CHANDIGARH,11.01.20-Sh. Satish Ji, All India Vichar Vibhag Pramukh, in his keynote address elucidated on five developmental points on the theme ‘Swami Vivekananda’s ideas for emergence of progressive India’. There is no word is our culture for unemployed because our culture was self sustaining, decentralised, village/craft based economy which was value based. In fact closest to unemployment or “berozgari” the word in Sanskrit is “akaraman’ that can translate to lazy laggardness or stagnation meaning who does not wish to work. In a ten thousand years old civilization there is no place for unemployment because our most sustainable model of sustenance was based on agriculture and less on business and least on service. But over a period of time it has completely reversed. We have to come back to self employment and not look for opportunities of serving others. It was self sustaining model for developing entrepreneurial skills rooted in localised culture based on values,he added.
Subash ji, recalled a few incidents from the life of Swami Vivekananda that resonated with the principles that could lead the country on the path to progress. One was his meeting with Mr. Rockfeller, an Industrialist from U.S. that led to the fructification of Rockfeller foundation that is one of the best social service organization of the world and the second was Swamiji’s meeting with Mr. Jamshed Tata with whom he shared his vision for scientific development in India that led to the introduction of India’s finest Institute of Science, IISc Bengaluru.
Professor Karamjit, Registrar PU spoke about the values which Swamiji had highlighted for the youth of India - Self belief and self confidence and the passion to serve ones mother land.He underlined that the model of economic development cannot be completed without inculcating discipline and spiritualism in day to day life.He drew parlance between the teachings of Guru Nanak and Guru'Gobind Singh with that of Swami Vivekananda
Prof. Nandita Singh, thanked the audience and said that Swamiji ideas are eternal and have been and will be relevant for youth in all times to come.
Dr Madhur Mahajan , Professor SDCollege coordinated the event.
More than 50 senior faculty members and students participated in the birth anniversary celebration which included presence of PU Fellow,Sh Subhash Sharma,Prof Sanjay Kaushik, Dean College development council,Prof Latika Sharma, Department of Education.
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