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Religious tolerance must be preserved in India: General Rawat

ANI  |  Ludhiana (Punjab) [India] 

Bipin on Saturday said that religious tolerance must be retained and preserved in the country.

Addressing a gathering during a function held at Sat Paul Mittal School here, said, "We have a very strong cultural heritage and legacy which we must honor and respect. But we are gradually adopting Westernise culture. The citizens must not forget that has a rich cultural heritage of its own and it should be retained at every cost. Humanity, religious tolerance, sympathy, compassion for elders, care - are a part of our rich Indian culture. Religious tolerance must be retained and preserved."

The also called upon the youth to come forward to become an integral part of the Indian and help armed forces to serve the nation.

"Doors of are always open for children of this country but then no decision should be forced. One should explore and identify their capabilities...just appreciate what you are good at. The aim should not be just to get a government job and survival thereafter.." the Army said.

He added that collective efforts are required for making a number one country.

During the function, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the and the under which 100 annual scholarships would be provided to the wards of those soldiers who laid down their lives in the service of the country.

also stressed that is progressing in every field at a fast pace. "Our country is facing several challenges but all these can be overcome if we are together. There are people from different castes, religions and languages in this country but we are one nation and that is what India is all about," he added.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 21:35 IST