NEW DELHI: Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, whilst liberating a e-book on past due VHP leader Ashok Singhal on Thursday, puzzled why some had an issue in chanting ‘Vande Mataram’. “If not your mother, who would you salute, Afzal Guru,” Naidu requested.
‘Vande Mataram’ way salute to the motherland.
“Vande Mataram mane maa tujhe salam. Kya samasya hai? Agar maa ko salam nahi karenge to kya Afzal Guru ko salam karenge? (Vande Mataram means salute to mother. What is the problem with it, if you don’t salute your mother, who would you salute, Afzal Guru),” the vice-president stated.
He stated when anyone says ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ it’s not best about some goddess in a photograph. “It is about all 125 crore people living in this country irrespective of their caste, colour, creed and religion. They all are Indians,” Naidu stated.
Mentioning the Supreme Court’s 1995 verdict on Hindutva which says it’s not a faith however an approach to life, he stated, “Hinduism is not a narrow concept, it is a broader cultural connotation of India.” Hinduism is the tradition and custom of India which has been handed down generations, Naidu stated.
Naidu attributed the non-violent nature of Indians to Hinduism pronouncing, “Every Tom, Dick and Harry attacked India, ruled it, ruined and looted it, but India never attacked any country because of its culture.” Our tradition educate us Vasudev Kutumbkam, that implies the sector is one circle of relatives, he stated.
Also provide on the e-book release was once RSS normal secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi. He stated Singhal labored arduous to grasp the dream of creating Ram Temple in Ayodhya. “Now he might have gone but we should not forget his goal,” he stated.
Speaking about Singhal, Naidu stated he was once one of the vital best proponents of Hinduism and sacrificed 75 years of his lifestyles for the good thing about long run generations. Despite being a scholar of science and engineering, he selected to spend time on banks of Ganga and mirrored on faith, society and tradition, he stated.