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Barack means blessed one, explains Modi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, January 27: Prime Minister rendra Modi on Tuesday chose to start his radio address “Mann Ki Baat” by explaining the meaning of US President Barack Obama’s first me which is “one who is blessed”. “Some people wonder what is the meaning of Barack... in Swahili, which is prevalent in African tions, Barack means he who is blessed,” Modi said in the radio programme which he recorded with President Obama. “I believe his family has blessed him with this me,” he said. Modi, who surprised many by referring to the US president by his first me at the joint press conference Sunday, referred to him the same way several times during the address. “African countries follow Ubuntu philosophy, which is about unification of humanity. There is a gap of centuries, and of boundaries, but the sentiment that prevails in India – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (world is a family) – the same sentiment grows from the forests of Africa,” the prime minister added. (IANS)

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