Imphal, March 28, 2018 (DIPR): Deputy Chief Minister Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh has said that all good values of religions and cultures should be imbibed to sustain our aged old civilisation. He was speaking at the inaugural function of National Seminar on “The Integral Humanism of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya towards the Praxis of Vision of New India” held at Manipur Institute of Management Studies (MIMS) in Manipur University today.
Shri Joykumar Singh said, our culture is a multi-faceted one based on unity in diversity. It is the reason that the aged old Indian civilisation has been longing last. He said, many civilisations which are contemporary with the Indian civilisation are no longer in this world because of many reasons. It is because of its ability to imbibe all good values from time to time, Indian civilisation still exists. He further said that Pandit Deen Dayal’s concept of Integral Humanism clearly reflects the idea of peaceful co-existence encompassing all walks of life. Deen Dayal also talked about Dharma Raj which not only mean to follow the religion but also means the duties of every individual towards his or her parents, families and society. Stating that no system in this world is perfect, Shri Joykumar Singh said, culture should be dynamic and would be able to assimilate all good values from time to time. We all should try to assimilate all good values of religions and cultures through which Pandit Deen Dayal’s concept of Integral Humanism can be realized, he added.
Professor (Retd.) Rajvir Sharma of Delhi University said, Pandit Deen Dayal rejected the Capitalist and Socialist ideologies and strongly advocated theory of brotherhood, harmonious and peaceful co-existence. He said, it is time to compare the strategies of past and the concept of Pandit Deen Dayal for a new India which means a confident, vibrant, assertive and influential nation. Money alone cannot be the determinant of happiness of men, he added.
Dean, School of Humanities, Manipur University, Professor Ch. Yasobanta said, the concept of Integral Humanism can be achieved only when we come to know each other breaking barriers among us in terms of language and culture. He said, people from different backgrounds with different beliefs have inhabited in our state for the last so many years. To know each other means to know the backgrounds, traditions, cultures and ways of life that each and every community possesses. Therefore, we all have to learn the basic values of each other so that we can be integrated with dignity and honour leading to peaceful co-existence in future.
Research Scholars, students and delegates from different universities and institutions from across the country attended the three days seminar which is organised by Department of Philosophy under the sponsorship of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.