The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has said that today’s younger generations must understand the rich and vibrant cultural heritage of the country. Addressing a gathering after participating in Sankranti celebrations at Akshra Vidyalaya near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh today, he called upon everyone to contribute for the development of the country.
The Vice President said that Makar Sankranti is a celebration about our association with Nature. It is the time to remember our ancestors and elders who have sacrificed on many things to give better life to next generations. It is the time to leave bad and embrace good, he said.
The Vice President further said that every festival in our country has significance and it teaches many lessons to lead a disciplined and responsible life by helping others. Festivals like teach us the importance of nature, animals, birds and it recognizes their contribution in making our lives better, he said.