Source: News Bharati English14 May 2016 16:17:42

Ninora, Ujjain, May 14: Making a fervent appeal to all the sadhus, sannyasins and saints gathered at the Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged them to organise a seven-day Kumbh every year to deliberate on problems of the earth and mankind and find solutions to them.

He was addressing the valedictory function of the three-day ‘International Vichar Mahakumbh’ organised by Madhya Pradesh Government on the sidelines of the Simhastha Mahakumbh currently underway.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and leader of Opposition in Sri Lankan Parliament were prominently present on the occasion. Other dignitaries included Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das, Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Thavar Chand Gehlot and others.

The ‘Vaicharik Mahakumbh’ was formally inaugurated by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr. Mohanrao Bhagwat on May 14.

Prime Minister Modi also released the 51-point ‘Sarvabhaum Amrit Sandesh’ saying that in spite of different opinions about the time and period of Kumbh, one thing is certain that this has been one of the oldest living traditions of the human history. This is an attempt to encompass the entire India in its purview, he added.  

Modi said that our society believed in the existence of ‘atman’ and the ‘atman’ pervades time limits. But the rishis, munis and saints who gathered at this Kumbh used to dwell upon problems of the human beings and find out sustainable solutions to them. The tradition of Kumbh is very old. The congregation is held at Prayag every 12 years; Nasik, Ujjain, and Hardwar at the interval of three years.

The Kumbh at Ujjain, Nasik and Hardwar were the occasions to review the decisions taken at Prayag for the smooth conduct of social, political, religious and economic affairs and present the three-year appraisal. This has been the exceptionally distinguishing feature of Hindu society, he said.

The Prime Minister further said that the tradition of Kumbh is observed in our country but it seems that it has lost its soul. The traditions which began in social context must be given social dimension as per changing times and requirements, he added.

Terming the present exercise as a unique attempt to give a new shape to the age-old tradition in the global context, Prime Minister said that we must strive to find out ways to ensure the welfare of human beings.

The ‘51 Amrut Bindu’ could be obtained as a result of this present churning of thoughts he said adding that for this two years were spent in thinking, one year on debating and these three days in deliberation on these points before they are finalised. He stressed the need for all those working for the society to work in one single direction of social welfare.

Invoking the principle of ‘Ten Tyakten Bhunjithah’ Prime Minister Modi called for limited consumption. He recalled how people responded to the late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s appeal to save one-time food by fasting once a week. That fulfilled the need for foodgrains then, he added.

He also noted with satisfaction how one crore people responded to his appeal and gave up LPG subsidy so that the same can be used to provide LPG to five crore poor families in the country. This underlines the importance and application of the principle of ‘Ten Tyakten Bhunjitha’ Modi said. This will save the forests, lessen carbon in the environment and improve the health of the rural poor women, he added.

Releasing the charter of 51 ‘Amrut Bindu’ Prime Minister Modi said that these points will inspire people to engage in constructive works and lead their life towards light.

Referring to diversity in Indian life, Modi said that we have conflicting diversities. At one point there is a character of Sri Rama, who sacrificed everything to obey his father and at the other end, there is a character of Prahlad, who risked even his own life for defying his father. But for us both are venerable and there is no conflict in these two characters as the outsiders perceive, Modi said.

Likewise, he also referred to characters of Sita and Mira and said though there seems an outward conflict in them, there is no such conflict because all of them held dharma as their live value.

Prime Minister arrived here at Indore airport by a special plane. He was received by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and other senior leaders. He proceeded to Ninora along with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan presided over this program.