India does not dream of its own rise at the expense of others, and the well-being of all mankind is linked to the country’s progress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.
Speaking via video link to an event at the Sanatan Mandir Cultural Center in Canada’s Markham, where a statue of Sardar Patel was unveiled, Modi said the statue would be a symbol of the relationship between India and Canada.
“India is the high-level thought that speaks of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world is one family),'” he said, adding that India does not dream of its own rise at the expense of others.
India wants welfare for all of humanity and of the whole, he said.
In terms of issues like sustainable development and climate change, India’s voice represents all of humanity, he said.
“Our hard work is not just for us. The well-being of all mankind is linked to India’s progress,” the Prime Minister stressed.