New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met a delegation of religious leaders from the Indian Minorities Foundation at the Parliament premises.
The delegation also asked Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.
The Prime Minister later posted on X: “Delighted to meet a delegation of religious leaders in Parliament today. I thank them for their kind words about our nation’s development trajectory.”
The delegation included the Chief Imam of the Organization of Imams of India, Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, and leaders representing various minority communities.
After the meeting, Jain guru Vivek Muni said, “It was a very good meeting with Prime Minister Modi. We met in Parliament on behalf of the Indian Minorities Foundation. Our works on unity, integrity and ‘ Sarv Dharm Sadbhaav’ have been appreciated by the Prime Minister”.
After the meeting, the religious leaders stated that different people from different communities are united in India and live as brothers.
“Unity and peace are supreme for this country,” the leaders said, adding, “Bharat is moving very fast on the path to becoming a ‘Vishwa Guru’ (world leader) under the leadership of of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
“Our traditions are different, but humanity is what keeps us together. We are all one in the country. We have to move the country forward”, they said.
“The presence of leaders of minority communities in the new Parliament building presents a beautiful picture of the changing India, which is one and united,” they said, adding, “The nation is above all and above all personal considerations”.
The high priest of the Parsi community, Dastur Ji, said, “We have come here to bless all religions. We are not afraid of anything until Prime Minister Narendra Modi is here. We will keep moving forward and I want our country to be the most world’s greatest.”