Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×

Mysuru (Karnataka): Social reformers of the 18th and 19th century laid the foundation for the country’s freedom movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday.

“Our society was unique because social reformers arose from it time and again to reform society, and fight social evils. It was their reformation movements in the 18th and 19th century that laid the foundation for our freedom movement in the 20th century,” Modi said at a public meeting here, about 140 km from Bengaluru.


Participating in the centenary celebrations of Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamji of Suttur Math here, Modi said saint Basaveshwara had shown the path of social reform centuries ago.

“I had the great fortune of unveiling Basaveshwara’s statue in London recently (November 14),” Modi recalled.

The 12th century Kannada poet-social reformer launched the Bhakti (devotion) movement during the reign of the Kalahuri dynasty in the region that later became Karnataka.

The prime minister, who arrived here on a two-day visit to the southern state, visited the Avadoota Datta Peetham and was felicitated by its head Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji.

“Our sages and saints do a lot of work for society, which is not fully appreciated. They worked for the spiritual development of the people. The majority of us have no idea how much social work they have done for the people,” Modi said.

Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, central ministers Anantha Kumar and D.V Sadananda Gowda were present on the occasion.

Modi will inaugurate the 103rd Indian Science Congress on Sunday at the University of Mysore campus and address a gathering, including a galaxy of scientists, Nobel laureates and hundreds of students from across the country. (IANS)

(Photo: www.bjperode.org)


Popular

wikimedia commons

Mortgage loan graph

By- Blogger Indifi

EMI is known as equated monthly installments. It is a fixed payment made by the borrower each month to repay the loan amount. The EMI is divided into two loan components. One is the principal amount, and the second is the interest amount. Whether you are applying for a personal loan, business loan, home loan, car loan, or education loan, EMIs are easy to calculate using the EMI loan calculator.

Keep Reading Show less
Photo by Flickr.

Swastika, one of the sacred symbols used by many religions like Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism.

The symbol of Swastika is known to signify peace, prosperity, and good fortune in the religious cultures of Eurasia. In fact, this symbol is considered very significant in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. But, at the same time, it has become one of the most misunderstood religious symbols and has been globally banned in many countries.

The reason why the symbol of Swastika is banned in many countries is because of its association with Adolf Hitler's extreme political ideology, Nazism, as Swastika as its official symbol.

Keep Reading Show less
Pixabay

Since emerging into the public eye with a historic gold medal at the junior world championships in 2016, he has maintained a high level of performance

India celebrated a historic day on August 7, as 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics. In the men's javelin throw event, he achieved his greatest triumph, throwing the javelin 87.58 meters on his second try.

Neeraj Chopra was born on December 24, 1997, in Khandra village in Haryana's Panipat district. He grew up in a Haryanavi family of farmers. He is the brother of two sisters. He graduated from Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Chandigarh and is now enrolled in Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree. Chopra was bullied due to his obesity as a kid, which prompted his father to enroll him in a nearby gym. He then joined a gym in Panipat, where Jaiveer Choudhary, a javelin thrower, noticed his potential and coached him. When the 13-year-old Chopra finished training under Jaiveer for a year, he was enrolled at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula, where he began training under coach Naseem Ahmed.

Keep reading... Show less