Fri. Sep 29th, 2023
We cannot allow others to calibrate us; their calibration is not objective: VP Jagdeep Dhankhar

The Vice President, Jagdeep Dhankhar emphasized that “we cannot allow others to calibrate us because their calibration is not objective.” He mentioned that people in and outside the country are attempting to calibrate us and underlined that the rise of India is indigestible in some quarters because this country believes in peace, stability and harmony of the world.

The Vice President noted that certain individuals harbor negative sentiments towards the nation, and he expressed concern that they negatively impact our institutions while adopting a biased and narrow-minded perspective when assessing the actual situation. “To say that India’s rise is not taking place is to ignore ground reality. Our rise is evident in figures, in satisfaction of the people and betterment of their lives,” he added.

During an interaction with Officer Trainees of the Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES), Dhankhar highlighted India’s achievements in digital transactions, internet usage, infrastructure development, and food security. Referring to the recently inaugurated new Parliament House building, he highlighted that this huge building, laced with all facilities was completed in a record time of just two and half years. “Everything infra inside that building is ready and the entire culture of the country is reflected in the new Parliament Building,” he added.

Mentioning that they had got a rare opportunity to be in the service of 1.4 billion people, the Vice President asked Officer Trainees to always keep that nation first, whatever be the challenge or temptation. “Material gains are required only to the extent you have to survive. Beyond that it is the satisfaction of serving the motherland and to be at the service of the other,” he added.

Describing IDES as the custodian and guardian of a large land area across the country, the Vice President suggested that every inch of defence land should be exploited for the betterment of nature and the people living there by way of tree plantation, horticulture and medicine or herbal plantation. “In the process, you’ll be contributing hugely not only to the flourishing of the Defence Estate, but also be serving Ma Bharati by nourishing our age-old cultural ethos of love & respect for nature.”

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