Only with the wisdom of religion, good governance is possible

The Sach Khoj Academy engages with groups from different religions and backgrounds on issues such as justice, peace, human-rights and inter-religious dialogue.

Following the motto of the UN 2030 Agenda “Leaving no one behind”, the Sach Khoj Academy has been increasingly engaging with groups from different religions and backgrounds who are working on issues such as justice, human rights, peace and inter-religious dialogue.

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In June 2016 talks were held on the need of inter-religious dialogue and the UN 2030 Agenda (SDGs) with Muslim representative Syed Farid Ahmed (Mujeddedi) in Fatehgarh Sahib.

In the past months, dialogues were held in Chandigarh with personalities such as Rajvinder Singh Bains (son of renown Sikh justice Ajit Singh Bains), who is a senior advocate working at Panjab and Haryana High Court, Dr. Dharamvir Ghandi, a Hindu politician formerly associated with the Aam Aadami Party (AAP), who is also working on water issues in Panjab, and with social activist Swami Agnivesh. Dialogues were held with professors from various departments including Dr. Ronki Ram from Panjab University, and representatives of the Muslim youth in Malerkotla.

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All meetings were marked by mutual respect and willingness to listen to each other. There was consensus that without the wisdom of religion, sustainable solutions to solve the challenges in Panjab and India, cannot be found. Dharam Singh Nihang Singh, founder of the Sach Khoj Academy, highlighted that once we embrace the motto “Only with the wisdom of religion, good governance is possible” (Dharam Bina Nahi Raj Chalai Hai), truthfulness and justice will prevail, and automatically no one will be left behind. The discussions showed that insights inspired by the universal spiritual wisdom of Gurbani like need to be spread in order to strengthen unity and nourish virtues such as altruism and modesty.

ਜਨੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਬੋਲੇ ਗੁਣ ਬਾਣੀ ਗੁਰ ਬਾਣੀ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮਿ ਸਮਾਇਆ ॥੪॥੫॥ (Adi Granth 494, M. 4)

Devotee Nanak says, a spiritual one (Gurmukh) embodies all divine virtues and knowledge of our true spiritual self.

Only then, a lasting contribution to overcome discrimination, communalism, man-made boundaries in the name of religion and caste, and the misuse of politics for personal or religious purposes can be made.

 

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