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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)

PM Narendra Modi greets the nation on Diwali, talks about social harmony and unity

  • PM Modi asked people to travel to at least 15 places in the country to promote tourism.
  • PM also said people should try to buy and promote local products on Diwali.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday emphasised the need to promote unity and social harmony in the the country. He also wished people on the occasion of Diwali.

Talking about social harmony in his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, Modi said that before the Allahabad High Court gave the judgment on Ram Jamanbhoomi-Babri Masjid case in September 2010, some people made irresponsible statements to create problems problems between the majority and minority communities.

"We should all promote unity and social harmony. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel always talked about one India. The government, civil society, political parties all have responsible statements after the judgement of the Allahabad High Court," said Modi.

PM Modi's message to people on Diwali about unity and social harmony is significant because the Supreme Court is expected to give it's verdict in the controversial Ram Janambhoomi Babri Masjid case in November. The union government has already asked state governments to ensure that there should no untoward incident and law and order is maintained in the country.

"We should always remember the message of Sardar Patel of Ek Bharat, Shresht Bharat. It is the responsibility of everyone to ensure there is social harmony in the country," Modi said.

PM also said people should try to buy and promote local products on Diwali. He also asked people to travel to at least 15 places in the country to promote tourism.

"India is a land of festivals. People from across the world and country come to India to take part in festivals. Diwali is the festival of lights and lights bring prosperity, health and happiness," Modi said.

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