Yuva Bharat —2020: A national youth conference in Bengaluru
Our first concern is national security?
— Dr Subramanian Swamy?
By Rajesh Padmar in Bengaluru?
“Our national identity is Hindutva. We are Hindus irrespective of castes and we are all inter-related by DNA. The one who believes that his ancestors are Hindus is a ‘Hindu’. There are attempts to destabilise this mindset among Indians,” said former Union Minister and president of the Janata Party Dr Subramanian Swamy. He was delivering key note address in a two-day youth conclave, Yuva Bharat — 2020, in Bengaluru on February 25.
“The country needs men with courage who can face all challenges. There should not be any discrimination of Indians on the basis of skin colour or regionality. As each Indian is Inter-related at the level of DNA, we are all Indians by nationality. We should not fight among ourselves when it comes to the matter of national integrity,” Dr Swamy added. He quoted the narrow mindedness of M Karunanidhi in Tamil Nadu and Raj Thackrey in Maharashtra over their regional possessiveness by which they differentiate people from other states.
Addressing the gathering Kanchi Seer Swamy Jayendra Saraswati said, “Live for the nation. The youth population should lead a life which is committed for the society and to the nation. The life does not mean just food and sleep, it is beyond that. Each individual should have a aim in life. The body of a human is made up of different types organs performing different functions, but they are coordinated as a whole. India is also such a country with huge diversity, we have states with different cultures and lifestyles. Being diverse in many sectors we all should be united as a nation. Unity in diversity is the speciality of our country said Sri Swamiji.
“I am a Hindu by culture, Christian by religion and Indian by nationality. I am proud that we belong to a great nation. India stands first in remote sensing and second in wheat and rice production. We have all the potentiality to be a strong nation”, said PN Benjamin, Director of Bengaluru Initiative for Religious Dialogues (BIRD).
Stressing the need of national security in his speech at the inaugural session of Yuva Bharat—2020.” RSS National Executive Member Indresh Kumar said “There is no compromise on our national security. India having a great diversity also has burning challenges. We need to make a strong and stable nation keeping national security as one of the top priority. A united effort is needed in this regard.”
Lt General Shekatkar National President of FINS, Lt Gen VM Patil National Vice-President of FINS, Vijay Gore, President of FINS Karnataka, Justice Rama Jois, Dr Nagendra of Vyasa University were present on the dais. Nearly 1,200 delegates from almost all states of India participated in this two day youth conclave. The event was organised by FINS, Forum for Integrated National Security.