PM Modi at the India-Japan Dialogue Conference- Humanity should be kept at the core of policies
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the sixth India-Japan Dialogue Conference through video conferencing.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the sixth India-Japan Dialogue Conference through video conferencing. In the beginning of his address, the Prime Minister said that I would like to thank the Government of Japan for its continued support to the India-Japan dialogue. He proposed the construction of a traditional Buddhist literature library and scriptures. The Prime Minister said that if such a library is built in India, it will be a matter of pleasure for us. He said that in the past, humanity often took the path of confrontation rather than cooperation. There was dialogue but it was meant to drag each other down. Let's get up together now. The Prime Minister said that we should put humanism at the core of our policies.
Highlights of the Prime Minister's address here:
-We should put humanism at the core of our policies. We should create a harmonious co-existence with nature as the central pillar of our existence.
-In the past, humanity often took the path of confrontation rather than cooperation. From imperialism to world war. From the arms race to the space race. We had dialogues but they were intended to drag others down. Now, let's get up together.
-Discussion on global development cannot occur only between a few. The table should be large. The agenda should be broad. Growth patterns should follow a human-centered approach and be consistent with our environment.
-Our work today will shape the discourse in times to come. This decade will be for societies that together hold a premium for learning and innovation. It will be about nurturing bright young minds that will add values to humanity in the times to come.
-Its research mandate will also include examining how the Buddha's message can direct our modern world against contemporary challenges.
-The library will not only be a repository of literature. It will also be a platform for research and dialogue - a true dialogue between humans, between societies, and between humans and nature.
-The library will collect digital copies of all such Buddhist literature from different countries. The aim would be to translate them and make them freely available to all monks and scholars of Buddhism.
-Today, I would like to propose the construction of a traditional Buddhist literature library and scriptures. We would be happy to build such a facility in India and provide appropriate resources for it.
-In this journey, dialogue has been true to its core objectives including: encouraging dialogue and debate. To highlight our shared values. To carry on our ancient tradition of spiritual and scholarly exchange.