Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Priya Sethi said that entire Bhagavad Gita is a book of wisdom for the benefit and welfare of human beings. It teaches the art of living a purposeful and a happy life besides enables one to perform one’s work and duties ably.
Priya Sethi was speaking at a seminar organised on the topic ‘Teachings of Lord Krishna and its impact on era” organised by Rashtriya Sikh Sangat J& K Chapter in collaboration with Non Gazetted Police Pensioners Welfare Forum, J&K and Paryas Multipurpose Co-operative Ltd, Jammu.
Brig. Suchit Singh along with Vikram Randhawa MLC who presided over while S Gurbachan Singh Mokha President Sikh Sangat Punjab Chapter was guest of honour. The proceedings were conducted by State President Rashtriya Sikh Sangat Dr Jaswant Singh.
Jain Muni Aacharya Subhadra Muni and many prominent citizens were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion Priya Sethi said one must perform his or her duties ably and with sincerity and not for the results and fruits thereof. Let not getting the fruits of your actions be your motive to perform work; and yet you should not lean towards inactivity in life, she asserted. Teachings of ancient Indian scriptures and texts, she added were still relevant in modern times.
Minister of State for Tourism lauded Sikh Sangat and Police Pensioners Welfare Forum besides Prayas Multipurpose Cooperative Limited for organising such a seminar which is quite relevant today. She said that in a materialistic world, such teachings of Lord Krishna are still relevant and we all must follow them in true spirits. Young generation must take inspiration from Lord Krishna’s Teachings for Better Decision-Making, She said.
Referring to the relevance of Teachings of Lord Krishna, the Minister said that the 700 plus verses that Krishna taught Arjuna on the battlefield were later compiled into the Bhagavad Gita, a text that continues to be looked upon as the “manual of life” and are still used by many organisations for better management and is even included in the syllabus of some business schools, Priya Sethi said.
Jain Aacharya Subadher Muni Ji Maharaj along with Jain saints also blessed the audiences and gave his sermon on the life an teachings of Lord Krishna. In today’s times, one must follow Krishna’s teachings with strength and determination to do the right or good thing and must use them to resolve your own uncertainties, doubts, fears and confusions, he said. The audiences also recited the most oft-repeated words of the Bhagavad Gita and often referred to as Nishkam Karma — (doing action without expecting reward).
State President Rashtriya Sikh Sangat Dr Jaswant Singh in his address said, “You have control over doing your respective duty only, but no control or claim over the results. The fruits of work should not be your motive, and you should never be inactive”. He said that the verse perfectly showed the way to lead a life. Without being worry about the outcome, we must continue to do good work, He added. Later Jain Acharya Ji presented some religious books to the Priya Sethi and showered his blessings on her.