Nagpur, Dec 26: The three-day mega event “Dharma Sanskriti Mahakumbh” at Nagpur concluded with thousands of people accompanied by saints, acharyas, social leaders and political personalities taking a vow to make India “Vishwa Guru” and a “Guiding light of the world” by 2020.
The gathering also recited the “Hanuman Chalisa” to awaken the potent strength of the society to work for the growth and development of India.
The three-day event saw the participation of 1118 saints from all over the country. It was jointly organised by Mahakumbh Samiti, Vishwa Mangalya Sabha and Mission for Development and Divinity from December 24 to 26, 2016 at Reshimbag ground.
The inspirational speeches delivered by the saints and Shankaracharyas and leaders impressed upon the gathering to think “Bharat is my home, Sanskriti is my identity, Adhyatma is my power, Social service is my devotion, Freedom is my expression, Equality is my goal, Universal brotherhood is my condition, Government is our policy, Santvachan is tradition and good conduct is action.”
The speakers reverberated with these thoughts and appealed the audience to follow these principles to achieve the aims and objectives of the Mahakumbh to make India “Vishwa Guru” and “Guide of Humanity”.
RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis, Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit, VHP International Working President Dr Pravin Togadia, Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Jyotishpeeth Swami Vasudevananda Saraswati, Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Kashi Sumeru Peeth Narendrananada Saraswati, Karveer Peeth Shankaracharya Vidya Nrisimha Bharati, Nagpur Mayor Pravin Datke, Rashtra Sevika Samiti Pramukh Sanchalika Shantakka, Shrimant Mudhoji Raje Bhosale addressed the concluding session.
Hindutva ensures welfare of all: RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat reiterated that Hindutva ensured welfare of all and appealed to the people to adhere to the standard parameters of Hindu culture and tradition based on the concept of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (World as one family), and “Vishwa Bandhutva” (Universal Brotherhood), and “Sanghatit shakti” (Organised strength).
He said these principles are needed to make the entire world aware of the potential of Indian culture and thought. He said that people should realise the principles in Indian culture in the modern perspective and spread the time-tested principles of Indian culture across the world.
Dr Bhagwat stated that a person in spite of his caste, creed, religion or sect, respecting the values and principles of Sanatana Vedic Culture could be termed as ‘Hindu’ in a broad sense. Hindus should think beyond the narrow spectrum of religion and spread the message of universal brotherhood across the globe. Hindutva is the quality of a person to think the welfare of others, he added.
India will emerge guiding force for the globe: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis exuded confidence that India will emerge a guiding force for the entire humanity. He said India was considered as “Vishwa Guru” since the ancient times. The rulers in India never attacked other countries to grab their lands. Our country always believed in the power of knowledge, thoughts and guided the entire world to follow the righteous path. Our country has maintained its identity because of culture and moral values, he added.
He said that the saints gathered here have visualised a dream of protecting the Indian culture and development of nation on the basis of values. He said that the saints had deliberated on the eternal principles of Indian culture at the Mahakumbh and the people would take the message of the Mahakumbh to strengthen the culture, he hoped.
Protect Hindu culture: VHP International Working President Dr Pravin Togadia appealed the people to protect the Hindu culture for our better future.
Togadia criticised the ‘dual policy’ of the government stating that the government has allowed other religions to recite their mass prayers on loudspeakers but prohibiting Hindus to use loudspeakers for prayers after a certain time.
He also expressed concern over the dwindling population of the Hindus. He underlined the need to develop strong social and political system for the protection of Hindu community and nation.
Declining Hindu population a matter of worry: Shankaracharya of Jyotishpeeth Swami Vasudevananda Saraswati expressed serious concern over the decline in the population of Hindus. He appealed to the Hindus not to follow the family planning norms and give up birth control.
He expressed serious concern over Hindus becoming minority in some states of India.