BASTI MAHOTSAVA REPRESENTS THE DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL MOSAIC OF INDIA: LOK SABHA SPEAKER
INDIA COULD SUCCESSFULLY FIGHT THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES OF COVID-19 BECAUSE OF THE COLLECTIVE EFFORTS OF THE 130 CRORE PEOPLE: LOK SABHA SPEAKER
OUR DEMOCRACY HAS A LONG HERITAGE OF ITS OWN AND IT SHOULD NOT BE MISTAKEN AS POST-INDEPENDENCE PRODUCT: SHRI OM BIRLA
EVERY CITIZEN SHOULD MAKE IT A HABIT THAT WHATEVER THEY DO MUST CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS NATION-BUILDING AND TO MAKE OUR DEMOCRACY STRONGER AND MORE ACCOUNTABLE: LOK SABHA SPEAKER
New Delhi; 20 February, 2021: On the second day of the Basti Mahotsava, Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla graced the event as Chief Guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Birla said that Basti Mahotsava represents the diversity and cultural mosaic of India. The Mahotsava is a sangam of Indian arts, culture and economy. The Speaker invoked Lord Ram, Guru Vashisth and Sant Kabir to describe the history, culture and heritage of Basti. He also remembered Raja Zalim Singh, Devraha Baba, eminent writer and historian of Hindi literature Shri Ramchandra Shukla and their contributions in strengthening the composite culture of the region.
Shri Birla also remembered the freedom fighters of Basti who took part in India’s freedom struggle. He hailed their valour and their fight for protecting the motherland.
On this occasion, Lok Sabha Speaker lauded the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister to make India self-reliant.
The Mahotsava, besides being a socio-cultural event, is also an opportunity to showcase our products and to expand market for them, the Speaker said.
Shri Birla also said that unlike several other countries, India could successfully fight the social and economic challenges of Covid-19 because of the collective efforts of the 130 crore people. Our motto should be to make our country and our democracy stronger and more vibrant, the Speaker said.
Lok Sabha Speaker said that our democracy has a long heritage of its own and it should not be mistaken as post-Independence product. Over the period time, our democracy has successfully addressed the aspirations of our people from all sections of the society. Shri Birla appealed that every citizen should make it a habit that whatever they do must contribute towards nation-building and to make our democracy stronger and more accountable.
Former Union Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh; Members of Parliament Shri Jagadambika Pal, Shri Ravi Kishan, Shri Harish Dwivedi and Shri Pankaj Chaudhury and several MLAs from Uttar Pradesh were present in the event.