Indians duty-bound to celebrate freedom fighters’ lives: VP Naidu

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates the exhibition on prominent Telugu freedom fighters at the 12th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in Hyderabad on April 1, 2022. (Photo/Twitter-@VPSecretariat)

Hyderabad: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on April 1, 2022, said that as proud Indians, we are duty-bound to celebrate the lives of the freedom fighters who made innumerable sacrifices to free the nation from the clutches of oppressive British rule.

He called upon the people to revisit the lives of these great leaders and make youth aware of their inspirational stories.

He was addressing the gathering during the inauguration of 12th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav that was organized by the Ministry of Culture in Hyderabad here.

The Vice President highlighted the ‘twin purpose’ of this Mahotsav- one is to remember the sacrifices of freedom fighters, and the second is to promote and preserve rich Indian cultural heritage and art forms.

He said that Indian civilization always sought the well-being of all in tune with the spirit of ‘Sarvejana Sukhino Bhavantu’ and ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

Referring to the diversity and richness of cultural art forms in India, he commended the Ministry of Culture for celebrating this diversity through Sanskrit Mahotsav.

Observing that our rich and diverse languages are an inalienable part of our glorious cultural heritage, VP Naidu emphasised the need to promote the use of Indian languages in every walk of life.

Around 550 folk artists from 35 folk groups and around 150 artisans from Zonal Cultural Centres will participate in this Mahotsav. Apart from this, an equal member of local artists and artisans hailing from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will also be part of this mega cultural event.

The Vice President also inaugurated an exhibition on prominent Telugu freedom fighters set up by the Ministry of Culture and Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB) Hyderabad.

He also made a brief visit to other stalls showcasing culture from different parts of the country and also inaugurated a ‘Startup Zone’ that seeks to support early stage start-ups.

Governor of Haryana Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region G. Kishan Reddy, and other dignitaries participated in the event. (Press Release)


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