Pujya Swamiji at the presentation of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji is the Founder & Chairman of India Heritage Research Foundation and Encyclopedia of Hinduism project. In an inspiring and moving speech, during the Encyclopedia of Hinduism Presentation Ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on the 23rd June, 2014, He shared the journey of the making of the Encyclopedia and His divine vision and mission of bringing it to the world.
He explained that, “the wisdom, truths, teachings and insights of Indian and Hindu culture are not limited to or applicable to only Hindus or Indians. Rather they belong to the world and can deeply benefit the world. It is, therefore, our aim the richness of this ancient yet timeless culture and heritage should be made available to the entire world, in a way that is authentic, academic, comprehensive and illuminating. However, of course, the teachings, truths, tenets and insights of Sanatan Dharma took birth in India. Therefore, to have the religious leaders of India present the Encyclopedia to the Honourable President is a beautiful and most-fitting symbol of the ‘Unity in Diversity’ which is our Mother India.”