Dharma needs to be included in school curriculum, says Minister K Shyam
Imphal, Oct 15,
A religious book titled “Shreeshreemadanmohanjiu” by Parthasarathi Das (N.Poulendrajit Singh) was released by Hon’ble Minister, CAF & PD, Revenue, Shri Karam Shyam at Priyogopal Sana Auditorium, Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal yesterday.
The book is mainly based on the intense devotion of the Vaishnavaites of Manipur for the Tribhanga Rup of Lord Shree Krishna. It contains 13 chapters.
The event was organised by Bhagyachandra Research Centre, University of Bhagavata Cuture, ISKCON,Imphal.
Speaking at the occasion as the Chief Guest, Minister K Shyam stated that it is due to the lack of dharma in this present day society that crimes are so much prevalent inspite of the highly educated and qualified status of its people. “There is a strong need for dharma and its principles to be included the school curriculum”, he stressed.
Prof. H.Tombi Singh, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bhagavata Cuture,(UBC); Prof.N. Tombi Singh, Ex-Vice Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy and Shri L.Upendra Sharma, Director, J N Manipur Dance Academy also attended the function as Special Guest ,Guest of Honour and President respectively.
Politicians should also have faith in God to render public service effectively, Minister Shyam said.
“Writers have some innate quality in them and their works will always remain as wealth for the human society”, he also added.
Appreciating our rich culture and civilization for holding a unique place on the global map, he appealed Prof.N. Tombi to take up measures for proper maintenance of books, novels, epics and other written records of Manipur for future reference.
Prof.H.Tombi said that after reading the book, one can learn that Manipur a unique Gouriya Vaishnavism and know the continuation features of Maharaj Bhagyachandra.
Giving a review on the book “Shreeshreemadanmohanjiu” , Prof.N. Tombi said that he feels religion should be discussed with a broad outlook and adding that the beauty of Hinduism is universalism.
Diversity in unity is the basic concept of Hinduism and it acts as an integrity force binding all other religions, he further mentioned.
He also gave his criticism on the book saying that it lacks scientific, historical and cultural approach.
Floral tributes were paid to the photo of Damodar Swami, the first founder Acharya of ISKCON in Manipur, during the function.
Teachers and students of J N Manipur Dance Academy, members of ISKCON, writers and art lovers of the State took part in the function.
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