The second Prerna Talks was organized on 28th Jan 2018 at Dahisar Vidya Mandir’s new Banquet Hall. The topic of the talks was ‘Ekta ke Sutra ki Khoj – Sabke Kalyanarth’. The speakers were Poojya Guruji Swami Atmanandaji and Dr Sambit Patra. They arrived at right time, and were warmly received with Poorna Kumbh and mantra chanting by the children. School children also presented a band show and took the guests marching to the venue.
After prayers, lighting of the lamp and lovely patriotic song, the speakers were introducted and they spoke very nicely on the given topic. In the end there were some question & answers. Overall it was a great memorable program which everyone praised heartily.
The first edition of ‘Prerna Talks’ was organized at Terapanth Bhavan, Kandivili, Mumbai on 7th Dec 2014. The topic of the talk was ‘Hindutva – for National Integration & International Peace‘. The main speaker invited for the talk was Dr Subramanian Swamy along with Poojya Guruji Sri Swami Atmanandaji. The whole program was organized very meticulously and nicely. Kudos to the Convener Satish Sharma and his whole team – which had so many youngsters too.
It was a house-full program with so many guests who could not get the seats too. There was great enthusiasm to hear the speakers on this interesting topic. The Master of the Ceremony was Ms Suman Sharma, who did a great job. The Convener of the Program Sh Satish Sharma welcomed everyone and also told everyone about the objectives of the program – which was to inspire the younger generation with noble & inspiring goals & thoughts. Hindutva needs to be presented as a magnanimous thought and that was the motivation behind the topic, which was specially appreciated by Dr Swamy also.
Complete Video Recording of the program – uploaded by Aashish Shetty
The first to be invited for the talk was Poojya Guruji Sri Swami Atmanandaji, who said that it is the spiritual dimension of ‘Adhyatma Gyana’ as revealed in vedic scriptures, which is the real essence of Hindutva, and this needed to be presented & magnified in a big way, because this alone inspired & also integrated the whole country and was direly needed in the whole world too. The root of social disintegration & disharmony is our own limited, insecure & fragmented self-identity. This alone is the singularly most important factor to cause of all discomfort, problems & grief. The great Acharyas of yore diagnosed this alone as the root cause of all human ills. The wise always go to the roots, while the ignorant waste their time tinkering with the superficialities. This being simply an erroneous perception can be set right just by right & valid knowledge, so no wonder all our scriptures and acharyas have been laying great stress on this dimension & knowledge, that is why our culture is called as Adhyatmic Samskriti. We need to do something fundamental & far-reaching in this regard – something which a visionary leadership alone can do. Not only the country but the whole world is suffering from this malaise, so this message of our country will help bring lasting peace all over the world. Many people come to this ancient land just looking for this knowledge. India needs to take some initiative in this field. We need to establish some nice international class Center of Adhyatmic Knowledge in the country and work to inspire one & all through this instrument.
Dr Swamy said that we need to start by first bringing the focus on to the common language, which was Sanskrit, to integrate the country – Hindutva will automatically follow later. Regarding the Interntional Peace, he said that it is the growing population of Muslims which is becoming a threat to peace all over. He presented statistics that wherever they become majority there is no place for others to survive. So we need to get together and first present a unified front, and then they automatically present a more human face.
Dr Swamy was honored & presented with a citation and the upadhi of ‘Bharat Gaurav‘ for all the great work done single-handedly by him for the country by Poojya Guruji along with all the ICF Trustees. Dr Swamy was very happy with the efforts of the Prerna Team for organizing such a program. In the end there were refreshments for all.