World can learn from India how to build sustainable future amid Covid crisis: Britain's Prince Charles lauds Bharat's Hindu way of life

    11-Jul-2020   
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Prince Charles also said that he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the importance of "sustainable living".
 
Britain's Prince Charles has lauded India's 'sustainable' way of life amid coronavirus pandemic saying that the country's diversity and resilience is a personal inspiration for him and much to teach all.
 
Speaking at India Global Week through a virtual link from London, the Prince of Wales said, "As we rebuild in the current crisis, we have an unparalleled opportunity to put people and planet at the heart of global value creation, and to move towards sustainable markets that generate long-term value through the balance of natural, social, human and physical capital. Investments in all four forms of capital can increase living standards and wellbeing in a sustainable way everywhere, particularly to the poorest people."
 
He said India's philosophies and values have emphasised a sustainable way of life and a harmonious relationship between humanity and nature. Prince Charles also said that he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the importance of "sustainable living".
 
Talking about the ancient Hindu concept of 'Aparigraha', Prince of Wales said it's the time when the world learnt this ancient wisdom from India as it seeks revival amid the pandemic. "India has always understood this. Its philosophy and values have emphasised the sustainable way of life and a harmonious relationship between humanity and nature. For example, the yogic principle of 'Aparigraha' (the virtue of non-possessiveness, non-grasping or non-greediness) encourages us to keep only that which is necessary at a certain stage of life. We could all perhaps learn from such examples of ancient wisdom," he said.
 
The Prince of Wales emphasised on sustainable development as the world tries to rebuild from the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. He said, we have an unparalleled opportunity to put people and planet at the heart of global value creation and move to sustainable markets for long-term value, balancing natural, social and physical capital.