Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh, May 06: The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Mr. Shivraj V. Patil after launching the Chapter of Global Punjabi Society here today said that the Chandigarh Chapter will certainly help in sharing experiences, perceptions and ideas for promoting mutual understanding besides reminding the Punjabi’s of their roots and cultural heritage.
Mr. Patil said that there is a lot of diversity in India and the world. Diversity makes the country and the world, rich and beautiful. The diversity depends upon the geography, history and the concepts that have developed through the different periods of time. It should be protected and enriched, and allowed to add to the attractiveness of existence.Mr Patil said that it should function as a uniting force and not as a dividing energy. If it functions as a uniting force, it would add to the strength and capability of one and all. If it works as a dividing force, it is bound to make all, smaller, weaker, and less capable.
The Governor said that in fact, all things that look different in their shapes, colours, and forms, and outer appearances, are in essence, in ultimate analysis, not different from one another, in their inner most reality and core of existence. This reality is expressed in spiritual language, as the presence of one and the same divinity in all things, non-living and living. In scientific language, in the modern periods of time, it is not only expressed, but proved as one and the same charges, of energy in all things that exist. That is why now it is accepted that, the time, the space, the matter, the energy are not different but the essence of the same reality and unity. When this is understood, imbibed and realized, human beings and all other living creatures, and non-living things also, matter and energy become all powerful, divine, and the main source of energy. In this reality lies that essence of unity which is presented, in small forms of society and its chapters. This part of our country has always been a very important part of India. Its soil, its rivers, the concepts and philosophies that have developed here, its politics, its economics, its spirit of adventure, its capacity to face difficulties and challenges, its capabilities to over come the difficulties, and face the challenges, its capacity to sing and dance, and enjoy the essence of life, its capacity to put in hard labour, have made it a pioneering area in many fields. It is because of this, the Vedas, Upanishads and immortal philosophies of existence saw the light of the day in this area. It is because of this, Mahabharta, and Ramayan came into existence in this area. It is because of this, wars and struggles were made in this area, to protect and preserve its wealth in matter and in thought and continue the flow of enrichment like the waters of the rivers doing in joining the oceans.
Stressing upon following the teachings of our spiritual gurus in our daily life ,the Governor said that Punjabis, world over were known for their enterprise, hard working and due to their leadership qualities. He said Punjabis have contributed immensely to the social, economical and political development of our country. Punjab had been the land of Gurus and Seers, so the common Punjabis should seek solace in their teachings, he added.
Lauding the efforts of the Global Punjabi Society in the cause of promoting Punjabi and Punjabiat through out the world, Mr Patil said Punjab had a rich culture and urged the people to maintain its richness.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Patil said the need of the hour is to spread, the message of Punjabi spirit of brotherhood, love, peace and prosperity to create a healthy society. He said the Global Punjabi Society will go long way in strengthening the bonds between the Punjabis living in India and abroad. Honoring Punjabis, who have achieved success and recognition in different walks of life, and encourage them with scholarships, by the Global Punjabi Society, would further help in promoting Punjabi Language and rich Punjabi cultural values, he added.
Mr. Patil also gave awards who excel well in their respective fields to promote Punjabi language and culture.