Referring to major outcry in the country following recent gang rape of a 23-yaer-old girl in the national capital New Delhi, Sri Ravi Kumar Iyer said we could have avoided such incidents had we been aware of Sita and Savitri.
He said India is completely a different nation in the world after 1998 Phokran nuclear test. The US President Bill Clinton, who had imposed sanctions against India after the nuclear test and practically imposed ban on Indian youth landing in the US, was forced within two years to visit India with a 50-member-old trade delegation to revive relations only to save their own economy.
Recalling that Indians have been purchasing key industries in Europe from the open stock market and Indian brains have been contributing to the technological operations all over the globe, he said that Indians have been proving their upper hand in almost all sectors.
He said that India is one among three nations presently stated as registering high rate of development, only after the US and China. Countries like Germany, France and Japan are not nearer to us, he added. India is the only democratic country registering more than 6 per cent growth rate continuously besides severe economic crisis, while all the western countries are struggling hard to gain 1 to 3 per cent growth rate, he said.
India has been emerging as a mighty scientific power in the world through its indigenous Information Technology, Super Computers and rocket technologies. Recently, when India successfully tested its Agni-V which can target intercontinental ballistic missile at range of 5,000 KM, he recalled that China disputed our claim and said it can target at a range of 8,000 KM and above. “That is how our technological capacities are recognised in the world,” he was quoted in a press release.
He said Singapore Prime Minister once said that “if China’s growth rate frightens Asian nations; India’s growth rate gives security to other countries”. Iyer said Yoga and Vedic knowledge are now spreading like wild fire all over the globe. He said that Swami Vivekananda makes the world to understand that “India is not a geographical entity, but a spiritual land”.
Recalling that an American young woman, Tulasi (31) who took oath in their people’s representative house on Gita, first time by anyone in the US, he said she is not of Indian origin. He predicted in few decades the US may have a President who puts his trust on Hindu ethos.
Pujya Sri Sithikantananda Swamy, Head of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad, delivering Aashish prasang said that Swami Vivekananda is combination of Buddha’s heart and Shankara’s mind. He said that Swami Vivekananda was the first person, who introduced India’s great spiritual strength to the world. According to him, while the western world always struggles hard to discuss on external phenomena of the human body, it was only Indian seers who discussed the internal world of the human body. The bedrock of India’s strength is spiritualism, he said.
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