Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu at today called upon people to take a pledge to place the welfare of the citizens at the centre of governance and strive to uplift the poor and downtrodden sections of society.
He said that improving the delivery mechanism at the grass-root level & ensuring that the benefits of all schemes reach the most deserving were important aspects of good governance.
Speaking after paying floral tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary, Vice President said that one must reiterate his or her commitment to accountability and transparency in all aspects of administration and strive to uplift the poor and downtrodden sections of society.
Describing him as statesmen and a charismatic leader, the Vice President lauded the invaluable contribution made by the Former Prime Minister.
“His inspirational speeches, peppered with wit and poetry helped him connect with millions of Indians across class and caste divides. As Prime Minister, he won accolades for reducing the role of government in running businesses and for pioneering a connectivity revolution in India, ” he said
The Vice President witnessed the poetry recital performance by Sharat Chandra during the event “Padya Vaibhavam” at Swarna Bharat Trust.
He said that the best way to preserve or promote any language was to use it extensively in everyday life. He stressed the need to protect and preserve Indian languages and said the language was the lifeline of culture and heritage.
Describing “Padyam” as an invaluable asset inherited by Telugu People, the Vice President said that legendary poets like Nannaya, Potana, and others have taught life lessons, values and ethics through their writings.
One must know about “Padyam” and the tradition of Telugu Poetry for better understanding of Telugu literature and heritage.
Stating that the tradition of the recital of poems Date back to thousands of years, the Vice President said that the speciality of Telugu poems lies in their ability to reach literary geniuses and masses at the same time.
Calling for a special emphasis on promotion of the rich and unique tradition of Padyams, Vice President Naidu said that efforts must be made to take it to youth and children of the present generation and encourage them to speak in mother tongue at home.
The Vice President wanted the youth to learn as many languages as possible without ignoring their native language.
During the event, the Vice President also inaugurated a medical camp organised by Capital Hospitals at Swarna Bharat Trust.