To avoid a threat to India's internal security, citizens are needed.

Prof Sanjay Kumar Sharma: India needs not only degree holders but also good citizens who can avert risks to the countrys internal security . We should embrace diversity and live in harmony, he said .

Lucknow: Prof Sanjay Kumar Sharma, the former vice-chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari (Bihar), and professor in the Chaudhary Charan Singh University (Meerut) political science department, said on Saturday that India needs not only degree holders but also good citizens who can avert risks to the country's internal security.We should also learn to embrace diversity and live in harmony, he said.Be like the earth that has people from all faiths, castes, creeds, colors, beliefs, and races.This is the essential ingredient for establishing an internal security roadmap in India, Sharma said.The primary contributors to internal security are corruption, poverty, and a lack of formal training, according to visiting faculty at the School of Internal Security, Defence and Strategic Studies, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

We must focus on integration rather than on assimilation, he said.There should be no ideological resistance, misgivings, or narrow-mindedness towards others' culture, language, religion, dress, or beliefs.Sanjay Kumar, an associate professor in the department of defense studies at Meerut College and the director of the Department of Advanced Institute of Research and Development in Social Science, Meerut, shared a paper titled a Roadmap to Internal Security in India: Challenges and Dilemmas.