Patriotism means respecting every caste, religion: Venkaiah Naidu

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Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said patriotism does not mean merely garlanding the portrait of Bharat Mata or chanting Vande Mataram, but respecting every caste, region and religion, and standing up for them. “There are 130 crore people who speak hundreds of languages. India is one, one nation, one people and one country; we should keep this sentiment in our minds. This diversity should be respected and kept intact.

There should be no injustice to anyone. There are Muslims, Christians, Hindus, forwards, backwards. They are all Bharatiya and children of Bharat Mata,’’ Naidu said while delivering the third convocation address of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication.

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