New Delhi, Jan 7: Reflecting upon the recent event on the eve of the New Year that gave all an occasion for remorse and sorrow, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Monday said the expressions of anguish and anger fully justified, must now be speedily translated into comprehensive correctives in laws, procedures, societal norms, values and social behaviour.
Ansari, who inaugurated the “NCC Republic Day Camp-2013″ at the Garrison Parade Grounds, Delhi Cantonment, here, said: “A recent event on the eve of the New Year gave all of us occasion for remorse and sorrow. It made us, as a people, hang our heads in shame. We must remember that full respect for human rights of all and on all occasions, inclusive of gender equality and gender justice, are prerequisites of a modern, progressive, society that we aspire to become.”
“This responsibility must be shouldered by all, and discharged by all. As a disciplined corps of young men and women, you can be the vanguard and trend setters,” he added.
Asserting that the NCC is the premier uniformed youth organization of the country and its contribution to nation building deserves the highest commendation, Vice President Ansari said: “It helps channelise the energy of our youth into a creative force to usher in social change through a wide spectrum of activities that are a powerful instrument for spreading awareness in society at the grass root level. The newly refined training philosophy and curriculum adopted by NCC will give a fresh impetus to these activities.
Urging NCC cadets to continue to discharge their duties with dedication and distinction in the times to come, Ansari said: “I urge you to continue to discharge your duties with dedication and distinction in the times to come. I also wish success to the ensuring Mt. Everest expedition of the NCC.”
“I am informed that during the camp you will be joined by cadets from friendly foreign countries. They would be eager to meet, interact and learn from you, and you must do the same. This would enable you to widen your horizon and foster lasting friendships,” he added. (ANI)