To bring NRIs closer to Indian culture, a unique programme was organised at Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya, Enathur, near Chennai.
Aptly christened ‘NRIs in Vidya, Vaidya and Veda’, the purpose of the conference was to unite the Hindu NRIs with their roots in India by creating awareness about the ‘sanatana dharma’ and their culture and heritage, particularly among the youth.
The programme was conducted by the NRI Parents and Relatives Association, Chennai under the aegis of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt.
During the conference, the participants were exposed to various aspects of cultural and heritage values and the efforts initiated by the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt to preserve the same for posterity.
Addressing the participants, the junior pontiff, Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi emphasised on the need for the NRIs to be in touch with their roots so that their wards would not forget their ancestral lineage.
“People-to-people contact will not only help keep their link with their family alive but also imbibe the cultural and moral values of 'sanatana dharma'. Further, it will help them remain in touch with their mother tongue be it Tamil, Telugu or any other Indian language,” he said.