Joint family system provides security: Naidu

NEW DELHI: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that India’s joint family system not only provides social security to an individual but also transfers cultural heritage from generation to generation.

On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, the Vice-President in an article written on social networking website Facebook said that it has been a specialty in Indian social philosophy that special importance is given to family and family values and tradition, there is a special significance attached to them.

In India’s joint family system, not only have these values and traditional knowledge been passed on from one generation to the next, but this system also provides social security to the family members. This tradition of joint family has been watered with mutual affection, respect, sense of duty and sacrifice.

He said, “Today is Raksha Bandhan – a celebration of the affection shared between brothers and sisters. This festival gives new affection, new life to brother and sister’s affection.”

”These values and traditions have been preserved in our social customs, festival festivals, folk traditions, our religious texts for centuries.”

The Vice-President said in the Amar Granth Ramayana, to obey the order of his father, Lord Ram gladly renounces the throne and accepts exile, then Bharat holds the Paduka of Rama on the throne and runs the kingdom. There is an important episode of Ramayana in which Sati Anusuya teaches Sita about her duties towards the family and elder relatives.

Mr Naidu said that these festivals are occasions of joy when everyone in the family comes together. These festivals strengthen the relationship of mutual affection and respect. He said, “What can be more joyful than sharing your happiness with your immediate relatives.”