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India Has Nurtured Its Selflessness And Self-sufficiency: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded them for their great work in ‘Operation Dost’ in earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria

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India has nurtured its selflessness along with its self-sufficiency, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. 

PM Modi interacted with the National Disaster Response Force personnel involved in ‘Operation Dost’ in earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria. 

Addressing the personnel, he said, "Wherever there is a disaster in the world, India is found ready as a first responder.” 

The Prime Minister elaborated on the concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. The Prime Minister said in Turkey and Syria the Indian team reflected the spirit of the entire world being one family for us. 

Highlighting the importance of quick response time during a natural calamity, he referred to the ‘Golden Hour’ and said that the speedy response of the NDRF team in Turkey drew the attention of the entire world.

He said that the quick response highlights the preparedness and training skills of the team. 

He underlined that those who are capable of helping themselves are called self-sufficient but those who have the capability to help others in their time of need are called selfless. 

This, he said, applies not only to individuals but to nations also. That is why in the past few years India has nurtured its selflessness along with its self-sufficiency. 

“Wherever we reach with the ‘Tiranga’, there is an assurance that now that the Indian teams have arrived, the situation will start getting better,” the Prime Minister said as he threw light on the role of Tiranga in Ukraine. 

The Prime Minister also talked about the respect that the Tricolor earned among the local people. 

Emphasising the need to strengthen India’s capacity for relief and rescue at the time of the disaster, the PM said, “We have to strengthen our identity as the best relief and rescue team in the world. The better our own preparation, the better we will be able to serve the world.” 

Concluding the address, the Prime Minister lauded the efforts and experiences of the NDRF team and said that even though they were carrying out rescue operations in the field, he had always been connected with them over the past 10 days through the mind and heart.