Shed 'holier-than-thou' attitude, advises Narendra Modi

Says that could be the key to solving terrorism and global warming

Ujjain (MP): Warning that global warming and terrorism have become the world’s biggest concerns, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said shedding the “holier-than-thou” attitude is the key to overcoming these issues and resolving conflicts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the valedictory function of International Vichar Maha Kumbh during Simhastha Maha Kumbh Mela at Ninora village in Ujjain on Saturday. Pic/PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the valedictory function of International Vichar Maha Kumbh during Simhastha Maha Kumbh Mela at Ninora village in Ujjain on Saturday. Pic/PTI

“The world’s biggest concerns are global warming and terrorism... the holier-than- thou attitude apparently is behind them,” Modi said addressing the valedictory session of the three-day international conference on “Living the Right Way” on the sidelines of Simhastha-Kumbh mela here.

“The world is passing through two types of crises. On the one hand, there is global warming, while on the other, there is terrorism. What is the solution ? What is behind their genesis... simply holier -than-thou attitude or (the thinking) that my way is more correct than yours. This is the thing which is dragging us towards conflict,” he said.

Strongly opposing attempts at expansionism, he said this was not a solution to the problems. “Expansionism is another thing that is leading us towards conflict. Time has changed. Expansionism is not a solution to problems. We should not go horizontal. It is not a solution. We need to go vertical and raise ourselves from within,” Modi said.

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