Vice President Venkaiah Naidu during his visit to Hampi and Tungabhadra Dam, emphasises the need for the schools to cover the vast and impeccable history of the Vijayanagara empire as the epitome of culture and prosperity. He also stated the need to educate people on the ecological importance of rivers and water bodies.
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu was in awe of the planning, science and beauty of sculptures during his tour of Hampi on Saturday. The VP, accompanied by his family, visited several monuments in the heritage site from Saturday morning.
He urged the people to not pollute and degrade the water bodies that flow by. The Vice President was seen posting on Facebook regarding his visit to Tungabhadra Dam in Hosapete. The Vice president encircled the need to preserve and conserve our finite water resources for the present as well as future generations.
He underlined the significance played by the Tungabhadra Multipurpose project in the development of the region. Tungabhadra Project has contributed a lot to the nation, by irrigating vast farmlands, generating power and attracting tourism, says the Vice President.
“A river is very much like a living entity and let’s pledge to keep its purity and sanctity alive”, said the Honourable Vice President. On the later Saturday, the family visited the temples of Kadale Kalu Ganesha, Sasuve Kalu Ganesha, Krishna and Vijaya Vittala, Lotus Mahal and Mahanavami Dibba. Naidu was charmed by the musical pillars at Vijaya Vittala Temple.
In the evening, they were treated to ‘Hampi by night’, a light-and-sound show that illuminated the monuments.
“History of Sri Krishnadevaraya dynasty should be a part of teaching (pathyakrama) to pass on its heritage and culture to the younger generation. The dynasty has taken care of people in the region like its family,” Naidu added.