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Politics in India at uncertain, divided stage: Himachal Governor

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 March 2018, 13:23 IST
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Indian Politics is not in a good condition and is currently based on an uncertainty of ideas, pointed out Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat.

He said this was because religion was being interpreted wrongly to the extent that it is creating divisions between and among citizens.

Participating in the valedictory ceremony of the Amity Youth Fest 2018, Acharya Dev Vrat appealed to students to value India's rich culture and history.

Commenting on the challenges being faced by Indian society today, he said these have been created by educated people and not the uneducated or the poor ones.

He said, "True religion advises us to treat people in a way we want to be treated by others."

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah pointed out, "Each election has divided us and not united us. There is so much noise and argument over every issue in Parliament. Issues need to be resolved with dialogue and not argument."

"God does not feel threatened, it's the people asking for votes who feel threatened and tend to divide the people of the nation in the name of religion," he added.

Students, he said, need to create a nation where every religion is respected which will lead to peace.

"Work hard and nurture the feelings of brotherhood and affection within every person to make the nation great again. The need of the hour is take along the countries which are below us and help them to grow and prosper with us," he added.

Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President- Amity Education Group, said, "Students should imbibe the advices of the dignitaries for a successful career."

The event saw the participation of more than 210 students from 60 universities and institutions, including Ramjas College, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Symbiosis Law College, Jesus and Mary College, Banaras Hindu University; Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Kirorimal College, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, St. Mary's Convent Allahabad and NBT Law College Nashik amongst others, to deliberate upon current issues.

The mock parliament had six committees wherein students posed as politicians and bureaucrats delved upon various national issues, including joint session of parliament, Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017; All India Political Parties Meet-Deliberation on the 79th Standing Committee report on the feasibility of holding a simultaneous election to the House of People (Lok Sabha) and State Legislative Assemblies (Vidhan Sabha); All India Stakeholders Meet - Deliberation over the right to free speech in censored democracy and measures towards media accountability; National Security Council- Futuristic Security Concerns of India; Law Commission- Deliberation on Section 498A and section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and Hindustan Press- Reporter, photography, Caricaturist.


First published: 10 March 2018, 13:23 IST