Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called the people to show selfless dedication and missionary zeal to build a New India similar to what Mahatma Gandhi showed to the nation and also a Ramrajya as dreamt by the Father of the Nation.
In his address at the Anna University here to mark the 75 years of Quit India movement after inaugurating an exhibition ‘New India-Resolve to Make’, Naidu, recalling Gandhi’s speech in 1942 when he called the British to ‘Quit India’, said: “Now the time has come for every Indian to display a similar sense of selfless dedication and missionary zeal to build a New India in the next five years.”
The function was organised by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
Naidu also added that the New India to be built should be free of corruption, casteism, communalism, terrorism, illiteracy, black money, gender discrimination and atrocities against the meek and the weak.
He also rued that 70 years after the nation’s Independence, the people are still fighting the demons of poverty, corruption, illiteracy, fundamentalism and others.
Pointing out the demographic profile of the country, Naidu said majority of are young today and their energies to be harnessed in a most productive way.
He also called for steps to make agriculture profitable, climate resilient and sustainable.
The Vice President also said terrorism is an enemy of humanity and the country has to stand united.
Earlier Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao, and Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam received Naidu at the airport.
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