Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a three-day visit to Malaysia, urged people on Sunday to "instal" Swami Vivekananda in their heart and soul.
During the unveiling of a statute of the Indian sage at Ramakrishna Mission in Petaling Jaya, Modi said Swami Vivekananda was an embodiment of the Indian "spirit".
"Vivekananda is not just a name. He personifies the thousands-year-old Indian culture and civilisation," Modi said in Hindi after paying tributes to Swami Vivekananda. "From the Vedas to Vivekananda, India's culture is rich."
Modi, who arrived in Kuala Lumpur on 21 November, attended the 13th Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-India Summit and the 10th East Asia Summit on Sunday.
During the East Asia Summit meeting, chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, India and Malaysia discussed issues ranging from global terrorism in the wake of the Paris terror attacks by Isis to the South China Sea disputes and the situation in the Korean Peninsula.
Modi also met with the Indian diaspora in Malaysia, which has 2 million people of India origin. Modi will travel to Singapore on 23 November
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