Modi US Visit: Both PM and Biden Mention Mahatma Gandhi | Read What They Said

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Narendra Modi In America
Narendra Modi In America

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met US President Joe Biden at the White House for their bilateral meeting during which both the leaders discussed a wide range of issues, including dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, trade and technology relationship between India and the US among others. This is for the first time that Biden has met Modi after he became the 46th president of the United States in January this year.

During their conversation, the two leaders also remembered Mahatma Gandhi, a week ahead of his birth anniversary on October 2, recalling the values advocated by the apostle of peace of non-violence, tolerance, respect and human trusteeship.

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The Prime Minister said that President Biden spoke about the values learnt from Gandhi. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi during the meeting with Biden, Modi said, “Mahatma Gandhi always used to say about trusteeship of the planet. This sentiment of trusteeship is the need of the hour globally.”

“President Biden mentioned Gandhi ji’s Jayanti. Gandhi ji spoke about Trusteeship, a concept which is very important for our planet in the times to come,” PM Modi said. It (trusteeship) means that the planet that we have, we have to bequeath it to the following generations. And this sentiment of trusteeship is going to assume more and more importance globally, but also between the relations of India and the United States, Modi said.

Gandhi’s concept of trusteeship is a social and economic philosophy aiming to bring justice in society. It provides a means by which the wealthy people would be the trustees of the trust (Earth) that looked after the welfare of the people in general. Gandhi believed labour was a superior capital as means of production.

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Speaking to reporter in the Oval Office of the White House, Biden said, “We will be celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday next week. We are reminded of his message of non-violence.”

The world will celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday (Gandhi Jayanti) next week on October 2.

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