BENGALURU: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev appealed for the incorporation of Vedas and Sanskrit in the educational system to ‘counter the grave problems the world currently faces’.
Delivering the valedictory address at the Ayurveda-Yoga-Vedanta International Conference organised by Karnataka Samskrit University, Yoga Parijana Prathishtana, Department of Ayush and Poorna Ayurved Hospital on Sunday, Ramdev said every problem faced by the world presently was because of “religious madness, commercial madness and terrorism madness.”
The recent attack on the French newspaper ‘Charlie Hebdo’ was a case in point, he remarked.
One who studies Vedas and Sanskrit (Vedic Sanskrit) during his formative years will not tread the path of violence, Ramdev claimed. “Vedic Sanskrit is not a religion and needs to be taught in our education system and all over the world.”
The yoga exponent also said he had set up a new Board of Education and had obtained Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s oral consent to go ahead with it.“Right now, we have numerous educational boards, including a Muslim Board, and we need one for Vedic Sanskriti education too. This will be a world-class system in which Computer, Science and Technology, Physics and Vedic education will be taught,” he said adding it would help India become a land of rishis again.
On the lines of International Yoga Day, Ramdev promised to work towards making an International Day for Sanskrit and Ayurveda. He also assured employment opportunities to 50,000 Sanskrit teachers in the future.
The yoga guru’s speech, delivered in Sanskrit and Hindi, was laced with humour and had the packed audience in splits.
Recalling various inquiries against him, Ramdev claimed that he could not be found guilty of anything by probing agencies as he really possessed nothing.
The Union government had launched numerous inquiries against Ramdev in 2012 to assess whether he and the Trusts run by him had violated any Foreign Exchange laws.
Earlier, Jai Prakash Narayan of Yoga Parijana Pratisthana elaborated on numerous resolutions adopted by the conference like setting up a National Task Force for Ayurveda and press for the inclusion of ayurveda practitioners as doctors in the defence forces.