TNN | Oct 29, 2013, 04.33 AM IST
GUWAHATI: Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik has welcomed a proposal to open a world-class university in Assam. The proposal was put forth by Maharishi Vidya Mandir Schools Group chairman Brahmachari Girish Chandra Varma.
Patnaik assured Varma that the state government would extend necessary assistance to execute the proposal. His assurance came during the inauguration of the Maharishi National Cultural Meet-2013, organized by the group here on Saturday.
Varma recalled the proud moments of a meeting between Patnaik and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi when Patnaik was the chief minister of Orissa. He offered to open the world-class university in Assam for propagating the ideals of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi along with imparting modern education. He emphasized on the importance of education based on transcendental meditation to remove negative energy from society.
The governor urged students to imbibe the age-old education system of India for their spiritual, moral and academic development. He also asked students to develop a rational mind and to accept any fact or statement only after testing the same with reasoning and rationality.