Nellore, Jan 12 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that uniting every individual irrespective of caste, creed and religion is nationalism.

Addressing a gathering during Sankranti celebrations at Swarna Bharat Trust here, Naidu, quoting Swami Vivekananda, called upon the youth to draw inspiration from his teachings and contribute towards nation building.

"Youth must take lead from Swami Vivekananda's teachings and rise to the present day needs - awake, arise and stop not till the goal is reached," he said.

The Vice President said that Vivekananda taught us to do true service by helping people who are in need.

Quoting tall figures of Telugu literature like Sri Sri and Gurajada, he said that serving humanity is like serving God.

"Reaching the unreached, serving the unserved will give us more happiness and satisfaction," he said.

Naidu also said that art goes beyond boundaries of religion, region and one must respect and appreciate the talent irrespective of caste, creed or religion and serve the country.

--IANS

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