'Chinmayananda was a Proponent of Secularism'

Published: 08th May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-


KOCHI:Former Director General of Police (DGP) Alexander Jacob said that Swami Chinmayananda never spoke ill of any religion, and that he wanted Hindus to be better Hindus, Christians to be better Christians and Muslims to be  better Muslims.   He was speaking at the Chinmaya Birth Centenary Celebrations organised by the Chinmaya Mission, Kerala Region, here on Thursday.

Mayor Tony Chammany; Chinmaya Mission, Kochi, president A Gopalakrishnan; Chinmaya Mission, Kerala, head Swamiji Vivikthanandaji; Cochin Devasom Board president Bhaskaran Nair; and Chinmaya Mission trust member K K Nair spoke.

The second session of the programme was presided over by Chinmaya International Trust, Piravom, president Swami Adwaithanandaji. “Swamiji is a Yug Purush, a miracle who taught Vedanta humorously,” said Swami Adwaithanandaji.

BJP leader and social worker N T Ramesh said that Swamiji was a leader of social reformation, who popularised Bhagavad Gita among the masses by interpreting the ‘slokas’ in the language of the common man.

 On the occasion, Acharya Sangamam or Yathi Puja, honouring the  acharyas of various matts, was also held. In the evening session, BJP leader O Rajagopal was the chief guest. He said that Swamiji’s speeches were exquisite because of the flow and his simple English. Ramco Cements executive chairman P R Ramasubramaniam also attended.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp