Chandigarh,15.11.18-Punjab is the Karmabhumi of the Gurus, and the roots of knowledge run deep in this land’, stated Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore,Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, while inaugurating the Seminar on ‘The Tradition of Vedic Studies in Punjab

& Social Value’, here today, which was organized by the Dayanand Chair
for Vedic Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

He further stated the since time immemorial, Punjab has
contributed to the learning and teaching of the Vedas. Innumerable
scriptures and texts have been written in this land. On the one hand
Punjab enriched the nation with food, and on the other it has been a
leader in showering knowledge, he added. In the modern era, it was
Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati who made the hymns of the Vedas resonate
in the land of Punjab.

The Hon’ble Governor further added that the message of
social values would be a help in making human a human, because the
message of the Ved is this: Come together let us move forward, let us
speak together, let us try to understand each others mind. He promised
every kind of support to the Chair.

Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University,
Chandigarh, in his address said that PU is fortunate that on the land
of Vedas, Knowledge and Penance, it is conducting research on the
Vedas. He further informed that in the last 43 years, this Chair has
given many scholars to the Vedic world and has produced more than 70
Ph.D. He informed that efforts are being made by PU for digitization
of ancient manuscripts.

Keynote speaker, Prof. Kamlesh Kumar Choksi, from the
Gujarat University, spoke about the practical aspects of the Vedas and
Vedic Civilisation, from preservation of texts, to their teaching and
interpretation, ultimately leading to a grassroot level application of
India’s ancient wisdom.

Dr. Virupaksh Jaddipal, Secretary Sandipani Rashtriya
Vedavidya Pratisthan, emphasised the study of Vedas as the source of
all knowledge.

Prof. Virendra Kumar Alankar, Chairperson, Dayanand Chair
for Vedic studies, threw light upon the Punjab connection of the
Vedas, which is the subject of the seminar which will conclude on 16th
November 2018.