Outmoded systems still crippling us: Sadguru

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev delivers a lecture on ‘Making of a Nation’ at during Raj Nivas on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: T_Singaravelou

Stating that the country was still following the systems of an occupied nation, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev on Tuesday said that new systems and processes have to be in place to build a new nation.

He was delivering a lecture on ‘Making of a Nation’ at the Raj Nivas Lecture Series here in Puducherry. “We have crippled ourselves by following the systems of the occupied nation,” he said.

Bureaucratic hurdles

Stating that building infrastructure is important for building a nation, he complained that to raise a building in one’s own land requires no objection from 16 departments. “Why should we get a no objection certificate from 16 departments to build in our own land? Even after four-and-a-half-years they neither give us a objection certificate nor do they tell the reason what they are objecting for,” he said.

He added: “Systematically, we think people must be controlled. The education, administration and political system are all about controlling people. This system has been directly inherited from the colonisers. We did not do any systemic work to change it. Instead of that we continued the same as it was easy to manage.”

He emphasised that India needs great people. “We are producing underdeveloped humanity. We can build a great nation only when we produce great people. Even in the better states of south India, 60% of the male population’s skeletal system has not grown to its full size. We have not focussed on developing human beings,” he said.

Hailing the Sadhguru as an inspiration, Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi said that she was overwhelmed by his presence.

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