VISAKHAPATNAM: The XXXVIII Indian Social Science Congress (ISSC) at the Andhra University campus was off to a good start with Union minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurating the meet. On the occasion, Venkaiah said that spiritual guidance, Family system, Indian values and the respect we give to our parents are the present civilisation aspects that people must preserve and pass on to future generations. He also spoke about how it is the charecter of youngsters that decides the future of our nation given that a majority of the population is young.
He also said that there was a need to evolve new mechanisms in which development and nature coexist in harmony. Venkaiah also reminisced his days in Visakhapatnam and AU and described the city as “divine, blessed nature’s beauty”.
Indian Social Science Congress Association (ISSA) president RP Singh said that the latest technologies are being used to develop India. But eradication of illiteracy and poverty is what truly decides the development of the nation, he added.
AU v-c GSN Raju expressed his happiness over the programme being conducted in the varsity. ISSC vice-president OR Reddy spoke on the recent inventions in various fields.