Naidu described Shivaji as one of India's "greatest king warriors and hailed him for his "valour, warfare strategies, administrative skills, progressive outlook and respect for women.
Addressing the 34th Convocation of Bansathali Vidyapith near Niwai in Tonk district, he said education should be holistic, life giving and character building
State elections dominated the political landscape in 2017. The BJP had another successful year, spreading its footprint to 19 states.
Naidu lauded the Parsi community for making "invaluable contribution" towards the nation building and in diverse fields.
Today, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day as the Congress insisted on resolving the impasse over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks against Manmohan Singh.
"After this demonetisation,56 lakh people have joined the Income Tax paying people. There will be further addition and once the tax net is widened, tax rate will come down," he said, speaking as chief guest at the 160th anniversary celebrations of Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry here.
Naidu was a member of the upper house from Rajasthan. He had resigned as Rajya Sabha member on August 10 while his term was to end on July 4, 2022. A statement issued by the commission said the notification for the bypoll will be issued on October 30 and November 6 will be the last date of filing nominations.
Addressing the valedictory session of the India International Science Festival, Naidu said emerging fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, Internet of things, big data analytics and digital manufacturing were going to change the way of living and added that hence, these areas needed to be fully exploited.
"Discussions are going on about the country, its economy and also GST - its effects, after-effects and side-effects. Let the discussions go on. It is always good for democracy," Naidu said during his speech at the International Conference on Technological Advancements in Railway and Metro Projects.
The vice president also dedicated seven national highway projects in the state to the nation while laying the foundation stone for six new projects.
Naidu was speaking at India Today's 'Safaigiri' awards on a day the Centre is observing the third anniversary of its Swachh Bharat Mission, which aims at making the country open defecation free (ODF) by 2019.
He will also lay the foundation stone for another 250 km NH projects which will cost over Rs 2,539 crore.
Vice President Naidu also said that terrorism had no religion and it was the enemy of humanity.
Amid a warm welcome, Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took over as the new Chairman of the Rajya Sabha with an emphasis that there should be no disruptions in the House.
After being sworn in as Vice-President, Venkaiah Naidu made his first speech as Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
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Naidu arrived here with his family members last night and stayed at a heavily guarded Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) guest house on the hills.
Naidu piloted a year-long consultation with state governments and other stakeholders before launching new urban missions, an exercise people close to him said was based on his "belief in cooperative federalism".
Born to a humble agricultural family in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district, the 68-year-old has served as BJP president, minister in various portfolios and a long-time Rajya Sabha member.
The prime minister's message came immediately after Naidu, the ruling NDA's candidate, was declared the winner in the vice presidential polls, bagging 516 votes out of total 771 votes cast.
Venkaiah Naidu has a sense of humour.
Naidu beat Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi by a huge margin and will replace Hamid Ansari, whose term ends next week.
Venkaiah Naidu is credited with ushering in an urban renaissance in the country. It is because of his efforts that the much-delayed Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill was finally cleared by both Houses of Parliament last years after almost eight years.
The former BJP president, who currently holds two portfolios in the Union Cabinet, though is more keen on continuing in active politics, a report in the prominent Telugu daily Eenadu said on Monday morning.