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Spiritual strength a must for character building: Sonowal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWHATI, Oct 22: Saying that the youth must be spiritually inclined, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal today said that a strong moral character of a person gives him the strength to carry out his duties towards society with dedication and commitment.

Speaking at the Jeewan Vigyan (Science of Living) programme organized by Jeewan Vigyan Academy, Ladnun, Rajasthan in the city today, the Chief Minister said that the Terapanth Jain community under the guidance of Acharyashri Mahashraman has inspired harmony among different communities through the teachings of non-violence and simple honest living.

Jeewan Vigyan is regular curriculum for schools and higher education institutions for instilling the essence of a value-based living among the students. The character building of the next generation is the prime objective of the programme which seeks to contribute to the process of man making for tion building.

Reiterating that the youth must be inspired to develop their spiritual side Sonowal said that in today’s world of materialism and moral degradation the society needs a morally strong generation that would give impetus to development and make it sustaible. The discipline required to build a strong moral character is imparted through the teachings of Terapanth Jain community and all people must look to imbibe the same, Sonowal said.

Minister for Culture ba Kumar Doley, MLAs Ashok Singhi and Ashok Singhal were present on the occasion, among others.

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