Aurobindo yogi of modern India: Guv

ibune News Service

Shimla, August 1

Governor Rajendra Arlekar, speaking on the inaugural function of the international conference on ‘Sri Aurobindo and India’s Renaissance’ organised by IIAS here today, said Aurobindo, who a scholar, poet and nationalist, propounded the philosophy of universal salvation through spiritual development.

The Governor said Aurobindo’s was full of sacrifice and he spread the idea of nationalism and the spirit of renunciation. He made a contribution to the politics of the country, said Arlekar.

He was the yogi of modern India, who first used the slogan of Swaraj, said the Governor. He used to say, “If you cannot run the country after getting Swaraj, you will come back to the same situation.”

He paid tribute to patriot Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his death anniversary and unveiled the portrait of Aurobindo Ghosh and the book ‘Himanjali’. Later, the Governor also inaugurated the tennis court at IIAS, Shimla, and played a match with DGP Sanjay Kundu and Major General, ARTRAC, Raj Shukla.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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