New Delhi, Aug 9 : Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the twin objectives of people should be to get rid of various social evils like corruption and caste discrimination and to fulfill their social responsibilities towards building a New India. Speaking briefly after planting a sapling in the premises of Parliament, here, the Vice-President paid tributes to the heroes of the freedom struggle on the occasion of Quit India Movement Day.
He said the need of the hour was to quit and get rid of social evils including poverty and inequalities. Besides taking up tree plantation, Mr Naidu called upon people to promote rainwater harvesting and water conservation in a big way and make them people's movements on the lines of Swachh Bharat.
“Reduce, Reuse and Recycle should be the mantra for conserving water,” he added. “Everyone must love and live with nature. Protect Nature and Preserve Culture for a Better Future,” he added. Rajya Sabha Secretary General Desh Deepak Verma and other senior officials were present on the occasion. UNI