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Harmonise environment and development: Bhagwat


Ujjain (MP), May 12: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday, May 12 said it is important to frame policies which would help avoid conflict between environment and development by treading the "middle path." "Nobody says that environment should be totally damaged.

But large multinational companies arrive, they cause damage to it. World has no answer to the conflict between environment and development.


We have to avoid this conflict and find a middle path and follow it," Bhagwat said at a meet on the sidelines of the Kumbh mela here. He was inaugurating the 'Vichar Mahakumbh', a three-day international conference organised as part of the month-long Simhastha Kumbh Mela.

"We have to frame such policies which lead us to find a path equidistant from environment and development. Tathagat (Buddh) has described religion as midway. We have to make such policies that ensure people tread on a middle path," he said. "The rulers and administrators framing policies come from our society only. People should force them to frame good policies.

After that, public should follow them genuinely and examples should be put before them to educate them on the issue," Bhagwat said.

The RSS head said religion and spiritualism may not battle each other. Instead, they should find solutions to global problems in coordination with each other.

He insisted on developing a way of life which is in accordance with the present day conditions. "Mere deliberations on the issue will not serve the purpose. But we have to frame a policy so that it translates into our daily conduct also," he said.

"How the new world should develop, the model concept should be outlined on the basis of India's value system and prevailing scenario," he added. Bhagwat said even science has now understood that there are few things in this world which cannot be viewed through microscopic equipment in laboratories.

"As science is progressing, it is coming close to spiritualism. Science is a way to know the truth but it has its limitations." He also praised Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for organising the 'Vichar Mahakumbh'.

"It has kept alive the tradition of thinking during the Simhastha mela."


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