Prime Minister Narendra Modi today proposed creation of a library of traditional Buddhist literature and scriptures.

Prime Minister Modi made this proposal while addressing the Indo-Japan Samwad conference.

“We will be happy to create such a facility in India and will provide appropriate resources for it,” said Prime Minister Modi.

Speaking about on the proposed library Prime Minister Modi said that the library will not only be a depository of literature, but also a platform for research and dialogue.

“It will also be a platform for research and dialogue – a true Samwad between human beings, between societies, and between humans and nature,” said PM Modi.

“Its research mandate will also include examining how Buddha’s message can guide our modern world against contemporary challenges,” PM Modi further said.

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Modi added that nurturing bright young minds will add value to the humanity in the times to come.

“Our actions today will shape the discourse in the coming times. This decade will belong to those societies that place a premium on learning and innovating together. It will be about nurturing bright young minds who will add value to the humanity in the times to come,” he said.

“We must keep humanism at the core of our policies,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi further said.

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