Path to greatness should not be divided on basis of religion: L-G

Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna on Thursday called for a greater sense of unity among the youth in their path towards attainment of success.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: February 19, 2010 1:03:30 am

Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna on Thursday called for a greater sense of unity among the youth in their path towards attainment of success. He was delivering the Dr K R Narayanan Annual Memorial Lecture on “Seeking Success – Some Basic Conditions” at the Jamia Millia Islamia.

Khanna said it was not right to differentiate between those who use different ways to unite with the one God. Quoting from Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s The Hindu View of Life,he said men should be united in quest and not in creed.

The lecture was organised by the Dr K R Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minority Studies. It was also attended by University Grants Commission Chairman Sukhadeo Thorat and Jamia Vice-Chancellor Najeeb Jung.

“You must not get trapped in your narrow identity,” Khanna said. The youth should develop their knowledge and skill capacities,he went on to say. He added that a better understanding of oneself will lead to the development of other competencies.

“The whole world is a mirror trying to tell you what you are and what you are not,” he said,encouraging students to take up different challenges.

Khanna also advised students to make sure that they maintain a strong family bond as a “strong emotional anchorage at home” is vital for an individual to stay successful. Concluding his speech,Khanna gave the example of K R Narayanan,who rose above his problems to greatness. “None is lesser in India because of his or her religion… It is small minds that tend to divide; large minds opt for unification,” he said.

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