While addressing a gathering of devotees, guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that the country has been divided in between 'scam India' and 'slum India' and spiritual education is only way to get the country prosperous and affluent.
RAVI SHANKAR, the eminent spiritual guru of the country and founder of ‘Art of Living’ has suggested the government to make spiritual education mandatory in school and college curriculum to make the country prosperous and developed.
“The country has been divided in between ‘scam India’ and ‘slum India’ and spiritual education is only way to get the country prosperous and affluent,” said Ravi Shankar while addressing a large gathering of devotees and people in Sambalpur on December 14 evening at PHD Ground in a programme of ‘Amrut Versa’ organised by the local unit of ‘Art of living’.
Landing in Sambalpur in a chopper, Ravi Shankar went to the circuit house amidst tight security. He went to Radhanath community hall to attend a function of a weekly ‘the Sweekar’. Than he arrived at PHD Ground one hour late of the scheduled time where a number of ministers and leaders including Prasanna Acharya, Pratap Jena, Puspendu Singhdeo, Prasanna Patsani, Kishore Mohanty and Bhawani Sankar Hota greeted him with flowers.
He appealed the Maoists to adopt the policy of non-violence as violence is not the way to achieve any goal. “Not withstanding with the country’s prevailing situation of rampant corruption and discrimination, several youths have joined ultra forces. But they should know that through violence they can’t achieve their goal,” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said. “Instead of giving tears, you work for the people to sprout smile on their faces,” guru Ravi Shankar appealed to the Maoist activists. He also requested them to join the 'Art of Living' to make their live happy and beautiful.
He appealed the youths of the country to take active part in country’s development by adopting spiritualism in the life. Sambalpur, being the place of country’s first freedom movement will once again lead a new movement to make the country free from violence and intoxication, he said.