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Indian Civilisation Promotes Tolerance, Says President

President Pranab Mukherjee here today said people should convey tolerance, which is the binding force of Indian civilisation, in their daily actions.

Published: 22nd October 2015 12:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd October 2015 12:01 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MIRITI: President Pranab Mukherjee here today said people should convey tolerance, which is the binding force of Indian civilisation, in their daily actions.

"Our civilisation promotes tolerance, accepts differences and respects dissent," Mukherjee told reporters at his ancestral home here in Birbhum district.

"This (Durga) Puja is not only a worship, but a festival. It integrates all sections of the society besides conveying a message of harmony and peace," Mukherjee, who is visiting hisancestral home on occasion of Durga Puja, said.

"We must recognise the underlying message of the Durga Puja and convey it in our actions," the President added.

"May this festival strengthen the social integrity of our society and turn us away from all that divides and destroys," he said.

The President's remark has come after the attack on a Dalit family in which two toddlers were burnt alive and their parents sustained serious injuries allegedly by upper caste people in Haryana's Faridabad.



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