Birla noted that the roots of democracy in India have been strong since ancient times, and that not even British or Mughal rule could diminish the republican, democratic nature of Indian society.
File photo of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. (Image: Twitter)
New Delhi: Lok Sabha spokesman Om Birla said on Sunday that the roots of democracy in India have been strong since ancient times and not even the British or Mughal rulers have been able to undermine the republican and democratic nature of its society.
At an event at Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida, Birla said India's culture, civilization, and spiritual knowledge were very old.
He said: "People from all over the world come to this & # 39; Devbhoomi & # 39; to learn about human values and fraternity."
Birla stated that the roots of democracy in India have been strong since ancient times, and that even British or Mughal rule could not affect the republican, democratic nature of Indian society, the Lok Sabha secretariat said in a statement.
Birla recalled that freedom fighters had effectively used the media to inspire people during the country's struggle for independence, stressing that in a democracy, the media play a crucial role in disseminating information to people.
For a healthy democracy, says Lok Sabha spokesman, it is necessary that the media are independent and accountable in their functioning.
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