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Indians community fortunate to be the inheritors of great heritage: Naidu

M Venkaiah Naidu said that the Indian diaspora is spread in various parts of the world and have contributed to the country they live as well as to the world.

SNS | New Delhi |

Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu has said that Indian community in Guatemala is fortunate to be the inheritors of a great heritage of timeless values.

Naidu was addressing the Indian Community Reception hosted by the Ambassador of India to Guatemala, Sajeev Babu Kurup in his honour on Tuesday.

Naidu said that the Indian diaspora is spread in various parts of the world and have contributed to the country they live as well as to the world.

“Mother, mother land, mother tongue, native village and the teacher who taught us should never be forgotten. They are the nourishing roots we should constantly nurture”, said Naidu.

He further said that they may be living anywhere in the world and be in whatever occupation but they will add to the material and cultural capital of the country and the world by demonstrating, as ambassadors of our great country.

The values of Satya, Dharma, Prema, Shanthi, Ahimsa and Seva – many of they have been following these ideals which is why Indian diaspora is widely respected, he added.

Naidu said that time has come for reforms to transform for betterment of people’s life. Equal opportunity for all, reaching the unreached, banking the unbanked, funded the unfunded is the need of the hour, he added.

The Vice President wished them and their families a very happy, fulfilling lives that make them stand out as a good, caring and sharing Indian and an esteemed, enlightened global citizen. India’s message to the world has been peace, inclusion, co-existence and harmonious development of individuals and society as a whole constantly nurture, he added.

The Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Jaswantsinh Bhabhor, the Members of Parliament and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.