‘CAA does not discriminate Indians’: Venkaiah Naidu

Visakhapatnam: Vice-President of India M Venkaiah Naidu said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) doesn’t discriminate citizens of the country but it seeks to provide citizenship to the people who were victimized on religious basis in the neighbouring countries.

Releasing a book “A Child of Destiny – An Autobiography” authored by GITAM Deemed to be University Chancellor Prof K Ramakrishna Rao here on Saturday, Venkaiah Naidu said that Indians were discriminated and there is need to take care of them through CAA. Some vested interests have been trying to mislead people and instigating them against CAA and NRC.

He stressed the need for an integrated, value-based education system that will focus on the all-round and holistic development of an individual to effectively face the challenges of the 21st century. He pointed that there was a need to reorient education and training systems towards this.

He observed that it should give due importance to the mother-tongue and ensure proficiency in other languages that would help the youth advance in a multilingual world. “We must understand nature and culture together for a better future, which is important in everyone’s life”, he added.

Venkaiah Naidu also advised that every citizen must study every Act that has recently been approved by the Parliament for a better understanding of their gist. He expressed confidence that the Indian economy would rebound soon, saying the current slowdown was cyclical.

He hoped that the National Education Policy prepared by Dr K. Kasturirangan envisions an India-centric education system that contributes directly to transforming the nation sustainably into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society by providing high-quality education to all.

Author Prof. Ramakrishna Rao mentioned that the present-day youth must follow values in life for a better tomorrow. He narrated how inspired he was by Gandhian thoughts and the way they helped mould his career.

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