Bhopal : The Vice-President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that educational institutions of the country should focus on the physical development also along with the intellectual development of students. They must also be given physical education and yoga education along with technical education. He said that education makes a man civilized, cultured and refined. The aim of education is to serve the family, society and country. Man becomes a responsible citizen of the country through education. Vice President Shri Naidu said this while addressing students and teachers at the second convocation ceremony of Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth University, Indore today. Shri Naidu said that education, hospital and politics are the fields of social service. Social service is the essence of all religions. Shri Vaishnav Sahayak Trust has been doing commendable work for the last 135 years while working on the formula of ‘No profit-No loss’ through school, college, hospital and technical education. Shri Naidu said that Indian culture envisages ‘Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha, Sarva Santu Niramaya’, Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu, Maa Kashchit Dukh Bhag Bhavet’. Indian culture teaches us to live and eat together. Thousands of years ago, Acharya Chanakya had said, ‘Ayam nijaha: Paraveti, Gadana, Laghuchetasam, Udaarcharitanaam Tu Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.’ He considered the entire earth as family in that era. Acharya Chanakya was the first economist in the world to introduce the tax system.

India was the Vishwaguru in ancient times

He said that India was the world guru in ancient times. Nalanda and Takshashila were world class universities with more than 10 thousand students. In ancient India, there have been well-read scholars like Sushruta, Dhanvantari, Bhaskaracharya and Varahamihira. Acharya Sushruta told the world about the procedure of general and plastic surgery for the first time. In the Middle Ages, our country became a slave to the Mughals and the British. They looted and betrayed this country, due to which we lagged behind. Now we want to make India the third largest economy in the world through liberalization, privatization, standups and startups. India has extraordinary managers like Indira Nui and Sundar Pichai.

Healthy body and mind with yoga

The Vice President said that Yoga has been declared compulsory education in Chile and Guatemala. He said that yoga is not a political or religious programme. Yoga keeps the body and mind healthy. Environmental reform is the biggest challenge in today’s era. There is need to work in the field of tree plantation and protection of animals. Considering the increasing population of the country, water conservation and water augmentation is necessary. Human beings will be more healthy in natural environment than in air conditioning. A healthy mind resides only in a healthy body.

India will become world guru soon- Governor

Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that India’s history has been glorious. India has been a world guru and will soon become a world guru again. Maharishis of India discovered zero, based on which computer and internet systems are running today. Surgery, economics and tax system etc. have already been discovered in ancient India. Former Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan said that a social organization named Shri Vaishnav Sahayak Trust has been running several schools, hospitals, colleges and universities successfully since 135 years. This is an exemplary step. The Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat said that the aim of education should be innovation. No nation can progress without education. Today, the students who are going out of this university will start a new life now. Change is the law of nature. Only by upgradation in the technical field can India become a superpower. Higher Education Minister Shri Jitu Patwari said that the students are the future of the country.