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Discussions about global growth cannot happen between a few, the table must be bigger: PM Modi | India News


NEW DELHI: Stating that growth patterns should follow a human-centered approach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that discussions on global growth cannot occur only among a few as “the table must be more big “and the broader agenda.
Addressing the 6th Indo-Japan Samwad Conference via video conference, Modi said that in the past, humanity has often taken the path of confrontation rather than collaboration.
“From imperialism to world wars. From the arms race to the space race. We had dialogues but they were destined to bring down others. Now, let’s get up together,” Modi said.
“Discussions about global growth cannot happen just between a few. The table must be larger. The agenda must be broader. Growth patterns must follow a human-centered approach. And be in harmony with our surroundings. “, said.
Modi also called for keeping humanism at the center of policies.
“We must make a harmonious coexistence with nature as the central pillar of our existence,” he said.
In his speech at the conference, the prime minister also proposed the creation of a library dedicated to traditional Buddhist literature and scriptures.
“We will be delighted to create such a facility in India and we will provide adequate resources for it,” he said.
The library will collect digital copies of all Buddhist literature from different countries, he said.
The goal will be to translate them and make them available to all Buddhist monks and scholars, Modi added.
“The library will not only be a repository for literature. It will also be a platform for research and dialogue, a true Samwad between human beings, between societies and between humans and nature,” he said.
His research mandate will also include examining how the Buddha’s message can guide our modern world against contemporary challenges, Modi said, noting that Lord Budha’s teachings have the strength to turn the discourse of enmity into empowerment.

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