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81st Foundation Day celebrated
Prof. Dr. Laxmidutta Shukla
The 81st Foundation Day of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was celebrated on Thursday,
7-11-2019, at the Central Bhavan, Mumbai.
On this august occasion, Dr. Vyas Prasad Pandey, Deputy Examination Secretary, Bhavan's Sanskrit Exams. Dept., and other staff-members performed the recitation of Atharvashirshas and Vedic Suktas dedicated to Mother Goddess and Gods - Vishnu, Surya, Shiva and Ganapati.
After the recitation, Prof. Dr. Laxmidutta Shukla, the noted Ayurvedic scholar and Ex-Principal, Smt. Kamladevi Gauridutta Mittal Punarvasu Ayurvedic College, Mumbai; delivered a lecture (in Hindi) on 'Acquisition of knowledge : means, methods and achievement'. The function of the lecture commenced with the Vedic prayer rendered by Shri Hitesh Trivedi, Assistant at Bhavan's P.G. & Research Dept. Shri Krishna Kumar Jha, Asst. Exam Secretary, Bhavan's Sanskrit Exams. Dept., delivered the welcome address. Shri Hitesh Trivedi introduced the speaker Dr. Shukla, and Dr. Girish B. Jani, Addl. Director, Bhavan's P.G. & Research Dept., offered floral tributes to the speaker.
Prof. Dr. Laxmidutta Shukla, in his inspiring lecture, discussed the various means and methods prescribed in the scriptures for acquisition of the knowledge. Quoting profusely from Ayurvedic literature as well as select Subhashitas, he underlined the importance of eligibility of student, his service to his teacher, his association with experienced elders, and repetition of learnt chapters or topics of chosen subjects. He also narrated the manifold benefits of knowledge, and paid tributes to Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi, Founder-President of the Bhavan, for his vast contribution to the propagation of the education of Sanskrit heritage and modern subjects.
In his presidential address, Dr. Girish B. Jani spoke on the various characteristics of intellect, and grasping power. He also stressed upon the importance of life-long learning system, and relationship of the teacher and the taught.
Shri Hitesh Trivedi compered the programme of the function, and proposed the vote of thanks.
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