Na­tional cam­paign launched at CU

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Htregion - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

MO­HALI: Spir­i­tual leader and founder of the Art of Liv­ing Foun­da­tion Sri Sri Ravi Shankar launched the ‘drug-free cam­pus’ na­tional cam­paign at Chandigarh Univer­sity on Mon­day. The cam­paign is the sec­ond edi­tion of the ‘drug-free In­dia’ cam­paign, which was launched at the univer­sity in 2019.

Dur­ing a live in­ter­ac­tion with stu­dents dur­ing a vir­tual ses­sion on ‘stay­ing pos­i­tive dur­ing a cri­sis’ , the spir­i­tual leader said, “Our Prime Min­is­ter’s call for a self-re­liant In­dia is a vi­sion­ary thought. The youth should turn this dream into a real­ity by turn­ing this cri­sis into an op­por­tu­nity through in­no­va­tion. They should un­der­take re­search and bring out ideas that can shape the world and make In­dia the pow­er­house for de­vel­op­ment.”

Around 45,000 stu­dents and fac­ulty from all over In­dia par­tic­i­pated in the ses­sion, which was jointy con­vened by the Art of Liv­ing Foun­da­tion and the var­sity.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar en­cour­aged the youth to stay pos­i­tive dur­ing the cur­rent cri­sis by prac­tis­ing med­i­ta­tion. He said, “On one hand, the teach­ings of Guru Nanak Dev are rel­e­vant as they teach humanity to foster a self­cen­tric ap­proach and serve humanity, while on the other hand the 10th Sikh mas­ter Guru Gobind Singh teaches us to leave dis­tress be­hind and be­come a fighter and pro­tec­tor.”

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with CU chan­cel­lor Sat­nam Singh Sandhu at the on­line launch.

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