"Prajna Pravah is a nationwide intellectual movement rooted in Bharatiya ethos & traditions"
We are living in a fast-changing world. The tide of globalization is sweeping across the continents, upsetting and uprooting longstanding cultures and traditions, values and attitudes and forcing radical changes whose consequences are unpredictable. Countries like India whose cultural vitality has withstood the shocks of untold foreign invasions and alien cultural onslaughts are now facing serious problems of survival. Cultural diversity, varied lifestyles, Bio-diversity and dignity of individuals and groups are under threat by the onrush of a consumeristic and materialistic civilization, which has no foundation of a wholesome philosophy, or integral vision of life. For the sake of humanity’s future wellbeing, this threat has to be squarely faced at all levels. Prajna Pravah has been visualized as an intellectual forum which can take up such challenges effectively, through in-depth studies, research and propagation of ideas among the elite and the common masses.
It is not an organization per se. It has been envisaged as a forum of Nationalist thinkers to felicitate creative thinking, developing positive content, giving proper direction to the discourses and also building up a healthy network among Bharat centric Intellectuals, Intellectual movements and think tanks all-round the globe.
Our country possesses a hoary and continuous civilization with its abundant material and mental resources. It has its own philosophy of life which enables us to form a concrete opinion and judgement of every aspect of life. That philosophy of life is an organic, holistic or integrated philosophy. To see life, truth and nature as a continuum is the hall mark of our outlook. In contrast, western view of life sees separateness of mind-matter, faith-reform, man-nature, religion-science, etc. Indiscriminate and rapid spread of the westernized mechanistic civilization with its cartesian categories, has not only resulted in a crisis of human values in our society, but also endangered the very existence of the human race at large. It is an irony that independent Bharat, instead of learning any lesson from the western experience and following the basic inspiration of her own freedom struggle, has been blindly following the western model.
There is an urgent need to reverse this trend, to take stock of our own moral intellectual resources and use them in a concerted manner to formulate a plan of our own for national regeneration. Thus, it is high time the country needs a powerful moral intellectual movement to: