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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu shared five “Guru Mantras” with the students

Bhubaneswar:1/04/19: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu urged students in the state to address their mothers as “Maa” instead of “Mummy” in order to promote their mother tongue.

He began his speech in Odia, wishing the people on Utkal Diwas. He was delivering the the 10th foundation lecture at SAI International School in Bhubaneswar on Monday where  he shared five “Guru Mantras” with the students.

“Mother tongue is like eyesight and other languages are just spectacles. If you don’t have eyesight, you cannot improve even if you wear Ray-Ban glasses. Learn as many languages as you can. But never forget your mother tongue,” Naidu told the students.

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He then listed the five Guru Mantras: Never neglect your parents; Never forget your native place; Promote, propagate and speak in your mother tongue only at home; Remember your motherland irrespective of caste, creed and religion; Always remember your Guru, as no Google can replace a Guru.

He also emphasised on the need for education on the country’s culture and tradition.

About Ashok Palit

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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