Kolkata / New Delhi:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to students at Belur Math, headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, on the second day of his visit to Kolkata, saying the opposition is spreading misinformation about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Prime Minister Modi said: "The Citizenship Act should not take away citizenship, but grant citizenship."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in West Bengal for two days, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) today at the Netaji Indoor Stadium. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the upgraded Cochin Kolkata ship repair facility in Netaji Subhas' dry dock, as well as the complete rake handling facility, while using the upgraded rail infrastructure of KoPT's Kolkata Dock system for smooth freight movements and shorter turnaround times.
PM Modi reached Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission on Saturday, and is likely to meditate in both Math and the Temple of Swami Vivekananda today, the monk's birth anniversary.
Here are the LIVE updates for visiting PM Narendra Modi in West Bengal:
"Pakistan has to answer": PM Modi
PM Modi of Belur Math says: "Pakistan has to answer why it has committed atrocities against minorities for 70 years."
I am glad that the young people are helping to stem the rumors about citizenship law: PM
"A lot of people are spreading rumors for political reasons. I'm happy that the young people are helping to stem these rumors," he says.
PM Modi speaks on citizenship law:
- There are many questions that have arisen in connection with the Citizenship Amendment Act. There are many young people who have been the victim of rumors. It is important to make such young people understandable … It is our responsibility
- It's not like we invented a new law overnight. We should know that any person from any religion who has hopes from India and adheres to the constitution can achieve Indian citizenship, there is no problem
- The new law provides for citizenship to be granted and not taken away
- We have just extended the Citizenship Act to those who have suffered in other countries after the division. The dignity of mothers and daughters was taken away … people were tortured there
- Mahatma Gandhi and other leaders had also said that India should grant citizenship to people who are attacked because of their religion in Pakistan. Should we send such people back to be killed? Isn't it our responsibility to make them our citizens?
- With this law, we do not wrest citizenship from anyone
- Politicians are intelligent too, but they just don't want to understand what the law is about
Youth energy will improve this country: PM Modi
Every young person in India is part of Swami Vivekananda's determination whether they know him or not, says PM Modi.
PM Modi quotes Swami Vivekananda: "We should always remember what he said: & # 39; If I get 100 energetic teenagers, I will change India. & # 39; That is, our energy, the passion, something too do is necessary for change. "
It is the energy of youth that will improve India in the 21st century, he says. "A new India will only be possible with the help of our young people. They are trying to solve problems … and to challenge the challenges."
Five years ago there were disappointments among the country's youth, but the situation has now changed, the prime minister says.
I thank the people here and the government for letting me stay at Belur Math, says PM Modi.
Best wishes to all of you for this sacred event by Swami Vivekananda Jayanti on National Youth Day, he adds. "For the compatriots, visiting this sacred land from Belur Math is nothing less than a pilgrimage, but for me it is always like coming home."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the morning prayer at Belur Math in Howrah. PM Modi previously paid tribute to Swami Ramakrishna Paramhamsa. Belur Math is the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.
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PM Modi recognizes Swami Vivekananda
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda on the occasion of his birthday at Belur Math (headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission) in Howrah, West Bengal. PM Modi came to Calcutta yesterday for a two-day visit. He also interacted with saints and seers today.
Tribute to the great Swami Vivekananda to his Jayanti.
– PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 12, 2020
Prime Minister Modi will dedicate 4 historic buildings to the nation today. These four buildings include the Old Currency Building, Belvedere House, Metcalfe House and Victoria Memorial Hall.
The Ministry of Culture has renovated these iconic galleries and given new exhibitions while the old galleries have been curated.