Friday, July 3, 2020

Dharma Chakra Day: PM Modi to address celebration of Asaadh Poornima tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi, July 03: On Asaadh Poornima on July 4, President Ram Nath Kovind will on Saturday introduce the Dharma Chakra Day from the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would convey a video address on the event to accentuate the lessons of Lord Buddha and the eight-overlap way appeared by him. The International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), under the aegis of Union Ministry of Culture, is observing Asaadh Poornima as Dharma Chakra Day. 

Dharma Chakra Day remembers Buddha's first message to his initial five plain educates at the Deer Park, Rsipatana in the current day Sarnath close to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The day is additionally celebrated by Buddhists everywhere on the world as the day of Dharma Chakra Parvattana or "Turning of the Wheel of Dharma". This day is additionally suitably seen as Guru Poornima by the two Buddhists and Hindus as a day to check adoration to their masters. 

"With regards to the authentic tradition of India being the place where there is Buddha's illumination, his turning the wheels of Dharma, and Mahaparinirvana, President Ram Nath Kovind will introduce the Dharma Chakra Day from the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Executive Narendra Modi would convey a video address on the event to underscore the lessons of harmony and equity of Lord Buddha and the eight-overlay Path appeared by him to conquer sufferings of aware creatures," said the Prime Minister's Office in an articulation. 

In addition, an extraordinary location by the President of Mongolia will likewise be perused out and a significant Buddhist composition of Indian source protected in Mongolia for quite a long time together, will be introduced to President Kovind. Pastor of Culture Prahlad Patel and Minister of State for Minorities Affairs Kiren Rijiju will likewise address the initial function. 

Rest of the occasions on this day, including messages from top Buddhist strict pioneers, bosses and researchers from various pieces of the world will be spilled from Sarnath and Bodh Gaya. Because of COVID-19 pandemic, the entire program is being directed practically, similar to a fruitful virtual Vaisakh (Buddha Poornima) on May 7 this year. The occasion on July 4 is relied upon to be seen by around 30 lakh aficionados overall through live webcast, the assertion gave by PMO further read. (ANI)

PM in Ladakh: Age of expansionism is over, this is the age of development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing soldiers in Ladakh's Nimmoo on Friday. (Photo:ANI)

New Delhi, July 03: Taking a clear burrow at China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the period of expansionism is finished and added that the new time of advancement is here. 

"Period of expansionism is finished, this is the time of advancement. History is observer that expansionist powers have either lost or had to turn around," Modi said tending to officers in Ladakh's Nimmoo. Notwithstanding, the Prime Minister didn't make reference to China at all in his location to the officers. 

The comment comes in the midst of the progressing strain among India and China at Line of Actual Control in the eastern Ladakh. In a rough go head to head 20 Indian warriors were executed in the Galwan Valley on June 15-16 when Chinese soldiers endeavored to singularly change business as usual during the de-acceleration. 

The Prime Minister additionally said that the individuals of Ladakh have dismissed each endeavor to make rebellion in the locale. 

"Ladakh is the top of the nation. This is the image of pride for the 130 crore residents of India. This land has a place with the individuals who are eager to make a definitive penance for the nation... Each endeavor to make rebellion in the area was dismissed by the patriot individuals of Ladakh," Modi said. 

He additionally stated: "We are similar individuals who go to the flute playing Lord Krishna, yet we are likewise similar individuals who romanticize and following a similar Lord Krishna who conveys the Sudarshan Chakra." 

The two nations - India and China - have been associated with converses with facilitate the progressing outskirt pressures since a month ago. 

Commending the fortitude showed by the warriors, the Prime Minister stated: "The courage that you and your comrades appeared, a message has gone to the world about India's solidarity." 

"Your fearlessness is higher than the statures where you are posted today," he added. 

"Atmanirbhar Bharat ka sankalp aapke tyag, balidan, pursharth ke karan aur bhi mazbut hai,"(The assurance of independent India gets fortified from your penance and mental fortitude)," the Prime Minister said. 

The troopers were noticed keeping up social separating while PM Modi's location here. 

PM Modi on Friday made an unexpected visit to Ladakh and was advised by senior officials at Nimmoo in the midst of progressing pressure with China. The Prime Minister was joined by Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane. 

He arrived at Nimmoo, early morning today and associated with Army, Air Force and ITBP faculty. 

Situated at 11,000 feet, this is among the extreme territories, encircled by Zanskar range and on the banks of the Indus. 

Sources had before educated about CDS Rawat's visit to Leh today. General Rawat's visit holds significance since it comes in the wake of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Ladakh being rescheduled. 

Prior, the Defense Minister was planned to visit Ladakh today to audit the readiness of the military in the midst of the progressing stalemate with China. 

The circumstance at the India-China outskirt stays tense after 20 Indian officers lost their lives in a vicious go head to head in the Galwan valley on June 15-16 when Chinese soldiers endeavored to singularly change business as usual during the de-heightening. India and China have been associated with converses with facilitate the progressing outskirt strains since a month ago. (ANI)

CDS of India Gen Bipin Rawat to reach Leh today: Sources

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi, July 03: Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat is planned to arrive at Leh on Friday, said sources. He will be informed on the current circumstance in the Eastern Ladakh area by the 14 Corps authorities. 

General Rawat's visit holds significance since it comes in the wake of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Ladakh being rescheduled. The Defense Minister was planned to visit Ladakh today to survey the readiness of the military in the midst of the continuous stalemate with China. 

The circumstance at the India-China fringe stays tense after 20 Indian warriors lost their lives in a savage go head to head in the Galwan valley on June 15-16 when Chinese soldiers endeavored to singularly change the norm during the de-heightening. India and China have been engaged with converses with facilitate the continuous outskirt strains since a month ago. (ANI)

Indian Envoy meets National Space Council, discusses India-US collaboration in science and space

Indian Ambassador to US Taranjit Singh Sandhu (Photo: ANI)

Washinton, July 03: Indian Ambassador to US Taranjit Singh Sandhu on Thursday (nearby time) said that he had held a few gatherings with Kelvin Droegmeier, Director, Office of Science and Tech Policy, and Scott Pace, Executive Secretary, National Space Council this week to examine India-US coordinated effort in science and space. 

"Charming discussions this week w/Kelvin Droegmeier, Director, Office of Science and Tech Policy, and Scott Pace, Executive Secretary, Natl Space Council on coordinated efforts btw India and US in science and space. The information organization between our majority rule governments will characterize our future," Sandhu tweeted. 

Recently, US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun and Sandhu initiated the Mahatma Gandhi sculpture at a recreation center in Washington DC, which was vandalized on June 3 during the George Floyd fights. (ANI)

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