India cannot become a super power without its ancient traditions: Amit Shah

"It is the result of unstinted efforts of the Prime Minister that the whole world has accepted yoga," the BJP President said.

By: PTI | Kurukshetra | Updated: October 22, 2016 8:05 pm
Kurukshetra: BJP president Amit Shah at the 'Arya Yuva Maha-Sammelan' at Gurukul Kurukshetra, on Saturday. PTI Photo (PTI10_22_2016_000181B) BJP president Amit Shah at the ‘Arya Yuva Maha-Sammelan’ at Gurukul Kurukshetra, on Saturday. PTI Photo

Underlining the need for preserving spiritual heritage of the country, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said India cannot become a super power if it makes even a little compromise with its ancient traditions. Shah, who was the chief guest at the 104th annual function of Gurukul Kurukshetra, said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country is fast moving toward being a prosperous and strong nation by preserving its ancient spiritual heritage.

In the two-and-a-half years of the NDA government, the world has witnessed the pace with which India is moving ahead, he said.

“It is the result of unstinted efforts of the Prime Minister that the whole world has accepted yoga,” he said.

Expressing his gratitude to Gurukul Kurukshetra for giving him the opportunity to visit the land where Lord Krishna had delivered the celestial message of ‘Bhagavad Gita’, he said solution to all problems of the world lies in this sacred book. He said that the land of ‘Gita’, where Swami Shradhanand has sown the seed of education, has now taken the shape of a Gurukul, where the young generation is getting value-based quality education which is a commendable work in this era of materialism.

Throwing light on the life of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj, Shah said that though Gujarat was his birth place, the spiritual leader worked in Punjab and other parts of north India. He said that several saints had worked for preserving our spiritual heritage and played a vital role in the freedom struggle of the country.

Apart from this, they also worked for imparting knowledge to the masses, eradicating various social evils and protecting Indian culture, the Hindu religion and Vedas, he said. This enlightenment of knowledge led to spiritual consciousness in the country which resulted in the freedom of the country, Shah said.

He made it clear that BJP supports the ideology of Arya Samaj and urged the people to follow the path shown by Swami Dayanand to ensure development of the country and the world.

Shah said Swami Dayanand founded the Arya Samaj in Mumbai in 1875 and showed a new path to the world. Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Ram Parsad Bismil, Bhagat Singh and Mahatma Gandhi were among the prominent personalities who were associated with Arya Samaj.

Swami Dayanand provided a new direction to the nation and society by eradicating social evils of child marriage and sati pratha, he said.

To prevent the youth from being addicted to drugs, Shah said, moral values which are on the decline have to be strengthened.

The BJP President said that to mark the birth centenary of Pt Deendayal Upadhyay this year, focus is being laid on ensuring that the benefit of various welfare schemes reach beneficiaries at the grassroots level.

Shah said that following the vision of Prime Minister Modi, it has also been decided to observe this year as Dalit Kalyan Varsh.

Earlier, he laid the foundation of Subhas Chandra Bose NDA training centre.

This was Shah’s second visit to Haryana within a week, the last being on Sunday when he took part in annual fair organised at the Agroha Dham in Hisar.

Speaking on this occasion, Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat said the Arya Samaj was the first social-religious institution in the country to work for the promotion of education.

He said that DAV Management Committee and the Gurukul are running thousands of educational institutions across the country where modern education based on moral values is being provided to the children.

The Governor said Arya Samaj has always worked for the uplift of poor and downtrodden and women education, besides eradication of social evils like dowry and child marriage.

He urged the students of Gurukul to take pledge to work for making the country and the state free from social evils and also save the youth from the menace of drugs.

Referring to Prime Minister Modi, the Governor said that it is a matter of pride that today the leadership of the country is in the hands of such a great personality of whom the whole country is proud.

He lauded the PM and the army for the recent surgical strike on terrorist launch pads across the LoC.

Haryana Chief Minister Khattar appreciated Gurukul Kurukshetra for doing “unprecedented work in providing quality education based on moral values to the children”.

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First Published on: October 22, 2016 8:03 pm
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    Ikok
    Oct 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm
    Baboons theory back.. Planets of apes 😀
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      KatrKatrina
      Oct 23, 2016 at 4:31 am
      Fu**K Hinduism which annihilates the weaker sections, kills people for eating what they want, burns women for dowry and satisfy, tortures widows, encourage ra*pe
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        KatrKatrina
        Oct 23, 2016 at 4:21 am
        Krishna fu**Ed radha despite being married. Ur a Hindu dog and ur religion is based on ra*pe culture
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          KatrKatrina
          Oct 23, 2016 at 4:18 am
          This ugly dog looks like my Bulldog
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            KatrKatrina
            Oct 23, 2016 at 4:28 am
            Ur IQ needs to be surgically replaced
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              KatrKatrina
              Oct 23, 2016 at 4:20 am
              Ur a fanatic Hindu Dog
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                KatrKatrina
                Oct 23, 2016 at 4:29 am
                Ur low IQ and knowledge needs to be thrown to the dogs
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                  MyTake
                  Oct 22, 2016 at 8:49 pm
                  Rephrasing the sentence: Who ever can internalise the knowledge of both human and God ancient India had will become a superpower. This is because we are currently living in an age of "knowledge is power" and not in the age of "sword is power"! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;India may choose or not choose to do that - it is India's choice! Wise man can rise anywhere and the most conducive theoretical base that one can create or make use of existing one, surely will help move toward that goal faster.
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                    Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
                    Oct 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm
                    Actually denial of school admission to "others" in India was way back before Islam even existed
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                      Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
                      Oct 22, 2016 at 5:40 pm
                      Does D stand for Dalit?
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                        Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
                        Oct 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm
                        Last i heard Modi tried to debate with Xi Xinpeng on NSG and lost. Who is the last man standing?
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                          Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
                          Oct 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm
                          Rishi and scientist in the same sentence. I can already see the downward trend in the Indian scientific ferver. If you wish to send your kids to ashram to study in under a rishi, please go ahead. Leave others to have their own decisions about their kids
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                            Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
                            Oct 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm
                            The 4 tier varna system in india existed even before Islam got birth
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                              Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
                              Oct 22, 2016 at 5:18 pm
                              Your comparison bar is commendable
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                                Anuradha Kalhan
                                Oct 22, 2016 at 4:41 pm
                                The oldest Indian tradition perhaps older than yoga is to move from untruth to truth, from darkness to light..... And Amit Shah and ociates know nothing of it.lt;br/gt;In fact they are the anhesis of it.
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                                  Archpagan
                                  Oct 22, 2016 at 3:58 pm
                                  Aree it's oficially practiced by the Govt. of India; government employees are divided into Group A, B, C and D, Such is its efficacy.
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                                    A. KHAN
                                    Oct 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm
                                    INDIAN HINDUS AND ISLAM HAVE A GREAT PAST CULTURE AND TRADITION IN INDIA. SOME YOUTH ARE FOLLOWING USA CULTURE WHICH IS DANGEROUS FOR INDIA.
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                                      Balgit
                                      Oct 23, 2016 at 5:21 am
                                      Btw, is triple talaaq a modern tradition or is it an ancient tradition?
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                                        Balgit
                                        Oct 23, 2016 at 5:21 am
                                        RSS and its Shyama Prasad was the worst enemies of Hindu Code Bill which sought to abolish polygamy, child marriages, and make women eligible for inheritance. Coming to Gurukuls, New Horizon Gurukul school in banglore along with ISKON teaches children about 1. uniqueness of brahmins 2. need for castes 3. non-existence of Aryans or Dalits voluntarily agreed to "lower caste" 4. Onam is Vaman jayanti et etc . It is time to ban such insutions which take India to stone age.
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                                          Barb Dewyre
                                          Oct 23, 2016 at 2:01 pm
                                          Anything to win an election. Anything to draw away the attention from the real issues. Religion, caste, freedom of speech and thought, minority bashing, nationalism, patriotism all these are par for the course if they fetch votes and win elections.
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                                            dsdssd
                                            Oct 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm
                                            What good will a world power India bring to the ordinary Indians? Big power implies more killing of ordinary civilians. Look at the current day US. Earlier, the Soviet Union and its civilians faced the same fate. On the other hand, look at the Scandinavians. No big power, but their civilians live a splendid life.They live longer than the US citizens, their citizens are allowed visa free entry in more countries than the citizens of the US or China. Their income level is in par with those of the Americans and much higher than those of the Chinese. Etc. So, what are the benefits of being a big power to the ordinary civilians of acoubtry?
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