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Indians should give up west-oriented lifestyles: Naidu

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

M Venkaiah Sunday called for return to the Indian traditions of healthy eating and living by giving up "west-oriented lifestyles".

He was speaking during the second anniversary function of the Swarna Bharat Trust's (SBT) branch here.

It was time Indians made changes to their lifestyle and returned to the traditional methods of healthy living, he said.

"We need to follow the customs and practises of our forefathers and abandon west-oriented lifestyles," he said.

Traditional and customs are not only time-tested but are healthy too as they were tailor-made to suit the requirements of each season and region, said the

"We need to create awareness and educate the youth for adopting healthy dietary habits and lifestyle by returning to our simple but effective ways of living," he said.

"Share and care is the core of Indian philosophy. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the whole world is one family) ....Sarve (let everyone be happy), that is (this philosophy is) the greatness of India," he said.

"All Tom, Dick and Harry came and attacked us, ruled us, ruined us, looted us and cheated us also, even smaller countries. But never attacked any country," said.

"Hindu culture, Indianness are is very tolerant. It wants development of all," the said.

also called on the youth to pay renewed attention to agriculture, and added that natural farming with reduced use of should be promoted.

He reiterated that regional languages should be protected.

There is a need to protect family values, the vice president said, adding, "Our traditions and customs not only strengthen the social fabric, but also create a bonding among different sections of society."

Ravi Shankar Prasad, also present on the occasion, praised the here as a world-class institution.

The trust, run by Naidu's daughter Deepa V, offers skill-training courses at its

Prasad recalled that Naidu promoted rural road connectivity and empowerment of gram panchayats when he was

Telangana High Court's was also present at the event.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 18:55 IST
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