New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday praised the people of Nepal for choosing the path of peace over violence.
"The path of violence has not given anything," Modi said in his first Independence Day speech.
"In Nepal, at one time the youth had taken the path of violence. But today the same youth are waiting for the constitution to be made," he said.
Modi said: "I had said that Nepal can inspire youth of the world who have taken the path of violence to come back on the path of peace. If Nepal can have peace, then why can`t India."
"It is the need of time that we leave violence and follow the path of peace and brotherhood," the prime minister said.