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New Delhi, January 5: Former Sadr-e-Riyasat Dr Karan Singh retired from Rajya Sabha today after being member of the both the houses of the Parliament for 40 years during which he was minister and extraordinary intellectual and political voice that made him stand out as an eloquent speaker .
In his farewell speech , Dr. Karan Singh touched upon the diversity of the Indian nation. He gave a clarion call for preserving and promoting the constitutional and civilizational values of the country that hold it together. He described the country as a symbol of unity in diversity and accommodation of various views and all religions. “ We can never be against any religion. The religious tolerance and accommodation is inbuilt in our culture,” Dr. Karan Singh while substantiating his points with quotes from the Gita and other values enshrined in the country’s ethos.
He described himself as a “ man from Himalayas” and quoted the importance of the Himalayas with poetry of Kalidas and Allama Iqbal.