By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Prayagraj, 7 Feb: The Parmarth Niketan Kumbh Mela Camp hosted a dialogue organised by Mata Lalita Devi Sewashram, in association with Bhojpuri Sangam Magazine, to explain the vision of the Indian education system and to expand its overall plan of action. The group was welcomed and blessed by Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh. With a focus on the confluence of wisdom and ultra-modern scientific knowledge, the group spoke about the challenges and opportunities facing the education system, and the importance of parental guidance and support in youth embracing a Vedic foundation for life.
The guests and dignitaries included the Justice Shambhu Nath Srivastava, Allahabad High Court, Dr Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Sadhvi Deepa Bharti, Justice Surohi, Swami Sharanand Maharaj, Swami Yatindra Anand, Anurag Krishna Shastri, IIT Kanpur University Professor DP Bhatt, Kapil Mishra, and Sridarji.
Swami Chidanand said on the occasion, “We need to focus on culture, nature, and future, for our children. In Vedic culture, one plus one equals one. The message of Oneness is in the Vedas. The Vedic mantras won’t make news headlines; the Vedic mantras make ‘heart’-lines. By emphasising the need to learn Indian culture, children grasp it and then they share it with their friends.”
Dr Sadhvi Bhagawati added, “I went to one of the best schools in the U.S. for my education. I came to India and learned of the Vedic mantras and texts, and this became my real education, one focused on values and culture. Vedic education is not about books; it is about a deeper connection to the Self.”
Justice Surohi declared, “The mothers are the ones to give Indian values and culture to their children, as a foundation for greatness.”