Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu today said that seers like Pejavara Sri Vishveshateertha Swami Ji have always provided succor and solace to the suffering beings and always rushed to the help of the needy and poor. He appealed to everyone to follow the path shown by Sri Swamiji and work towards building a castles society in India.
Speaking after paying to Vishveshateertha Swami Ji at Poornaprajna Vidyapeetha in Bengaluru today the Vice President said that Pejavara Swami Ji represented and nurtured India’s long tradition of Saints, Rishis and Munis, who acted as guiding light of society.
“Our ancient sages always kept the welfare of society above everything else. The great Puranic sage Dadhichi sacrificed his life to ensure that society remained on the path of righteousness,” he added.
Stating that the life and journey of Shri Vishveshatirtha Swami Ji was a noble chapter in the glorious tradition, the Vice President described him as a role-model for the devoted social service. He said that Swamiji dedicated life to purify the cultural, religious and social values of our present-day society.
Stating that Pejavara Swamiji believed in the Gandhian principle of ‘Service to Humanity is Service to the God’, the Vice President said that Swamiji’s great and selfless deeds exemplified this noble ideal.
M Venkaiah Naidu said that Shri Swami ji had influenced innumerable lives across the length and breadth of the country through his Yatra, discourses, teachings and interactions and said that he was a true embodiment of the teachings of Srimad Bhagavadgita.
Talking about Sri PejavaraSwamiji’s a farsighted vision for humanity, the Vice President said that he was among the first spiritual leaders in modern India to consider Dalits as an integral part of Hindu society.
“Swamiji’s name is synonymous with service to the scheduled castes and tribes in India and he worked hard to bring them in the mainstream of national life,” he said.
The Vice President said that Swamiji’s contributions such as establishing Poornapragna Vidyapeetha, a Sanskrit Spiritual Pathashala and his efforts to popularise academic research in Sanskrit, philosophy, and religion and his role in the promotion of Sanskrit will be remembered forever.