By Our Staff Reporter
DEHRADUN, 8 Oct: Lt-General Gurmit Singh (Retd) inaugurated the National Seminar on “Contribution of Saints in Conservation of Nature and Culture” organised by Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti at Raj Bhavan on Saturday. This seminar was organised on the 40th initiation day of Acharya Dr. Lokesh, the founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati and World Peace Centre. The founder of Patanjali and Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev, President of Parmarth Niketan Swami Chidananda Saraswati, Acharya Dr. Lokesh, Mahamandaleshwar Swami Advaitanand and other dignitaries participated in this program. The Governor unveiled the book “Ambassador of Peace” by Ahimsa Visva Bharati and the brochure of the World Peace Centre. He also honoured Swami Ramdev with the “International Ahimsa Award-2022” on behalf of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati.
Addressing the program, Lt-General Singh said that there is harmony of nature and culture in India and this coordination is due to the great saint tradition of India. He said that nature is always worshipped in Indian culture. Great men have given the message of conservation of nature and environment which we should imbibe. We have to take the responsibility of preserving and promoting nature and culture to save our existence. To get rid of problems like climate change, global warming, it is necessary to pay attention to nature conservation. He said that saints are the real heroes of the country. Saints have given a new direction to society on the strength of their knowledge, sacrifice and penance.
Acharya Dr. Lokesh said that Indian culture is the oldest and greatest culture, whose basic mantra is sarva dharma sambhav. Being an Indian, it is a matter of pride for us to spread the great culture of our country and the message of Vasudev Kutumbakam all over the world.