Puri, Jan 20: Yesterday over the governance and the attitude of Odisha peoples’ representatives, the Shankaracharya of Gobardhan Peeth, Swami Nischalananda Saraswati expressed his resentment. He stated that the state has lost its directions. Addressing on the occasion of foundation stone laying ceremony of Goddess Bimala temple inside Gobardhan Peeth here, he expressed his sadness and grievances. Commenting upon the educations part of the state, he said that the main objective of education has now become to earn money and there is no religious sentiment left among the people, thus the country’s development has taken a dive. The Puri seer also came down heavily on the mode of governance in Odisha. He further added that it’s said that religion always stays above governance but here it seems as if the Odisha government has taken the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration in its own hands.
Former Prime Minister, HD Deve Gowda highlighted that there would be peace, harmony and fraternity in the country if people only concentrate on spirituality. Along with material development, spiritual development should also go hand in hand in order to maintain peace and development.