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THIRD YEAR SANGH SHIKSHA VARGA BEGINS IN NAGPUR
Third Year Sangh Shiksha Varga begins in Nagpur
Over 1,000 swayamsevaks participating in Third Year Sangh Shiksha Varga
The thirty-day-long Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Tritiya Varsh Sangh Shiksha Varga (Third Year Training Camp) was inaugurated by Shri Anil Sole, Mayor of Nagpur on May 14. The camp holds special significance in the RSS as the karyakartas trained in this camp would play a major role in the growth of Sangh work.
The function began by lighting the traditional lamp. RSS Sahsarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosbale welcomed and introduced the guests.
In his speech Shri Anil Sole welcomed the swayamsevaks to the green city and gave a brief account of the development activities that are being carried out in the region. He said that being a swayamsewak he takes the responsibility for development of the city, and would ensure that the image of the RSS will not be maligned among the public. He described Nagpur city as the ‘Gangotri’ of Sangh work.
RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Dr Manmohan Vaidya is the Palak Adhikari of the camp. Gujarat Prant Sanghachalak Dr Jayantibhai Bhadesiya is the Sarvadhikari. Jodhpur Prant Karyavah Shri Jashwant Khatri is the Karyavah of the camp.
RSS Sahsarkaryavah Shri Suresh Soni felicitated the Mayor Shri Anil Sole. Over 1,000 swayamsevaks from all parts of the country are undergoing training in the camp. The camp will conclude on June 12.
KARNATAKA STATE SANGH SHIKSHA VARGA CONCLUDES
Karnataka State Sangh Shiksha Varga concludes
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s annual cadre training camp, Sangha Shiksha Varg, concluded on May 10 at Janaseva Vidya Kendra, Channenahalli, Bengaluru. Began on April 20, the camp was held for 20 days. Swayamsevaks who already got a week long training in a previous camp, called ITC, were selected to participate in this Sangh Shiksha Varg.
In First Year’s Sangh Shiksha Varg, 801 swayamsevaks from 463 places of South Karnataka, took Sangh training. In Second Year’s Sangh Shiksha Varg 217 swayamsevaks from 160 places of entire Karnataka, participated. In the Special Sangh Shiksha Varg conducted for those who aged above 40, 108 swayamsevaks participated from 98 places of Karnataka.
Swayamsevaks with diverse academic qualifications from SSLC to Post Graduates, farmers to techies participated in the Varg. Apart from gaining knowledge on organisational skills, the swayamsevaks also learned yoga, niyuddh, etc. A special session on sewa activities, media and internet usage was also organised for the participants.
RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi, Sahsarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale, Akhil Bharatiya Bouddhik Pramukh Shri Bhagaiyah, Akhil Bharatiya Pracharak Pramukh Shri Suresh Chandra, RSS top functionaries of Karnataka Shri K Suryanarayan Rao, Shri N Krishnappa, Shri MC Jayadev, Shri Mangesh Bhende, Shri DM Ravindra and several others guided the swayamsevaks at the Sangh Shiksha Varg.
In the valedictory ceremony held on May 10, Shri Dinesh Kamat, national organising secretary of Samskrit Bharati was present. Senior advocate in Karnataka High Court, Shri SS Nagananda presided over the function. An attractive physical demonstration by swayamsevaks drew the attraction of the gathering. However, the valedictory ceremony ended without valedictory speech due to the heavy rains.
(Rajesh Padmar, VSK, Karnataka)
CLEANING DRIVE BY SWAYAMSEVAKS
Cleaning drive by swayamsevaks at Royapettah General Hospital of Chennai
The Government hospital at Royapettah in Chennai is entering its 100th year of service catering to the deprived and needy people of the area. RSS, South Chennai coordinators approached the management of the hospital for taking up a cleaning drive in the premises, for which they readily supported the effort.
As planned on May 13, over 180 volunteers from various sections of the society like sports group, IT professionals, auditors, teachers and students assembled in the morning at the hospital from different parts of Chennai. There was a brief inaugural session presided by Sanghachalak Shri Durai Shankar, famous actor Shri Damu, Hospital Sergeants Shri Thirumal and Shri Khaleelullah Rahman. Shri Durai Shankar said the Sangh inculcates the spirit of sewa through Shakha.
Actor Damu delivered a motivating speech. He was highly impressed by the young disciplined crowd assembled there, while others of that age are taking it easy. He said, “India is a unique country in the world which cannot be compared with others. I would like to salute the parents of such blessed youth.” He also emphasised the need for taking care of body and mind. “There are 12 vital organs in the body. I know the importance of them and take adequate care. I appeal to you not to spoil the health by getting into habits such as smoking. Do not get carried away by the movie scenes. Some of the scenes may be good but the majority are bad.” He exhorted the volunteers to continue serving the society.
Six groups were formed to clean a huge sump of 48,000 litres capacity, five overhead tanks, two wards, open space around the hospital and a little temple. Among the other areas planned for cleaning was the abandoned godown in the old hospital premises, area which was filled with food packets probably dumped over many weeks, was also cleared.
This sewa activity was covered by leading dailies and media. One of the cameramen who came to shoot the event said “Sir, as a common man I am telling you, you are doing a great job. People come to a hospital to get cured of diseases but it is a pity that the unhygienic condition in the hospital creates more health issues for patients and attendants. I really appreciate your work.” Similarly, a patient near the tea shop sincerely thanked the swayamsevaks for the service.
At the end of the programme, Sewa Pramukh Shri Raman asked the swayamsevaks to take the efforts to Shakha level. The RMO who went round the hospital to survey the work carried out was very impressed and said, “Only RSS can do such a work with a cohesive team of people from different walks of life.”
TRAINING CAMP FOR BAL SANSKAR KENDRA TEACHERS
Training camp for Bal Sanskar Kendra teachers
Rajasthan Vanvasi Kalyan Parishad organised a five-day training camp for women teachers who run Bal Sanskar Kendras in Vanvasi and rural areas of the State. A total of 129 teachers from 120 village participated in the camp. They were imparted training of child development, basic Hindu samskars, moral education, general education, health, cleanliness, etc. They were also imparted basic knowledge of traditional methods of curing diseases. Sadhvi Dr Yogshri of Jhunjhunu Ashram inaugurated the camp and stressed the need to make responsible citizens for the nation through Bal Sanskar Kendras. Organising secretary of Rajasthan Vanvasi Kalyan Parishad Shri Bhagwan Sahay, Smt Sangita Mundra of Blind School, councillor Smt Rajni Dangi and Dr Radhika Ladha also spoke on the occasion. (FOC)
RSS GREETS DR SHIVKUMAR SWAMIJI
RSS greets Dr Shivakumar Swamiji on his 105th birth year
RSS top functionaries of Karnataka met Dr Shivakumar Swamiji of Siddhaganga Mutt on May 10 to offer congratulations on successful completion of his 105th year. Siddhaganga Mutt and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh have deep relations since 60 years. During 1960, the then RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Guruji had visited Siddhaganga Mutt and discussed various issues of national interest. As requested by Shri Guruji, Dr Shivakumar Swamiji took part in the historic 1969 Sant Sammelan in Udupi, which was held aiming to eradicate untouchability. RSS functionaries have close association with the Siddhaganga Mutt since then.
Senior Sangh leader Shri MC Jayadev along with Shri K Narahari, Dr K Prabhakar Bhat, Shri N Tippeswamy and Shri Kajampady Subrahmanya Bhat visited the Mutt and honoured Swamiji on behalf of the RSS. Dr Shivakumar Swamiji shared his concerns on decreasing moral values in the society, stressed the need of patriotism dissolved in education. He also inquired about the ongoing RSS training camp going on at Channenahali.