Acharya address discussion on indigenous culture in NE

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Dimapur, March 21: Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya has stated that no force can stop India from becoming the greatest nation in the world if the citizens put the principles of democracy, secularism and unity in diversity into practice.
Addressing a one-day intellectual discussion on ‘Indigenous Culture in North East India’ at Jubilee Hall, RIMS, Imphal on March 17 as the chief guest, the Governor called upon the people of North East to promote the principles so as to make India a peaceful, powerful and vibrant country.
He stated that unity in diversity, which was the peculiarity of India, prevails only because of the existence of the principles of secularism and democracy.
Observing that people in the country need to change their mindset and acknowledge the richness of the North East and the contributions made by its people towards the country, he maintained that equal treatment to all citizens was necessary.
Stressing on respecting and promoting one’s own culture, tradition and values, the Governor appealed all to preserve and promote the values inherited from their ancestors. Acharya also opined that people should continue to safeguard and promote ones rich culture, tradition and language. They are our identity and describe who we are, he added.
MAHUD Minister Th Shyamkumar who attended the programme as guest of honour maintained that there will be peace only when the different communities respect one’ culture and tradition and understand each other.
Taking part in the programme as special guest, RIMS Director A Santa Singh emphasised the need for knowing one’s own history and values.
The one-day intellectual discussion on ‘Indigenous Culture in North East India was organised by Indian National Fellowship Centre, Manipur Chapter.
(Page News Service)