“There are certain roles, responsibilities and duties we have to fulfil as citizens of the country. If you violate the law, it will be a sin against the country. I urge the youth to involve them in building the nation and believe in bringing a positive change in society,” he said.
Justice Kurien was delivering a talk on “Constitutional Rights and Duties Youth Responsibility” at a programme held on the concluding day of the 10th national youth convention, organised by Indian Catholic youth Movement.
He said, there has been discrimination on caste, creed and religion which needs to be eradicated as this nation comprises cultures and languages which change from place to place.
“This country has given birth to myriad religions which we need to be proud of. It is a constitutional right to follow and propagate one’s religion, and it is the right of every citizen. Be a true Christian and love the nation and be a part of the nation-building,” Justice Joseph added.
On the occasion, a peace rally was flagged-off by Archbishop of Bengaluru Dr Bernard Moras. Bishop of Ballari diocese Dr Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, chief whip of Karnataka Legislative Council Ivan D’Souza, J R Lobo MLA, Rajya Sabha MP Oscar Fernandes and others were present.
The convention which began on January 18 at St Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor, saw participation from thousands of youngsters from all over the country.