A seminar on the journey of Modern India : Pluralism, Secularism,Democracy was organised by Rajiv Gandhi Study Circle Chandigarh at Panjab University Tuesday.
The inaugural session of the seminar was presided over by former MP Pawan Kumar Bansal. Twelve papers were presented on different aspects of Pluralism, Secularism and Democracy in the seminar.
Purushottam Aggarwal former chairman of School of Language, JNU Delhi and former member of UPSC addressed the delegation from Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.
Speaking on the topic Aggarwal said, “Indian Ethos and culture is based on Pluralism, multi-culturalism and respect for each other was a basic idea behind formation of India. Students of today don’t read history and common traits which have always held our society together. Congress political class is responsible for not rising to the occassion to call the bluff of those forces who are trying to tear apart our old-age traditions.”
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