Tolerance basis of religion: Lok Sabha Speaker Mrs. Mahajan

Human and living beings welfare and unity main objective of all religions: CM Mr. Chouhan

3-day international seminar on religion and spiritualism begins at Indore

lead25.10.15Bhopal, October 25, 2015 (Muslim Saleem):   Addressing 3-day international seminar on religion and spiritualism in the context of Simhastha-2016 at Indore today, Lok Sabha Speaker Mrs. Sumitra Mahajan said that tolerance is the basis of religion. Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that despite different ways of worship, human and living beings’ welfare and unity are essense of all religions. Bhutan’s Foreign Minister Mr. Lomko Domchi Dorji said that Hinduism is the basis of several religions. Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh’s Sarkaryawah Mr. Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi said that discords can be solved through mutual cooperation.

Mrs. Mahajan was the chief guest of the function while Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan presided over it. Mahabodhi Society Sri Lanka’s President Mr. Banagla Upatissa Nayak Thero was specially present. Mrs. Mahajan said that this Mahakumbh before Simhastha-2016 is a laudable effort. Due to it, Simhastha will become meaningful in real terms. Coupled with Simhastha, this Mahakumbh will purify both body and heart. She said that meaning of Dharma is very wide. Tolerance is the foundation of religion. In Indian culture, teaching to conserve environment has been given. Worship of rivers and trees have special importance in our traditions. Scientific basis of our traditions should be researched.

The Chief Minister said that Simhasta is part of our eternal traditions. Simhastha instills feelings of bliss and pride. World is grappling with a number of problems these days. Solution to these problems lies in religion. This Mahakumbh is being made medium to explore solutions to global problems. For this, ideological seminars are being held. A grand ideological Mahakubh on the basis of conclusions will be held at Ujjain on May 12, 13 and 14, 2016 where Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi will be the chief guest. On the occasion, a declaration will be issued containing recommendations for world peace and human welfare. Mr. Chouhan said that despite different ways of worship, all religions’ foundation is human and living beings’ welfare. He said that value based life is need of the hour. Life is incomplete without values. He said that entire world is a family. Harmony between living beings and global welfare are bases of all relgions. There is no place of discords and fighting in any religion. He said that religion and science are complimentary to each other and there is coordination between materialism and spiritualism.