Terrorism has threatened humanity across the globe: PM

NEW DELHI, NOV 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation via the radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ and paid homage to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
The Prime Minister commemorated the victims of the attacks on its ninth anniversary. He urged the people to be more vigilant against the nefarious intentions of the terrorists who are intent on destroying the social fabric of the country.
“This country can never forget their sacrifice. Terrorism has threatened and challenged humanity across the globe. It is bent upon destroying the humanitarian forces. All humanitarian forces will have to keep fighting unitedly to defeat the menace of terrorism,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the initiative by Times Group newspaper Vijay Karnataka where children were made to write letters to the Prime Minister. The PM said it was a pleasant experience to read letters of children from around the country.
Sunday marked the 66th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of India. The Prime Minister termed the Constitution as the soul of the nation and hailed the efforts put in by the architects in farming the Constitution.
“The makers of our Constitution worked hard to give us a Constitution we would be proud of. Our Constitution safeguards the rights of the poor and weaker sections of society. Baba Saheb had an important role in making our country a prosperous and a powerful nation,” he said.
To mark the upcoming Navy Day on December 4, the PM shared the history of naval warfare in India and applauded the Indian Navy for its international humanitarian efforts.
“India’s glorious naval tradition dates back to times of the Chola Empire and the empire of Shivaji Maharaj,” he said.
“Indian Navy has always rendered glorious service and has come forward in humanitarian ventures. This June, INS Sumitra saved a number of Bangladeshi fishermen during Cyclone Mora. In the same month, Indian Navy’s fishing boats responded to SOS call from Papua New Guinea to rescue their fishing boat,” he added.
Recalling the role of woman in naval warfare during the time Chola Empire, the PM said, “Most of the world’s naval forces allow women on warships, but very few people know that 800-900 years ago in Chola Navy, women in large numbers played a significant role in war. They in fact used to participate in war.”
He also asked the people associated with armed forces to share their stories of courage via pictures and videos and post it on Twitter under the hashtag #armedforcesflagday and make donations for the welfare of Army personnel on the website, ksb.gov.in.
“This money is given to the family members of martyred soldiers and injured soldiers through Kendriya Sainik Board,” the PM said.
The Prime Minister also spoke to the farmers of the nation and urged them to reduce the urea usage by half by the year 2022, when India observes its 75th anniversary of independence.
“More than 10 crore Soil Health Cards have been made by the farmers for a better understanding of their soil and accordingly sow the crops,” he said.
“I am very glad to see that my farmer brothers have come forward to implement suggestions made in soil health card. Farmers realised that proper soil care is needed to increase production & that if we take care of our soil, it will also care for us,” he added.
The PM also extended his best wishes to all countrymen on the pious occasion of Id-e-Milad-Un-Nabi and hope that this holy occasion gives us new inspiration, fresh energy & strength to foster peace & communal amity.
Advocating equal opportunities for every citizen of the country, the Prime Minister said, “It is our endeavour that every person in the country is empowered. Our aim is to build an all-inclusive and harmonious society.”
He also initiated a Positive India campaign, where people were urged to share five positive examples from 2017 on Twitter under the hashtag #PositiveIndia.
“Let us begin 2018 with a message of positivity. I urge you to compile about 5 positive things from this year and share with me. This will inspire others,” the Prime Minister concluded his address.