Eternal vigilance is required to safeguard human rights and restore human dignity: Vice President

The Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu has said that eternal vigilance is required to safeguard human rights and restore human dignity to each and every person.

He was addressing the gathering after releasing the book “Human Rights, Values and Cultural Ethos” a collection written by Dr. R.P. Dhokalia, a collection of essays and lectures by Dr. R.P. Dhokalia, in New Delhi, today. Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Dr J.S Rajput, India Representative, ENESCO Executive Board and other dignitaries were present at the venue.

We need to preserve, protect, propagate and nurture cultural ethos. This can be achieved not only through education but also through media and the ideal behavior of leaders in all walks of life, said the Vice President.

The Vice President said that citizens must be the guardians of liberty of fellow citizens. It is the duty of every citizen. Civil liberties are well protected when each of us respects others’ rights, he said.

The Vice President said that the globalized world of our times needs both scientific and spiritual development. This would require recognition and respect for cultural diversity and a better appreciation of universal human rights, he added.

The Vice President said that the philosophy of education is to provide for the total development of citizens, including the development of the physical, intellectual, emotional, material and spiritual aspects of their personality.

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