Honourable/Esteemed/President/Principal/Headmaster, respected chief guest/chief speaker/teachers, and my friends. Here I am to discuss how secularism is the hallmark of traditional Indian culture and religion.
In my views different castes, different creeds, different religions, though variable are one heart that is Indian, doesn’t matter what their face may be.
India is a country where you find different religions, castes, languages and even water tasting differently at each five steps you move.
A country with such variability is still bound strongly due to its culture and respect for others. Indian culture is that thread which binds up different colored flowers to make up a beautiful garland and secularism is the last knot in the thread which completes the garland and does not let any lower fall out of the thread.
Secularism is one of the major instruments for building a modern polity. It is one of the fundamental values of our national life, emphasized by the national movement and the founding father’s of the Republic. The
The Constitution of India mentions secularism as a goal. It has specific references to our situations. Unlike some other countries, India has a number of religions. People belonged to all religions co-exist in the country.”
IS therefore, essential for the Indian State to be secular. For a democracy to work well, it is very important that the government should treat all citizens equally whatever their religion be.
This is what is called the principle of secularism. Among Indians there are people of almost all important religions of the world. With these views I am concluding my speech now. Thank you.