RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan has said the ancient Indian science and knowledge available in Sanskrit epics have originally developed from spirituality. He said our ancestors for the welfare of the society developed this scientific knowledge. Therefore, we should be proud of that. He was releasing a book, Pride of India at a function held at Dattopant Thengadi auditorium in Nagpur recently. The function was organised jointly by Sanskrit Bharati and Bharatiya Bauddhik Sampada.
Appreciating the publication of the book, Shri Sudarshan described it as the work of God and said it is we Indians who do not pay proper attention in bringing forth our own wisdom. ?Our knowledge and science extincted during the 1000 years? rule of slavery and the foreigners promoted only English to learn science, which continues even today,? he said. Talking about the western scientists he said the western science is based on only body, mind and wisdom. ?They could not go beyond it even now. But our ancestors went far beyond it and presented the view of dharma, artha, kama and moksha based on atmatatva,? he said.
Speaking on the occasion, noted geologist Dr Janardan Negi said India has a rich legacy of ancient scientific knowledge, which must be propagated. He hoped that India would become a super power in the next 20 years. Shri Virag Pachpore, senior journalist of Nagpur, said the book would bring forth various hidden facts. He suggested that the name of the book should have been ?Pride of Bharat? instead of Pride of India. Shri Padam Kuamr, Dr Chamu Krishan Shastri, Shri N.R. Kumaran, author of the book and Dr Pradip Kolhe were also present at the function. Shri K.S. Sudarshan also inaugurated an exhibition on science. (VSK, Nagpur)