Bhopal, Jan. 5: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has emphasised the importance of Simhastha–the religious congregation every 12 years–in the historical perspective and said that Simhasta-2016 at Ujjain should become an occasion to discuss important issues being confronted by the whole world todfay.
The chief minister, who was at village Shivkothi at Omkareshwar in Khandwa district for the inauguration of Samvid Gurukulam run by Sadhvi Ritambhara on Sunday said that Simhastha Mahakumbh has been guiding the world since ancient times.
Mr. Chouhan said that the state government will provide a platform during the Simhasta at Ujjain for the seers and otehrs to discuss issues like “How to Save the Earth’s Existence”, “Women Power”, “Value-based Lifestyle” and “Basic Tenets of Religion”. Efforts will be made to ensure participation of maximum number of seers and scholars to guide the world, he said adding that the state government will also make comprehensive arrangements for devotees reaching Omkareshwar during Simhastha.
The Chief Minister visited Shakti Peeth Ashram along with his wife. He was all praise for “Maashri Ritambhara” for the works being undertaken by her for women’s education and empowerment.