Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 2 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday paid tribute to Yugpurush Brahmalin Mahant Digvijaynath on his 54th death anniversary.
Paying tribute to him, CM Yogi said that a saint does not have his own personal life and is dedicated to the country and religion.
"The needs of the country and society are the priority of a saint. Mahant Digvijaynath ji was one such saint. He fought against the challenges of his time," Yogi said. The event was part of the weekly tribute ceremony organized to commemorate the 54th death anniversary of Yugpurush Brahmalin Mahant Digvijaynath and the 9th death anniversary of national saint Brahmalin Mahant Avedyanath.
The Chief Minister added that Mahant Digvijaynath belonged to the Rana clan of Mewar, Rajasthan, who dedicated his life to the motherland while fighting for the self-respect of the country. He tried to do something new for society by getting involved in many religious and political rituals here.
The Chief Minister added further:"Mahant Digvijaynath ji, after joining Gorakshpeeth, first laid emphasis on education and established Maharana Pratap Education Council. To imbue the young generation with nationalism, he expanded his institutions. The Education Council established by him has contributed to the establishment of auniversity and has established its own university. Besides, by establishing four dozen educational training institutes, it is working to prepare the young generation to tackle challenges related to the nation and society."The Chief Minister said that this is a new India and in this new India it is the responsibility of the people to keep pace with the leadership of the country.
"For this, we will have to pay attention to education. The National Education Policy is a manifesto for this. On the basis of this, we can realize our own dreams and that of the country. Mahant Digvijaynath ji was associated with the nation's campaign not only in education but also through politics. He formed Yogi Mahasabha to organize the scattered Nath Yogis. He worked for the upliftment of the country by joining all those movements through which the society and nation were achieving new heights", he remarked.
He added further,"We Indians express our gratitude to our ancestors for 15 days. Therefore, who can understand the feelings of our great men better than us? We pay our humble tribute to him by following his values and ideals." (ANI)