Nagpur, October 24 (UNI) Union Minister of Road Transport Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday that Indian culture is naturally secular, however, unfortunately in our country the word “secular” is claimed as the exclusive trademark of some political parties, groups or individuals.
Gadkari was speaking as the main guest at the National Interfaith Conference organized by Lokmat Media Group in Nagpur on the theme âGlobal Challenges for Community Harmony and the Role of Indiaâ to mark the celebration of the year of the golden jubilee of its Nagpur edition.
It aimed to bring together the views of different religions and sects.
He also said that Indian society is a family way of life based on values ââand comprising different religions.
The meanings / feelings of all spiritual gurus, what they said today, are the same, he added.
He compared their (spiritual gurus) meeting on one stage, just like the confluence of all the sacred rivers.
A galaxy of spiritual gurus like Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder, The Art of Living, Acharya Dr Lokeshmuni, Founder, Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai, Bhikkhu Sanghasena, Founder, Mahabodhi International Meditation Center, Swami Ramdev, Founder , Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, Haji Syed Salman Chishty, Gaddi Nashin, Dargah Ajmer Sharif and Brahmaviharidas Swami, Swaminarayan Sanstha (from USA) were present on this occasion.
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