Universally recognised as one of the most non-political faces of Indian politics, Dr Manmohan Singh is best known as the “liberator” of Indian economy. As the Union Finance Minister in the government (1991-96), he liberalised the economy to put India on the path of globalisation.
Dr. Manmohan Singh is Osho admirer. In 1997, he launched Osho’s book “India My Love” and said:
“This book ‘India My Love’ by Osho brings together some of the choicest selections of the writing, the discourses of a great Indian, a great mystic, a great philosopher…In his own way, Osho captured the essence of ancient wisdom,
related it to contemporary needs, tempered it with the modern times and became a powerful messenger of eternal Indian thought and Indian wisdom.”
The Asian Age
7 November, 2000
Guru Nanak, Osho will keep inspiring world: Manmohan
New Delhi, Nov.6: In a scenario where the world is changing at a hectic pace which often makes it difficult to maintain one’s equilibrium, it is necessary for man to turn to fundamental truths exemplified in religion, said former finance minister Manmohan Singh.
However, he said, religion did not mean dogmas or worshipping of one or the other deity. It was important to combine science with spirituality so that the human race can lead a life of dignity and self-respect and inner contentednes.
Inaugurating the Guru Nanak Week organised by Osho world Galeria here on Sunday evening, Dr. Singh described the guru as the most modern patron saint of India as he had expressed his thoughts on all the problems perplexing mankind today, including environmental degradation, gender equality, human rights and so on. Releasing a compact disc of Osho’s analysis of Japuji, which encompasses the basic thought that pervades the Guru Granth Saheb, the leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha said analysis of this kind would inspire future generations of people in all parts of the world. Whenever human beings ask these questions on how to improve human condition, I am sure Osho’s thought will be uppermost on their mind, he added.
While he had never met Osho, Dr. Singh said that he had always increasingly found that his is truly a psalm of peace which gives me contentment. It also enlightens me and it opens up new vistas of exploration about the redemption of
human condition. Later Dr. Singh wrote in the Osho World visitor’s book that Osho’s life and work will continue to inspire future generations of humankind and his powerful message of essential unity of mankind will equip us to evolve a
new global ethics for the improvement of the human condition.
Dr. Ajit Singh, professor of music at Delhi University, rendered shabad kirtan from the verses of Guru Nanak on the first day of Guru Nanak week to a meditative listeners. He will also present on Gurupurab, november 11, at the
conclusion of this special week. ( UNI)
Noted classical singer Shubha Mudgal held an exclusive concert in Delhi on Saturday (8th of December, 2002, Venue: Ficci Auditorium New Delhi) evening to commemorate the 70th birth anniversary of Osho. Shubha sang the bhajans of Meera and Kabir at the event attended by several politicians and celebrities from various fields. After the performance former Union Finance Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh released the album Prem Ki Madhushala, which has verses from Meera and Kabir in the voice of Shubha. Also a commemorative first day cover on Osho was released by Dr. Manmohan Singh at the function.