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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Lessons to Legislators: Jain saint Acharya Vidyasagar delivers discourse in MP Assembly, raises issue of commercialization of education

Jain saint Acharya Vidyasagar visited the Madhya Pradesh Assembly and delivered a discourse.

Vidyasagar, who is amongst most revered Jain saints, along with 38 other Jain monks reached the Vidhan Sabha.

At the gate, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and speaker Sitasharan Sharma welcomed the guests.

Acharya Vidyasagar was invited by CM to deliver a discourse in the Assembly. Also, the speaker had gone to him, urging him to visit Assembly. He agreed and the rare event of a Saint delivering discourse was held.

The saint expressed his dissatisfaction on commercialization of education. He told the MLAs that there should be more focus on development. The seer said that once elected, there shouldn't be acrimony over Paksh-Vipaksh i.e. Ruling Party-Opposition, and all should work for public welfare. He also drew attention of CM and MLAs towards inequitable distribution in the society.