“Yoga is the most efficient way to face ongoing challenges,” – MP Governor Anandiben Patel

Bhopal: Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that yoga practice is the most effective way to combat situations and challenges arising out of Covid infection. It is not proper to consider yoga as merely an exercise. It establishes a positive synergy between body, mind and intellect. The practice of yoga brings about a positive change in the way we see and understand the world. Smt. Patel was addressing a virtual programme organised for unveiling the statues of Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Swami Vivekananda at Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University, Bhopal on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that the practice of yoga enhances concentration. A person becomes strong mentally, physically and conceptually. He said that if people of every age group of the country are determined to be healthy and include yoga in their regular routine, the energetic work of millions of healthy minds, will help the country progress in the world. He said that the biggest challenge facing human beings all over the world today is to remain healthy and avoid diseases. At this time, greater attention is being paid to personal care on both the physical and mental fronts for public health. Proper healthy lifestyle is the biggest need of the hour. By being comprehensive and holistic, yoga is a perfect module for health and a healthy lifestyle. Yogic principles of health help us to strengthen and develop wellness, thus enabling us to cope with stress in a better way. Therefore, yoga is essential for keeping the body healthy and for mental health. Regular practice of yoga is a preventive measure against general health, immunity, and deadly diseases. For this not means and resources, but will power is sufficient.

Governor Smt. Patel said that the personalities of Shri Atal ji and Swami Vivekanand are symbols of national pride and self-respect. Swami ji in the form of a saint and Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji as a politician are symbol of Indian culture. While Swami Vivekananda had mesmerized the world with the spirituality of India while addressing the Dharma Sabha for the first time on American soil Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee won the hearts of people around the globe through his powerful speech in his mother tongue Hindi in the United Nations and made the nation proud. Both are representatives of the coordination and integrity of Indian culture. Both were great personalities carved out of Indian culture, life values ​​and traditions. Swami Vivekananda showed the way to the spiritual world through Vedanta philosophy, Sanatan culture and life values. Shri Atal ji gave a new direction to the life stream of social workers and politicians with the ideas of sacrificing everything for the sake of the nation. If Swami ji gave a new identity to the coordination of Indian culture at global level, Atal ji has also established the ideals of a valued diplomatic culture based on creativity and sacrifice. Both were strong nationalists. They had great faith in Indian-ness. If Swami ji was a nationalist in the form of a saint, then Shri Atal ji was a nationalist in the form of a politician. She said that the whole world has been in the grip of Corona pandemic for more than a year now. It has affected all areas of economic, academic and social life. The pandemic has also exposed the shortcomings of the global education system. We have to brainstorm how useful the knowledge and skills acquired from our current education system are, in difficult situations like natural calamities. She said that since last one year, teaching work is being conducted in all universities online. Efforts should be made by the university to expand the academic scope by studying the experiences gained during this period, so that rural talents in rural areas and inaccessible areas get the opportunity to develop.

State Higher Education Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav said that Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, established with the intention of making efforts to progress on the strength of mother tongue, is the main medium for spreading knowledge and science on a large scale through mother tongue. The installation of the statues of inspirational personalities Swami Vivekananda and Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the university campus will inspire and encourage the youth to create a special identity in the country and the world. He congratulated the university management for this. MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma said that Swami Vivekananda and Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee represented Bhartiyata (Indianness) and granted special recognition to the country in the world. Swami ji and Atal ji have contributed greatly in making Vedic culture and establish the identity of Hindi in the world. The university management deserves to be lauded for establishing the statues of such great sources of inspiration. Vice Chancellor Shri Ramdev Bhardwaj said that Hindi is the study center of all Gyan-Vigyan where 1200 students are studying in the university and 3700 students are studying in study centres. He said that along with the installation of the statue, the university has compiled the study material of the seminars in the form of a book.

The programme was also attended by the former Vice Chancellor of the university, Mohan Lala Chipa. The vote of thanks was given by Shri Satendra Napit. The statues of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Swami Vivekananda were unveiled virtually.