London, Nov. 14 (ANI): Unveiling the statue of philosopher Basaveshwara here on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the philosopher gave the world the ideals of democracy
“Long before the Magna Carta, considered the first charter of democracy, philosopher Basaveshwara gave the world the ideals of democracy,” said Prime Minister Modi.
“This statue will be an inspiration for all those who believe in democratic ideals,” PM Modi added.
Modi further added that Bhagwaan Basaveshwara had supported gender equality, women empowerment, and including them in decision making was done by him during his lifetime.
“Because of a long period of colonisation Indian society caught many social evils but Basaveshwara showed us the way to reform our society and the first Parliament-like platform,” he said.
Modi said that it is a landmark for him that he got an opportunity to perform this sacred task.
On the last day of his three-day visit to the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Modi also met the British leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn and condemned the attacks in Paris that left more than 120 people dead. (ANI)