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New Delhi: The concept of starting the International Advaita Vedanta Institute of Acharya Shankar in Madhya Pradesh and establishing a huge and grand statue of Adi Shankaracharya is inspiring. Our philosophy will be established in the world. Today, it is necessary to establish a spirit of inclusion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan deserves congratulations on behalf of Acharya Sabha, for the Omkareshvara project. Swami Paramatmanand ji, the founder of Arsh Vidyamandir Rajkot, stated this in Saraswat’s speech during Ekatma Parv. Swamiji said that the whole creation belongs to God. We must renounce discrimination. Jagat Guru Shankaracharya incarnated at the time when moral values were needed and showed the way for society.
Celebrating Adi Shankaracharya’s birthday as Darshanik Diwas, the Ekatma Parv was concluded in the presence of many saints by Acharya Shankar Sanskritik Ekta Nyas of the Department of Culture today at Kushabhau Thackeray Auditorium in Bhopal . Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was the chief guest while Governor of Kerala Shri Arif Mohammad Khan was the special guest of Acharya Shankar Prakatotsav.
Swami Paramatmanand said that Jagat Guru Shankaracharya has attained Swarajya. Spiritual, religious and cultural unity is essential for a united India. Our cultural values are the same. Today it is necessary to establish Ekatma Darshan (Integral Philosophy). Chief Minister Shri Chouhan established Acharya Shankar Sanskritik Ekta Nyas in Madhya Pradesh for this. Swamiji said that today many creeds and sects are becoming centered on the individual, which should be oriented towards philosophy or principles. Let’s also look at the journey of Jagat Guru Shankaracharya from the perspective that it is not the spirit to defeat anyone. Shankaracharya did not believe in winning and losing. His journey was inspired by compassion. He visited almost all the pilgrimages and composed the source. He also crossed rivers. Indian religious leaders have been invited to the Millennium Meet by the United Nations. Shankaracharya’s philosophy is complete. All living beings have the same consciousness. The message of environmental protection is also in its philosophy. The initiative to celebrate his Vedic philosophy today as Darshanik Diwas in Madhya Pradesh is commendable. Swamiji said that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan is dear to the saints. The Omkareshvara project will emerge as an important center in the future. This will create a separate identity from a knowledge center like Nalanda.
Speaking to Ekatma Parv, Governor of Kerala, Shri Arif Mohammad Khan said he was very happy to be here at Acharya Shankar Prakatotsav in Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan is to be commended for establishing the statue and institute of Adi Shankaracharya in Omkareshvara. Governor Shri Khan said that India is such a center of knowledge and science where students from other nations have continued to come to study for centuries. Many religions and philosophies were taught in India. The Gyan Parampara of India is the basis of India’s identity as Vishwa Guru. Where other countries are known for their courage, beauty and other qualities, India is known for the tradition of Gyan Vigyan. Governor Shri Khan said he had the privilege of being the governor of the state of Kerala from which Adi Shankaracharya started his journey. Adi Shankaracharya was a great philosopher. He did the job of tying everyone together in the thread of unity. He also came to Madhya Pradesh after traveling thousands of miles in search of Guru. Shankaracharya’s Adwaitwad cannot be limited to any state or country. The Madhya Pradesh project will be recognized around the world. Shankaracharya believed that everyone needed the lesson in humanity. Everyone is divine, not ordinary. The manifestation of Divinity should be in every realm. Swami Vivekananda also gave the same philosophy later. Shankaracharya believed that unity is our need. Ever since mankind began to walk the path of civilization, unity is essential. No one can live alone in the world.
Governor Shri Khan also quoted quotes from the lines and shlokas of various Vedas. He said diversity has been accepted into the law of nature. It has been accepted in India for thousands of years and has been accepted in many countries around the world over the past 150 years. We are proud of the principles of Sanatan. We could not tell the world about our sages. Shankaracharya established mathematics in different places in the country. He gave every great sentence of the Vedas to this math. Governor Shri Khan said that every human being has the right to salvation because the soul is contained therein.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said today on Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti, the arrival of Swami Swami Parmatmananda Ji and other guests is significant. According to Shankaracharya’s philosophy, all discrimination should disappear, hence the importance of the Omkareshvara project. After the start of the project from the year 2017, the work is now proceeding at a rapid pace. In 2019, the government at the time did not take the request to continue work on the project seriously. But now, this project will soon be realized. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that for the establishment of the grand statue of Adi Shankaracharya, the work of collecting metal was done with the participation of the public. Everyone cooperated during the Ekatm Yatra by filling the kalash. Such important projects are carried out not only through governments, but also with the cooperation of the people. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that together we will ensure that the efforts of Acharya Shankar Sanskritik Ekta Nyas are successful. Adi Shankaracharya started the journey from childhood, wrote more than a hundred texts and did the job of showing the direction to the then society lost in darkness. He inspired us to walk the path of humanity. For the completion of this sacred project in Madhya Pradesh, special cooperation is received from the Sant Samaj. Advaita Vedanta is the only way to guide humanity out of the fire of materialism. This philosophy will spread throughout the world. Today in this program Swamiji Parmatmananda Saraswati Rajkot and Swami Pranavananda Saraswati, Swami Vedatitananda Ji who is also the residential Acharya of the Trust were present. Along with this, the dignified presence of the learned Governor of Kerala Shri Arif Mohammad Khan and the scholar of philosophy Shri Ambika Dutt Sharma made the Prakatotsav meaningful.
Referring to the work of planting saplings every day, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said it is the task of giving oneself life. With the blessing of the saints, we will also sincerely do the work of saving the environment. In the program, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan congratulated all the guests by offering a shawl, Shriphal and a photo of Shankaracharya Ji. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also honored classical singer Sushri Suryagayatri, who performed Shankar Sangeet in the Carnatic style today, and singer and musician Rahul Vellal.
At the start, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and other guests inaugurated the Acharya Shankar Prakatotsav “Ekatma Parv” hosted by Acharya Shankar Sanskritik Ekta Nyas at Kushabhau Thakre Auditorium. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan welcomed Governor of Kerala Shri Arif Mohammad Khan as a special guest on the programme. Swami Pranavananda Saraswati, Swami Vedatitananda and Shri Ambika Dutt Sharma were honored for their significant contribution in promoting Advaita Vedanta. Many saints and personalities from the spiritual realm were present on the program. The program began with the garlanding of the image of Acharya Shankar.
At the end of the program, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan took an oath to those present to work to create a world of well-being, an ideal society as better citizens, to make a progressive nation, to assimilate by thought, speech and works the Ekatma feeling for creatures, world and God while accepting the sacred memory of Adi Guru Shankaracharya as a witness
Principal Secretary of Culture and Tourism and Trustee Secretary Shri Sheo Shekhar Shukla informed that this festival was organized for wide publicity of Advaita Vedanta of Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya. Students, young people, artists, journalists, writers, theater artists and educators, etc. from different parts of the country also participated. Shri Shukla also briefed on the progress of the Omkareshwar project.