Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Highway Transport and Highways, Authorities of India, was the chief visitor of the occasion whereas Dayashankar Tiwari, Mayor of Nagpur, was the visitor of honour.
Lokmat Media Group organised the first-ever Nationwide Inter-Spiritual Convention in Nagpur on Sunday to commemorate its Nagpur version’s golden jubilee 12 months celebrations.
That is the primary occasion of the sequence of occasions which might be lined as much as mark the completion of fifty years of Lokmat Nagpur version’s wonderful journey. The theme of this primary of its variety convention was ‘International Challenges to Communal Concord and Function of India.’
Held on the Suresh Bhat Auditorium in Nagpur, the convention aimed to unfold the message of affection, peace and spiritual concord everywhere in the world. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Highway Transport and Highways, Authorities of India, was the chief visitor of the occasion whereas Dayashankar Tiwari, Mayor of Nagpur, was the visitor of honour.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, mentioned, “Indian tradition is one that’s really secular. Respecting all cultures, religions, communities, ideologies are the speciality of Indian tradition, which isn’t related to any “dharma”. Oneness is the most important power of Indian tradition and that is what makes us able to changing into a Vishwa Guru or world trainer, which was predicted earlier by Swami Vivekananda.”
In a video message, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat mentioned that the faith is the connector. Nevertheless if the human feeling is damaging, individuals work to divide society by abusing faith. It’s because there isn’t any interplay with one another. Subsequently, we have to remind the group that we’re one.
Founding father of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, Acharya Lokesh Muni, mentioned, “Existence of others ought to be acknowledged as a lot as our personal. Faith is humanity and all of us are extensions of opinions. This nation shouldn’t be solely secular but in addition non-sectarian. Right this moment a constructive feeling is required. This world is gorgeous aside from negativity. The chariot of messengers of peace right here ought to go ahead. The dialogue on ideas on this congregation of spiritual leaders ought to attain each a part of the world. The approach to life primarily based on Ayurved, yoga-pranayam and restraint ought to be accepted as soon as once more.”
Brahmaviharidas Swami, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha mentioned, “As soon as upon a time, touchdown on the Moon or house journey had been like goals. However now they’re a actuality now. Many really feel that prevailing social concord on this planet is a dream. However it’s my perception that this dream might be fulfilled. If your entire society makes collective efforts for spreading love, following guidelines and creating good life, international social concord may be established. As a substitute of anticipating social concord from the world, individuals have to start out with themselves.”
Swami Ramdev, Yoga Guru and Founder, Patanjali Yogpeeth added that the world has a hazard from non secular, monetary and political terrorism. The world is going through the most important menace from non secular, financial and political terrorism.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai, whereas sharing his ideas mentioned, “Because the hatred is being unfold within the identify of faith, the world must create an angle of acceptance of the existence of different religions together with mutual dialogue. The idea of god and a few ideas are totally different in each faith. However there are numerous similarities too. If we expect with an open thoughts and mind, it’ll seem that all of us have extra of the identical hyperlinks than contradictions. Subsequently, as a substitute of paying consideration in direction of contradictions, we should always give attention to the similarities.”
“Efforts to make one another comfortable and respect for one another’s emotions are worship to god. These are the values of human tradition and these ought to be inculcated from childhood. Equality, civility, concord, tolerance, gratitude and ethical values are all values of life. These values should be inculcated and social concord might be established. Humanity is essential in life and it’s the soul of all religions,” mentioned Pralhad Wamanrao Pai, founding father of the Jeevanvidya Mission.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founding father of the Artwork of Residing, mentioned, “The faith retains individuals collectively. However some individuals plot to create hatred within the identify of faith. However we should always remember that range has essence and god too is the essence. Intellectuals grow to be comfortable because of range and fools struggle with one another. Variety needs to be accepted in human life. Sarvadharma Samabhav and variety are distinctive qualities of India. It’s the responsibility of the faith to unravel numerous disputes and enmity.”
Bhikkhu Sanghasena, Founder, Mahabodhi Worldwide Meditation Centre, said, “No matter is occurring on this planet may be very disturbing and worrisome. Spiritual violence, struggle, aggression, hatred and prejudice have ravaged the world. In such a state of affairs, the function of India is essential to make the world perceive the significance of non-violence, peace and compassion. The time has come for us to be united and discover options to the issues of the world.”
Haji Syed Salman Chishty of Dargah Ajmer Sharif mentioned, “’Future’ is the essential basis of all religions. What feeling you’re deriving whereas worshipping your god is essential. If any individual provides namaz and commits any act which is a blot on humanity, his namaz is of no use. ‘Future’ is the essential basis of all religions. Harm to the religion of any faith is the best crime.”
Vijay Darda, Chairman, Lokmat Media Group, mentioned, “The Lokmat upheld the significance of secularism proper from day one. Its stand has been Sarvadharma Samabhav. No faith is greater than humanity and we upheld these values. The Lokmat revered all religions and creeds. Individuals have been residing collectively for ages and ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ is the tradition of the nation. The steerage of Dharmacharyas on social concord is essential within the backdrop of the basics within the present state of affairs that had been created within the identify of faith.”
Rajendra Darda, Editor-in-Chief of the Lokmat Media Group, highlighted, “At a time when persons are being murdered within the identify of faith, the world is trying to India for an answer to this downside. India’s duty on the international degree has elevated because it has been following the concepts of non-violence preached by Lord Mahavir, Tathagat Buddha, Guru Gobind Singh and Mahatma Gandhi. Solely the trail of peace and concord can save the world.”