Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi pays tribute to Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami, urges youth to register to vote in Lok Sabha elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the first edition of Mann ki Baat of this year, on Sunday paid tribute to late Shivakumar Swami, the pontiff of Sree Siddaganga Matha who recently passed away after a prolonged illness in Karnataka's Tumkur, saying that he had dedicated his entire life to social service, working for the social and educational welfare of scores of people.

Asian News International January 27, 2019 12:06:10 IST
Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi pays tribute to Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami, urges youth to register to vote in Lok Sabha elections
  • This was the first Mann ki Baat address of 2019.

  • Narendra Modi said Shivakumara Swami had dedicated his life to social work.

  • He also lauded the Election Commission for conducting massive polls in India and making efforts to strengthen India's democracy.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the first edition of Mann ki Baat of this year, on Sunday paid tribute to late Shivakumar Swami, the pontiff of Sree Siddaganga Matha who recently passed away after a prolonged illness in Karnataka's Tumkur, saying that he had dedicated his entire life to social service, working for the social and educational welfare of scores of people.

While addressing the public on his monthly radio programme, the prime minister said: "Shivakumar Swamiji was a true follower of Lord Basaveshwar's tenet 'Kayakave Kailash'. During his life spanning 111 years, he strove tirelessly towards social, educational and economic upliftment of thousands of people."

Mann ki Baat Narendra Modi pays tribute to Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami urges youth to register to vote in Lok Sabha elections

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Siddaganga Swami. Image/@narendramodi

"I have had fortunate opportunity to be blessed by Swamiji, many a time. In 2007, on the occasion of the centenary celebration of Sri Sri Sri Shivakumar Swamiji, our former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam had paid a visit to Tumukur," he added.

Modi also urged the young generation to register themselves as a voter as the Lok Sabha elections are just around the corner. In his podcast, the he stated, "This year, our country will hold another Lok Sabha election. This is the first time ever that young persons born in the 21st Century can exercise their right to vote in the Lok Sabha elections. I urge the young generation to register themselves as voters if they are eligible."

The prime minister also lauded the Election Commission of India for conducting massive elections in India and making efforts to strengthen India's democracy.

Updated Date:

also read

Over 4 lakh to get drinking water, says Narendra Modi as he inaugurates projects worth Rs 3,240 crore in UP's Mahoba
India

Over 4 lakh to get drinking water, says Narendra Modi as he inaugurates projects worth Rs 3,240 crore in UP's Mahoba

Criticisisng the previous governments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said for years development schemes had not been completed in Bundelkhand, and that now people were seeing a government working for them for the first time

PM Modi to lay foundation stone for Noida International Airport on 25 Nov; a look at the 20-year grand plan
India

PM Modi to lay foundation stone for Noida International Airport on 25 Nov; a look at the 20-year grand plan

Details accessed by News18 show that the main airport access will have a public transportation centre, a Metro station and a high-speed rail station.

Indore to Tirupati to Ujjain: How old cities, temple towns are turning icons of cleanliness
India

Indore to Tirupati to Ujjain: How old cities, temple towns are turning icons of cleanliness

Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission, once mocked by many as a silly, unattainable campaign unworthy of a PM, seems to be slowly bearing fruit. Old cities and pilgrim towns, which once seemed like basket cases when it comes to cleanliness, are now leading the way for the rest of the nation.