PM Modi's Mann ki Baat shines spotlight on US pilgrims’AmarnathYatra
Post by Younus Rashid on Monday, July 31, 2023
Srinagar, JulY 30:
Prime Minister NarendraModi in the 103rd episode of his monthly radio broadcast Mann Ki Baat spoke about two US nationals from California who had come for a pilgrimage to the holy Amarnath shrine inspired by the experiences of Swami Vivekananda.
Expressing his joy at the increasing global interest in India's pilgrimage sites, PM Modi narrated the touching story of these foreign guests who were drawn to the spiritual aura of the AmarnathYatra. The Prime Minister revealed that the American friends had learned about the experiences of Swami Vivekananda related to the AmarnathYatra, which had a profound impact on them and inspired them to undertake the pilgrimage themselves.
Filled with faith and reverence, the American tourists regarded their journey as the blessings of Lord Bholenath (Lord Shiva). They emphasized their connection to Amarnath through their devotion to revered spiritual leaders Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda, crediting their experiences, particularly Swami Vivekananda's visit to Amarnath and his profound encounter with Lord Shiva, for acquainting them with the significance of this sacred place.
During his address, Prime Minister Modi also highlighted the unique aspect of India, known for its warm embrace of diverse cultures and beliefs. He reiterated that India accepts everyone and offers something special to every individual.
The AmarnathYatra continues to attract pilgrims from around the world, reflecting the spiritual and cultural significance that India holds on the global stage. The heartfelt story of these two American friends from California serves as a testament to the profound impact of India's spiritual heritage on individuals from diverse backgrounds.
During the Mann kibaat, Prime Minister NarendraModi also made a mention of the Musical Nights in Jammu and Kashmir, Bike Rallies at High Altitudes. The event also related to a 'common cause'. And this common cause is the awareness campaign against drugs. To save the youth of Jammu and Kashmir from drugs, many innovative efforts have been visible. The increasing participation of youth in the campaign against drug abuse is very encouraging. These efforts lend a lot of strength to the campaign against drugs in India. If we want to save the future generations of the country, we have to keep them away from drugs. With this thought, 'NashaMukt Bharat Abhiyan' was launched on the 15 August 2020. More than 11 crore people have been connected with this campaign. Two weeks ago, India has taken a huge action against drugs. After seizing about 1.5 lakh kg consignment of drugs, it has been destroyed. India has also created a unique record of destroying 10 lakh kg of drugs. The cost of these drugs was more than Rs 12,000 crore. I would like to appreciate all those who are contributing in this noble campaign of de-addiction. Drug addiction becomes a big problem not only for the family, but for the whole society. In such a situation, for this danger to end forever, it is necessary that we all move forward in this direction in unison.