Monday, November 29, 2021

Alai Balai is confluence of warmth and respect: Venkaiah Naidu

  • Bring awareness among future generations about our culture and traditions
  • Rejuvenation of culture is the responsibility of every citizen
  • Culture has the power to unite societies regardless of caste, region and community
  • Safeguarding our identity, alongside taking forward the inheritance gained from the sacrifices made by our great ancestors is everyone’s responsibility
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu participated in the Alai Balai programme held in Hyderabad
  • Lauds Bandaru Dattatreya for conducting Alai Balai, which is the token of brotherhood

Hyderabad: Vice President Sri Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu said that Alai Balai is the confluence of warmth, respect and love in India, which is the symbol of unity in diversity with various cultures and traditions. 

The Vice President participated as the chief guest in the programme held in Jalvihar, Necklace Road, organized by Haryana Governor Sri Bandaru Dattatreya. He said that it gives him a great joy to participate in programmes related to Indian culture and traditions.

The protection of our culture and values is the only reason for the survival of our originality even after thousands of foreign invasions and conspiracies and Alai Balai is one such programme to protect our culture, Naidu said. He reminded the people of Bala Gangadhar Tilak, who united people at the time of Independence movement by calling for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, and lauded Bandaru Dattatreya for continuing the same spirit and uniting people with Alai Balai programme continuously for the last 13 years, except for a break during the time when Corona virus was rampant. 

Culture has the power to unite societies regardless of caste, region and community, he said. There is no doubt that culture is the only uniting factor not only in the past, but also in present and in the future, he added.

The programmes such as Alai Balai show how to respect others and how anything can be achieved when people come together and share their ideas and views, the Vice President said. Even though there were attempts to weaken our culture at the time of Independence movement, our great ancestors protected our values without even caring for their lives and handed over the culture to us and that it is the responsibility of every citizen to safeguard it, said Naidu. Rejuvenation of culture is the responsibility of every citizen, he added.

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Viswanath Arlekar, Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Kishan Reddy, Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Janasena President Pawan Kalyan, prominent physicians Dr. Nageswar Reddy, Reddy Labs Chairman Satish Reddy, Founder of Bharat Biotech Sri Krishna Yella, Biological Evans Managing Director Mahima Datla and other participated in the programme.

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