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Aurobindo’s philosophy helps one understand the soul of India: Amit Shah

- April 24, 2022

Puducherry, April 24 (BPNS)

Union Home minister Amit Shah has said that to understand the soul of India, the philosophy of Shri Aurobindo has to be studied in detail. He was speaking on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Shri Aurobindo at the Union territory on Sunday.

Amit Shah said that culture was the common factor that was binding the people of the country across various regions. He said that once India is seen as a geocultural country, then all the problems will be solved easily and automatically.

The Union home minister said that culture is the soul of India and that was the teaching of Shri Aurobindo and added that from Kanniyakumari to Kashmir and from Bengal to Dwaraka it was the culture that was holding the country together. He however said that the Constitution of the country was also equally important.

Amit Shah said that in the concept of Indian culture, there is no border and that in Vedas and Upanishads there was no mention of borders and added, “We work for the welfare of the whole world”.

Shah said that when India attained independence when Shri Aurobindo was seventy-five years old and now during the 150th birth anniversary of the great saint, the country was celebrating its 75th birth anniversary. The Union Home Minister said that he was proud that a lot of people from Gujarat had worked the Shri Aurobindo.

He also said that Shri Aurobindo had played a major role in the freedom struggle of the country and reminisced about his incarceration in the Alipur bomb case.

Amit Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the freedom struggle as ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ was to honour even the unknown freedom fighters and to take among the youth of the country the spirit of freedom struggle to invigorate the youths.

The Union home minister paid a visit to the Aurobindo Ashram and paid floral tributes at the memorial of Shri Aurobindo and his spiritual collaborator, The Mother.

Visiting the Mahakavi Bharathiar memorial museum, the Union minister paid floral tributes to the national poet and freedom fighter Subramania Bharathi. In a tweet, he said, “ Subramania Bharathi is the epitome of patriotism, unity, and social reforms. His patriotic songs motivated countless people to join the Indian freedom movement. His ideas continue to motivate us all.”

Earlier the Union home minister was received at the Puducherry airport by the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Tamilisai Soundararajan, and Chief Minister of the Union territory, N. Rangasami.