Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that people in the country, particularly the younger generation to be fully acquainted with the roots of Indian culture, ethos, and history.
Vice President was speaking at a gathering after releasing a documentary film ‘Kumbh’ based on Kumbh Mela produced by India Inspires Foundation in association with the Indus University.
‘Knowledge, understanding, and history about the country to most people were known through the perspective of foreign writers,’ he said.
Naidu further said that Kumbh Mela illustrates that India is the spiritual capital of the world and it is an event where great spiritual integration of people takes place.
“Unfortunately, over the past many years the projection of Kumbh Mela was not positive and accurate, he pointed. There was a great need for comprehensive information from an authenticated Indian viewpoint about the origin, history, significance of the Kumbh Mela,” said VP.
Describing Kumbh Mela as a glowing symbol of India’s rich spiritual heritage, the Vice President said that it is the world’s biggest gathering of pilgrims at any one event.
“Millions from across India and abroad gather to purify themselves of their past sins and seek salvation, it is believed that a dip in the holy waters cleanses the mind and body of the past sins and paves the way for Moksha,” Naidu said.
Vice President complimented the makers of the Kumbh Mela documentary and said there was a need to go back to Indian roots, culture, heritage, and values for the harmonious living of the people.
He further said that the film showcases the origin of Kumbh Mela and how it became a torch-bearer of Sanatana Dharma. It seeks to provide an understanding of the tradition of saints and sages of India, among others.