“For the unification of the nation there is no element more powerful than the language spoken by most of the Indians,” Naidu said.
Naidu also urged the media to stay away from paid news and making “credibility” a casualty in the pursuit to sensationalise news.
Calling for a debate and a broad political consensus on the issue of birth control, Venkaiah Naidu also stressed the need for incentives to encourage the people to adopt family planning measures.
Children’s Day 2017: Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Twitter said, “Wish all the children on the happy occasion of Children’s Day, today.”
Asserting that teachers could never be replaced by anything, including Google, he said, “There is no doubt that Google is very useful. However, the Guru is always inspirational.”
Venkaiah Naidu also praised the Swachh Bharat Mission and said there was a need to strike a balance between development and environment.
Naidu said the recent lone wolf attacks in London, Barcelona and France “reflect the need for mounting a heightened surveillance in public places to prevent recurrence of such incidents”.
The Governor “cannot interfere” in the regular functioning of the government because the Constitution mandates the Governor as a “guide and philosopher,” he said.
Incidentally, Naidu had in September hit out at dynastic politics, saying “dynasty in democracy is nasty”, days after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had in the US talked about the phenomenon being present in the Indian system.
The Rajya Sabha secretariat had served Yadav and Anwar notices last month to respond to Singh’s allegations against them. It had also forwarded copies of the petition to them for reference.
Those who do this are causing immense harm to humanity,” he said while inaugurating the two-day ‘International Conference on Yoga for Wellness’ here.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu called for linking of road networks and ports in the country for comprehensive development.
Freedom has “limitations”, Venkaiah Naidu said, but pointed out, “as per our Constitution, everyone is free to speak and put forth their point of view but one must not forget following the regulations”.
“Isn’t it good that the money has returned to banks… instead of being found in the bedroom, bathroom, under the pillow, the money reached banks. It is a matter of happiness,” Naidu said.
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, however, steered clear from taking any names. “Not speaking about a party or person,” he added.