SME Times News Bureau | 15 Mar, 2019
Vice President M.
Venkaiah Naidu Friday announced that he would undertake a nationwide campaign
on promoting the rule of law, democracy, sustainable development and peace.
Speaking at a
felicitation function organized at Swarna Bharat Trust, Vijayawada, following
the conferment of Doctor Honoris Causa upon him by the University for Peace of
Costa Rica, the Vice President said that he felt doubly honored to receive the
honorary doctorate as the world was commemorating the 150th birth anniversary
of Gandhiji, who had demonstrated to the world the power of non-violence.
need for creating greater awareness among the people on the importance of
strengthening the rule of law, eliminating corruption, promoting peace and
sustainable development and ending regional and social disparities, Naidu
declared that he would take up all these issues as also the need for a united
action to stamp out terrorism during his visits to other countries.
disappointment over the recent decision of China to block the proposal of the
United Nations Security Council to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief, Masood Azhar
as a global terrorist, Shri Naidu said it underlined the need for expansion of
UN Security Council.
The Vice President
said that it should be remembered that peace and development are inextricably
linked. Peace was the foremost prerequisite for the progress of a nation and
the world at large.
honour conferred upon him by the University for Peace as a global
acknowledgement and recognition of the age-old Indian values of peace and
harmony embedded in our philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the Vice President
said India always believed in peaceful co-existence with all the countries in