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.
"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 Jana Sukhino Bhavanthu (let everyone be happy), that is (this philosophy is) the greatness of India," he said.
"Hindu culture, Indianness are is very tolerant. It wants development of all," the vice president said.
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."
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, also present on the occasion, praised the SBT campus here as a world-class institution.
The trust, run by Naidu's daughter Deepa V, offers skill-training courses at its Hyderabad campus.
Prasad recalled that Naidu promoted rural road connectivity and empowerment of gram panchayats when he was rural development minister.
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