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New Delhi : Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on November 12, 2017, said that non-violence is the path on which a healthy society can be created. He was addressing the Ahimsa Diwas Function organized by Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti on its 13th Foundation Day in New Delhi. The Founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti Acharya Dr Lokesh Muni and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President said that establishing non-violence, peace and goodwill in society, nation and all over the world has been the purpose behind the establishment of Vishwa Bharti Institute. He said that by associating religion with social service, we can make it a means of eradicating social evils and linking religion to spirituality.

The Vice Presidnet said that there is a need for peace and a harmonious environment in the society for development. He further said that non-violence is also important because violence does not solve any problem and violence leads to repetition of violence. Through dialogue, every problem can be solved, he added.

The Vice President said that many great men in our country like Lord Mahavir, Lord Buddha gave a lot of emphasis on non-violence. He said that Mahatma Gandhi had liberated India with the weapon of non-violence. Non-violence does not mean cowardice, he added, according to a PIB release. He said that Indian culture is pluralistic and unity in diversity is its fundamental characteristic. Sarvadharm harmony is its original mantra and this is where the nonviolence, peace and goodwill start, he added.

The Vice President expressed his hope that the Ahimsa Vishva Bharti Institution will play an important role in society and nation building by connecting the work of service in the society especially by connecting the younger generation to the path of non-violence.

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