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Sri Sri Ravishankar rues service tax on yoga centres

Last updated: 12 January, 2011
Mumbai, Jan 12 (PTI)

Art of Living proponent Sri Sri Ravishankar today regretted that the government was not doing anything to propagate yoga, instead it was levying service tax on centres teaching the ancient practice.

"We have to own up our heritage and traditions. While every country is making yoga their own as they have found its meaning, we are doing nothing to safeguard this valuable tradition of ours. Instead our government has brought yoga centres under the service tax net," the globally acclaimed spiritual guru said during a special interaction with the media at the Press Club here today.

Speaking on the theme 'From a stress-free mind to a scam-free nation,' Ravishankar lauded the media for exposing huge scams that the country is beset with."But for the media, these mind-boggling scams would not have come out into the open," he said.

Advising the press to report on good aspects as well, the spiritual guru said bombarding the public with bad news alone would create cynicism in their mind.

"Media should also equally focus on the good news and the future," he said.Ravishankar said corruption was the result of the erosion of moral and social values.

"One becomes corrupt when one loses the sense of belongingness. One becomes greedy when one is insecure and has nobody to belong because no one can be corrupt to one's own family members."


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