Dattopant Smriti National Symposium concludes at State Museum 

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Nov 2018 15:07:35


Staff Reporter,

ON THE second day of Dattopant Smriti National Symposium, lecture related with subjects like ‘Indian Traditions in Global Context’ were discussed in detail by the subject experts and special guest. Discussion highlighted key points on the theme of ‘Global Vision of the Indian Knowledge Tradition’ followed by ‘Incredible Relevance of Indian Knowledge Wealth’ in the fourth session. The lecture was given by Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra.

Speaking on the occasion, Mishra said that Veda is the source of knowledge. Understanding the meaning of Vedas can be explained in a the theory. To understand the Vedas many compositions are formed. Through history and mythology, attempts were made to solve the mysteries of the Vedas and to understand it in simplified form.

“We have tradition of receiving knowledge from yoga. It is also believed that untold yoga for households and ordinary people. That is, the path of attaining knowledge through Karma Yoga. Troubles occur if there is a desire and lack of fulfilment. Virtue is created only after karma,” he added.

Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra is a Sanskrit author, poet, lyricist, playwright and a former Vice-Chancellor of the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University. He has served as the Head of Department of Sanskrit in Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He also a visiting professor at the University of Indonesia, the oldest university of Indonesia. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra is the winner of Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit for the year 1988. He is popularly known as Trivei Kavi. He has written many books in Sanskrit, Hindi, English Bhojpuri. The session was presided over by Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Evam Sanchar Vishwavidyalaya Vice Chancellor Jagdish Upasane.

Addressing the gathering, he said that by making the Indian knowledge tradition a part of the curriculum of in the universities and colleges we can achieve to some extend but real objective can be achieved if this is practised in society by community participation. Notably, the two-day discussion focused on importance of Indian knowledge and traditions. In the inaugural ceremony, Professor of Indian Philosophical Research Council and Member Secretary of Indian History Research Council.

Rajneesh Kumar Shukla said that in the concept of western knowledge, man is considered as an object or social animal and animal, but in the Indian knowledge tradition it is not so. According to Indian tradition, religion is the only basis that differentiates man and animal. This also becomes the foundation of Indian society , he added.
On the theme of ‘Speciality of the Indian Knowledge Tradition’. He added that our knowledge is focused to enrich the tradition of living with history and to continuously enhance knowledge.

Dattopant Bapurao Thengadi Research Centre organised Dattopant Smriti National Symposium on November 10 and November 11. Dattopant Bapurao Thengadi Research Centre Director Dr Mukesh Mishra said that the knowledge is continuous process and more interactions of Indian knowledge and traditions can help in inculcating Indian moral values among youth and in society in general. Dattopant Bapurao Thengadi was born on November 10, 1920.  He was a great thinker and national leader. The kind of impact he left on the social and economic life of India was unique, and set the tone for generations to come. Some of the hallmark qualities of his lifestyle includes simple living, in-depth study, deep thinking, clarity of thought, courage of the conviction etc.