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Shayal Devi
Monday, April 21, 2014

A SOCIETY's strength is measured by the availability of young people capable of and willing to assume the responsibilities of tomorrow.

This was the comment by Shree Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji president Sarju Prasad at the opening of the 55th Sanatan Convention in Nadi on Friday.

Mr Prasad said young people should take an interest in learning about their culture.

"It is the duty of parents to pass on their knowledge of culture to their children," he said.

"Sanatanis must realise that every effort has to be made to strengthen our culture and make it active, vigilant and competent.

"We will strive for excellence in this direction in the coming years and I am glad that we now have a youth wing.

"Youths are the measure of our Sabha. Sanatanis of Fiji regard unity as one of the most basic principles of living together.

"We seek unity far and wide in the home, in the community, in the nation and in the world.

"We believe that agreement and brotherhood are our natural states. Religion is our exploration of the unity behind diverse appearances."

He said the Sanatan religion was said to be the world's oldest religion with about 1 billion followers worldwide.

"Here in Fiji, we have over 250,000 Sanatanis who co-exist in harmony with other religious groups."

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