Top 10 quotes from #NAMO’s Speech Today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made a strong speech on religious tolerance at a function in Delhi, which has seen a number of attacks on churches recently. The event was organised by the Syro Malabar Church to honour two saints.
Here are the top 10 quotes from his speech:
  1. My government will ensure that there is complete freedom of faith.
  2. The government will not allow any religious group, belonging to majority or minority to incite hatred against others overtly or covertly.
  3. Everyone has the undeniable right to retain or adopt the religion of his or her choice, without coercion or undue influence.
  4. Unity strengthens us. Division weakens us. I sincerely request all Indians and all of you present here to support me in this huge task.
  5. The world is increasingly witnessing division and hostility on religious lines. This has become a matter of global concern.
  6. Mother India gave birth to many religious and spiritual streams. Some of them have even travelled beyond Indian borders.
  7. The tradition of welcoming, respecting and honouring all faiths is as old as India itself.
  8. As Swami Vivekananda said- We believe not only in universal toleration but we accept all religions as true.
  9. This principle of equal respect and treatment for all faiths has been a part of India’s ethos for thousands of years.
  10. The ancient Indian plea of mutual respect for all faiths is now beginning to manifest in global discourse.
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