HATE SPEECH NOT PART OF OUR CULTURE: NAIDU

Hate speech and writings are against the country’s culture and constitutional ethos and secularism is in the blood of every countryman, said Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in Kottayam on Monday.

Addressing the 150th death anniversary of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, an 18th-century social reformer and spiritual leader of Catholics, he said India is respected across the world for its unique culture, heritage and secularism.

“Every person has the right to practice and preach faith in the country. Practice your religion but don’t abuse and indulge in hate speech and writings. They are against our culture and tradition,” he said. He asked religious bodies and other institutions to “inculcate the true Indian value system and among the new generation.”

He also urged youngsters to imbibe, protect and promote the country’s cultural values and highlighted the importance of the philosophy of sharing and caring for others. “Living for others will not only give a person a lot of satisfaction but will also make the people remember that person for a long time for his or her good deeds,’’ he said.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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