Amit Shah reaches Bengal to take stock of BJP's poll campaign, visits Swami Vivekananda's birthplace
The home minister, who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal, paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda and hailed him for taking India's culture and ethos to the world
Kolkata: Home Minister Amit Shah visited the birthplace of Swami Vivekananda in north Kolkata on Saturday morning and said that the ideals of the 19th-century icon are more relevant in the present-day world.
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Shah, who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal, paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda, hailing him for taking India's culture and ethos to the world.
"Swami Vivekananda took India's culture, vision and ethos to the world. He bridged the gap between spirituality and modernity. After visiting his birthplace, I feel his ideals are still relevant in the present-day world. Rather, his ideals are more needed in the present times," he told reporters.
The path shown by Swami Vivekananda will not only lead India but the entire world on the road to prosperity, Shah said.
Amit Shah said that no one can stop rewriting of history to free it from "distortions" as he urged academicians to research and write about 30 great Indian empires and 300 warriors who showed exemplary valour to fight for the motherland
'During the Congress rule, there was a budget of Rs 1000 crores for tribals whereas the BJP government has increased the budget to Rs 1 lakh crores,' he said
BJP will hold Sabhas across 93 assembly constituencies that go into polls in the second phase of Gujarat Assembly election 2022