Hyderabad: Hailing the unity of the
country despite all its diversities, Vice-President M Hamid Ansari on Friday said the open-mindedness and cohesion would
promote social cooperation among people.
"What is unique about us is that we celebrate our
diversity. According to one official authoritative survey,
there are something like 4,693 communities in India. Each
community has a distinctive identity but nobody says that
every individual community should not have an identity.
"The greatness of our land, our system is we accept
that identity and we can still stand as one and say we are
Indians. This requires not only a cultural moulding of the
mind but also of a commitment. The commitment is to each
other," he said.
Ansari was speaking after inaugurating the golden
jubilee celebrations of the `Kshatriya Seva Samiti- AP` here.
"If we remain committed to each other, if we accept
each other`s diversity, if we accept to be open-minded,
committing ourselves to cohesion and cooperation, then there
is no question to doubt that in the next 50 years and beyond
that, social cooperation in the form of this meeting or any
other social service organisation will flourish in India."
He said though justice has been delivered in the last
60 years, efforts need to be continued in the direction of
ensuring equality and justice to all sections of the society.
Appreciating the service rendered by the Samiti during
the last 50 years in various areas like education, Ansari said
others need to be inspired by them.
Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan also lauded
the organisation for its contribution towards society.
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy hailed the
enterprising and helping nature of the Kshatriya community.
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, who is
associated with the Samiti, said community-based groups can
take up social causes for the uplift of the deprived.