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Nanaji Deshmukh is widely admired and respected as one of the most towering public figures of India. His contribution to the nation is invaluable.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly paid rich tributes to Nanaji and highlighted aspects of his personality that are extremely inspiring.

Shri Narendra Modi said about Nanaji Deshmukh, “He was a paragon of simplicity, dedication and service who was blessed with exceptional organizational skill.”

The Prime Minister has repeatedly spoken about Nanaji Deshmukh’s pioneering work in the field of rural development. He recalled the decision taken by Nanaji to quit active politics and focusing on nation building through social service.

Other virtues of Nanajithat Shri Narendra Modi highlighted include his ability to forge political consensus, the passion with which he motivated so many youngsters to work for the nation and how he drew several industrialists to contribute towards social causes.

Here is a speech from October 2014 where Shri Modi speaks at length about Nanaji Deshmukh and the great personality that he was.

 

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The Prime Minster, Shri Narendra Modi has called upon yoga acharyas, and yoga pracharaks and everyone connected with yoga work to ensure that yoga reaches every corner of the world. He was speaking on the occasion of Seventh International Yoga Day.

Quoting from Gita, The Prime Minister said we need to continue moving on the collective journey of yoga as yoga has solution for everyone. Freedom from sufferings is yoga and it helps everyone, said the Prime Minster.

Noting the growing popularity and people’s interest in yoga the Prime Minister said, it is important that yoga reaches to every person while keeping intact its foundation and core. Yoga acharyas and all of us should contribute in this task of taking yoga to everyone, said the Prime Minister.