Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today released a special commemorative coin on Paramahansa Yogananda to mark his 125th Birth Anniversary. Speaking on the occasion, Ms Sitharaman said, Paramahansa Yogananda was a great son of India, who became so recognized globally.
“Here was a yogi who took the message which was a universal message not based on one particular school of thought or religion and made it so acceptable for the whole world. India feels strongly about this great son of the universe who brought in harmony to all our hearts and minds,” Sitharaman said while speaking on the occasion.
She said the importance lies in his universal message of bringing harmony among mankind and making it so acceptable globally even when communications modes were limited. On the occasion, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur was also present.