New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu today emphasized on remembering his original roots and honoring his mother, mother tongue, motherland and ancestral place.
The Vice President addressed the gathering after releasing a book titled “Nilimarani – My Mother-My Hero” at Raj Bhavan in Bhubaneswar and appealed for widespread use of mother tongue in education, judiciary and administration. In the true spirit of “sharing and caring”, he appealed to successful men and women to help and support the people living in their ancestral villages.
The book written by Lok Sabha member Dr. Achyut Samanta is a biography of his late mother Smt Nilimarani. Appreciating Shri Samant for putting his mother’s life and struggle into words, Shri Naidu said that it is heart touching to release a biography of a mother because it is the mother who is responsible for the upbringing and values of children. Via makes a man or woman great.
Paying homage to Mrs. Nilimarani, the Vice President said that despite the immense poverty and lack of resources, he ensured good education to his children and continued to work for the upliftment of the poor and the deprived. He expressed happiness over the fact that with the help of her children, Mrs. Nilimarani Ji transformed her ancestral village Kalarabanka into one of the first smart villages of its kind in the country. Describing him as very inspiring, Shri Naidu expressed his desire that other people also follow him and work for the betterment of the people living in his native places.
On the occasion of this program, the Governor of Odisha, Prof. Ganeshilal and Lok Sabha member Dr. Achyut Samanta were present.