Mr. T.S. Avinashilingam

  • 1985 Recipient, Constructive Work Award

Our national unity cannot be on the basis of a common political ideology or language as in other countries. Our national integration does not mean unity of language or religion. It is as we have proclaimed many times, unity in diversity. The basis of national integration should be widely shared goals and values, commitment to ‘Indianness’ without sacrificing the identity of sub-cultures.

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