ALSO READMuslim women can now visit Haj without male guardian: PM Modi Modi urges opposition to pass Triple Talaq Bill Empowered citizen strongest pillar of democracy: PM Modi Budget Session : PNB fraud to dominate proceedings in Parliament Some tried to derail demonetisation but nation saw it through: Modi
The Prime Minister said the awardees have devoted their lives on a mission to serve others. He said their contribution extends far beyond those who benefited from their efforts and serves as an inspiration for society.
During the interaction, Modi spoke of "Seva Parmo Dharma" (it is our highest duty to serve others) as being an integral part of our culture.
He mentioned that the nation is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Sister Nivedita, who was an embodiment of selfless service.
Modi said efforts to serve society have been a part of the Indian ethos and are reflected in initiatives such as dharamshalas, gaushalas and education initiatives across the country.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)