During his visit, Naidu held detailed discussions on a range of bilateral and multilateral issues with President Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and Speaker of the National Assembly of Serbia Maja Gojkovic, besides addressing a business forum.
Naidu said that India could spread its spiritual teachings across the globe. Even though we have so much strength, we never attacked anyone in history,” said Naidu.
The vice president also expressed anguish over the politicisation of incidents of lynching, saying such cases should not be linked with political parties.
The government has made a few changes in the eligibility criteria and other rules for the awards from this year, for instance, making it online and allowing teachers to self-nominate and directly apply for the award
M Venkaiah Naidu talks about his vision in the chapter ‘Retired from politics but not from public life’. Naidu was sworn in as Vice-President on August 11 last year
The Vice-President said that India lived by the principal of Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam (the world is one family) and that is why “every Tom, Dick and Harry has invaded us”.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday that doctors must interact with patients and their families with compassion and noted that medical facilities and healthcare must be affordable for common man.
A book on Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu’s first year in office was slated to be released this week.
Addressing the gathering, the Vice President said that the “energy, calibre, capacity, confidence and character” of country’s youth will develop the country more strongly.
Releasing an analysis of his engagements for the year, the Vice-President’s Secretariat said that 60 per cent of the total 313 major outdoor events were related to students and youth, farmers, science and research and culture.
“Innovative, futuristic universities will be the drivers of this huge transformation” and “education will be the key driver of India’s transformation to prosperity”, Venkaiah Naidu said
The Opposition, sources said, has at least 116 votes, including two of YSR Congress. With one seat vacant, the strength of Rajya Sabha is 244 and the winning candidate requires 123 votes.
The election is seen as a key test for the Congress as it looks to retain the position. Meanwhile, the NDA, which is in minority in the upper house, is keen to have a candidate of its choice for the position.
Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a two-day orientation programme for the new members of the Rajya Sabha here and spoke with them on different aspects of the functioning of Parliament for about an hour.
The latest flashpoint is the case of Naidu allowing BJP Rajya Sabha MP and party president Amit Shah to speak on two consecutive days on the issue of National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam.