Describing Sanskrit as part of heritage, Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Wednesday said the language does not differentiate between Hindus, Christians or Muslims.
“Sanskrit is builder of the mind and personality of the people,” she said during the the inauguration of Sanskrit Day celebrations at Pondicherry University.
“It does not differentiate among the people as Hindus, Christians or Muslims. Every faith takes us to one goal, harmony, peace and brotherhood,” she added.
Asserting that she wanted to put Puducherry “on the right track”, she said her attention was focussed on creating a “cleaner and safer Puducherry”.
Bedi noted that the two cardinal basics of good governance were creation of cleaner and safer or orderly and regulated environ.
On the Puducherry government, she said, “The government headed by Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and his cabinet is determined to give people a good, developed and prosperous Puducherry.”
“We are working together with utmost determination that a clean and safe Puducherry would mean drawing large number of tourists, generating revenue, jobs, and ensuring fast development,” she added.
She also called upon local students to come forward and play their role in achieving the goal of prosperous Puducherry.
Bedi inaugurated the Rs 90.53 crore ‘Digital India’ Project Cell for automation of the administrative office of Pondicherry University in the first phase as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ initiative, a release said.
Former Vice-Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Samsthan, New Delhi, Professor V Kutumba Sastry and Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry University Anisa Basheer Khan were also present during the event.
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