Venkaiah calls for creating cultral renaissance in country

Venkaiah calls for creating cultral renaissance in country

Hyderabad, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called for creating a cultural renaissance in the country by propagating and practicing India's time-tested traditions and customs. Speaking at the second anniversary celebrations of Swarna Bharati Trust and on the occasion of Sankranti Festival here, the Vice President said the time has come for all Indians to adopt changes in their lifestyles and return to the old traditional methods of healthy living. "We need to follow the customs and practices of our forefathers and abandon the western-oriented lifestyles ", he said. Mr Venkaiah said the traditional food habits, flavours and customs were not only time-tested but healthy too as they were tailor-made to suit the requirements of each season and region. " We need to create awareness and educate the youth for adopting healthy dietary habits and lifestyles by returning to our simple but effective ways of living. Similarly, the ancient Indian art of Yoga creates a fusion of a healthy mind and healthy body", he said.

He called upon the youth to pay renewed attention to agriculture, which is the backbone of Indian economy and said the need of the hour was to accord greater prominence to natural farming and reduce the use of chemical fertilizers. The Vice President said that agriculture sector has to be reoriented in a fundamental way to make it sustainable and remunerative. He said structural changes in agriculture were needed through policy interventions of the Centre and various State Governments. Referring to the importance of mother tongue and native languages, he said everyone should strive to protect, promote and propagate mother tongue. Observing that the traditional family system was the pride of India, he said there was a need to protect the family values. Our traditions and customs not only strengthen the social fabric, but also create a bonding among different sections, he said.

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