Hyderabad: Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Share and Care has been the core of our philosophy.
He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple renovated by Hare Krishna Foundation here on Sunday. Minister for Housing, Law and Endowments A. Indra Karan Reddy and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
The Vice President said that temples have been the centres of India’s cultural ethos and they have been centres of music, dance and spiritual upliftment of the masses.
They have spread awareness of religious and spiritual thoughts through traditions like Harikatha and Purana Pravchana, he added.
Venkaiah Naidu said that temples have had a central place in India’s cultural life and we revere every action that serves humanity. He further said that there is a sanctity attached to many of our daily activities which is why we have words like “Vidyalaya”, “Chikitsalaya”, “Bhojanalaya” and even “Shauchalaya”.
We see divinity everywhere because we believe that all living and non-living beings are manifestations of the same divine principle and energy, he added.
The Vice President said that Krishna symbolizes the eternal values of love, compassion, empathy and righteous behaviour. He further said that if we can bring about the Krishna consciousness in society, we can usher in a huge transformation in the lives of people.
We can foster peace, prosperity, fraternity and bring Vaikuntha or anxiety free environment in each and every family, he added. (INN)