Ahimsa greatest religion: PM Modi's message at Facebook wall
Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Sunday wrote a special message in Gujarati `Ahimsa is the greatest Dharma, Satyameva Jayate` on the wall of Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
Menlo Park: Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Sunday wrote a special message in Gujarati `Ahimsa is the greatest Dharma, Satyameva Jayate` on the wall of Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
"PM @narendramodi writes a message, this time on Facebook`s famed real Wall, to be preserved for posterity," tweeted Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
Prime Minister Modi earlier broke down while talking about his mother at the question and answer session with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Responding to Zuckerberg`s question on his mother`s role in his life, the Prime Minister turned emotionsl as he talked about his mother`s sacrifices. "When I was young, she cleaned dishes, fetched water...," he said."If you consider any autobiography, everyone mentions their teacher and their mother...My father is no more, my mother is over 90, but still does everything. She isn`t literate but keeps up with world through news on TV," he added.
The Prime Minister also talked about his days as a young boy selling tea at the railway station."No one can imagine that the world`s largest democracy picked a tea seller as their leader. I bow to the 1.25 crore Indians who did that," he added.
Prime Minister Modi further said social media has strengthened the bond between the government and people.
"Social media can tell the government where it`s going wrong, gives them opportunity for cross correction, this is the strength of democracy," he said.
"I wasn`t fortunate enough to get knowledge, wasn`t educated enough. But I think social media made up for that a lot," he added. The Prime Minister also lauded Zuckerberg for connecting the world.