Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said Indians need to go back to their roots for living in harmony with each other.
Pointing out that most people knew India through the perspective of foreign writers, Naidu said the young generation should be fully acquainted with Indian culture, its history and ethos.
However, he said, culture and religion were two different things.
“When we talk of culture, we are not talking of religion. Culture is a way of living while religion is a way of worship,” the Vice President said after releasing a documentary film on the ‘Kumbh Mela’.
He said the ‘mela’ illustrates that India is the spiritual capital of the world and that it is an event where great spiritual integration of people takes place.
“Unfortunately, over the past many years, the projection of ‘Kumbh Mela’ was not positive and accurate… there is a greater need for comprehensive information from an authenticated Indian viewpoint about the origin, history, and significance of the Kumbh Mela,” an official statement quoted Naidu as saying.