Encourage research in Vedas ?Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
?Our Vedas and ancient books are full of knowledge and science. In fact the original source of science are the Vedas. The knowledge existed in the ancient books and the Vedas is still relevant in this modern age too and there is a dire need to encourage research in it,? said Vice President Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. He was releasing a book, Drishtvya Jagat ka Yathartha, authored by Shri Om Prakash Pandey and published by Prabhat Prakashan, New Delhi at his residence recently. The book is in two volumes. The introduction of the first volume has been written by Dr Karan Singh while Dr L.M. Singhavi has written the introduction of the second volume. Prof. Vidyaniwas Mishra has evaluated both the volumes.
Shri Shekhawat said it was wrong to ignore the knowledge existed in ancient books by terming them just a myth. ?There is a need of serious discussion among scholars on the beliefs and knowledge mentioned in the Vedas and other ancient books like Puranas and Upnashidas. The conclusions of the discussion should be scientifically explained,? he said, further adding there should be no prejudice regarding knowledge and science.
Presiding over the function, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, former HRD Minister, said the book would help in understanding the tatva that explains the whole universe. Enumerating on the relations between the Vedas and the physics he said the reality (yathartha) of the universe cannot be seen rather it needs to be felt. He said the world is seen as one sees it.
In his message from Nagpur, Shri Mohan Bhagwat, RSS Sarkaryavah, said the book is a sincere effort to propagate the greatness of our centuries old culture with proper interpretation in today'sperspective. Speaking on the occasion Dr L.M. Singhvi said we should recognise our roots and strengthen them. He said people start working dharma and culture after assuming power. Introducing the books Dr Kanhaiylal Nandan, noted literary person, said the two volumes would pave the way for research. Shri Om Prakash Pandey, author of the book, said the book had been written with the Vedic belief that the truth is one but it can be presented in different forms. Shri Ved Pratap Singh Vaidik, Dr Mahip Singh and Shri Arif Mohammad Khan were among the distinguished people who were present on the occasion.