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Religion fanaticism of all hues threaten peace: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today invoked the legacy of Swami Vivekananda while asking people to battle against religious fanaticism of all hues that threatens the region. . In her address at the commemoration
PTI January 12, 2014 21:14 IST
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New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today invoked the legacy of Swami Vivekananda while asking people to battle against religious fanaticism of all hues that threatens the region. .

In her address at the commemoration function of 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda here, she hailed the relevance of his teachings especially for the youth, and said the nation should not fail them in fulfilling the aspirations of the young to be educated, governed and employed better.

"Swamiji's words are all the more weighty today as religious fanaticism of all hues threatens the peace of many nations and our region.

"His ideas must be taken into the hearts and minds of our new generation of young Indians who will and must battle against fanaticism," Gandhi said.

She said Swami Vivekananda's  teachings laid stress on communal peace and harmony and recalled his address at the conference of world religions.