New Delhi: The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that youth must understand the culture, heritage and traditions of our great nation and cherish our rich heritage and diversity. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Second Edition of the four-day Lok Manthan 2018 by the Colloquium of ‘Nation First’ Thinkers and Practitioners to discuss on building of Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat, in Ranchi, Jharkand.
The Vice President said that a nation that is formed by its people, sentiments, and demographics must discuss and analyze itself from time to time. He further said that such practices are essential to keep the national life alive. Discuss Debate and Decide should be a three line mantra, he added.
Stressing the need to study the social evils that are hampering the growth of our country, the Vice President said that serious study of the impact of the economic exploitation of the society due to the long colonial occupation of social and ethnic structures and relations must be analyzed. The colonial mindset has to go, he added.
The Vice President said that social awareness and collective responsibility of communities helped India’s fight for freedom. He further said that our independence struggle was broad and all-encompassing. It incorporated the acceptance of all sections of the society and our independence struggle was not only political independence, but also a society reform movement, he added.