New Delhi: A 1,200-year-old inscription in Tamil Nadu’s Uttaramerur has taken the world by surprise. This inscription is like a small constitution, PM Modi proudly said on ‘Manadin Vor’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been addressing the nation every month since October 2014 through a radio program called ‘Voice of the Mind’ (Man Ki Baat).
In this case, the first ‘Voice of the Mind’ program of 2023 took place yesterday. In this, Prime Minister Modi talked about various issues including the celebration of 74th Republic Day, Padma Shri Awards, India’s position in Global Innovation List, UN recognition of International Year of Small Grains, e-waste, wetlands. He said on the show:
The Padma Awards have been announced this time for tribals and people associated with their lives. Tribal life is different from city life. Challenges abound. Apart from this, tribals have always been keen to preserve their traditions.
Efforts are being made to preserve and conduct research related to tribal communities.
Padma awards have also been given to those engaged in work related to tribal languages like Dodo, Ho, Kui, Kwi, Manda. People who have worked with tribes like Siddi, Jarwa and Onge have also been honored this time.
Padma awards have also been announced for those who have shown the right path to youth who have lost their way in Naxal affected areas. Padma awards have also been announced for those who have worked to preserve their culture in the North East.
India’s dream of a ‘technology decade’ will be fulfilled by our inventors and their patents.
India’s scientific prowess is on the rise. Domestic patent filings outnumber foreign patent filings. India ranks 7th in patent filing globally.
India ranks 5th in terms of trademark registration. India’s patent registration has increased by 50 percent in the last 5 years. In 2015, India ranked below 80th in the global innovation rankings. Now it has advanced to 40th place.
Recently I came across a book titled ‘India – Mother of Democracy’ which contains many excellent articles. We are proud that our country is the mother of democracy.
Democracy is in our veins. It is in our culture. It has been an integral part of our functioning for centuries. We are a democratic society by nature.
Dr. Ambedkar compared the Buddhist Pitches Association to the Indian Parliament. It also contains many rules regarding motions, resolutions, minimum number of support called ‘quorum’, voting. Ambedkar felt that Lord Buddha must have got these ideas from the political systems of his time.
An inscription dating back 1100-1200 years at Uttara Merur in Tamil Nadu is surprising the world.
This inscription is like a small constitution. How the Gram Sabha should be constituted and the process of electing its members is explained in the inscription.
Free discussions and debates are encouraged in the 12th century Basaveshwara’s Anubhava Mandapam.
The democratic traditions of the Kakatiya dynasty kings from Warangal are very famous. The Bhakti movement promoted democratic culture in western India.
The book also contains an essay on the democratic spirit of Sikhism. Through this we can also know about the decisions taken by Guru Nanak Dev with the consent of all.
This was said by Prime Minister Modi.