PM Modi unveils Swami Vivekananda statue in Malaysia, says he personifies Indian culture

PM Modi on Sunday unveiled Swami Vivekananda's statue in Kuala Lumpur.

PM Modi unveils Swami Vivekananda statue in Malaysia, says he personifies Indian culture

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on his three-day visit to Malaysia, on Sunday unveiled Swami Vivekananda's statue in Kuala Lumpur.

Modi, while paying tributes to Swami Vivekananda, said that the statue will be a source of inspiration to the people.

He also shared anecdotes from Vivekananda's life, stating, "Swami ji said Jan Seva is Prabhu Seva (serving man is akin to serving God)."

 

Yesterday, Modi addressed the ASEAN Summit and held discussions with his counterparts from China and Japan.

He emphasised on tackling the scourge of terrorism to fight the "evil" and "hateful" ideology unleashed by the Islamic State group, especially in the backdrop of last week's terror attack in Paris.

Addressing the ASEAN-India Summit here, Modi called for enhancing cooperation with ASEAN to tackle the major global challenge of terrorism.

"Terrorism has emerged as a major global challenge that affects us all here. We have excellent bilateral cooperation with ASEAN members. And, we should see how we can enhance our cooperation at the regional and international level, including through support for adoption of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism," he said.

Meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the Summit, Modi said the two countries should raise their strategic coordination to tackle the threat of terror.

In his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Modi discussed key issues like regional connectivity, maritime security and South China Sea disputes.

Modi underlined the need for settling territorial and maritime disputes in the South China Sea through peaceful means.

(With PTI inputs)

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