History should be seen through Indian perspective: Scion of royal family Yaduveer


Mysuru, June 18, 2022 (www.justkannada.in): “We have to see our history through Indian perspective,” opined scion of the erstwhile royal family of Mysuru, Sri Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar.
He inaugurated a seminar on the topic, “Science and Technology during Ancient India,” held as part of the Prajnapravaaha Sammelana, at the Vignana Bhavana, in the Manasa Gangotri campus.
In his address, he said, “Our education begins from Alexander. We will learn till Chandragupta Maruya. We are not taught anything about vedas. Our approach is completely like Westerners. But, we have to think like Indians. Vedas explain how we should look at the nature. We get information how we can get rain by conducting yagnas. Science and technology exists since ancient time. This is indeed an appreciable job.”
“We have to look at our history with an Indian perspective. Japan has retained its own culture. That is why it has identified itself as a developed country. Likewise, we should also continue. Let us received whatever is good from other countries, in the meantime let us retain our culture and traditions,” he said.a
In his address, Prof. G. Hemanth Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore expressed his view that science and technology are important parts of our daily lives. “In India research in the field of science and technology is being done since ages. However, its description might have emerged in different approaches and names due to western influence. But it exists in our country even from the time of sages and saints. As an evidence to this even today we enjoy the pride of several things in several sectors,” he added.
Dr. Ramesh, Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Raghunandan, Regional Convener of Prajnapravaaha, Pradeep, Harshavardhan and others were present.
Keywords: University of Mysore/ Krishnadatta Chamaraja Yaduveer Wadiyar/ History/ Indian perspective