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Monday, December 28, 2015
Pundit advises young people...

Young people have been warned to stay away from using social media.

Pundit Ramesh Tiwari told the last Sunday morning service at the Edinburgh Hindu Temple that “social media has now turned young people as a robotic generation.

Drawing from a recent US survey in which 50,000 people were interviewed, Tiwari said the conclusions revealed that usage of the social media continues to cause a deterioration of human values and spirituality which did not augur well for the future of the world society. 

“No matter whatever form of communication one uses, the social media does not have the future of our society and all societies, worldwide as a phenomena which would never be conductive for the future of mankind,” he said.

Tiwari called on young people to “stay away from it as much as possible as it will continually hinder the social, spiritual and ethical values now, and forever.”

He called on them to “start talking to one another, facing each other and move away from the tick-tak of the computer.”

“Mind you, the computer, if used for proper and ethical purposes, would enhance the communication process. But, its usage now is not what was really intended,” Tiwari noted.

“Facebook has now become the medium to stalk into each other’s personal business, and there is no privacy in the world anymore,” he said.

Tiwari called on young and old alike to “go to your respective places of worship, be it Hindu, Christian or Islam. The world is moving swiftly into the abysmal path and only religious responses could cause a new turn to God.”

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