Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the digital version of Tuslidas’s ‘Ramcharitmanas’ here on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi said, “Our family values are admired by the world, even envied. Ramcharitmanas speaks about family values. Now, even if somebody says Om, there’s debate on how it should be said, but on the Ramcharitmanas, there is no debate.”
He said that he was happy to be informed that 14 people had worked to compile this digital version of the Ramcharitmanas.
“20-22 years of recording by Akashwani and keeping track of it is indeed commendable. So, this digital compilation of Ramcharitmanas by All India Radio (AIR) officials is an inspiration for others,” Prime Minister Modi said.
Describing the reach and popularity of Akashwani as huge, Prime Minister Modi said there are some values and things that have a strength of their own, a strength that never shows signs of dwindling.
“People who went as labourers to far off countries over 100 years ago, took the Ramcharitmanas with them, and this allowed them to maintain their links with India,” said Prime Minister Modi.
“The Ramcharitmanas is a reflection of our culture, traditions and our songs and hymns,” he added.