India’s unity in diversity reflected in Parliament: Atwal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Oct 09, 2014 21:53 IST

Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal addressed the 60th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference at Cameroon, highlighting Swami Vivekanand’s pioneering role in promoting international peace, unity and integrity, on Thursday.

“The Indian Parliament is a grand synthesis of cultures, religions and languages of the people belonging to different castes and communities and there could be no better example of promoting mutual harmony and understanding than India which is the world’s largest democracy,” Atwal stated in his address.

He claimed Swami Vivekananda had set an example of international understanding and brotherhood for the world, when he elaborated on the teachings of Bible in the World Parliament on Religions at Chicago in 1893, while he himself was a Hindu preacher.

On the role of the youth in sustainable development, Atwal urged his global colleagues to lay more emphasis on the inclusion of value-based education in the curriculum and utilising their potential.

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