The Polite PM

The Polite PM
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It was indeed a pleasant meeting with the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi at INA Marker, Singapore on the afternoon of 24 Nov. 2015. He met the INA veterans and their descendants. There was also a small selected group of invitees from different organisations in Singapore.
What surprised me was his utter simplicity in meeting with everyone!
Simply speaking a few words and enquiring about everything brought immense joy to all! Seeing his walking straight on the red carpet with brilliant strides brought to my memory the ancient Sanskrit line “pinjaraadiva keshari” – like a lion striding out of a cage! Perhaps my stay now in Singapore evoked the Singa – lion simile in my thoughts! Along with me Swamis Satyalokananda and Jitamanasananda from our Singapore Ashram were present at Netaji Memorial.
I thanked him for unveiling the 12 ft statue of Swami Vivekananda in Kuala Lumpur Ramakrishna Mission branch on Sunday, 22 Nov. in Malaysia.
I give below a slideshow of a few snaps at INA Memorial Marker taken by Bala. One photo was downloaded from this site of Sri N Modi. For your reference that photo is the last listed photo in that website page, taken by one of the India cameramen who accompanied Sri Modiji.
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10 comments

  1. Thank you Swamiji for creating such a wonderful blog which gives an updated information of all activities and events of Ramakrishna family..
    With pranam
    Raji
    Singapore

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    1. ||AUM Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
      Dear Raji
      Well, you are the Second devotee from Singapore to write any comment! Thanks for that. Hope more and more devotees read this blog and participate in the discussions!
      May the blessings of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna be on every member of your family is my earnest prayer!
      Swami Vimokshananda

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  2. Aum
    Thank you Swamiji
    Your articles are always interesting and informative.
    Hope to see you soon.
    Roshen Rupee
    Durban, South Africa

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    1. ||AUM Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
      Dear Roshan
      Glad you liked the blog! yes, welcome to Singapore!
      May the blessings of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna be on every member of your family is my earnest prayer!
      Swami Vimokshananda

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  3. Thank you Maharajji for the nice words and the pictures about PM Mr. Modi!
    Indian news media rarely gives coverage to Mr. Modi`s visits to Hindu religious places.
    I am delighted and hope Mr. Modi, “pinjaraadiva keshari”, leads India for many years to come.
    Buddha D. Rudra
    USA

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    1. Pranam Dear Maharaj
      Divine gratitude for your updates through your blog!
      It was inspiring so see the 2 lions of India, both Maharaj and PM Modi exchange handshakes in 1 picture. PM Modi is truly a great servant of India and his talks nationally and internationally remind me of Swami Vivekananda‘s patriotic love for India.
      Just viewing the picture with the handshake reminded me of Maharaj‘s days in South Africa and how wonderfully we all learnt the leadership lesson to enquire with love and care of activities or feelings of our sisters and brothers around us.
      May that visit inspire Singapore with Swami Vivekananda‘s clarion message of rousing the nation to potential divinity.
      Jai Thakur
      Dr Sharad Hansjee
      North-West province, South Africa

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      1. ||AUM Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
        Dear Sharad
        Rightly said! Indeed Swami Vivekananda’s clarion call of rousing the nation to potential Divinity is apt for every nation. Whenever the morale, ethics and inter-personal relationships reach its nadir within the members of the society this rousing call is required.
        If my stay in SA has benefitted any one devotee, I would feel that it’s Master’s grace only. No credit for this soul please!
        May the blessings of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna be on every member of your family is my earnest prayer!
        Swami Vimokshananda

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    2. ||Aum Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
      Dear Gautam
      I have no comments on the journalistic practices of the Indian media.
      if you are interested in knowing Modi’s activities the best is Internet. He has his own website that gives you all the news about him.
      Happy surfing!
      Swami Vimokshananda

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  4. Pranams at Maharaj’s Holy Feet
    Thank you for sharing such profound words of wisdom and it is enlightening to know that men of magnanimous stature is truly humble by nature!
    With lots of love
    Nisha
    Chatsworth, South Africa

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    1. ||AUM Sri Ramakrishna sharanam||
      Dear Nisha
      The ancient Sanskrit proverb says that “vidya dadaati vinayam” – learning bestows humility! How many things to learn in our Life!
      May the blessings of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna be on every member of your family is my earnest prayer!
      Swami Vimokshananda

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