Acharya Mahapragya Ji gave the mantra of healthy individual, healthy society, healthy economy: PM Modi
Acharya Mahapragya Ji used to say that if you leave 'me' and 'mine' then everything will be yours. His mantra, his philosophy was also clearly visible in his life: PM
As much as Acharya Mahapragya Ji has written about spirituality, with an equally broad vision he wrote on subjects like philosophy, politics, psychology and economic: PM Modi

The Prime Minister paid tribute to Acharya Shri Mahapragyaji on the occasion of the seer’s birth centenary today.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said Acharya Shri Maharagya Ji has dedicated his entire life to the service of mankind and the society.

Prime Minister recalled his several interactions with the Great Saint and said he was blessed to have had so many interactions with the Acharya and that he could draw many lessons from the Saint’s Journey.

Shri Modi said he also had the opportunity to participate in the Saint’s Ahimsa Yatra and Service to humanity.

He said, Yug Rishis like Acharya Shri Mahapragya do not acquire anything for their physical selves but that their lives, thoughts and actions are dedicated to the service of the humankind.

Prime Minister quoted Acharya Ji, “If you Leave ‘Me and Mine’ in Your Lives, then the Whole World Will Be Yours”

Shri Modi said the saint made this the mantra and philosophy of his life and implemented in his every action and deed.

Prime Minister said the only possession (Parigraha) the Saint had was nothing but love for every person.

Prime Minister recalled how Rashtrakavi Ramadhari Singh Dinkar used to refer to Acharya Mahapragya ji as Vivekananda of modern era.”

PM said that similarly, Acharya Vidyananda, the great saint of the Digambara tradition, compared Mahapragya Ji to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan due to the amazing literature that Acharya Mahapragya composed.

Prime Minister referred to Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji and how Atalji, who himself was such a great connoisseur of literature and knowledge, often used to say - "I am a great lover of Acharya Mahapragya Ji's literature, the depth of his literature, his knowledge and words".

The Prime Minister described Acharya Shri as one who was divinely gifted with great speech, mesmerizing voice and fine vocabulary.

The Prime Minister said that Acharya Shri has written over 300 books in Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati, English on these subjects like spirituality, philosophy, psychology and economics.

The Prime Minister mentioned one of his books - “The Family and The Nation” which was written by Mahapragya Ji along with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Ji.

He said “These two great men have given the vision of how a family can become an happy family, how an happy family can build a prosperous nation.”

Comparing the lives of the two Great Persons, Prime Minister said how he learned from the two. “I could gather from them how a spiritual guru understands the scientific approach and how a scientist explains spirituality.”

I am honored to have been able to interact with them together, he said.

He added that Dr Kalam used to say about Mahapragya ji, his life has only one purpose - Walk, Acquire and Give. That is, travel continuously, acquire knowledge, and give whatever is in life to the society.

The Prime Minister said that Mahapragyaji traveled thousands of kilometers during his lifetime. Even before his death, he was on a journey of non-violence. The PM remembered his quote, 'Soul is my God, sacrifice is my prayer, friendship is my devotion, moderation is my strength, and non-violence is my religion' and said that he lived this lifestyle, and taught millions of people. He said that through yoga, he taught the art of depression free life to millions of people. He said “It is also a coincidence that International Yoga Day is a day later. It will also be an occasion for all of us to contribute in realizing the dream of Mahapragya ji of 'happy family and prosperous nation', to convey his ideas to the society.”

Quoting another mantra of Acharya Mahapragya ji - "Healthy person, healthy society, healthy economy" PM said that his mantra is a big inspiration for all of us.

Today the country is moving forward with the same mantra, with the resolve towards an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

He said “I believe, the society and nation whose ideal, our sages and saints have put before us, our country will soon prove that resolve. All of you will make that dream come true.”


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21st India – Russia Annual Summit
December 07, 2021

President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin, paid a working visit to New Delhi on 06 December 2021 for the 21st India – Russia Annual summit with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

2. President Putin was accompanied by a high level delegation. Bilateral talks between Prime Minister Modi and President Putin were held in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the sustained progress in the ‘Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership’ between both countries despite the challenges posed by the Covid pandemic. They welcomed the holding of the first meeting of the 2+2 Dialogue of Foreign and Defence Ministers and the meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Military & Military-Technical Cooperation in New Delhi on 6 December 2021.

3. The leaders underscored the need for greater economic cooperation and in this context, emphasized on new drivers of growth for long term predictable and sustained economic cooperation. They appreciated the success story of mutual investments and looked forward to greater investments in each others’ countries. The role of connectivity through the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and the proposed Chennai - Vladivostok Eastern Maritime Corridor figured in the discussions. The two leaders looked forward to greater inter-regional cooperation between various regions of Russia, in particular with the Russian Far-East, with the States of India. They appreciated the ongoing bilateral cooperation in the fight against the Covid pandemic, including humanitarian assistance extended by both countries to each other in critical times of need.

4. The leaders discussed regional and global developments, including the post-pandemic global economic recovery, and the situation in Afghanistan. They agreed that both countries share common perspectives and concerns on Afghanistan and appreciated the bilateral roadmap charted out at the NSA level for consultation and cooperation on Afghanistan. They noted that both sides shared common positions on many international issues and agreed to further strengthen cooperation at multilateral fora, including at the UN Security Council. President Putin congratulated Prime Minister Modi for India’s ongoing non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council and successful Presidency of BRICS in 2021. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Russia for its ongoing chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

5. The Joint Statement titled India-Russia: Partnership for Peace, Progress and Prosperity aptly covers the state and prospects of bilateral ties. Coinciding with the visit, several Government-to-Government Agreements and MoUs, as well as those between commercial and other organizations of both countries, were signed in different sectors such as trade, energy, science & technology, intellectual property, outer space, geological exploration, cultural exchange, education, etc. This is a reflection of the multifaceted nature of our bilateral partnership.

6. President Putin extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Russia for the 22nd India-Russia Annual Summit in 2022.