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 is, the tradition and credibility of valour, honour, dignified behavior, these four qualities are the reflection of the army of any country. Indian forces have always followed this path,” the Prime Minister mentioned.
The Prime Minister has quoted from the ”Tirukkural”, which gives steerage to individuals from all walks of life, on earlier events too.
The verses quoted by him at this time 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 tackle final yr, 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 mentioned, “…if water starts disappearing, then nature’s processes get disrupted and eventually come to an end. This initiates the process of total destruction.”
Also, throughout his go to to Thailand final yr, he cited the “Talatri tanda” couplet on the significance of serving to individuals utilizing wealth and mentioned 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 General Assembly final yr, he quoted Tamil poet Kaniyan Poongundranar’s well-known phrase, “Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir.”