Democracy is our culture: PM Modi
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the New Parliament Building today.
The Prime Minister said today is a milestone in India’s democratic history, filled with the idea of Indianness. He added that the start of the construction of Parliament House of India is one of the most important stages of our democratic traditions.
He gave a call to the people of India, to build this new building of the Parliament together. He said it can’t be more beautiful or purer than the new building of our Parliament witnessing when India celebrates 75 years of its independence.
The Prime Minister remarked that democracy elsewhere is about election procedures, governance and administration. But democracy in India is about life values, it is the way of life and the soul of a nation.
The Prime Minister remarked that democracy in India has always been a means of resolving differences along with governance. He said
“Our democracy has moved forward with the goal that there is always room for differences so long as it is not entirely disconnected from the process.”
PM Modi stressed that policies and politics may vary but we are for the service of the public and there should be no differences in this ultimate goal.
The Prime Minister urged the people to take the pledge to keep India First, to worship only the progress of India and the development of India, every decision should increase the strength of the country and that the country’s interest is paramount.
Himachal Chief Jai Ram Thakur witnessed foundation stone laying of New Parliament Building from Shimla.