Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the challenges facing the world like the Russia-Ukraine war and the coronavirus pandemic make it more important for the country to become self-reliant, and urged people to promote products made in India.
Modi was in fact addressing a program at Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidya Pratishthan (SGVP) to release six volumes of ‘Shri Dharmajivan Gatha’, a biographical book on the life of Gurudev Shastriji Maharaj.
The PM said that his slogan of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ was inspired by Shastriji Maharaj’s call for ‘Sarvajan Hitay (welfare for all)’, and the book written by his disciple Madhavpriyadasji Swami would serve as inspiration. readers through his life and teachings.
“Given the state of the world today, everyone is facing new challenges. We experienced the coronavirus, and now the Ukraine-Russia war. In today’s world, it is difficult to predict when and what will happen, and it How will that affect us,” the Prime Minister said.
Stating that the world has become so small that a country cannot remain unaffected (by events), Modi highlighted the importance of ‘self-reliant India’ and asked those associated with the SGVP to promote it.
He urged them to be vocal for the local and said that this would generate employment and strengthen the country.
PM asked SGVP members to contribute to the Swachh Bharat movement and promote natural farming to serve Mother Earth.
“Shastriji Swami’s life was one of dedication, and he lives among his followers in his divine form. Books on his life, written by his disciple Madhavpriyadasji Swami, will help him remember his words and act according to his teachings. will inspire you to do so.” PM said.
Spread over six volumes and more than four thousand pages, ‘Shri Dharmajeevan Gatha’ was inaugurated in a grand ceremony by 108 delegates.
It deals with the life and works of Gurudev Shashreeji Maharaj, the founder of the Gurukul-like education system, and also carries the history of the Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidya Pratishthanam (SGVP).
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, former state minister Bhupendra Singh Chudasama and Union minister Prashottam Rupala along with former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court DN Patel were also present in the program.