"Spirituality is the core of Indian culture. If we imbibe our culture properly, we will find that it contains solutions to all of our problems as individuals and as a society. That is why Swami Vivekananda constantly extolled the youth to develop a heartfelt bond with their country and its culture. At the same time, they need to develop an independent intellect and an open mind. They should find the courage to accept the good and reject the bad wherever they may find it.
Only if we lay a strong foundation can we erect a tall building. Similarly, only if we have knowledge and pride in our forefathers and heritage, can we create radiant present and future.
There is one fact that each Indian citizen should remember. Our heritage is incomparable. We should adopt the good from other countries while remaining firmly rooted in love for our own country and its culture."