Highlights of PM Modi's historic address to the parliament of Afghanistan

Highlights of PM Modi's historic address to the parliament of Afghanistan

By: || Updated: 25 Dec 2015 12:46 PM
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lauded Afghanistan for choosing democracy against all challenges faced by them. The Prime Minister, who was addressing the Parliament of Afghanistan, paid his tribute to the countless people who laid down their lives for a brighter future of the nation.

Highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the parliament of Afghanistan:

  • Raise your words not your voice. It's rain that grows flowers not thunder, PM Narendra Modi quoted Rumi.

  • I stand here representing my people in admiration of your achievements, with gratitude for your friendship, in solidarity for the future

  • I am humbled and honored to join President Ghani and all the MPs to dedicate this new abode of democracy to the Afghan nation.

  • This building will stand as an enduring symbol of the ties of emotions and values, of affection and aspirations that bind us together.

  • We are deeply touched that you have chosen to name one of the wings in this building #Atal Block.

  • Today, I announce 500 scholarships for children of the martyrs of Afghan security forces while scheme of 1000 scholarships will continue.

  • You know that India is here to lay the foundations of future, not light the flame of conflict; to rebuild lives, not destroy a nation.

  • India is here to contribute not to compete. To lay foundations of future not light flame of conflicts.

  • There are some who didnt want us to be here, some saw sinister designs; There are others who were uneasy about the strength of our partnership. But here we are, because you have faith in us.

  • I hope that Pakistan will become a bridge between South Asia & Afghanistan & beyond.

  • Sher Khan sang in Zanjeer "yaari hai imaan mera, yaar meri zindagi". In every step of Afghan's journey, India will be with you.

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