New Delhi, July 26 (SocialNews.XYZ) Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi on Tuesday said India was forging bilateral ties with the international community to make the country a “Vishwaguru”.
Congratulating top diplomats from seven countries, including Kazakhstan and Mongolia, the Union minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government had stepped up its efforts to forge mutually beneficial bilateral relations with the international community to make India a “Vishwaguru”.
She was virtually addressing a meeting of Ambassadors at Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence from countries including Mongolia, Rwanda, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Kazakhstan.
“The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of External Affairs have worked hard in government to nurture and promote India’s cultural uniqueness and take pride in developing a new India spiritually, economically and militarily,” Lekhi told the group of international diplomats, adding that following in the footsteps of spiritual gurus and that of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, India has now become a Vishwa Guru.
The Minister described Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence as the standard bearer of India’s message of spirituality and well-being to the whole world.
“The development of spirituality, the practice of yoga and meditation, and the development of consciousness are essential in creating responsible young citizens who would enjoy their own lives and also take care of society and build this nation,” added Union Minister.
The Minister said that “As India progresses to become one of the most economically and militarily influential countries in the world, we must also be deeply connected again to our spiritual heritage and philosophies to have a better understanding of the world and of the essence of being born a human being”.
Jacqueline Mukangira, High Commissioner, Republic of Rwanda; Charrandass Persaud, High Commissioner, Cooperative Republic of Guyana; and Monica Cecilia Campos Fernandez, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Peru were present on the occasion.
Other foreign diplomats and senior embassy officials who participated in the event were Ria A. Sital, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of the Republic of Suriname; Dr. Roger Gopaul, High Commissioner, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; and Ardak Kakimzhanov, First Secretary of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in India.