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“Society which gains strength from history can create history” Gujarat's CM in Haridwar

On April 26th 2013, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated Acharyakulam Shikshan Sansthanam at Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar. Prominent saints and seers from all over the country were present at the function and praised Shri Modi’s work and dedication. Among those present were Baba Ramdev ji, Shri Ramesh Bhai Ojha and Shri Morari Bapu.

During the ceremony, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated a book on Ayurveda.

Gujarat's CM's speech :

It is great fortune to be sitting next to such great saints and seers. Their words are ‘prasad’ and being in their presence is in itself a great honour.



It is considered fortunate to sit at the feet of such saints. Crores come from far to hear them speak. These illustrious saints, have been blessed by Maa Saraswati, you can imagine what I must be feeling.

It is great fortune to be sitting next to such great saints and seers. Their words are ‘prasad’ and being in their presence is in itself a great honour.

Since I started understanding things, I have attended every single Kumbh Mela, sometimes I stayed for the entire duration. But I missed doing so this time. I felt bad about it. I feel that god has given the opportunity to compensate for that loss by attending today’s gathering.

In our country, it is easy to say anything about anyone. Saying without understanding the strength and value of words has become a habit.

I have been the CM of Gujarat for quite long now. There is not even one among the saints present here who has ever asked Gujarat Government for anything. These are the people who give. Because of this, the strength of their words multiplies.

Ramdev ji is a teacher who inspires millions every day to undertake Yoga.



I have known Baba Ramdev for years, since he used to ride a bicycle. He is an embodiment of one man, one mission.

Ramdev ji is a teacher who inspires millions every day to undertake Yoga. If Baba Ramdev’s movement had happened in any other country, he would have been the subject of several academic studies.

The Guinness Book should consider Baba Ramdev’s record. I don’t think any other individual has met so many people.

It is our misfortune that we do not talk about our inherent strengths.



It is our misfortune that we do not talk about our inherent strengths. Someone spoke about the Kumbh mela. Organization of the Kumbh Mela is very difficult. The number of people who come there are equivalent to the population of a European country

They stay there without fights or troubles, these people come without invitation. Teachers of Management should learn.

We have lost self respect, it is important that every Indian showcase our strengths and provide inspiration to the world.

It was Sri Aurobindo, who dreamt that India will not only be independent, but it will also become a world leader.

Swami Vivekananda had said a long time back that India will one day be a Jagad-Guru. Is it not the responsibility of every Indian to fulfil his dreams?

Ever since I was young, I was pulled towards saints.

Navratri just got over. I long wanted to visit Maa Kali & the pious land of Bellur Math. I was fortunate that I got a chance to visit these places & the land of Shri Ramkrishna Paramhans and refresh my memories. Later I got to visit Kerala, the place of Shree Narayan Guru.

Shree Narayan Guru had spent his life for the less fortunate, it is his work that today Kerala leads in education.

Ever since I was young, I was pulled towards saints.

Earlier people said, saints only sleep and talk but when they do work, people ask them is this your work? Today people ask Baba Ramdev ji is this your work? He shouldn’t answer these people.

Our saints have not kept their teachings limited to sermons, they have focussed on actions. I am confident that ‘Kapal Bharti’ will serve to abolish Kapal Bhrantis (mental delusions).

If anyone wishes to stay in Haridwar for a year without spending a rupee, he can. It is the saints of Haridwar who will selflessly serve as they serve anyone who is hungry.

I don’t believe Baba Ramdev has an agenda. He started out wanting to spread message of health to people, but in the course of his journey, he noticed that the nation’s health also needs fixing.



I am pained by the adversities that Baba Ramdev has had to face. Is it a crime in modern India to hold views opposite to others?

I don’t believe Baba Ramdev has an agenda. He started out wanting to spread message of health and reduce prices of medicines to people, but in the course of his journey, he noticed that the nation’s health also needs fixing.

Any society which lets go of its roots, that society cannot create history, that society which gains strength form history can create history



Those who think India was born on August 15, 1947, make a mistake. They ignore the thousands of years of historical heritage. A society that cuts itself off from its roots, never prospers.

Any society which lets go of its roots, that society cannot create history, that society which gains strength form history can create history

The work of saving our society was done by our family system, but today we are moving towards micro families.

Whenever Indian society was been overrun by social ills, it was this society itself, which has given us reformers and champions.

Whenever Indian society was been overrun by social ills, it was this society itself, which has given us reformers and champions.

Gandhiji helped us move away from untouchability, Swami Vivekananda told us to worship the poor and not idols. Individuals came from within to tackle ills like mistreatment of widows.

Political leaders and governments have not made this country, our saints and seers have made this country.

My manifesto is the welfare of all — “Sarve bhavantu sukhinah, sarve santu niramayah”



I believe in hope. After the 2001 earthquake everyone predicted the end of Gujarat, even our well-wishers were sad, they said the State will never recover. But we recovered within 3 years. Today, even the World Bank agrees that it takes even developed countries 7 years to recover from devastating earthquakes.

Today, talk of development goes alongside any mention of Gujarat. I am not solely responsible for it. The Gujarati people themselves have brought themselves out of tragedy. If 6 crore Gujaratis can do this, then 100 cr indians can create an inspiration for the world.

My manifesto is the welfare of all — “Sarve bhavantu sukhinah, sarve santu niramayah”. No other tradition has defined the picture of human social welfare in two lines.

After the 2002 elections, I had said, those who voted for me are mine, those who did not vote for me are also mine.



When I won the elections in 2002, some people were unhappy, I had delivered a speech that day. I had said, elections are over, time for politics is over, the time has now come to move Gujarat forward. I had said, those who voted for me are mine, those who did not vote for me are also mine.

There has been no communal riot in Gujarat for 12 years now. This is because my Government has worked for the benefit of all.

If 6 cr Gujaratis can lead Gujarat to such success, I am confident that 125 cr Indians can create a great impression in the World.

The work of nation building is being done by saints, we should at least see and acknowledge their work.

I would like to congratulate Patanjali Yogpeeth for resuscitating the Yogic tradition of India. Patanjali yogpeeth have believed in our inherent strength and made efforts to revive them.

I don’t feel I deserve all the praise that has been bestowed on me today. But the confidence that the saints have expressed in me will inspire me the way a mother’s confidence inspires a child to walk on his own legs.

I request Baba Ramdev, that there should be a conference of all the educational works being done by saints. This is the work of nation building done by saints, we should at least see and acknowledge their work.

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