PM Modi’s idea of ‘Sadbhawana’ finds way to global stage

24 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh

Sadbhawana National

The NID Foundation launched the "Sadbhawna" event, which carries out Prime Minister Modi's vision of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam."

The Indian Minorities Foundation (IMF), the Namdhari Sikh Society, and the NID Foundation New Delhi collaborated to plan an event in Melbourne, Australia, in order to further Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of “Sadbhawna” (global peace) around the world. On April 23, the event was planned at Bunjil Palace in Melbourne. The NID Foundation launched the “Sadbhawna” event, which carries out Prime Minister Modi’s vision of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (the world is a family).

Many religious people of many religions attended the occasion.

In his speech, Satnam Singh Sandhu, the primary patron of the NID Foundation and chancellor of Chandigarh University, noted that Indians of many religious backgrounds had coexisted peacefully for generations.

“Guru Granth Sahib is the best example of religious harmony and unity as it contains not only the teachings of 9 Sikh Gurus but also those of 15 Bhagats and 11 Bhatts as well,” he said.

“Under the leadership of PM Modi, India, in the last nine years, has rapidly advanced on the road to being a developed nation and has become the world’s fifth-largest economy. Like many other countries, all communities in India enjoy full freedom and are given all opportunities without any discrimination on the lines of caste, creed, or religion and feel safe under the leadership of PM Modi,” he said, adding that he is the most secular and progressive PM in the history of independent India.

Further, heaping praise on the government led by PM Modi, he said “There is a clear difference in the development work that was carried out over the last 9 years in the country and the work done in the 65 years prior to that.”

The book ‘Heartfelt-The Legacy of Faith’, which highlights PM Modi’s work for the Sikh community, was also released by Sandhu.
The ‘Sadbhawna’ celebration, according to Anglican Church of Australia Bishop Philip James Huggins, reflected the spirit of friendship and love.

“The relationship between India and Australia has blossomed under the leadership of PM Modi. We have recently seen cricket diplomacy taking shape between the two countries. A notable feature of Indian democracy is that it encourages the participation of all communities in each other’s festivals and rituals,” he said, adding that he does not adhere to the narrative being put forward by certain vested interests that minorities are targeted in India under PM Modi.

He added that India’s majority population makes it simpler for minorities to live in peace and concord, participate equally in moving the nation forward, and uphold its secular and spiritual nature.

On April 13, Prime Minister Modi attended a celebration of the Tamil New Year at the home of L Murugan, a member of his cabinet. He spoke during the event about the rich cultural and traditional legacy of the southern state while also donning the veshti, a traditional Dravidian garment.

He also discussed his feelings towards Tamil and the Dravidian people. Dravidians, according to PM Modi, made up a sizable portion of the population in his Gujarati Assembly district of Maninagar, where they helped elect him as chief minister. Prior to that, on April 9, PM Modi celebrated Easter by going to the Sacred Heart Church in Connaught Place, Delhi.

At Talkatora Stadium in the nation’s capital, Prime Minister Modi launched the “Barisu Kannada Dim Dimava” cultural event in February 2023. He took part in the birthday ceremonies for the Sikh guru Shri Guru Nanak Dev in November 2022 at the home of Iqbal Singh Lalpura, the chair of the National Commission for Minorities.

In October 2022, PM Modi took part in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations at the Dhalpur Ground in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, with his trademark passion and joyful spirit. Due to the fact that PM Modi observes a nine-day fast during Navratri, many people think he is a devotee of Lord Durga. He took part in the Navratri festivities in Ahmedabad in September 2022.

In August 2022, Prime Minister Modi was previously spotted celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi at the home of Union Minister Piyush Goyal. On the occasion of Buddha Purnima in May 2022, he offered prayers at the Mahaprinirvana Stupa in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh. On the auspicious day, he also paid an official visit to Lumbini, Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha. On the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti in February 2022, PM Modi also went to the Sri Guru Ravidas Vishram Dham Temple in Delhi.

In the past, on the occasion of Dev Deepawali, Prime Minister Modi attended the Mahotsav in Varanasi, a sacred location for Shiv Bhakts and his Lok Sabha district. The Central government, led by PM Modi, recognised the location’s religious significance and built the Kashi Vishwanath corridor. While revealing the Mahakal corridor last year, he also went there and prayed at the Mahakal temple in Bhopal.