Religious tolerance is integral part of Indian culture, says army chief
LUDHIANA: Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said India has a rich cultural heritage and it should be retained at every cost.
He said religious tolerance was an integral part of the Indian culture.
The army chief was addressing a gathering of students of various institutions at a school in Ludhiana on Saturday.
“We have a great cultural heritage and legacy to be proud of, but westernisation is gradually taking over,” the army chief said.“humanity, religious tolerance, compassion and care for elders are part of our rich Indian culture,” he added.
The army chief said Indian youth should consider joining army and help armed forces in protecting the country.
He also asked students to discover their ability and not to be afraid of failure.
The army chief recited a poem of his school days to encourage the children.
Indian Army and Nehru Sidhant Kendra Trust signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which, at least 100 children of the deceased soldiers would be given financial assistance for completing their education.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Nehru Sidhant Kendra president Rakesh Bharti Mittal with the winners of debate competition at a school in Ludhiana on Saturday.