President Kovind believes that humanity and truth cannot be divided on the basis of gender or caste.
President Ram Nath Kovind said on Sunday that humanity and truth are ultimate and cannot be split on the basis of caste, gender, or religion, because in Indian culture, helping the poor has always been a top concern.
He also stated that, while many religious traditions and practices exist in various parts of India, there is just one belief: to work for the welfare of all, viewing humanity as a single family.
In our society, helping the less fortunate is a top priority. Humanity and truth are inextricably linked and cannot be separated. The ultimate purpose is the benefit of society," the president declared at the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Srimad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad, the Gaudiya Math and Mission's founder.
Doctors, nurses, and other health professionals are being hailed. Despite many of them contracting the virus, they showed this attitude of service during the Covid-19 outbreak, according to Kovind.
"Many of our Covid fighters gave their lives, but their coworkers' passion remained unshakable." "Such fighters will always be beholden to the entire country," the president stated, wishing for a world without Covid-19.
Invoking the 16th-century Bhakti saint Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Kovind stated that India has a long heritage of worshipping the Almighty with 'Bhakti Bhav' (devotion).
"The title 'Mahaprabhu' was added to Sri Chaitanty's name because of his outstanding teaching to society," the president remarked, adding that a significant number of people were moved by his amazing devotion and embraced the Bhakti path.
"One must be more tolerant than a tree, free of any sense of self, and must give respect to others," he remarked, quoting the venerated saint.
He claimed that saints of the 'Bhakti Marg' were beyond discrimination based on religion, caste, gender, and customs at the time, and aspired to strengthen India's cultural diversity.
"The Bhakti saints did not contradict one another, but were frequently inspired by one another's works," Kovind remarked.
Kovind further expressed faith in the Gaudiya Mission's ability to carry out its mission of disseminating Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's message over the world while focusing on human welfare.