Swadeshi Mela in Agra
?Swadeshi, a way of life??Govindacharya
?Swadeshi is a way of nature. We shall be fit if we live according to it, otherwise we will fall ill. There is a sharp connection between Nature and man that controls all of us. Whenever man has tried to disobey this system, problems have developed. It needs education and samskar to keep man under control,? said noted thinker, Shri Govindacharya. He was inaugurating the second Swadeshi Mela in Agra on October 6. The Mela that concluded on October 11, was organised jointly by Centre of Bharatiya Marketing and Development (CBMD) and Laghu Udyog Bharati (LUB).
Shri Govindacharya said that the daily routine in India begins with the rising of the sun and ends with the setting of the sun, whereas life in England moves with the clock. He said a society of any country makes progress when it understands its language, dress, building, bhajan, etc. ?It is samskar that leads the society in India while it is the power that leads the society in West. India wants to win over the world with sheel (good conduct) while the West wants to win it on the strength of power,? he said, adding that India and become prosperous only through its own means. He said the market was important in the West while the family and environment held importance in India.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, famous TV artist, Nitish Bhardwarj said that the concept of Swadeshi should be introduced in every walk of life. He said that any concept developed in our own land is Swadeshi for our nation and society. ?The WTO was opposed in France by the farmers because their interest was ignored. There is a need for quality, capacity and confidence of industries to be reflected in every sector in the country,? he said. The inaugural function was presided over by Shri Harishankar, a local businessman. National secretary of LUB, Shri Sushil Kumar, was also present on the occasion.