The Prime Minister along with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on 14 May 2016 released 'Simhastha Declaration' at Ninora village in Ujjain.
Both leaders addressed the concluding session of the 3 day International Vichar Mahakumbh for the month-long Simhastha Mela. Sri Lankan President Sirisena was on a two day visit to India from 13 May to 15 May 2016.
51 sacred points have been included in this declaration for betterment of mankind and these elixir points will start new discourse for India and the world.
Highlights of the Declaration
• The declaration is a prescription on how a duty-centered system that had been the origin of Indian philosophy of life is relevant in today’s India.
• Saints and seers, scholars and subject experts from the country and abroad discussed on various issues in the sessions of 'Vichar Mahakumbh'.
• Sessions on sanitation, sustainable development and climate change, values of life, peace, agriculture and cottage industry were organised.
Apart from this, PM Modi also appealed saints to hold Vichar Kumbh every year with devotees and discuss issues like the need to plant trees or educate the girl child. Calling the Kumbh as the biggest example of excellent management, he advised academic institutions to adopt Kumbh as a case study.
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