Recalling Swami Vivekananda’s message of universal brotherhood, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that had his message been followed, history would never have witnessed dastardly acts like the 9/11 terror attack in the US.
Marking the anniversary of Vivekananda’s message of universal brotherhood, the Prime Minister noted that the soul-stirring address was delivered at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago on September 11, 1893.
PM said through his address, Swami Vivekananda drew the entire world’s attention to our nation’s rich history and strong cultural roots.
Narrating his address to “Sisters and brothers of America …”, the Prime Minister said with these words of Swami Vivekananda, India’s message of universal brotherhood reverberated across the world.
“Let us remember the words of Swami Vivekananda and dedicate ourselves to furthering the cause of unity, brotherhood and world peace,” PM further said.
In his address at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893, Swami Vivekananda had said, “Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilisation and sent whole nations to despair.”