GUWAHATI, Jan 4: The Vedas have contributed a great deal to the developments and inventions we enjoy in modern world, said Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi while iugurating the three-day tiol semir on ‘Influence of Vedic Thought in Modern World’ at Shri Madhabdev Intertiol Auditorium of Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra, in Guwhati on Thursday.
Sponsored by Union Ministry of Human Resources Development, the semir was co-organized by Darsham, Maligaon and Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratisthan, Ujjain.
In his iugural speech, the Governor said that the Vedas are the storehouse of knowledge and have contributed greatly in the field of art and architecture, music, martial arts, astronomy, medicine, mathematical system based on number ten, along with yoga and philosophy.
Prof. Mukhi said, “The Vedas are the core foundation of India’s culture and heritage and the Vedic thoughts are as relevant in the modern world as it was in the ancient times. Vedic mathematics is still relevant today and it has contributed greatly to world progress. The 2500 BC old Vedic mathematics together with Greek and Roman culture have contributed a great deal to the developments and inventions that we enjoy in the modern world. The Vedic system had invented the zero, which is one of the greatest developments in the history of the world. The Vedic mathematics developed the system of tens, hundreds and thousands etc., which has made the calculation system easier. The weights, measures and scales found from the Vedas are quite accurate even today.”
Vice-Chancellor of Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit & Ancient Studies University Prof Dipak Kumar Sharma, former Professor of Delhi University Prof. Rajbir Sharma, Prof Satyarayan Charaborty of Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and convener of the organizing committee Dr. Sanjib Kumar Sarma also spoke on the occasion.