Jammu Tawi, January 07
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, has said that contribution of the philosopher and scholar Abhinavagupt is immense and the onus is on us to ensure its propagation and popularity among the researchers, scholars and the younger generation.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking on the concluding function of millennium celebrations of Acharya Abhinavagupta at the Art of Living Ashram in Bangaluru, the other day.
The founder of Art of Living and Chairman Abhinav Gupt Samaroh Samiti, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, several national and international scholars were also present.
Dr Singh said the contribution of this world renowned scholar is immense in the field of aesthetics and other related subjects and we should ensure that it is preserved, propagated, so that the younger generation derives inspiration from it. He said J&K has produced scholars and saints of repute whose teachings are still being taught and researched in various countries globally.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that India is emerging as a global power and now the onus lies on the scholars, intellectuals to contribute their bit as well so that the vision of the country gets the requisite intellectual push and thrust.
The Deputy Chief Minister said people of the Jammu and Kashmir believe in tolerance and they are peace loving. He said some stray incidents are handiwork of mischievous elements, who want to vitiate peaceful atmosphere in the State. He emphasized the scholars present in the seminar to take with them message of the great scholar as well as of peace.