Cultural unity is the hallmark of our nation – Nirmala Sitaraman Ji
Hyderabad (VSK). Cultural oneness plays a crucial role in the country’s progress, said Nirmala Sitaraman Ji, Union Minister for Defence, emphasised the need to recognise the unifying factor that maintains the country’s unity in diversity.
Speaking at a discussion forum on ‘Re-emergence of India that is Bharat – Role of Fifth Estate,’ organised by Samskruti Foundation in Hyderabad , she said though not palpable, it is this cultural oneness that has been sustaining this nation for thousands of years. She cited many cultural practices and traditions that link the country’s all four corners, from south to north to west to North-east. The cultural bonds glued families together but it has been reduced to a disconnect due to technologically advanced but impersonal communication media and devices, she said.
Delivering the principal talk, a Sangh ideologue and RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Sureshji Soni Ji emphasised that only good practices and models can help to counter the threat to the culture of India. He cited historical references to accentuate the fact that India has been a centre for tolerance, unity amidst cultural complexity and accommodative societies. Though systems and laws are in place but there is a need for a value system, an ideology to form a base for their effective functioning for development, he said.
Noted industrialist B.V.R. Mohan Reddy Ji explained how introducing culture in the education system leads to inclusive development. L. Narasmha Reddy Ji, former judge of the Patna High court, Dr. KI Varaprasad Reddy Ji, Chairman Shantha Biotech, Dr. Vemuri Ravindra Babu Ji, former director of ICAR, IRR, Madhavlitha Kompalli Ji, chairperson, Virinchi Hospitals, Dr. K. Aravinda Rao Ji, former DGP of AP, DRSP Raju, President of Samskruti Foundation, Dr. WG Prasanna Kumar, Chairman of NHRD, Boorla Dakshinamoorty, SR Ramanujan, Singer Sunita and Eminent citizens, noted industrialists, scholars, senior journalists, media personal, senior Sangh functionaries and others attended the programme.