Nations that sponsor terrorism must be isolated: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called on the world community to come together to isolate the nations that sponsor terrorism and impose sanctions on them.

Expressing his concern over the growing scourge of terrorism, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu called on the United Nations to complete the deliberations and adopt India’s long-pending “Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism” proposal.

Noting that no country is immune to the scourge of terrorism, he declares that the era of platitudes is over and that it is time to take concrete action.

“There is also a need to reform the UN and create a more inclusive and equitable world order,” he added.

Virtually addressing the rally at an event organized to present the 2020 Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award of Excellence to Sudha Murty, President of the Infosys Foundation for her philanthropic work by the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Naidu highlighted the necessity for all nations, especially those in South Asia, to come together to promote peace, eradicate poverty, improve the socio-economic conditions of the masses and eliminate the threat of terrorism.

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The Vice President, while paying rich tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, said he was a great son of India who rose from a humble beginning to the preeminent position of Prime Minister of India and yet it has always maintained simplicity, humility. and humanitarian perspectives.

“He demonstrated the dignity of a statesman, irreproachable integrity and served the nation without ever compromising high moral values,” he added.

Highlighting one of the important aspects of Lal Bahadur Shastri’s personality, the Vice President said he has the remarkable ability to communicate effectively and negotiate skillfully.

“One of the secrets to his extraordinary success as a negotiator was his ability to see the other man’s point of view. He was always ready to take into account the feelings of another person as much as possible,” he said. added.

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Naidu said it was thanks to the former prime minister’s push for the Green Revolution and the White Revolution that farmers were able to ensure food security and India became the world’s largest producer of milk. .

Congratulating frontline warriors from various fields, the vice president said, “Despite the restrictions during the lockdown, our farmers acted as frontline warriors and took the opportunity to produce enough food grains. worrying about the risk to their lives, doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, security forces, sanitation workers and media personnel have also worked with dedication in these times of testing. My compliments to all! “

The vice president said as the center and various state governments took a series of measures to help people, it was time for all Indians to reach out to those hit hard by the pandemic.

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Well-known philanthropist and prolific writer, Sudha Murty received the 21st National Lal Bahadur Shastri Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Work.

Naidu congratulated her and the Insofys Foundation for the immense support they provide to disadvantaged neighborhoods through various projects in the fields of health, education, public hygiene and rural development, among others. .

Conveying her appreciation to Sudha Murty, the Vice President said: “Sudha Murty deserves all the accolades, honors and awards that have come to her as she is the driving force behind the Infosys Foundation. She inspires people with her exemplary service. “

Describing her as a role model, he asked women to read and follow his life and teachings.

On this occasion, Shri Naidu also called on governments to integrate the life and teachings of great personalities such as Lal Bahadur Shastri into the school curriculum.

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