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Today’s Constitution is not what was envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi: Dr Subhash Chandra

Hyderabad: Essel Group Chairman and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subhash Chandra said on Friday (May 13) that Mahatama Gandhi worked for strengthening the villages while participating in a seminar at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad.

“Today the Constitution is not as it was envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi. The meaning of Gandhiji’s Swaraj was to give control of governance at the village level,” Subhash Chandra said.

He said that Technology has a deep relationship with humans. “For this, it is necessary that the person should be understood first. It is said in Vedanta that man lives in three states-one is of waking state, the second stage is of dreaming and the third stage is when a person is asleep. In the third state, he is like a dead person,” the Rajya Sabha MP added. There has been a radical change in technology, he added

Talking about technology, Dr Chandra said, “I want to say one thing that just as good and evil go together, technology can also be used for good and bad works in the same way. Therefore, while technology will be used for good, it can also be used for evil purposes.”

He further said that there are many such things in history which have no relation to reality. Giving an example, he said, “it is said that Maharana Pratap was defeated in the battle with the Mughals, but this is not true. When research was done, it was found that Maharana Pratap had defeated the Mughals. The historical evidence of this battle is known to Jodhpur University and other people who are doing research on it.”

He said that that today there are about 563 TV channels in India, in which about 12 million people work, all this would not have happened.”

Talking about the changing facets of technology, he referred to an example that he witnessed four weeks ago in Israel, where a company had cited a presentation wherein technology is being used to stop the ageing process of human beings.” “Through experiments, efforts are being made to create such possibilities,” he added.

About the future of OTT (Over The Top), Subhash Chandra said, “despite the changing environment, the roots of TV channels have strengthened and their content is seen more than before. Thus, it is a new medium of distribution.”

“Therefore, to say that what will happen to older things after OTT, technology has altered forms but things will continue to run parallelly.”