India must use its moral and cultural strength to establish a more equitable world order: Vice President

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India must use its moral and cultural strength to influence public opinion for establishing a truly peaceful, just and more equitable world order. Inaugurating a three-day conference on Soft Power, here today, the Vice President said that soft power has been defined as the ability of nations to shape the preferences and influence the behavior of other nations through appeal and attraction as opposed to coercion. Calling for using India’s soft power to combat the biggest menace humanity was facing in the present times - terrorism, he said that public opinion world over should be built to isolate nations which shelter terrorists. Shri Naidu said India never had ambitions of hegemony or attacked anybody and always believed in peaceful co-existence with other nations in an equitable world order. India always believed in using soft power for the welfare and betterment of the entire humanity. Share and care is the core of Indian philosophy, he added. Pointing out that soft power includes any element of a country which is attractive to other people, communities or countries, Shri Naidu cited the examples Indian cuisine, Yoga, films, sports, music and dance. Many nations the world over were practicing Yoga following the initiative taken by the Prime Minister, Shri Narenda Modi at the UN, he said................

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