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State-level seminar on Bhagavadgeetha organized in Canara College

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Mangalore, December 19: The Centre for Inter-disciplinary Studies and Research in Sanskrit of Canara College in collaboration of Shri Bhagavadgeetha Abhiyana of DK and Kasargod organized the Ammembal Subba Rao Pai Memorial State-level Seminar on “Shri Bhagavadgeetha-an Approach toward Mind and Management” was organized at Smt Ratnabai Memorial Seminar Hall of Canara College on December 19, Saturday. 


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Shri Shrimad Gangadharendra Saraswathi Maha Swamiji of Shri Sonda Swarnawalli Mahasamsthanam in Sirsi gave a benedictory speech after inaugurating the seminar in which he said that abundance of knowledge can be acquired only by acquiring balanced knowledge on any subject. He said that the word "Nirvahane" in the Bhagavadgeetha means additional responsibility besides daily duty and that the Bhagavadgeetha teaches Nirvahane. 

Speaking on the importance of concentration, he said that any work done without concentration is incomplete. Therefore, everybody must learn the skills of mind management. The Bhagavadgeetha preaches that the mind controls the physical body. Emotions and knowledge control the mind; and God is at the highest position, managing all the components of life. He also said that the country that once used to preach religious and cultural values to other countries now lacks all values and is backward compared to other countries. 

Prof B Shivananda Bhat, the principal of Canara College, made the welcome speech. Dr U S Mohandas Nayak, the president of CHS Association presided over the function. Prof Subhash Sharma, the dean of Yoga and Management Studies, SVYASA, Bangalore, delivered the keynote address. Mahabaleshwar S Bhat was the master of ceremonies. 

S S Kamath, the correspondent of Canara College, and Dr G N Bhat, the co-coordinator and director of CISRS Canara College were also present during the inauguration programme.