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Shri Ram Krishna Goswami

Bhagavad Gita : The text for students to create social transformation.

At present, our society is witnessing rampant increase in criminal activities even in schools and colleges BCNS asserts that the present grisly situation has originated because of the absence of impartation of spirituality in educational institutions.

Bhartiya Charitra Nirman Sansthan put robust emphasis upon inculcation of spiritual consciousness in the person. In such a pursuit, BCNS, through character development programmes in schools, is sincerely endeavouring to imbibe spiritual values into the students through the insights from Bhagavad Gita in schools. Students are made to realize that they need to awaken their conscience and work towards Raj Dharma by following Satkarma without diluting actual Dharma.

Apart from the academic syllabus, it would be essential to educate the students about the menace that is destabilizing the social fabric. In schools, information is being downloaded such as the subject of calculus, Pythagoras theorem in Mathematics, figures of speech and the ocean of English grammar, historical battles in History, manifesto of political parties in political science.

Indeed, these are essential information to be imparted but what about spiritual consciousness? By garnering all information will a student become knowledgeable? No.

1. सुखदु:खे समे कृत्वा लाभालाभौ जयाजयौ |
ततो युद्धाय युज्यस्व नैवं पापमवाप्स्यसि ||

“Without looking at the prospect of happiness or contemplating upon distress, loss or gain, victory or defeat; perform your deeds and fight. In such a condition, you shall never be any kind of bondage and would never incur sin”.

2. कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि ||
“You have the right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never relinquish your duty”.

3. योगस्थ: कुरु कर्माणि सङ्गं त्यक्त्वा धनञ्जय |
सिद्ध्यसिद्ध्यो: समो भूत्वा समत्वं योग उच्यते

“Perform your duty with equanimous mind, O Arjuna, expelling all attachment to triumph or failure. Such equanimity is called yoga”.

Impartation of these maxims of Bhagavad Gita in schools and colleges is significant to build impeccable characters in the society to bring about a revolutionary change. Being the enlightening custodians of the youth, teachers and professors are responsible to disseminate spiritual knowledge to the students about their role in building a harmonious society.