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‘Family continues to be India's biggest strength’

'We should be proud to be a country of so many languages and dialects, and so many different faiths', says PM

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Publish Date: Sep 23 2016 3:10PM | Updated Date: Sep 23 2016 3:10PM

‘Family continues to be India's biggest strength’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that even though itizens turning into netizens because of technology and obliteration of traditional boundaries, the family is still country's biggest strength.

 
"Technology has turned citizens into netizens, traditional boundaries are being obliterated and our thinking is changing fast. Still, between the citizens and the society, we have something  that we call the family, which traditionally has been our biggest strength," Modi said at the launch of Vice President Hamid Ansari's book 'Citizen and Society' at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital. 
 
"We should be proud to be a country of so many languages and dialects, and so many different faiths, living in harmony. We have this legacy which we need to promote," added Modi.
 
Releasing the book, President Pranab Mukherjee urged Indians to actively engage in important issues facing the country so as to protect and advance the Indian democracy. 
 
"The book reminds us about the duty bestowed upon us as citizens and many a time we have failed to discharge those responsibilities. We cannot forget that without effective engagement, we can't achieve success and protect our democracy. Democracy is always noisy and our democracy is more noisy. But it always pays if we engage ourselves with issues," said the president.