Varanasi: in the country, a two-day workshop on ‘Vedic Jurisprudence and its impact on contemporary world’ began on Saturday at Center for Vedic Science of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) which was recently inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The workshop was inaugurated by Justice (retired) BN Shrikrishna of the Supreme Court, Prof Harekrishna Satapathy, Vice-Chancellor, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (Deemed University) Odisha, and BHU Rector Prof VK Shukla.
Addressing the inaugural function, Justice Shrikrishna explained that each shastra cannot be contained in a water tight compartment. It should be studied independently that is the real meaning of vidya which is necessary for moksha. He also pointed out that all old need not be good, all modern need not be bad, intellectual should interpret it as per the need.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Satapathy highlighted the importance of dharma in justice delivery system. He said that everything is regulated by vedas. He denied the allegation that women were treated as destitute in ancient era. He said that the women were given utmost respect and honour in vedic period.
Prof Shukla also addressed the inaugural function and highlighted the glorious history of BHU and its founder Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya. Welcome address was given by the coordinator Dr Upendra Kumar Tripathi, while valedictory speech was given by Dr. Anoop Kumar, organising secretary of the workshop.