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Language embodies culture, values, morals and traditional knowledge: Vice President All State Governments should make their respective mother tongues as a compulsory subject to teach in their Schools

Newdelhi:15/7/18:The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that language embodies the culture, values, morals and traditional knowledge. He was addressing the gathering at the Founder’s Day Celebrations of Andhra Education Society and also at the Virtual-Inauguration of New School Building at Andhra Education Society School of R.K. Puram, here today. The Mayor of South Delhi, Shri Narendra Chawla and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President said that we are the inheritors of great culture and heritage and respecting elders and teachers; empathy for all living creatures and reverence for nature is in the DNA of every Indian. Stressing importance of the language, the Vice President said that one can learn as many languages as one can, but never neglect their mother tongue. That is why preservation of language is essential to conserve the broader cultural aspects of a civilization, he added.

The Vice President said that culture of a region represents its civilization, ethos, wisdom, morals, customs and social norms. Mutual understanding and respect for each other’s culture and learning the other Indian languages will strengthen the unity and integrity of India, he added.

The Vice President appealed for all State Governments to make their respective mother tongues as a compulsory subject to teach in their Schools.

Hailing the achievements of the Dr. Durga Bhai Deshmukh in pioneering women education, the Vice President said that recollecting the memories of great souls will inspire the younger generation to work for the development of the country. He further said that she was an inspiration for every one as a freedom fighter, lawyer, social worker, educationist and politician. It is a great tribute for her to celebrate her Birth Anniversary as the Founder’s Day of Andhra Education Society, he added.

The Vice President said that Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh was instrumental in setting up of many hospitals, colleges, nursing homes and vocational centers for women. She recognized the importance of education for women to overcome many problems, he added.

The Vice President said that she was a member of the Constituent Assembly, a member of Planning Commission, a founding president of the Central Social Welfare Board, and her contribution to the Delhi Blind Relief Association is always remembered.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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