The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on 15 September 2018 addressed a huge gathering of Dawoodi Bohra community, at Ashara Mubaraka, the commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Husain (SA), in Indore. Remembering the sacrifices of Imam Husain, Prime Minister said that Imam always stood against injustice and attained martyrdom for up keeping peace and justice. He added that the teachings of Imam are still relevant today. Appreciating the work done by Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, Prime Minister said that love and dedication towards the nation are the hallmarks of his teachings.
Prime Minister said that the culture of taking everyone along makes India different from all other countries. “We are proud of our past, we believe in our present and are confident of our bright future”, he added.
Highlighting the contributions of the Dawoodi Bohra community, Prime Minister said that the community has always played a key role in India’s progress and growth story. He expressed hope that community will continue their great work of spreading the strength of India’s culture throughout the world.
Praising the Bohra community, PM Modi said that it is his good fortune to have received the affection of Bohra community. Remembering the assistance provided by the community during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Modi said that the affection of the community brought him to Indore.
Applauding the various social initiatives carried out by the Dawoodi Bohra community, Prime Minister said that various efforts are taken by the government to ensure improved living standards for citizens, especially the poor and needy. In this context, he mentioned the various development oriented initiatives of the Government like Ayushman Bharat, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Pradhan Mantri Awaaz Yojana. He mentioned that these initiatives are changing the lives of ordinary people.