‘The need of the hour for people is to stay united, shun violence and work towards equality in all aspects to enable India’s progress,” said Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu while inaugurating an exhibition “New India — resolve to achieve” on Sunday at Anna University in Chennai.
The exhibition is being organised to mark the platinum jubilee of the Quit India Movement.
“We must all resolve to fight these evils and work towards the country’s progress,” said Naidu.
He further added, “Seven decades after the country achieved independence, issues like poverty, illiteracy, gender inequality and caste discrimination were still prevalent.”
He asked the people to resolve to eliminate casteism, communalism, corruption, gender bias, illiteracy and poverty from the society.
The vice president also urged the political leadership at the central and state levels to work to fight these evils.
“We have to stand united against it. There is no place for violence in a democratic system. People are losers if violence takes place,” added Naidu.
He also asked the people to stand against any form of terrorist.
The vice president also termed the recent verdict of triple talaq as historic and said, “It was imperative to preserve the freedom won after long struggle.”
Earlier in the day Tamil Nadu governor presented a copy of the Telugu version of “Tirukkural” (Tamil treatise)” to Naidu.