Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered Swami Vivekananda’s message of universal brotherhood on Thursday and said had it been followed by the world, history would not have witnessed “dastardly acts” like 9/11 in the US, killing thousands of people. US had witnessed its worst terror attack on September 11, 2001, when two hijacked aircraft crashed into the north and south towers of World Trade Center in New York City of America.
In fact, in 1893, it was on this same day that Swami Vivekananda had created history by his soul-stirring address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
Modi mentioned in a tweet, “Had we followed Swami ji’s message, history would never have witnessed such dastardly acts as we saw on 11th September 2001 in USA. Let us remember the words of Swami Vivekananda and dedicate ourselves to furthering the cause of unity, brotherhood and world peace.”
Modi said that there are two images of September 11 – “One of the trails of destruction in 2001 and the message of Swami Vivekananda in 1893. Through his address, Swami Vivekananda drew the entire world’s attention to our nation’s rich history and strong cultural roots,” he added.
“Sisters and brothers of America with these words of Swami Vivekananda, India’s message of universal brotherhood reverberated across the world,” he said. “Let us remember the words of Swami Vivekananda and dedicate ourselves to furthering the cause of unity, brotherhood and world peace,” he said.