Guruji Golwalkar Gurukulam, new academic complex
of Sanskrit varsity inaugurated in Ramtek
Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, on Tuesday was all praise for Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and more particularly about the second Sarasanghchalak Guruji Golwalkar.
While delivering the speech at a function in Ramtek, the Governor said, “I feel honoured and privileged to associate myself with the inauguration of Guruji Golwalkar Gurukulam and the New Academic Complex of the Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwa Vidyalaya in Ramtek.”
By creating a Gurukulam in memory of Parampujya Golwalkar Guruji, who was born in Ramtek, “We have, although belatedly, expressed our sense of collective gratitude to Param Pujya Guruji, who was truly a ‘Yug Drashta’,” Rao said.
MP Krupal Tumane, MLA Mallikarjun Reddy, MLC Girish Vyas, RSS Sarkaryavaha Bhaiyaji Joshi, Vice-Chancellor of Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University Dr Shriniwas Varakhedi, founder Vice-Chancellor Dr Pankaj Chande, and former Vice Chancellor Dr Uma Vaidya were prominently present.
Rao congratulated the university and Dr Varkhedi for setting up the Gurukulam.
He also talked about the ups and downs of the RSS journey during the last 85 years mentioning the circumstances when the outfit was banned. The Governor credited the efforts of Guruji for getting the ban lifted, which was imposed on RSS after assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
Quoting various renowned International speakers, besides former Union Minister and veteran BJP leader L K Advani, Rao said, RSS was not just a secular organisation but has been following the principles of inclusiveness in letter and spirit.
Speaking about the education system, Rao said, “In order to reclaim our glory as a Vishwa Guru, we need an education system that will be Indian and that will encourage the spirit of enquiry, innovation and enterprise.”
To prove his point, he said that a number of universities in the world have separate university departments dedicated to Indology and Sanskrit.
“In Germany alone, 14 of the top universities teach Sanskrit, classical and modern Indology. Apart from Germany, students from the US, Italy, the UK and the rest of Europe also go to Germany for learning Sanskrit. Four universities in the UK also offer similar programmes in Sanskrit. Likewise, universities in Poland, Czech republic, Austria and Australia also offer programmes in Sanskrit” he informed.
Golwalkar Guruji was a great Sanskrit Scholar and such an institute of Sanskrit will be a real tribute to him.
He called upon the Vice-Chancellor of Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University to write to all Sanskrit universities and departments in the world and forge strong partnerships with their Sanskrit teaching departments. It should be the endeavour of this university to make the Gurukulam a world class centre of excellence in Sanskrit.