New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reiterated his vision of clean India. Addressing a
convention of students at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, PM Modi said the people of India should embrace
the slogan of ‘Pahle Shauchalaya, Phir Devalay’ [Build toilets first, then visit temples] in its true
PM Modi added the persons chewing and spitting beetle do not deserve to say ‘Vande Mataram’.
Celebrating the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic address to World Parliament of
Religion in Chicago in 1892, he added the world has acknowledged 21st is for Asians.
Just with a few words, a youngster from India won over the world and showed the world the power of
oneness. The 9/11 of 1893 was about love, harmony and brotherhood.
Today is 9/11…this day became widely spoken about after 2001 but there was another 9/11 of 1893 which
we remember. 125 years ago, there was a 9/11, when a young man from the country, wearing ‘gerua-
vastra’, which the world wasn’t acquainted with, says PM Modi as he pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda.
Here are the topquotes from PM Modi’s Speech
“Pahele shauchalay, Phir devalaya (First build toilets, then temples).”
“Every Year student leaders make tall claims about growth and development in colleges and universities.
How many times, they claimed we shall provide a clean campus.”
“People who spit beetle do not deserve to say Vande Mataram.”
“Vivekanand was against violence of the caste system. He opposed being limited to boundaries.”
“College and University campuses are the best places to express their creativity.”
“We cannot be robots. Creativity makes our lives full of life.”
“Some people say China will lead in the 21st century while others say India will be leading. But the
world acknowledges 21st century is for Asians.”
“India has made its journey Upanishads to the satellites.”
“I owe my health to the sanitation workers, not expensive doctors,”
“I do not oppose youth celebrating different days like Rose Day etc. But why cannot we celebrate Punjab
Day in Kerala and Kerala Day in Punjab?”