Keep country above creed, says RS Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu addressed the Joint Session of the Parliament on the 70th anniversary of the adoption of Constitution of India. (RSTV Grab)

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu addressed the Joint Session of the Parliament on the 70th anniversary of the adoption of Constitution of India. (RSTV Grab)

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday stressed on the need to keep the country above creed and quoted BR Ambedkar to say if the contrary is done, then the country’s independence will be put in jeopardy.

 

He also said lawmakers should resolve to spread awareness among citizens about their Fundamental Duties.  

He said that the Constitution is not a static sculpture cast in stone but a living document, a document that was shaped by some of India’s finest minds and sensitive hearts.

In his address, he highlighted that the amendment of the constitution for 103 times showed how actively the lawmakers ensured that its relevance is not diminished in a country that is transforming itself very rapidly.

Chairman Naidu observed that Nation building can’t be the responsibility of governments alone. Citizens have to play an equally important role.

He made these remarks while addressing a joint sitting of Parliament to mark the Constitution Day.