Whatever the language, our culture is Indian: PM in Denmark

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the Indian diaspora on his visit to Denmark’s Copenhagen and invoked inclusiveness and cultural diversity in his speech. Whatever the language, our culture is Indian, he said.

“Inclusiveness and cultural diversity is the strength of the Indian community. We believe in ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – one world.”

He stated that due to India’s vast diversity, people may have different food choices and languages but have the same Indian culture.

PM Modi, who arrived in Denmark on the second leg of his three-nation Europe trip, also said whatever India is achieving today, it is the achievement of about one-fifth of humanity.

In his address, PM Modi also spoke about climate change, the environment, and the Green Strategic Partnership. He invoked ‘Life’ and said the focus should be on LIFE- Lifestyle For Environment, to tackle climate change.

India and Denmark signed nine agreements during Modi’s visit. According to MEA, the nine agreements include a letter of intent between the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, GOI, and the Ministry of Business, Industry, and Financial Affairs of Denmark on the Centre of Excellence in Green Shipping.

“We have to give up the consumption-oriented approach. Our consumption should be determined by our needs, not the size of our pocket,” he said.

The Green Strategic Partnership, which PM Modi said was guided by the Danish PM’s personal priorities and values, will focus on green hydrogen, renewable energy and wastewater management.

Further, PM Modi asked the Danish people to come to India to find answers and solutions to save the planet. I want to tell our Danish friends to come to India to jointly find answers to the problems of the planet, he said.

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