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New Delhi: India, the land of spirituality, has attracted people from all parts of the world who have been travelling to this land to find the inner self. In fact, when the whole world is desperate for peace, India has a lot to offer to the wandering souls looking for a divine connection.
Sahsarkaryawah of the Rashtriya Syawam Sevak Sangh, Dr. Gopal Krishna said this while speaking at a function organized by Divya Prem Seva Mission in the national capital on Thursday.
India’s rich spiritual lineage
He said India is not only a source of inspiration for those who are seeking spirituality, but it also provides nourishment to their souls. “Today, spirituality is the biggest need of the people all across the world and India provides the opportunity to those who are seekers. India is the only country in the world which can boast of the richest spiritual lineage,” Dr Gopal Krishna observed, saying the country has a history and culture which goes back to ancient times in origin. “The modern world can make big bridges, roads etc. but it cannot create spiritualism. India is the only land which can,” he said.
The RSS leader also said India has seen many ups and downs in its journey from ancient times. “It has witnessed great feats of valour and defeat, splendour and destitution. It has seen prosperity and at the same time, also witnessed deaths due to famines. In spite of all such setbacks, this land has moved on from one crisis to another,” he said, adding such setbacks impaired but it could not interrupt the country’s move. “Sometimes the flow can be as sparkling clean as the Ganga and at times can contain lots of dirt. The flow is uninterrupted because its basic foundation is spiritualism. Underlining the importance of service in the society,” he said.
While underlining the importance of service in the society, the RSS leader said, “it (service) fills the vacuum of the inner self of those who serve others. Being of service to others not only gives you satisfaction but it also gives more pleasure to the recipients.”
Service to humanity makes one great
Addressing the function, senior journalist Upendra Rai said, “it is the service to humanity which makes you famous and renowned.” In this regard, he talked about the success story of American industrialist John Rockefeller who gave away his fortune to charity and asked the people to be of service to humanity. Heaping praise on the works done by Divya Prem Seva Mission, a charitable trust with its headquarters based in Haridwar, he said the charitable trust has inspired thousands of people and words are not sufficient to describe service it has rendered to the humanity.
Union Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla who was also present at the function, said President Ramnath Kovind was so impressed by the works of Divya Prem Seva Mission that he once ignored the security apparatus to reach Haridwar from Dehradun by road as it was heavily raining and helicopter could not fly in that condition. Union minister Shukla said that the charitable trust is a creation of the society and not the government.
The function was also addressed by senior journalist and Padma awardee, Jawahar Lal Kaul. Earlier, a book “Kumbh: Manthan Ka Mahaparva”, published by Prabhat Prakashan was also launched at the function where Ashish Gautam, the founder of Divya Prem Seva Mission highlighted its achievements.