“I am from Gurna village in the state of Orissa and I am a school principal. My wife is Pisa Sangareka and we are both primary teachers in the rural area. My wife is Christian and I am Hindu. We have an interreligious marriage but both of us are performing Agnihotra. I learned about Agnihotra in the 1980s through Prof. Mulay, who came to the school and taught Agnihotra.
In 2007, I started with this practice, when I met Ramanaji, who came to teach in my Ashram school, which is in a hilly area and it takes 7 to 8 hours of walking to reach it. After starting with the practice of Agnihotra all the children improved physically their health and mentally they are very sharp now. In our school, we have no problems, contrary to other schools who have many problems. Prof. Mulay and Ramanaji came back to donate mattresses and dishes, since this school does not have proper funds. We have 160 children from 1st to 6th grade. They all live in the school and many of them practice Agnihotra.”