Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on the people to promote Indian-made products to become self-sufficient. Mr Modi was virtually addressing an event on the launch of six volumes of “Shri Dhrmajeevan Gatha”, a book on the life of Gurudev Shashtriji Maharaj of the Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidya Pratishthanam (SGVP) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The Prime Minister said that the need for Atmanirbhar Bharat is greater following the challenges facing the world like war and Covid-19 pandemic.
Mr Modi said everyone faces new challenges in today’s uncertain global situation. Referring to the pandemic and now the Russian-Ukrainian war, he said the situation is so unpredictable that we cannot remain unmoved. The Prime Minister called on the people to promote Atmanirbhar Bharat to minimize the impact of global uncertainties. The prime minister also urged the people to “raise their voices for the locals” and said it would create jobs and strengthen the country.
Mr Modi said the slogan “sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwaas” was inspired by Shastriji Maharaj’s “Sarvajan Hitay” call. The Prime Minister said the book written by Shashtriji Maharaj’s disciple Madhavpriyadasji Swami will serve as an inspiration to readers through his life and teachings. He also asked SGVP members to contribute to the Clean India movement and promote natural agriculture. The Prime Minister said Shastriji Swami’s life was full of dedication and he still lives among his followers in his divine form.
The book ‘Shri Dharmajeevan Gatha’, spread over six volumes and over four thousand pages was launched in a grand ceremony at the SGVP in Ahmedabad Gujarat. It deals with the life and works of Gurudev Shashriji Maharaj, the founder of the Gurukul education system, and also carries the story of Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidya Pratishthanam (SGVP). Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Union Agriculture Minister Prashottam Rupala remained present on the occasion along with other dignitaries.