Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu urged parents and teachers to give importance to teaching children about India’s heritage, culture, and traditions. He also wanted schools to inculcate the spirit of volunteerism among children by encouraging them to take part in voluntary activities such as NSS, NCC and Scouts, and Guides, etc. He was interacting with children who represented India at Brave Kids Festival 2019 in Poland and Ukraine, at his residence.
Six young cultural enthusiasts from Nanhi Dunya organization in Dehradun namely – Khushi, Saniya, Anchal, Manish, Saksham, Rahul and their instructor Ashu Satvika Goyal, Group leader Harshit and representatives of Nanhi Dunya were present.
Addressing the children, Naidu said, “You are the future of this nation. It is important for you to inculcate Indian values, understand the great heritage, culture and traditions of our country. You must also learn to treat fellow human beings with respect. Embrace all the opportunities that come your way and become constant learners. Learning is a continuous process.”
He added: “Yoga and encourage them to take part in voluntary activities such as NSS, NCC and Scouts and Guides, etc. There is a need to make sports a compulsory part of education, especially in Primary and Upper Primary levels as it helps them to learn about team spirit and sportsmanship. “