India was Vishwa Guru because of eternal knowledge: Dr Chande

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Jun 2018 09:17:51


Staff Reporter,

There was no concept of research in ancient India. The ancient knowledge in scriptures on Yoga, Ayurveda, Dietetics, Mathematics, Architecture, etc. was in the form of research. In India, knowledge in past was nothing but research of modern times. India was Vishwa Guru because of the eternal knowledge, said founder and former Vice-Chancellor of Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU) Dr Pankaj Chande.

Dr Chande was addressing as a chief guest of the inauguration of two-day national symposium on ‘Tradition for Innovation towards better future’ organised by KKSU, Ramtek and Research for Resurgence Foundation at Education Hall, KKSU, Ramtek, on Friday. KKSU Vice-Chancellor Prof Srinivasa Varakhedi presided over. National Organising Secretary of Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Mukul Kanitkar; KKSU Registrar, Dr Arvind Joshi; Symposium Director and Dean, Prof Madhusudan Penna and co-ordinator Dr Dinkar Marathe also shared the dais. Dr Chande elaborated, in ancient times people used to acquire knowledge for salvation and sculpture, engineering were considered as science. Quality of research is very important and researcher could understand the quality by comparative method only, he added.

Speaking on research methodology, Dr Chande explained the attributes of good researcher. Quest for knowledge, analytical ability, psychological balance, concentration and critical approach are required for conducting research. Researcher having these attributes could give justice to the topic selected by him. Each person do not have the ability to conduct research. This is the reason, without making research compulsory for each one, a person having these attributes could be allowed to conduct research, he added.

In his key note speech, Mukul Kanitkar explained the richness of ancient Indian Sanatan Vedic tradition. It is because of degradation of Sanskrit, the country is witnessing degradation of culture and Indian education system, he added. Prof Srinivasa Varakhedi expressed the need for actual work for Sanskrit language. Through different educational and research programmes, KKSU will work to preserve, develop and promote Sanskrit.

Vastupujan of new educational complex was also held. A book on Karyakarta translated by Dr Jaywant Chaudhari in Sanskrit was also released. Dr Parag Joshi conducted the proceedings and Dr Dinkar Marathe proposed a vote of thanks. The symposium will conclude on June 23 at 3.30 pm in presence of Vice-Chancellor of Yog Sanskrit University in USA. Prof BVK Shastri.