"Respect for nature's creation is integral part of Bharatiya lifestyle. We have to adopt it again to save the mankind" - RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat

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RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat addressed the 'Prakriti Vandan' program organised by HSSF and IMCTF in Association with Paryavaran Samrakshan today. In his address Sarsangchalak said that the sustainable lifestlye of Bharat is the way forward for the mankind. The deviation in our lifestyle in the last 300-350 years is the reason for the environmental degradation, he said.
"Indian way has been very different. Our ancestors understood the truth behind our existence in its entirety. Since then they understood that we too are a part of the whole nature. Just like the fact that our body can function only when different parts of the body function. And as long as the body is alive, only then a part of the body can function", he said in his address.
Likening the human body with nature, he said that just as different organs of our body function in unison for us to stay alive, every creature of nature have to function properly for the nature to thrive. "The body is dependent on the functions of the organs, the organ is dependent on the pranic energy received by the body. This is the same relationship we have with earth. We are a part of it and it is our duty to nurture the creation", he said.
Noting the importance of Hindu traditional festivals like Nag Panchami, Govardhan Puja or Tulsi pooja, Sarsangchalak said that we have to now adopt these to the modern day so that the new generation also learns from them. " We have to celebrate all these days in today's context and have to revive and reinvent these traditional practices throughout our lives. It is only then that the new generation will learn them and experience them. We too are components of the same nature. We have to get nourishment from nature, not conquer nature. We have to keep nature alive by getting nourishment from nature itself. It is only by adopting this way of life, the next generation will follow and only then will we be able to overcome the deviation that has occured in the last 300-350 years during the next 100-200 years. The world will be safe, mankind will be safe and life will be beautiful", he said.
Urging people to bring about gradual changes for a sustanable lifestlye, he said that thinking about nature should not be a single day's affair. "While celebrating this day, we have to be aware that we are not merely indulging in some entertainment program, but to nurture the whole creation, to make our life beautiful, and for the advancement of all. I think that we should think with an open mind and implement the message of this day by bringing about small changes in our lifestyles and implement it each day throughout the year", eh said in his address.
The Hindu Spiritual and Service Foundation [HSSF] and Initiative For Moral and Cultural Foundation [IMCTF] today jointly conducted ‘Prakriti Vandan' in Association with Paryavaran Samrakshan to imbibe reverence towards the Nature creations. The Prakriti Vandan is being observed to inculcate environmentally safe life values in people. They are: Preserve Forests and Protect wild life, Conserve Ecology, Sustainable environmental protection, Inculcate Human & Family values, Foster Women Respect, Conserve Ecology, Sustainable environmental protection, Inculcate Human & Family values, Foster Women Respect and Instill Patriotism.
'Prakriti Vandan' is being organised to create a sustainable Environment so that humans live in harmony with Nature. Living in harmony has been an integral and unique part of our Bharatiya culture and tradition. This has been abundantly reflected in a variety of traditional practices, religious beliefs, rituals, folklore, arts & crafts, and in the daily lives of the Bharatiya people from time immemorial.
Paryavaran Samrakshan is a wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh which is working for environmental protection is also associated with this programme. ―Prakruti Vandan‖ highlights that all creations in the Universe are Inter-related, inter-dependent and integrated. The Program is about doing a symbolic ―Prakruti Vandan‖ innovatively, keeping in mind the new norms of Social and Physical distancing and by wearing mask. This program will be live through various tools of Social media.