modi said. He went on to say that those who chant Vande Mataram go on to throw litter and garbage on the roads. “Those who clean the roads have the first right in our country,” the Prime Minister said. “Whether we clean the roads or not, we do not have the right to dirty our motherland,” he added.

11:4o am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Swami Vivekananda did not believe in sermonising. He further said that his idealism paved way for an institutional framework via Ramakrishna Mission.

11:37 am: “Swami Vivekananda said that only rituals will not connect an individual to divinity…he said ‘Jan Seva is Prabhu Seva’. More than being in search of a Guru, Swami Vivekananda was in search of the truth,” PM Modi said. He further went on to ask the youths to respect women. He said those who do not respect women need to think about the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. “The word of Swami Vivekananda My Brothers & Sisters gave the world the message of Universal Brotherhood,” the Prime Minister said.

11:35 am: Prime Minister said 9/11 of 1983 was about love, harmony and brotherhood. He went on to add that Swami Vivekananda raised his voice against the social events of the society.

11:31 am: Today is 9/11…this day became widely spoken about after 2001 but there was another 9/11 of 1893 which we remember. Just with a few words, a youngster from India won over the world and showed the world the power of oneness: PM Modi.

11:30 am: PM Modi begins his address to students at Vigyan Bhawan.

11:25 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Vigyan Bhawan for the address. Addressing the event, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma is speaking about Swami Vivekananda’s achievements. “SwamiVivekananda was just 30 when he delivered the historic speech at Chicago in USA,” Sharma said.

11:15 am: Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma is addressing the event currently. PM Modi is expected to take the stage soon.

11:10 am: Read what Swami Vivekanada, spoke about science in his address at Parliament on Religion in Chicago on 11 September, 1983:

Science is nothing but the finding of unity. As soon as science would reach perfect unity, it would stop from further progress, because it would reach the goal. Thus chemistry could not progress farther when it would discover one element out of which all others could be made. Physics would stop when it would be able to fulfill its services in discovering one energy of which all the others are hut manifestations, and the science of religion become perfect when it would discover Him who is the one life in a universe of death, Him who is the constant basis of an ever-changing world, One who is the only Soul of which all souls are but delusive manifestations. Thus is it, through multiplicity and duality, that the ultimate unity is reached. Religion can go no farther. This is the goal of all science.

All science is bound to come to this conclusion in the long run. Manifestation, and not creation, is the word of science today; and the Hindu is only glad that what he has been cherishing in his bosom for ages is going to be taught in more forcible language and with further light from the latest conclusions of science.”

11:00 am: The event, organised by DRI, is part of Pt Deendayal upadhyay centenary celebrations, which will conclude on September 25. PM Modi is expected to address at least 1000 students at the event.

10:50 am: Stage is set for Prime Minister’s address to the youth at Vigyan Bhawan.