Naidu said the roots of Indian music can be traced to Vedic literature, the Sama Veda, in particular and added that “every note and cadence associated with our ancient music systems has to be preserved and propagated.”
The Vice President said there was a need to expand investment in agriculture both at the Centre and state government levels and a “systemic and policy change” was required.
Naidu called languages “the reality of lives around us, the cultural context,” and “the window to the collective consciousness and culture of people”
Naidu served them sweet delicacies from his native Andhra Pradesh, and walked around each table to personally explain the nuances of Telugu sweets. One of the guests mistook Pootha Reku (paper sweet) for tissue paper before its uniqueness was explained to him by the Vice-President
“Yoga has nothing to do with religion. Some people unfortunately attribute religious overtones to this ancient scientific system. Those who do this are causing immense harm to humanity,” Venkaiah Naidu said
“The new statue would offer another spot for them to pay their respect to the great soul,” the statement said. Built at a cost of Rs 8.73 lakh, the statue, sculpted by renowned artist Ram Sutar, is installed in parking area of Rajghat Samadhi Complex.
Talking about ‘secularism’ and ‘tolerance’, Naidu said that it is embedded in Indian consciousness and “some incidents here or there cannot brand the entire society”.
“We have to tap into our inner strengths and with a collective will and tireless striving as Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore said ‘we must build a new India’.
“I always tell people that one should never forget his or her mother, motherland, native place and mother tongue. Those who forget cannot be called human beings, they are something else,” Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said.
The vice president also suggested that RSTV should be able to quantify the reach of the channel, besides having systems for feedback on and evaluation of the content. Naidu also called for efforts to expand RSTV’s reach with a clear plan of action.
The JD(U) has 10 members in the Upper House. While seven of them have sided with Nitish, three have broken off. Yadav and Anwar are operating under the banner of a new forum, Sanjha Virasat.
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday asked the people to be prepared for higher taxes or user charges in order to realise the dream of smart cities and upgraded, modern infrastructure in the existing ones. While adding that the people would feel comfortable doing so if things were executed in a transparent manner and with […]
“But I want to assure you that these students (MPs) are good and will not trouble you and will not let your blood pressure rise,” said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, rompting laughter in the House.
“I should not talk about politics in this responsibility (vice president). Not supposed to speak (politics) and I am not going to speak also. It does not mean one should not speak about issues concerning people’s lives and what is good for people,” Naidu said.
On Saturday, senior BJP leader and former Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu was elected the 15th Vice-President of India. The election witnessed over 98 per cent polling and Naidu got 67 per cent of the total votes.