KOTTAYAM (KERALA) : BJP senior leader L K Advani called for an emphasis on ethical values to take the country to new heights while inaugurating the valedictory function of the silver jubilee celebrations of Aravinda Vidyamandiram at Anikkadu near here on Sunday. “A person will never be successful in anything, particularly in politics, if he compromises on his ethical side. Ethical values should be upheld in all walks of life to take the country to great heights,” he said.
Recalling his first visit to South India back in 1967, Advani said that Kerala has always remained close to his heart. He said though he did not understand the language, he felt happy when people address him in Malayalam. He said he read all the ithihaasas and puranas in his mother tongue ‘Devnagri’- not in Hindi or English.
O Rajagopal, BJP state president V Muraleedharan, and Aravinda Charitable Society president C N Purushothaman spoke on the occasion.