DIMAPUR, March 25 - Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has asserted that there is no one religion superior to the other while urging every citizen, irrespective of their belief, to come together to make �India great�.
He was speaking at a public reception organised by Mech Kachari Hindus at Shri Shri Laxmi Mandir, Naharabari here recently. The Governor said India has adopted secularism where everyone has the freedom to profess and practise any religion of their choice.
�There are a lot of people who do not believe in the existence of God known as �nastik� (atheist) and there are even some States who follow only one �Granth� (place where all the people follow one religion) such as Saudi Arabia. But there is one specialty of India � we respect diversity, be it religion, race, language or culture,� Acharya said.
Emphasising on parity, the Governor said we are all equal, entitled to equal opportunities with one voting right and thus no one should be poverty ridden. He stressed the importance of education to eliminate poverty.
He encouraged the community to introduce their children to their respective first language till the 5th grade to enable them to be rooted to their culture.