According to Muslim clerics, Islam does not permit obeisance to any god other than Allah. However, many Muslim leaders were of the view that it was a Yoga exercise not a ritualistic worship of the Sun as a God, therefore, the participation by Muslim children could not termed as an anti-Islamic.
Some days ago, Gopalkrishna Gandhi while paying tributes to Vivekananda said, "Vivekananda was a mystic of mystics. His spiritual intelligence makes him an Indian sage, not a mascot. Vivekananda was a thinker of thinkers. His lively engagement with India’s problems makes him a social philosopher. He must not be reduced to a preacher in ochre."
While cautioning about the way we have started celebrating the anniversaries of leaders, Gandhi cautioned, "Our intellectually anaesthetised, politically conditioned and philosophically unadventurous times need his (Vivekananda’s) gaze and those eyes to startle us into life again."
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