Bhubaneswar: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said it is crucial to promote arts and culture in order to build an enlightened and healthy society.
“I believe that it is crucial to promote arts and culture in order to build an enlightened and healthy society. Arts nurture creativity in society. Without a creative voice, society will become stagnant,” said the Vice President.
Vice President Naidu was addressing the valedictory ceremony of 39th World Congress of Poets at KIIT University here.
“Artists enliven lives. Some artists transform our lives. They change our perception, our world view. Artists are very often the conscience keepers of society. They constantly question the absurd and the illogical and help instil positive values in society,” he added.
He said poetry helps to promote peace and harmony in society and foster universal brotherhood.
“I am delighted to be here at KIIT
University in Odisha today, amidst such talented and passionate poets from
various countries and all parts of India for the valedictory ceremony of the
World Congress of Poets (WCP),” said Naidu.