Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said that the Prime Minister of India has upheld the values of Mahatma Gandhi with tackling the challenges that threaten the existence of the Earth.
Referring to the ‘commitment’ shown by Modi in ensuring the agreement on climate change. Pelosi said, ‘It was not easy, but it was done.
Pelosi said that when Modi came to address the joint session of the Congress, the Congress leadership met him before the speech.
In an event organized by the Indian Embassy in the US at the historic ‘Library of Congress’ on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. However, he said,’ I mentioned the climate crisis and thanked him for his leadership. He talked about Mahatma Gandhi and the environment. ‘
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In his speech, Pelosi said, “He (Modi) told us that whether water conservation or whatever, Gandhi understood the value of nature and the fact that we have to respect it.”
He said that if Gandhi were alive today, he would have led the movement to meet this challenge.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, ‘Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked at an event at the United Nations what would have happened if Mahatma Gandhi had been born in an independent country.
We might take this idea even further. We can ask ourselves if he had been among us today, what would he have supported? ‘
Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said, ‘The answer is not simple, because Gandhiji’s vision spread across a very wide range in human life.
We can define it to some extent within certain limits, perhaps best described through 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Today the world wants to achieve these goals.
Jaishankar said that people found it strange to talk about the toilet for girls.
He said the people of India took these things in a different way. Also, he implemented them strongly when the time comes.