PM Modi's Key Quotes From His Address On Mahatma Gandhi At The UN

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PM Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in the ‘Leadership Matters - Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the Contemporary World' event. Here are his key quotes.

Written By Akhil Oka | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in the ‘Leadership Matters - Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the Contemporary World' event held at the United Nations headquarters on Tuesday. It was organized to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi. Besides the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and other world leaders, PM Modi extensively articulated his thoughts about the Father of the Nation on this occasion.

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Here are PM Modi’s key quotes on Mahatma Gandhi: 

  1. ''Gandhiji was an Indian. But, he didn’t belong only to India.’'

PM Modi cited the very fact that the UN had organized such a function to buttress his point.  

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  1. ‘’ Mahatma Gandhi focused on the real strength of democracy. He showed us the direction where people would not be dependent on government but become independent.’’ 

  2. ‘’He channelized the inner power of people and encouraged them to bring about a change.’’ 

        4. ''Even if the responsibility of the freedom struggle was not on him, he would have still spent his life propagating the ideals of Independence and self-sufficiency'’ 

       5. ‘’Today we are going through the phase of 'How to impress'. However, Gandhiji’s vision was ‘How to inspire?'’’ 

  1. ’He would even respect those who were his adversaries’’ 

PM Modi gave an anecdote regarding Queen Elizabeth II to showcase how Gandhi wished the best for even his archrivals. 

  1. ‘’ Wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, business without ethics, science without humanity, religion without sacrifice, politics without principles.’’ 

The PM elucidated the 7 scenarios that Mahatma Gandhi was against. He also cautioned the world regarding the same. 

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