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.