INDIA, August 2, 2017 (Press Release): The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed via video conference the 99th birthday celebrations of Dada Vaswani in Pune. He recalled that he had first met Dada Vaswani 27 years ago at the World Religions Conference in the United Nations. He also recalled their meeting in Pune in 2013.
The Prime Minister praised Dada Vaswani for his selfless service to humanity. Appreciating Dada Vaswani's thoughts on "Making the Right Choice," the Prime Minister said that if people resolve to make the right choice, evils such as corruption, casteism, drug-abuse, crime etc., can be overcome. He spoke of India's 75th anniversary of independence in 2022, and said India must resolve today, to fulfil the dreams of the freedom fighters by then. He urged the Sadhu Vaswani Mission to join this effort, in whatever ways it can.