Vice President M. Hamid Ansari today said that educating the youth about the value of India's pluralistic heritage is the best way to ensure that our heritage is preserved.
While addressing an event to mark the celebration of World Heritage Day, Vice President said ''Few people celebrate diversity and plurality the way India does and despite this diversity, people in India have lived in harmony for centuries and will continue to do so."
"Indian culture is distinguished from others in respect of its continuity and heterogeneity, its accommodating ethos and its composite, plural character," he added.
He further said that India has played host to cultural streams from different parts of the world.
In the course of time they were assimilated and adapted to life in India he added.
He continued by saying that there may be reason to believe that the current tide of globalization would not submerge the Indian cultural identity but would add an Indian dimension to a globalizing culture.
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