Lets look within and see how we can grow ourselves: PM at International Convention on Universal Message of Simhasth
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 14, May 2016, 13:40 pm IST | UPDATED: 14, May 2016, 19:33 pm IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in an ongoing conference at the Simhasta Kumbh mela in Ujjain.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Ujjain to take part in the 'Vaichaarik Mahakumbh' a part of the ongoing Kumbh mela.
The PM was accompanied by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra at the event.
While addressing the conference - 'Vaichaarik Mahakumbh' , highlighted the importance of Kumbh in the Indian traditions.
"First of all, I want to bow to all saints and seers who are here today. What is happening here is the birth of a new effort, a modern edition of what would happen in the yesteryears.
"The Kumbh mela gives new direction to the society, it is part of our age-old tradition and culture," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"We belong to a tradition where even a Bhikshuk says, may good happen to the person who gives me and even the person who does not," added PM Modi.
Before leaving Modi tweeted, "Leaving for Ujjain, where I will join International Convention on Universal Message of Simhasth."
Srilankan President Maithripala Sirisena was also present at the 'Vaichaarik Mahakumbh' function.
The conference spread over several sessions is part of the ongoing Simhasta Kumbh mela on the banks of Kshipra river.Key highlights
- Look at our polls, its a wonder for the world, a nation so big and many voters. And see how EC organises elections.
- Can we not tell the world about the organising capacity of an event like the Kumbh
- A 'holier than thou' attitude is taking us towards conflicts. Lets look within and see how we can grow ourselves
- The direction that the society takes is decided here at the Kumbh. You and me are only following the tradition of the country
- There was a PM, Lal Bahadur Shastri ji, who urged the nation to skip an evening meal and so many people did exactly that
- Knowledge is immortal and is relevant in every era
- There was a time when crossing the seas was considered unholy but that has changed. Likewise, some traditions can also change with time
- We belong to a tradition where even a Bhikshuk says, may good happen to the person who gives me and even the person who does not
- What is happening here is the birth of a new effort, a modern edition of what would happen in the yesteryear
- Lets hold Vichar Kumbh every year with devotees and discuss why we need to plant trees, educate girl child