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Uzhavoor gives warm welcome to Narayanan

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KOTTAYAM, MARCH 19. The former President, K.R. Narayanan, who arrived at his ancestral village Uzhavoor today, was given a warm welcome by the people and inmates of the Santhigiri Ashram which is housed at his ancestral home here.

During an informal chat with the media, Mr. Narayanan stressed the fundamentality of secularism to Indian society. According to him, secularism was the most relevant element to Indian society and as such a secular political formation was best suited to Indian polity.

Mr. Narayanan said the citizen had the responsibility to discharge his duties when secularism was in peril. And elections were one such occasion when the citizens were called to discharge their duties properly. However, he made it clear that he was not interested in making political statements.

Later, the former President commissioned the Educational Research Centre established by the Labour India Group at Marangattupilly. One of the first institutions of its kind in the private sector, the Research Centre plans to formulate an educational curriculum of international standard and publish textbooks, educational journals, etc.

The Revenue Minister, K.M. Mani, launched a rural employment scheme on the occasion. The Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Cyriac Thomas, delivered the keynote address.

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