No Hindu Rashtra if Hindus, Muslims and Christians are fighting: Ram Madhav
The central idea of Hinduism is pluralism and there can be no ‘Hindu Rashtra’ if Hindus, Muslims and Christians fight each other, RSS national executive Ram Madhav said on Saturday. .
Madhav was speaking at an event organized by the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) on Swami Vivekananda’s message in nation building.
Responding to a question from the audience on whether India can be declared a ‘Hindu Rashtra‘, Madhav said: “‘Hindu Rashtra’ is not something to declare. The idea of ’Hindu Rashtra’ is a feeling.Hinduism does not need a country as we believe in the philosophy of ‘Vasudaiva Kutumbakam’.We have always been secular and the idea of Hinduism is that there is room for everyone in this country.
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Speaking on the idea of Atma Nirbhar Bharat, Madhav said self-sufficiency does not mean closing doors to everyone from outside. The country must accept people from outside and allow development, he said.
Furthermore, he underscored the need for India to focus aggressively on job creation. “We need to focus on grassroots prosperity. We need to modernize and move with the times. India needs to nurture entrepreneurs,” he said.
He also noted that the nature of employment is changing and there is a need to find jobs where humans and technology can co-exist. That said, India also needs to focus on new technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics and space technology, where the country is lagging behind, he pointed out.
Responding to a question on the privatization of public sector enterprises (PSU), he felt that it was necessary. “After independence, the government launched UAPs because private industry was not strong. Today, except for critical areas such as nuclear and defense technology which will remain in government hands, the country can benefit from privatization,” he said.
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