Suriname’s new President took oath holding Vedas, it’s a matter of delight for us: Modi

New Delhi, July 26

It is “a matter of pride” for all Indians that Suriname’s new President Chandrika Parasad Santokhi took the oath of workplace holding the Vedas and started it with Vedic hymns, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated in his month-to-month ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio deal with on Sunday.

Santokhi, Modi stated, began his oath with Vedic hymns and spoke in Sanskrit.

He referred to the Vedas and concluded his oath with ‘Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti’, the prime minister noticed.

“Holding the Vedas in his hand he said, ‘I, Chandrika Prasad Santokhi’, and, further what did he say in his oath? He recited a hymn from the Vedas itself. He said, ‘hey Agni, fire, the god of resolve, I am taking an oath. Give me strength and capability for this. Bless me so that I keep away from untruth and move towards truth’. Truly, this, for all of us, is a matter of pride”, Modi stated.

The prime minister congratulated Santokhi and wished him the very best on behalf of Indians for serving his nation.

India has a really shut relationship with Suriname, Modi stated.

More than 100 years in the past, individuals from India went there and made it their house. Today, the fourth or the fifth era is there. Today in Suriname greater than one-fourth of the individuals are of Indian origin.

‘Sarnami’ one of many frequent languages there’s a dialect of Bhojpuri. “We Indians feel very proud of these cultural relations,” he stated. PTI

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