“Education must inculcate respect for the wonderful diversities of our society. It is this diversity that has given us strength. Beneath this diversity lays the continuity and unity of our great nation” said Congress President Sonia Gandhi while addressing a function to celebrate the 105th birth day of Dr Shivakumara Swami jee at Siddaganga Mutt at Tumkur in Bangalore.
“An open participative, representative democracy is its anchor and nothing exemplifies India’s diversity better than Karnataka itself, where people belonging to different culture, believing in different faith and speaking different languages have lived and worked for peace and harmony with each other to the ages. Education must instill a great respect to our secular heritage and tradition so that we can stand up to the forces that seek to divide us whatever form they may take” said the Congress President.
Sonia Gandhi also asserted that education must lead to a deep sensitivity to social justice. “It is education that has led to the empowerment of weaker sections of our society that is so very apparent in many parts of our country especially Karnataka. Nevertheless, the sad reality is, and it still remains, that there are so many of our countrymen and women who face discrimination, who live in poverty and deprivation” said Sonia Gandhi.
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