The ancient poet laureate of Kannada Pampa of tenth century has described the doctrines of a religion like kindness, charity and penance. To that can be added in modern times religious-violence said scholar Dr Chidananda Murthy, reported Kannada Prabha.
He was speaking after receiving the felicitation by the All India Education Institution. He said a thinker has said that to resort to violence to protect the religion is also an essential religious act – Parama Dharma. He said he is proud to be a Hindu and hence wrote a book titled Indianness. The book tells about the thinking, behaviour that a person has to imbibe to become a true Indian. The various attacks on Hinduism and the true form of religion are explained in the book, he said.
Speaking on the occasion Prof Satishchandra Mittal said education guides us and gives us aim. Good teachers are the makers of the nation. Hence they are considered Vishva Guru. There were several questions that rose after the British occupation of our nation as to the responsibility of taking the country on the path of education and social changes. Today we can say we have tread the right path, he said.
Swami Vivekananda, Swamy dayanada Saraswathi Lokamanya Tilak and such other leaders had propagated that only education can take the country on the path of progress. Swamy Shraddhananda and Ravindranatha Tagore and others established educational institutions. Their contribution in leading the nation towards education and social reformation is significant. In the last 70 years our education system has undergone major changes but still there are problems he said.
Mangalanada Swamy of Ramakrishna Mutt and educationist Prof Dayananda Bhargav were present.