Sitharaman quotes Thiruvalluvar's verse on '5 jewels of a good country'
Sitharaman quotes Thiruvalluvar's verse on '5 jewels of a good country'

Sitharaman quotes Thiruvalluvar’s verse on ‘5 jewels of a good country’

The minister said that the Narendra Modi government has provided all these jewels to the country by its various programmes.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday quoted Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar while presenting the Union Budget 2020 mentioning the 'five jewels' required by a good country.

Quoting the seer's thoughts, Sitharaman read in Tamil: "Pini Inmai Selvam Vilaivu Inbam Emam Ani Enba" and translated it in English saying five jewels are required for a good country, that are -- one which is without illness, one with wealth, it should have good crops, it should have happiness as well as safety and security.

The minister said that the Narendra Modi government has provided all these jewels to the country by its various programmes.

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