President Droupadi Murmu expresses concern over sad stories of elderly parents


Bhubaneswar February 10: President Droupadi Murmu on Friday expressed concern over sad stories of elderly parents often appears in the newspapers.

“Our sages taught us to consider mother, father, teacher and guest as God. But do we adopt this teaching in our lives? This is a big question. Are children taking proper care of their parents? Often, sad stories of elderly parents appear in the newspapers. Merely addressing parents as God and worshiping their pictures is not spirituality” said President.

The President was gracing the foundation day celebrations of Jnanaprabha Mission in Bhubaneswar.

She urged all to adopt the service of senior citizens, elders and sick as their vow of life. She said that this is human religion.

“I am happy to be part of the Foundation Day celebration of the Jnanaprabha Mission which is established with the aim of awakening the power and potential of mother and building a healthy human society. It is a matter of pride that this Mission has been named after the mother of Paramahansa Yogananda Ji who was his inspiration” said the President.

Noting the fact that the Jnanaprabha Mission is active in popularizing the ‘Kriya Yoga’, the President said that whatever be the form – Yoga is an ancient science and spiritual practice of India, whose objective is to create a healthy human society.

“Prevention is better than cure for a healthy life. If we remain ‘Yog-yukt’ (associated with Yoga), we can remain ‘Rog-mukt’ (free from diseases). Through yoga, we can attain a healthy body and peaceful mind” said President Murmu.

Murmu said “In today’s world materialistic happiness is not beyond the reach, but peace of mind may be beyond the reach of many. For them, Yoga is the only way to find peace of mind.”

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