Sanatan Mission is a non profit organisation set up by Lalit Shastri in Central India to achieve spiritual, educational and social service goals and to promote and spread the message of Sanatan Dharma.
Sanatan Dharma, which has its roots in the four Vedas, the Brahmanas, the Upanishads, and the religious scriptures, including Valmik Ramayana and Shrimadbhagwat Gita, has continued to relay a certain philosophy. It lays down the law to lead an orderly life. Sanatan Dharma conveys the message that life involves the soul and it is not the matter of only the body.
Lalit Shastri, the founder of Sanatan Mission, carries forward the legacy of his father late Pandit Anant Maral Shastri, who was a world renowned Sanskrit scholar, freedom fighter, able administrator and a leading light when it came to setting up the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan in Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) and Prayagraj (Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh) and organising at the national level the two trailblazing national festivals – Kalidas Samaroh and Tansen Festival. ¹
Lalit Shastri’s book³ on the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster was released by the then President of India Gyani Zail Singh in 1986. Moved by the world’s worst industrial catastrophe, he had quit a corporate sector job to investigate the causes leading to the Bhopal gas disaster.
After a long innings in print media working with India’s leading newspapers – The Hindu and The Asian Age, Lalit Shastri has led the movement to rationalise the caste based quota system in India.
Lalit Shastri strongly feels that a large population across the globe is now caught in the day-to-day rat race. Due to the fast paced all-round growth, scientific progress and globalized economy, the world has become a global village and more and people are coming closer. Simultaneously however, even as people are coming closer and there is constant inter-mingling of cultures and people, a vast population that is busy chasing materialistic goals is getting separated from the best that religion has to offer.
Lalit Shastri is spreading the message of happiness and world peace. He says, let’s explore the vast horizon and unlimited expanse of the eternal Sanatan Dharma, which has no beginning and no end.