On Sunday, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said to the Indians to return the Indian traditions of healthy eating and living by giving up “west-oriented lifestyles”. While speaking during the second-anniversary function of the Swarna Bharat Trust”s (SBT) branch in Hyderabad, he said, “We need to follow the customs and practises of our forefathers and abandon west-oriented lifestyles.” He further added that it was time Indians made changes to their lifestyle and returned to the traditional methods of healthy living.
The Vice President explained the goodness of traditional food habits. Mr. Naidu said that the traditional foods are not only time-tested but are healthy too as they were made to suit the requirements of each season and region.
He quoted that “We need to create awareness and educate the youth for adopting healthy dietary habits and lifestyle by returning to our simple but effective ways of living.”
“Share and care is the core of Indian philosophy. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the whole world is one family) ….Sarve Jana Sukhino Bhavanthu (let everyone be happy), that is (this philosophy is) the greatness of India,” he said.
“Hindu culture, Indianness are very tolerant. It wants development of all,” the vice president said.
Venkaiah Naidu showing respect towards our nation said that “All Tom, Dick and Harry came and attacked us, ruled us, ruined us, looted us and cheated us also, even smaller countries. But India never attacked any country.”
He advised the youth to pay attention to agriculture and to promote natural farming. The use of chemical fertilisers should be reduced as these harms tremendously to the human body he added.