Stating that Shri Panchkhand Peeth always played a leading role in all social and religious movements, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday, said, “The Peeth has a significant contribution in the movement led by the revered saints of the country to protest against the partition of India.”
Addressing a programme at Shri Panchkhand Peeth, Rajasthan, Yogi said, “Mahatma Ramchandra Veer Ji Maharaj and Swami Acharya Dharmendra Ji Maharaj were the ones who contributed selflessly towards the country. The ‘Peeth’ also played a crucial role in ensuring public participation in various campaigns led by the saints for the welfare of the country.”
During the ‘Chadarposhi’ ceremony of Swami Somendra Sharma, Gorakshpeethadhishwar Yogi Adityanath said that Acharya Dharmendra had a deep connection with Gorakshpeeth for three generations. “Acharya ji always had a sense of belonging, my deepest respect to him,” he said.
While addressing the Sant Samagam, the chief minister said that India’s Sanatan Dharm gave the utmost importance to the protection of ‘Gau Matas’ (cows).
Believing in ‘Karmanyevadhikaraste, maa phaleshu kadachana' propounded by Lord Shri Krishna, Yogi said, “Dedicated efforts were made to realise the dream of Ram Mandir for which the movement started in 1949. Resultantly, today, over 50 per cent of work on the Ram Mandir, which was also a dream of Acharya ji, has neared completion.”
The chief minister said that Acharya ji used to express his views in a frank and rational manner.” The result of this is that the Hindu community keeps reverence and respect for him. Today, even when Acharya ji is not present physically, his values, ideals and contribution remain alive among all of us,” he said.
He also extended his best wishes and greetings to Swami Somendra Maharaj for taking a vow to carry the tradition of Acharya ji forward.