Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sah-Sarkaryavah Sri Dr. Krishna Gopal ji said, “India has a special meditation style, nature of India has both – the geographical as well as spiritual nature. The Liberators have played an important role in India, giving priority to the country in their literature rather than province. The “Vanade-Matram” from “Anandamatha”, which developed the patriotism, became a mantra of entire India. Feeling it, the Krantikari accepted happily – without a sign of pain on their face – to be hanged over subversion.”
Sri Dr. Krishna Gopal ji was speaking on the occasion of On the occasion of completing 60 years of National Book Trust, a two-day (1-2 August 17) National Seminar on “Understanding the Nationality in Indian Literature” was inaugurated at the India International Centre, New Delhi.
Gopal ji further said, “If there is no fundamental philosophy of India in the literary mind, its expression will remain incomplete. The literary interpreter of India expresses his literature culturally. The literature which has the capacity to connect everyone, in which there is love, sacrifice, compassion, spirituality, it is eternal. In the form of the words of Ramayana, Vedas, Upanishads, Jains Munis, compositions of the devotees of Bhaktikal, as the voice of Sikh Gurus, we have got such a literature that has kept India together, connected and united.”
In the seminar, Smt. Mridula Sinha, Governor of Goa, Dr. Baldev Bhai Sharma, President of Trust, Vice Chancellor of Dharmeshala Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Kuldeep Chandra Agnihotri also held their views in the inaugural session on the subject. HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar has given a talk in the seminar by video message.
While delivering the inaugural speech, Dr Baldev Bhai Sharma said that on the auspicious occasion of completion of 60 years of national book trust, people of all resources donate books to the underprivileged children; books will be distributed by the National Book Trust, among those children, who are unable to buy. For this, he called the enlightened people in the program and asked for suggestions.
He said on this occasion that India is a country of sage and agriculture, in order to keep the country alive, there is a need to include patriotism and spirituality in literature. For this, the National Book Trust has started a Gallantry series for children, in which the compositions based on the life of the great people who inspired the nation have been published, Sharma added.
Kuldeep Chand Agnihotri said that the nationality in people is something like vibration in the heart. Despite so many external attacks, our nation and culture are alive, for this, our literature is one of the reasons. Our ancient literature written in poetry form, which describe all areas including pilgrimage places. From such literature, the country’s religious and cultural forms have been united. People of North India travelled in South India as pilgrimage, in the north from south India, east to west India and from west to east India have been associated with thousands of years in the same way. Therefore, India’s soul is a nationality based on spirituality. The National Book Trust is working to awaken this consciousness.
Courtesy: VSK Chennai