Yajnashala inaugurated at Raj Bhavan
INVC NEWS Shimla, Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh along-with his wife and Chairperson Red Cross Hospital Welfare Section, Smt. Pratibha Singh, Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, Shri Brij Bihari Lal Butail and leader of opposition in Vidhan Sabha, Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal together participated in the 'Yajna' held at Rajbhawan here today evening after the Chief Minister inaugurated the newly constructed Yajnashala in the premises of the Raj Bhawan under the patronage (Sanidhya) of Governor Acharya Devvrat. It is worth mentioning that the Governor undertook this special initiative to construct the Yajnashala in Raj Bhawan for performing Vedic rituals which aims at peace of mind and spiritual environment. On this occasion, the Governor said the Vedas were the most sacred which means wisdom, knowledge or vision which manifests the language of the Gods in human speech. They contained spiritual knowledge encompassing all aspects of our life and Vedic literature with its philosophical maxims had stood the test of time and was the highest religious authority for all sections of Hindus in particular and for mankind in general. He said that the chanting of mantras during yajna ensure overall welfare of the people or the society adding that yajna was a Vedic sacrifice which had an outer and an inner aspect as well. The Chief Minister said it was a great initiative by the Governor to construct special Yajnashala in the Raj Bhawan. He said Yajna Karma had been described as the best Karma and it had acquired a worldwide recognition as a valuable spiritual inheritance for the mankind. Shri Virbhadra Singh said Yajna was a sacred ritual which should be performed by all humans, irrespective of caste, creed, color, sects and beliefs. He said the Vedas and other Granthas lay emphasis on Yajna and now-a-days it was being performed in different forms in almost all religions sections and communities all over the world. Burning of candles in Christian Churches, lamps in Hindu temples, Lobaan, Agarbattis, incense etc. in many sacred places and religious congregations clearly shows the continuation of Yajna ritual. He said all these rituals were performed for achieving happiness through health, wealth, peace, strength, fame and protection from natural calamities, diseases, and all unforeseen events. The Governor later hosted State Dinner at Raj Bhawan. Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh, Speaker, H.P. Vidhan Sabha, Shri B.B.L Butail, leader of the Opposition Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal, Deputy Speaker, Shri Jagat Singh Negi, Cabinet Ministers, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries and MLAs both of ruling and opposition, Chief Secretary, Shri P. Mitra, DGP, Shri Sanjay Kumar, Additional Chief Secretaries and other senior officers of the state government were present on the occasion amongst other dignitaries.