Self-control is very essential for the present generation. One can see God in oneself by controlling the wavering mind and conquering elements such as ‘panchbuthalu’ and ‘trigunalu’, said chairman of World Teachers Trust Kambhampati Parvathi Kumar, delivering a lecture on distractions and control of mind.

“One should read autobiographies of great people like Swamy Jnanananda to get inspired in life. Education without values and truth would always be incomplete. It is important to nurture the knowledge by being helpful to others in society,” he said during the 116 birth anniversary celebrations of Swamy Jnanananda organised by Viplava Jyothi Alluri Seetharamaraju Samajika Samskruthika Seva Kendram (VJASSSSK) at Kshatriya Kalyana Mandapam here on Tuesday.

The achievements of the saint turned scientist Swamy Jnananda were recollected by a group of community members on the occasion. A compassionate nuclear scientist who started a separate Nuclear Physics Department in Andhra University was known as Bhupathiraju Lakshminarasimha Raju before becoming a sanyasi. After performing a series of research, he authored many books on philosophy of yoga, nuclear science and elements of nuclear physics.

Addressing the gathering, Swami Gunesananda Maharaj of Ramakrishna Mission said: “More knowledge reaps sorrows. Education will be fulfilling only if knowledge is supported by wisdom. The present education system should focus on the benefit for society.”

Cardiologist and nephew of Swamy Jnananada B. Rama Raju, scientist D. Umapathi Raju, president of Kshatriya Samkshema Samithi (KSS) Ch. Venkatapathi Raju, secretary of VJASRSSK G. Esu Raju and others were present.

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