Union Home minister Amit Shah inaugurated the new campus of University of Patanjali in Haridwar on Thursday. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, he expressed confidence that the Patanjali family will contribute to the development of the nation in various sector in the coming days. He said, “Swami Ramdev has contributed considerably to Yoga, Ayurveda and the Swadesh sector during the past 25 years. Along with this he has also started focusing now on education. Our ancient knowledge is going to get a new life through the Bharatiya Shiksha Board, Patanjali Gurukulam, Acharyakulam, Patanjali Ayurveda College and the University of Patanjali.” He also appreciated Ramdev, crediting him for reviving Vedic education in the country. Referring to Acharya Balkrishna, he appreciated his knowledge of Ayurveda. He said that he had seen the ‘Dharti Ka Doctor’ machine developed by Patanjali to test soil. This machine tests the 12 parameters of soil at a cheap cost, which is appreciable, said Shah.
Speaking on the occasion, Ramdev said that education will be made Swadeshi through Bharatiya Shiksha Board and University of Patanjali. He said, “All Indians have faith in lord Ram. The dream which people had for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is going to be fulfilled in front of their eyes, which is a historical task. Establishment of Ram Mandir and abrogation of Article 370 are Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s gift to the nation.”
Balkrishna also expressed his views on the occasion. Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and others were also present on the occasion.