International Virat Gurukul Sammelan begins at Ujjain

Bhopal, April 29, 2018 (Muslim Saleem):  Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a new chapter is commencing today after brainstorming on Gurukul education system. He said that Adiguru Shankaracharya has said that education is that which helps attain salvation. Swami Vivekanand said that education makes a man a human being. He said that Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi is making efforts to change the direction of education. Vasudeva Kutumbakam, Satyamev Jayate, Jiyo aur jeene do, Praniyon se prem ho, Vishwa ka Kalyan ho, this is Bharatiya Darshan. Only Bharatiya Darshan will take humanity burning in the fire of intellectualism to the path of peace. Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the three-day International Virat Gurukul Sammelan at Ujjain’s Sandipani Vedvidya Pratishthan today. The Chief Minister said that the state government will make efforts to implement the conclusion of the sammelan. He said that the Gurukul will be started in Janapav Indore. The state’s gurukuls will be marked. Gurukul Shikshan Sanstha will be established with the support of Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal. Union Minister for Human Resources, Mr. Prakash Javadekar said that efforts are being made to make education more meaningful. Efforts will be made to coordinate between gurukuls and modern education. Gurukul education system will be given proper position. He said that the practice of Guru-Shishya tradition has always been in our music and craftsmanship. The law which has been enacted in the Right to Education Act, is based on this input, it should be changed.

He said that we have decided that Value Education and Physical Education get a place in the education policy. In order to change the education policy, 34 thousand people have given their suggestions on the website. He said that Human Resource Development has given ‘Sabko Shiksha, Achhi Shiksha’ slogan. Mr. Javdekar said that whatever is good in India, it will be included in the course from ‘Bharatbodh’ text.  Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mr. Satyapal Singh said that there should be brainstorming on what the purpose of education is and whether the current education system can develop all-round development. Mr. Singh said that Gurukul education system is relevant even today. If we want good citizens in the country to be built then we have to come towards the Vedic education system.

Dr. Mohanrao Bhagwat, Main Speaker of the inauguration ceremony said that studying the Vedas, Upanishads is essential for the progress of science. The ultimate objective of education is not life. Education of life should be given in integrated education along with livelihood. Gurukul system of education is the soul of education. There should be overall consideration in this regard as to how Gurukul education is in today’s context. How many forms of Gurukul education can be there? Autonomy of education is maintained, the government’s interference should not be there. In the field of Gurukul education, the trend of research and research will be developed. Education itself is the overall and all-round development of man. The worship of ignorance (avidya) only leads us to darkness.

It is best to get nectar through Vidya. Govinddev Giriji Maharaj said that foreigners have destroyed our wisdom by destroying our education system. The Gurukul education system will have to restore the pride of Indian education. Rahul Bodhiji Maharaj said that before the Oxford University universities like the Nalanda, Vikramshila and Takshashila were working in our country and their education system was the best. Today if we have to move ahead with spiritualism, we must adopt Gurukul system. Sant Rajkumar Dasji Maharaj said that Lord Buddha has always been respected in the Rishi tradition. The Gurukul education system is needed to achieve the old glory of India and to establish itself as a world guru. Mahamandaleshwar Visvesvaranand Maharaj said that now the time has come to adopt Gurukul teaching method.