A- A A+
Last Updated : Aug 23 2019 12:14PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
PM Modi holds talks with French Prez; India, France to expand cooperation in areas of counter terrorism, security            India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir issue bilaterally, no third party should interfere in the region, says French Prez Macron            CBDT says small start-ups with turnover upto Rs 25 cr to continue to get promised tax holiday            Chandrayaan-2 sends first picture of moon’s surface taken by Vikram lander            PV Sindhu advances to quarterfinals of BWF World Championships           

National News

Jul 06, 2018
6:39AM

Democratic values are rooted in Hindu and Buddhist civilisations: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, the contribution of Asian democracies to global discourse needs to enhance rapidly with their rise in economic and political stature. He also stressed that democratic values are rooted in Hindu and Buddhist civilisations. The Prime Minister made these comments in a video message he posted on Twitter for the fourth edition of 'Samvad', a symposium being held in Tokyo, Japan. The theme of the symposium is "Shared Values and Democracy in Asia". 
Mr. Modi further said, openness, and not dogma, and engaging in philosophy, and not ideology are among our shared heritage of democratic spirit. He said, this philosophical and cultural heritage of dialogue in the two most ancient Asian faiths, Hinduism and Buddhism, helps promote better understanding. He said, mutual accommodation and respect help democracy.
The Prime Minister said, core values of Asia, including consideration for others, self-restraint and mutual respect, find their historical origin in emperor Ashoka's edicts 2,300 years ago. Mr Modi said that historical evidence from Tamil Nadu during the reign of Raja Raja Chola in the 10th century suggests that a detailed system of voting and election was in vogue long before even the Magna Carta two centuries years later. He said, democracy is not just a system of voting and its core values of self- restraint and mutual respect make it function for the benefit of all.
 Japenes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also spoke in the programme. He said, Buddhism played a significant role in forming ideological foundation of Japan, therefore, this is a common heritage of both India and Japan. The first edition of 'samvad' was held in Delhi, second in Tokyo and third in Yangon.

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 23 (Aug) Midday News 22 (Aug) News at Nine 22 (Aug) Hourly 23 (Aug) (1200hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 23 (Aug) दोपहर समाचार 22 (Aug) समाचार संध्या 22 (Aug) प्रति घंटा समाचार 23 (Aug) (1100hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 23 (Aug) Khabrein(Day) 22 (Aug) Khabrein(Eve) 22 (Aug)
Aaj Savere 23 (Aug) Parikrama 22 (Aug)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 22 (Aug) Samayki 22 (Aug) Sports Scan 22 (Aug) Spotlight/News Analysis 22 (Aug) Samachar Darshan 21 (Aug) Radio Newsreel 22 (Aug)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 22 (Aug) Surkhiyon Mein 22 (Aug) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 21 (Aug) Vaad-Samvaad 20 (Aug) Money Talk 20 (Aug) Current Affairs 16 (Aug)