Need to redouble efforts to make land a better place to live in: President
Patna, March 20: President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday expressed concern on the spread of violence in the world and urged all to redouble efforts to make the land a better place to live in.
Addressing the delegates present at the closing ceremony of International Conference on "Buddhism in 21st Century - Perspectives and Responses to Global Challenges and Crises" held in Rajgir in Nalanda district of Bihar on Sunday, the President requested them all to redouble their efforts to contribute to making our land a better place to live in.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that no part of the world today is free from the scourge of violence. "This crisis is all pervasive. The basic question being raised today is how to stop this wanton destruction and come back to sanity," he said.
The President said that Nalanda "reflects our ancient educational system which attracted mighty minds in the form of students and teachers in ancient India. He said that education means the development of mind and requires an atmosphere which is conducive to free exchange of ideas."