Bengaluru, Jan 18 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday slammed the previous governments for their wrong interpretation of secularism, which prevented them from honouring the best things of the country. Speaking at an event organised by Vedanta Bharati here, he called Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the 'flag bearer' of the Indian culture and tradition.
'Prime Minister Narendra Modi is touring across the globe, as he carries forward the Indian culture and tradition,' he added. To buttress his point, the BJP National President said Mr Modi took a holy dip in river Ganga and attended the Ganga Arati in Varanasi, before taking oath as the Prime Minister. It was for the first time that Mr Modi sent red sander to Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal, to perform special prayers, on behalf of the government of India.
The Union Minister also slammed the previous governments for their wrong interpretation of secularism, preventing them from honouring the best things of the country. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said the Karnataka government has given its nod to teach 'Vivekadeepini' slokas, authored by Adi Shankaracharya, in schools across the state. At an event called 'Vivekadeepini Mahasamarpane,' organised by Vedanta Bharati, Yediyurappa said, "It has been noticed that Vivekadeepini, which evolves the mind and illumines a person, has a great effect on students. Parents and teachers have found a positive change among children, who were inspired by Vivekadeepini."
Likening Amit Shah to the first Union Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, he said, "After Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, if we have seen a Union Home Minister, it is Amit Shah, who has successfully resolved many burning issues of the country, within a few months. Shah succeeded in finding a permanent solution to Kashmir issue." (UNI)