Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday quoted from Tamil basic ”Tirukkural” to strengthen that Indian armed forces have all the time adopted the time honoured traditions of valour and honour.
Addressing troops throughout a shock go to to Ladakh, PM Modi quoted saint poet Tiruvalluvar’s couplet “Maramanam manda vazhichelavu thetram yena nangey yemam padaikku.”
“That’s, the custom and credibility of valour, honour, dignified habits, these 4 qualities are the reflection of the military of any nation. Indian forces have all the time adopted this path,” the Prime Minister stated.
The Prime Minister has quoted from the ”Tirukkural”, which gives steering to folks from all walks of life, on earlier events too.
The verses quoted by him at present are from the 766th couplet below the chapter ”Padadi Matchi” which suggests thedignity and honour of the armed forces.
Tirukkural is a revered basic work in Tamil and the traditional treatise offers with a number of topics.
In his Independence Day deal with final 12 months, whereas talking on ”Jal-Jeevan” Mission, he had quoted one other couplet “Neer indri Amayadhu” to underscore the significance of water.
PM Modi, explaining this verse had stated, “…if water begins disappearing, then nature’s processes get disrupted and ultimately come to an finish. This initiates the method of complete destruction.”
Additionally, throughout his go to to Thailand final 12 months, he cited the “Talatri tanda” couplet on the significance of serving to folks utilizing wealth and stated India and Indians took inspiration from it.
He had launched the Thai model of the ”Tirukkural” additionally throughout his go to.
Years in the past, the Prime Minister had additionally launched the Gujarati translation of the treatise.
Addressing the United Nations Common Meeting final 12 months, he quoted Tamil poet Kaniyan Poongundranar’s well-known phrase, “Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir.”