Puducherry: India has been championing the cause of peace from time immemorial and dissemination of message of non-violence and Panchsheel (principles of peaceful co-existence) were the chief highlights of the country`s adherence to peace, love and compassion, CPI national Secretary D Raja today said.
He was speaking at a three-day national conference of the `All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation`.
He said the theme of the conference was `struggle for a better India and a better world`.
All issues should be sorted out through dialogue and negotiations and no other mode could bear a lasting solution, he added.
CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said there should be greater expenditure on food and elimination of poverty.
He stressed that AIPSO was an effective forum to play a role to ensure that foreign policy was implemented without deviation from its spirit and goals.
Inaugurating the conference, Puducherry Chief Minister N.Rangasamy said it was appropriate that the meet was held in the Union Territory known for maintaining peace and communal and religious harmony.
"...Stalwarts like Sri Aurobindo and thinkers like Subramania Bharathiar and Bharathidasan had enriched Puducherry by their contributions," he added.
More than 300 delegates from across the country participated in the deliberations.