Central Govt. gets request for Kochi airport to be named after Adi Sankara

Thursday, May 12, 2016,10:06 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | The Civil Aviation Ministry said it has received a request to rename the Kochi International Airport after 8th century religious philosopher Adi Sankara.

The great philosopher who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta was born in Kalady, near the airport in Nedumbassery.

Navodayam and Faith Foundation have also requested Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma to develop Adi Sankara Tourism Circuit in India and Nepal to spread the teachings of Adi Sankara, hailed as a ‘Jagadguru’ (teacher of the world). In a joint appeal to Sharma, the two organisations said the minister should consider declaring the birth anniversary of Jagadguru Adi Sankara as the ‘National Philosopher’s Day’. They have also sought setting up of a national research centre in philosophy in his memory in Delhi. The Indian philosophical thoughts may be part of our curricula starting from primary to research level, the organisations said.

In March, Haryana Assembly had unanimously passed a resolution to name Chandigarh Airport after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

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