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Prime Minister unveils the 'Statue of Peace'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unveiled the 'Statue of Peace.' The statue, of Acharya Vallabh, was unveiled via video conference. Acharya Vijay Vallabhsuri was a Jain monk, who devoted himself for improving the social life of people.

Modi said that India has always shown the path of peace, humanity, non-violence and fraternity to the whole world, which is now again looking towards our country for this guidance.

"India has always shown the whole world the path of peace, non-violence and fraternity. These are the messages for which the world gets inspiration from India. For this guidance, the world is once again looking towards India," Modi said in his speech on the 151th birth anniversary of Jain Acharya Vijay Vallabh Surishwar.

Inauguration of the statue, the Prime Minister said: "I am fortunate that the country gave me the opportunity to inaugurate the world's highest 'Statue of Unity' of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. And today, I am getting the privilege of unveiling the 'Statue of Peace' by Jain Acharya Vijay Vallabh ji."
Pointing to ancient India, he said: "Some big saint has been there in our country in every period, which has given direction to our society. Acharya Vijay Vallabh ji was such a saint."

Prime Minister said that the Acharya started a campaign to make India self-reliant in the field of education and laid the foundation stone of many educational institutions in tune with Indian values in states