Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, his vision of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas is not only confined to 125 crore Indians but goes beyond it and encompasses its entire neighbourhood.
Speaking at a function organised to honour the martyrs of liberation war of Bangaldesh in New Delhi today, Mr Modi said, the development of India alone is not enough unless there is peace, prosperity and happiness in its neighbourhood.
The Prime Minister hit out at Pakistan over the issue of terrorism without naming it and said there is one thought in South Asia which breeds, inspires and encourages terrorism. He said, the priority of thought is extremism and terrorism, not humanity.
Mr. Modi said, the Liberation war of Bangladesh was not only against the massacre but also for the protection of human values. He said, liberation war was rejection of the mentality behind the massacre of thousands of innocent Bangladeshis.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister also announced grant of an additional 10 thousand scholarships for the wards of liberation war heroes over the next five years.
He also announced multiple entry visas for them and free medical treatment in India for 100 Bangladesh war heroes.
Earlier, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina honoured the family members of seven Indian soldiers who had sacrificed their lives for the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971.