Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu emphasizes that there is a need to preserve, protect, propagate and nurture cultural ethos, while addressing a gathering after launching the book “Human Rights, Values and Cultural Ethos” a collection written by Dr. R.P. Dhokalia, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
He said that this can be achieved not only through education but also through media and the ideal behaviour of leaders in all walks of life, said the Vice President. VP underlined that eternal vigilance is required to safeguard human rights and restore human dignity to each and every person.
Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Dr J.S Rajput, India Representative, ENESCO Executive Board and other dignitaries were also present at the venue.
The Vice President said that citizens must be the guardians of liberty of fellow citizens. It is the duty of every citizen. Civil liberties are well protected when each of us respects others’ rights, he said.
He further stressed that the globalized world of our times needs both scientific and spiritual development. This would require recognition and respect for cultural diversity and a better appreciation of universal human rights, he added.
VP also said that the philosophy of education is to provide for the total development of citizens, including the development of the physical, intellectual, emotional, material and spiritual aspects of their personality.