SINGAPORE: Amidst a raging debate over intolerance in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked Indians to move ahead in the world with the mantra of “unity and integrity”.
Addressing the Indian diaspora in Singpore before winding up his two-day official visit to Singapore, PM Modi talked about developmental endeavours at home and the importance of unity and harmony for preserving the country’s pride.
He said his government has been working to raise the self-confidence of Indians while focussing on development which will “wipe the tears of people, provide jobs, bring about prosperity for farmers, empower women and move ahead in the world with the mantra of ‘unity and integrity’.”
PM Modi’s remarks assumes significance as it comes at a time when India has been rocked by controversy over incidents of intolerance ever since a man was lynched in Dadri on suspicions of having eaten beef.
Actor Aamir Khan yesterday joined the chorus of intelligentsia against growing intolerance, saying he has been “alarmed” by a number of incidences and his wife Kiran Rao even suggested that they should probably leave the country.