Days after the Pulwama terrorist attack which left over 40 Indian paramilitary personnel martyred, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed to the global community to eradicate terrorism after he was honoured with the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize here.
“The time has come for all right-thinking nations to join hands to completely eradicate terrorist networks. Only by doing so, can we replace hate with harmony; destruction with development and transform the landscape of violence and vendetta into a postcard for peace,” Modi, who is now on a trip to South Korea, said.
The Pulwama attack, which was carried out by Pakistan-based militant organisation, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), was condemned by several countries.
Apart from terrorism, Modi also spoke about the seriousness of climate change. He said: “India, as a responsible member of the international community, has been in the forefront of our collective fight against climate change. Despite having a historically low carbon footprint, India has been playing an active role in the global fight against climate change.”
Schemes introduced by the Modi government since 2014 like Ayushman Bharat, Skill India, Ujjwala Yojana, Make In India, Digital India and Clean India were also referred to by the Prime Minister at the same platform.
The Seoul Peace Prize Committee had decided to confer the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize on Modi, in recognition of his dedication to improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth, accelerating the Human Development of the people of India by fostering economic growth in the world’s fastest growing large economy and furthering the development of democracy through anti-corruption and social integration efforts.