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telegraphindia.com 15 Sep, 2021 01:15 am

Pure vision: CJI invokes Vivekananda

Pure vision: CJI invokes Vivekananda
The best way to commemorate Vivekananda would be to shun cosmetic veneration for its sages, and instead, as the CJI said, heed his call for universal inclusion

Editorial: Pure vision The best way to commemorate Vivekananda would be to shun cosmetic veneration for its sages, and instead, as the CJI said, heed his call for universal inclusion CJI Ramanna.The best way to commemorate Vivekananda would be for India to shun cosmetic shows of veneration for its sages: it should instead, as the CJI said, heed the Swami’s call for universal inclusion.Ramana iterated the need for ‘contemporary India’ — perhaps New India should also pay attention — to imbibe tolerance and shun the spectre of sectarianism: these were some of the elementary lessons that were imparted by Swami Vivekananda.This appropriation must be resisted at every level — social, cultural and academic.

There have been various attempts to co-opt Vivekananda’s legacy by the fraternity that confuses Hindutva, an ideological and political project, with Hinduism.None can deny that Narendra Modi’s India is in dire need of embracing Vivekananda’s vision, which, significantly, converges with some of the principles of constitutionalism that lie at the heart of India’s democratic project.

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