Popularise tenets of Anuvrat movement: Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said the Anuvrat movement could provide inspiration to the people at large and offer solution to the challenges posed to society by casteism, terrorism, communal tension and violence.

He said the peace of mind was the “prelude to the world peace”.

Addressing the 61 {+s} {+t} Anuvrat Convention at Sardarshahar in Churu district, Mr. Gehlot said the teachings of Anuvrat proponents Acharya Tulsi and Acharya Mahapragya could strengthen moral values among the youth and guide the humanity to an ideal way of life.

The Chief Minister asked the members of the Anuvrat Samiti to popularise the tenets of Anuvrat movement among the masses to extend its full benefits to the society: “A society that treads the path of peace and non-violence can make a meaningful contribution to development of the country.”

He noted that Acharya Tulsi had propounded the Anuvrat movement at Sardarshahar in 1949 and the leaders such as Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rajendra Prasad, Zakir Hussain and S. Radhkrishnan later associated themselves with its teachings and moral principles.

Mr. Gehlot pointed out that the Terapanth sect of Jainism believed in “inclusive progress”, which he said had the potential to bring about revolutionary changes in the world on the basis of teachings of Lord Mahavir. “I desire that all followers of Lord Mahavir get united and spread the message of non-violence far and wide,” he said.

Anuvrat chief Acharya Mahashraman, addressing the gathering, called for checking deterioration of moral and ethical values in public life. Sadhvi Kanakprabha also spoke on the occasion, while three individuals associated with the Chaturmas Samiti were honoured.

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