India’s ancient Gurukul system of education upholding the nation’s spiritual values is ‘Plus One’: Narendra ModiAhmedabad, Friday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today described the ancient residential Gurukul system of education as ‘Plus One’. It upholds the nation’s spiritual values in which the disciples acquire knowledge under the direct tutelage of the guru.
Mr. Modi was speaking at Sadguru Vandana Mahotsav at Chharodi to revive the Gurukul system of education and make it relevant for the modern times.
He also spoke highly about the contribution of Sant Shri Jogiswami on his 108th birth anniversary at the Swaminarayan Gurukuk Vidya Pratishthanam (SFVP).
Mr. Modi said he had begun his march of public life as first term as the Chief Minister in 2001 after seeking the blessings of the Narmada. He felt a divine peace in the august presence of saints as he sought their blessings to be able to continue to serve the people. He was also profusely felicitated on this occasion by the saints
Mr. Modi said that he owed his success at the battle of ballots with a hat-trick to the blessings of the saints and good wishes of six-crore people of Gujarat, imbibing the rich spiritual culture. He said that although spiritualism is for self-atonement and social service for the humanity, there is no conflict between the two.
He invited the disciples of Swaminarayan sect, attending the function from different parts of India and abroad, to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit at the majestic Mahatma Mandir premises at Gandhinagar and Rann Utsav in Kutch.
Earlier, veteran Swami Madhavpriyadasji blessed Mr. Modi for taking Gujarat to global heights during the last 11 years of his rule.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included famous cricketer V.V.S. Laxman, Dr. P.N. Pathak, Geet Sethi, Khantil Mehta and Harmit Desai, among others felicitated on the occasion.