While addressing a news conference at the Sri Adi Sankara's Paduka mandapam here, Chouhan said, "Adi Sankaracharya has made the efforts to unify India culturally. The solution to all the issues prevailing around the world can be found in Sankaracharya's Advaita Vedanta."
Earlier in the day, Chouhan flagged off a drive from Adi Sankara Nilayam in Veliyanad village to collect soil for a 108-foot statue of Adi Shankaracharya, which will come up at Omkareshwar on the banks of River Narmada.
The drive is part of Ektam Yatra, which was flagged off by Chouhan from various cities in Madhya Pradesh on December 19 and will conclude at Omkareshwar on January 22.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the statue at Omkareshwar on January 22.(ANI)