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Fond memories from the December 2012 trip to Swami Ramdev’s Ashram

I've finally been able to download recent snaps into my computer. I'm uploading about 90 of these here (about 20 MB in all) for your perusal. Illustrative snaps, below:

The last of these is the ashram in Haridwar from where Swami Ramdev started his yoga and national reform work in the mid-1990s.

I've never come across a person as brilliant, physically fit, and humble (and willing to learn) as Swami Ramdev. A level 5 leader, he has left a deep mark on me, and forced me to consider the many benefits of the original system of education in India.


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Sanjeev Sabhlok

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7 thoughts on “Fond memories from the December 2012 trip to Swami Ramdev’s Ashram
  1. abhishek

    you had been a staunch critic of Swami Ramdev, now sharing stage with him; what a great u-turn ?

     
  2. Sanjeev Sabhlok

    His openness to new ideas, and his leadership style. Plus in many things the problem has been that the media has not explained his views properly, e.g. on swadeshi. He is not against the world’s best technology. Just wants India to rediscover its best, as well. Quite different to the anti-machine approach of Gandhian swadeshi.

     
  3. Sandeep

    Hi Sanjeev
    Thanks for uploading the pics n your thoughts.. Regarding the education issue, I seriously feel that there is a huge vacuum in the current education system (basic and higher education ).. I think Patanjali/ramdevswami shudder seriously consider opening chain of such centers (even schools) starting , me be, as a pilot for basic education to begin with across the India

     
  4. abhishek

    I am impressed with your open & flexible thought process. Earlier you wrote an article “irrational demand of swami ramdev on ban on cow’s slaughter”; we had ample argument on that. I am eager to learn, do you still stand by the same opinion?

     
  5. Sanjeev Sabhlok

    I understand that Swami Ramdev does not want government to use force to implement his recommendations, but prefers voluntary compliance. That’s compatible with liberty. In any event, he is willing to debate.

    There may well remain a number of issues on which we may hold different opinions, but he is broadly supportive of a small, strong government. Such minimalist approach to government is the key to my willingness to work with Ramdev (and not, for instance, with Arvind Kejriwal).

     
  6. abhishek

    I hope your association with Swami Ramdev would result something really good for the sake of this country. All the best.

     

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