Vice-President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu
Nellore: Former Vice-President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, said that India has rich culture and traditions and the best way to pass them on to the posterity, is to celebrate the festivals in true spirit. Participating in Sankranti celebrations at Swarna Bharat Trust in Venkatachalam on Friday, Naidu said that festivals were not just about wearing new clothes and preparation of sweets but also conveying our culture and traditions to posterity and moving forward on the path shown by the elders. He described Sankranti as a festival of farmers which brings the first crop. He said Bhogi conveys the message of leaving the old and moving on the new path, Sankranti conveys the message of respecting the elders and the Kanuma festival gives the spirit of preserving nature and livestock.