The Essence of life is pursuing Dharma, Karma, Artha, Kaama & Moksh with objective of Nation First
Prof. J.D. Agarwal said that the essence and purpose of life is to perform karma, to have hope and happiness inside us. Performing karma, acquiring vidya (skill), earning wealth, having friends and being happy are the most important things to live a peaceful and satisfied life. Money, wealth and happiness is resultant of pursing work with dharma and doing once work or duty keeping nation first is in itself a dharma in addition to pursuing one's own religion said Prof. Agarwal.
According to him, at the time of uncertainty, we just need to pursue our task properly. One must invest in oneself for their growth, development and happy living; investment may be in terms of time and money said Prof. Agarwal. He punctuated his speech with sankskrit shlokas and quoting Lord Krishna from Bhagwat Gita.
Happiness comes from satisfaction with what we have but greed for more which doesn't match our capabilities causes unhappiness in our life; instead of measuring growth our priority should be to focus on development emphasised Prof. Agarwal.
According to Prof. Agarwal, the success mantra for everyone is to work, work and work seriously, sincerely, consistently and honestly in the favor and interest of the nation and themselves. Sustainable growth in challenging times is important, we can take it as an opportunity for development, as we know necessity is mother of invention.
According to him, the government should create and facilitate an opportunity for work and employment which are important and essential for sustainable growth and to induce happy living in the citizens.
While addressing youth, he said that youth need to find out their ambition and objective of their life because the goal is the part of life and try to find out the way to achieve it by harnessing their energy and apart from this they should always think to repay the debt of their motherland.
Replying to a question, Prof. Agarwal said that the children must be taught at the primary level in their mother tongue, from fourth standard, subjects like Sanskrit, being the mother of all languages of the world and Hindi should be introduced and from sixth standard any foreign language- English should become the part of the curriculum.
Indian Institute of Finance