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Lokmanthan 2022 Is A Platform To Discuss And Set Agenda To Make India A Viswaguru Based On Its Cultural Heritage: Guv Mukhi

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The event will have discussions, seminars, cultural events and exhibitions which showcase the rich diversity of the nation


HT Bureau

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Guwahati, Sept 22: Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated Lokmanthan 2022, a journey embarked upon by Prajna Pravah to seek cultural and traditional treasures hidden in various corners of the country in presence of Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi and chief minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, Governor Prof. Mukhi said, “Our country Bharat has a unique heritage of knowledge sharing, public discourse and intellectual brainstorming. Lokmanthan is the churn of the nation which encourages intellectual discourse to rediscover the cultural and traditional treasures hidden in different parts of our country”.

He said that India has the most ancient civilisation of the world and has always been looked upon by the world as a land of wealth and wisdom. The country has been credited to have developed Philosophy and Mathematics, Science and Technology of a very high order. This great nation’s contribution to the march of civilisation goes back to several thousand years even before the Christian era. From Vedas to Upanishad down to several institutions and eras, Bharat was respected for its flourishing economy, trade, commerce and culture, the Governor added.

He said, “Indian freedom struggle, which was inspired by Tilak, Gandhi, Aurobindo, Patel, Bose and others, had a clear vision of the civilization consciousness of our past. These leaders had directed the freedom movement, keeping the Indian ways and thoughts in the centre of their action. They had a vision to reconstruct the political and economic institutions of India as an outcome of civilisational consciousness, which made India one country one people, and one Nation.”

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Prof. Mukhi also said, “After achieving independence, the leaders at the helm of affairs seemed to have lost the spirit and the vision, which the freedom movement had evoked. They discarded the vision and adopted the institutional framework of administration created by the British which was quite alien to India’s world-view. It is unfortunate that these leaders could not comprehend India’s inner vitality, which was the main force responsible for India’s survival despite several attacks and prolonged foreign rule. This parasitic view of the leaders during the country’s independence from the British failed to rekindle the spirit of India.”

The Governor lauding the efforts of the present Government said that after coming to the helm of affairs, efforts are being put to reorient the polity and the social system in consonance with those strong points of Indian psyche to realise the future glory. “We have kept the doors and windows open to have a clear understanding of the global scenario and how without destroying our uniqueness we can assimilate the best to regain our lost glory for our mission of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat,” the Governor added.

It may be mentioned that ‘Lokmanthan 2022’ has been organised by Prajna Pravah with Intellectual Forum for North East and in association with Assam Tourism Development Corporation to deliberate and set agenda for the countrymen in their pursuit of making India a Viswaguru based on its rich cultural heritage. The event will have discussions, seminars, cultural events and exhibitions which showcase the rich diversity of the nation.

The inauguration ceremony was attended among others by national convenor Prajna Pravah J. Nanda Kumar, working president Lokmanthan 2022 Dr. Gargi Saikia Mahanta and a host of other dignitaries.

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