"It is India's culture that unites the nation. People of the country who follow diverse practices are united because of its culture. Our ancestors unite us. We are descendants of the same ancestors and science also says this," Bhagwat said while addressing an event here at the Government Science College Grounds.
He added that people from Afghanistan to Myanmar and Tibet plateau to south Sri Lanka had the same ancestors and shared a common DNA.
Bhagwat said India was the only nation which believed in brotherhood.
"We should talk about uniting everybody and bring prosperity to the nation. People should accept the diversity in the country as its strength and respect it," he said. (ANI)