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India is the world’s spiritual hub: President Murmu

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President Droupadi Murmu highlighted India’s role as a source of spirituality, urging unity among diverse faiths at an event in Hyderabad.

Highlighting India’s role as the mother of spirituality and democracy, President Droupadi Murmu on March 15 called upon the spiritual gurus to strive for harmony among the people irrespective of their different belief systems.

The President was inaugurating the 4-day Global Spirituality Mahotsav organized by the Indian Ministry of Culture in coordination with the Heartfulness Foundation at the sprawling Kanha Shanti Vanam near Hyderabad in the southern state of Telangana in India.

She said that spiritual icons such as Buddha, Mahavir, Ravidas and Guru Nanak had given India a unique identity as the global hub of spirituality. The Global Spirituality Mahotsav brought spiritual seers of diverse religious faiths to one platform to elevate collective human consciousness. Themed “Inner Peace to World Peace,” the conference aimed to foster interfaith dialogues and facilitate people of all ages and walks of life to connect with spirituality in their daily lives.

“Bharat is the land of ideals of ahimsa (nonviolence) and compassion, the knowledge of which our ancient sages gave us and to strengthen which our great spiritual gurus are guiding us,” India’s President Murmu said.

She congratulated Heartfulness founder and Padma Bhushan awardee Kamlesh D. Patel, popularly known as Daaji, for taking the Heartfulness movement to 160 countries across the world. “This is a sacred cause, aimed at amalgamating inner peace with world peace,” she said.

The Global Spirituality Mahotsav themed ‘Inner Peace to World Peace’, brought spiritual seers of diverse religious faiths to one platform to elevate collective human consciousness.

Speaking on the occasion, Daaji said that the time has come for mankind to unite steadfastly. “There is an urgency to it to prevent any more wars, chaos, and strife taking place. If each of us understands that we all are one, it is the same divine light within each of us, we can overcome the differences,” the Global Guide of Heartfulness and President of Shri Ram Chandra Mission said.

A panel discussion on ‘Inner peace to world peace’ witnessed meaningful thoughts coming from noted panelists including Ranjana Chopra, Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Culture; Gaur Gopal Das (Iskcon); Swami Atmapriyananda (Rama Krishna Mission); Sister Usha Behn (Brahma Kumaris); Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji (Shri Vaishnavism); and Daaji.

There were interesting talks by Swami Gauranga Das (Iskcon); Swami Mukundananda (Jagatguru Kripaluji Yog); Devi Chitralekha Ji (World Sankirtan Tour Trust); Swami Amritaswaroopa Nanda Puri (The Mata Amritanandamayi Math); and Upasana Kamineni Konidela (Vice Chairman – CSR Apollo Hospitals Group). There were also many experience zones where various organizations imparted wisdom and spiritual benefit.

Cultural programs associated with spirituality, an exhibition showcasing India’s spiritual history, narratives of peace, and an immersive experience for spirituality through books and music were also organized.

Prominent presenters at the Mahotsav included Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagwati of Parmarth Niketan, Tony Nader of the TM movement, Pir Zia Inayat Khan of Inayati Order, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Jaya Kishori and film personalities Kabir Bedi and Shekhar Kapur.  

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Kamlesh D. Patel (right) is the Global Guide of Heartfulness movement that organized the Global Spirituality Mahotsav.

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