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How India can popularise 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' like its yoga and Diwali

While welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deliver the keynote address at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 23, Prof Klaus Schwab, the president of the World Economic Forum very eloquently put forward, "India's philosophy of the world being one family — Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam — is closely aligned with the mission of this annual meeting." He laboured while pronouncing Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam as “Vaasuuu-dhaivaaa-kutumbuukam, but he did get it right in the end, which is commendable and will make it easy for others to pronounce it.

Later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech at the same plenary session elaborated upon while speaking about the oneness of the universe quoting  from  saying - "In terms ofThough there were hardly any means of reaching from one part of the world to another; still the feeling of oneness existed. This is because the spirit of co-existence was strong enough to overcome any barriers of knowledge or distance. The search for peace in the universe was paramount. This is the reason that our sacred prayers always end with a prayer for peace. Not only that, a meaningful prayer always starts with a prayer for well-being of all."

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