Vrindavan: BJP chief Amit Shah said on Monday that Modi government had taken measures to preserve and promote 'Sanatan dharma', while politics in the country had earlier got "detatched" from religion.
The BJP government will not only make India a prosperous nation, but also spread its spiritual message worldwide, he said at the inauguration of the 125 feet high 'Priyantakju' dedicated to 'Radha-Krishna' in this holy town.
"We have a government in this country which will not only take it forward on the path to prosperity but will also spread its spiritual message worldwide," he said, adding it has taken steps to preserve Indian culture and symbols of Sanathan dharma (Hinduism).
"We saw how in the past our politics had got detatched from religion, but Modiji is one Prime Minister who went to Kashi to perform 'Ganga Aarti' after being nominated the party's prime ministerial candidate," he said.
"Not only Ganga, he is taking initiatives to clean all our rivers. It was due to Modi's efforts that the UN announced International Yoga day and now the whole world is celebrating it. We do not ask for any patent. Whatever is there in Hindu culture and Sanathan dharma, it is for everyone. They can come and learn it in India," he said. During the visit to this temple town, he said Lord Krishna established an "unbreakable" link between Gujarat and Vrindavan.
"I live in Delhi but I belong to Gujarat. There is an unbreakable link between Gujarat and Vrindavan due to Lord Krishna. I get energy to work more whenever I come here," said Shah.
The new temple will help spread our culture, he added.
Addressing a gathering on this occasion, Deviki Nandan Thakur Maharaj, the president of Vishva Shanti Charitable Trust which constructed the temple, urged him to take initiatives to bring river Yamuna to Vrindavan, ban cow slaughter and end the "English medium culture" in education.
"I share your feelings. BJP governments have walked the same path and will continue to do so. The greater the blessings of people, the faster will be the progress," he said.
Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said only Hindu culture and Sanathan Dharma can take humanity on the path to peace. Kaptan Singh Solanki, Haryana Governor, Madhya Pradesh government minister Maya Singh, Chhatisgarh minister Brij Mohan Agrawal, MPs Meenakshi Lekhi and Hema Malini and senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar were also present.
Vishwa Shanti Seva Charitable Trust also said it was adopting 125 underprivileged girls to support the Centre's 'Beti bachao beti padhao' initiative.
Shah distributed cycles and cheques to some of these girls.