Simhastha Declaration Current Affairs

PM Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan President release Simhastha Declaration

The Prime Minister along with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena have released ‘Simhastha Declaration’ at Ninora village in Ujjain.

Both leaders addressed the concluding session of the three day International Vichar Mahakumbh held on side-lines of the month-long Simhastha mela.

PM Narendra Modi in his address appealed saints to conduct Vichar Kumbh every year with devotees and discuss social issues like the need to educate the girl child or plant trees.

He also called Kumbh as the biggest example of excellent management and he advised academic institutions to adopt Kumbh as a management case study.

Key highlights of Declaration

  • Simhastha Declaration has 51 sacred points for betterment of mankind that will start new discourse not only in India but around the world.
  • It is also a prescription on how a duty-centred system that had been the origin of Indian philosophy of life is relevant in today’s India.
  • Saints and seers, subject experts and scholars from the country and abroad also discussed on various issues in the sessions of ‘Vichar Mahakumbh’.
  • Sessions on sustainable development, sanitation and climate change, peace, values of life, agriculture and cottage industry were also organised.

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