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Summer 5-18-2019



[1] Hindustan Times, By Leena Dhankhar, 13th November 2018

2 Hindustan Times, 3rd November 2018

3 The Deccan Chronicles, by Sonali Telang, 20th November 2018

4 Times of India, 21st October 2018

5 Hindustan Times, 30th August 2017

Today we live in constant fear of being victims or witnessing someone being a victim. Such is the condition of our society. Leave alone the world and let’s merely concentrate upon what India is facing in today’s time. On November 13, 2018 a 3 year old girl was raped in Gurugram and was later put to death after the rapist broke her leg for sexual arousal.1 On November 3, 2018 Tigress Avni became a victim of manipulated political and corporate ambitions. She was shot dead in the wee hours breaking all constitutional laws of wildlife and left behind 2 cubs to survive by themselves.2 After Avni, 13 more tigers were killed by mindless mob and a bear was burnt alive. Such is the condition of our national animal and wildlife. The horror of dipping ethics became evident when a dog was mercilessly raped to death by 4 men and his genital was mutilated in Mumbai on the unfaithful night of November 20th 2018.3 This was not the first time when an innocent animal was raped mercilessly. On October 21st 2018, 4 men raped a 4 day old calf in the dark streets of UP and there are more ghastly incidents where animals and young children become the object of one’s sexual frustrations.4 One is left speechless when saffron clad Yog Guru Baba Ramdev decides to cut down over 6000 trees in Noida to construct a fancy food park.5 After being witness to such hideous incidents of crime, we are left in a lull with a question ‘Where are we heading?

As we progress in the scientific arena of astonishing and remarkable discoveries, we also confront the devil of inhumanity, diminished ethics and dipping morals before us. With a wide range of social evils from crime against women, animals and children to dowry deaths, terrorism and environmental haphazard mushrooming before us, it’s the need of the hour that we stop and seek guidance from our great texts and Rishis. The ideas and thoughts of the great Vedas and Upanishads are boud to be beneficial for one and all because one indeed is all and all indeed is one- Sarvam Khalu Idam Brahman!! Thus, across races, nationalities and religions this knowledge will only act as a unifying force. It will bring about mutual respect and elevate us mentally, emotionally, spiritually and ethically. Without biases of religion, nationality and race it’s time to revamp our education system and imbibe the Vedic knowledge which alone has the acumen to fight against the horrors of the society and once again put India on the pedestal of being the Universal Theacher-Vishwaguru!



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