Chandrababu Naidu Urges Swami Ramdev to Establish Yoga Centre in Tirupati

Swami Ramdev and Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderabad

Swami Ramdev and Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD, INDIA: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has offered all possible assistance to Baba Ramdev in establishing a world class herbal park in Tirumala and a spiritual center in Tirupati for yoga, herbal medicine, naturopathy and ayurved.

It is only fitting that the center is opened in Tirumala, the abode of Kaliyuga Venkateshwara, which attracts Hindus from all over the world, Naidu said.

Naidu paid rich compliments to Baba Ramdev, for not only spreading yoga, but for serving the cause of the nation, for a corruption free India, and for striving to make the country number one in the world.

Because of Baba Ramdev’s relentless campaign, the Congress Party disappeared without an address in recent elections, Naidu said.
Ramdev called on the chief minister in Hyderabad on June 10 to congratulate him on his election and becoming the chief minister.
During their meeting, Naidu asked Baba Ramdev to set up a major yoga centre in the temple town of Tirupati along with a nursery of medicinal plants at Tirumala. Naidu wanted it to be the “world’s best herbal park.”

“We will consider his proposal to set up the yoga center through our Patanjali Trust,” Ramdev said.

“I respect Chandrababu Naidu as my elder brother. He has kept the country’s interests first. He has the ability to combine both prosperity and spirituality. People of Andhra have given him a massive mandate. Hence I came here to congratulate him on his victory,” said Ramdev.

“Whether it is making India a world power or bringing back black money he stood behind us. We want to use yoga for character building. In Tirupati, which is a heaven on earth, a program is in the pipeline, which if initiated by Chandrababu Naidu, will find our support. It will make Andhra Pradesh a famous place in yoga, naturopathy with a herbal garden of world standard,” he added.

Ramdev also posted on the Twitter, that he has asked Naidu to include “Yog and Spiritual knowledge in the education curriculum in Andhra Pradesh and he agreed to the same.”

Shekhar Agrawal of Patanjali Yogpeeth (USA) Trust in Houston said “I am extremely happy that Chandrababu Naidu has asked Yogrishi Swami Ramdevji to build a world class Yoga Center in the temple town of Tirupati. We also hope to make faster progress in spreading the message of Yoga and Naturopathy in USA this year as Swami ji  is expected to visit USA in the next three or four months.”

Swami has been compared to Shivaji’s guru Swami Ramdas, even with King Chandragupta Maurya teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor Chanakya.

This modern-day monk saw the rot that had set in in the administration of the Congress-led UPA government and took up the task of cleansing the system.

Swami Ramdev’s contribution in India’s recent epochal election, which brought Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party to power, cannot be minimized.

In 2009, he established the Bharat Swabhiman Trust with a view to instilling pride in India’s rich heritage and a commitment to work for a better India. Swamiji started a road journey to awaken the masses with goal of liberating the nation from UPA rule.

The Congress government tried everything to discredit him, filing several cases of fraud and arresting his trusted assistant. The worst and most draconian action against Ramdev came on the night of June 3/4, 2011 when the government unleashed a baton-wielding police force to evict Ramdev and 100,000 followers who were participating in a peaceful protest against corruption in the Ram Lila Maidan in Delhi.

Ramdev also was the first to suggest Narendra Modi for Prime Minister at a rally in Haridwar on April 26, 2013 and later in August of the same year he said he had no doubt that Modi would tackle India’s problems earnestly and decisively.

On January 5, 2014, Modi joined Swami Ramdev in celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Bharat Swabhiman Trust.
Modi, along with several high ranking BJP leaders, like Arun Jaitley and BJP President Rajnath Singh have publicly acknowledged his contribution in making the elections a national movement.