Bharath, the land of eternal knowledge which churned out the secrets of material as well as metaphysical world, is becoming an important global player. The materialistic world around, weary of the ever increasing competition, is hopefully listening to her wisdom of Vedas and Upanishads. But can she rise to the occasion and lead the nation states to a sustainable world order? Does she have her inner strengths that gave birth to the Vedas and Upanishads still intact?
The womb that gave birth to Veda Vyasa, Adi Shankara, Varahamihira, Aryabhata, Shusrurha and Bhaskara had become sterile. After Sir C.V. Raman, we have none to be proud of among the golden array of Nobel Laureates. Apart from J.C. Bose, M.N. Saha and few others, we are in bankruptcy of scientific talents. We neither try to understand the treasure of our traditional wisdom nor generate modern scientific and technological innovations with strong philosophical base. Though the thoughts and dreams are sprouting among the crores, which is plenty enough to make this county an unchallengeable one in science, technology and engineering, the move is not gaining ample momentum.
With immense resources and indomitable manpower, Bharath is now searching for a movement to co-ordinate and collaborate all the patriotic, nationalistic science initiatives around us. Vijnana Bharati, the positive science movement with a unique ideology strongly based on Indian ethos and culture, is having in its front this great mission.
We have to teach our younger generation the untold contributions and history of our great grandfathers and mothers. These will inspire and give them the courage and confidence to follow those footsteps. Vijnana Bharati has to take them to the modern world and equip them to face the challenges and move forward. With one hand on the mouse of the computer and the other on the lines of our traditional knowledge and culture, let us walk towards the future with strong steps and full conviction. Let us regain the past glory and lead this world into a paradise of peace and prosperity.
Vijnana Bharati is essentially a nationalistic, patriotic and humanistic science movement where science, involving both engineering and technology, is aimed at societal development, social harmony, ecological balance and environmental sanctity. It would be a totally positive and constructive movement. Vijnana Bharati is more expressively popular as Swadeshi Science Movement where “Swadeshi” connotes the Bharatiya World View on Science where from a single framework, all the three knowledge systems viz. natural sciences, social sciences, and spiritual sciences, have been developed integrally, holistically and all-inclusively right from the Vedic times