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Swayamsevaks join landslide rescue operation in Kothaangalam
RSS swayamsevaks under the banner of Sewa Bharati joined a rescue operation being conducted by police and fire force officials in Kothaangalam area of Kerala on August 22. They remained in the rescue operation non-stop for three days. The swayam-sevaks also helped in searching the dead body of a victim Nalini. The rescue operation began at around 8 o’ clock on August 22. The body was retrieved after a marathon and extensive search by the swayamsevaks from the pile of earth near her house.
Sewa Bharati activists stood in the forefront of the operations of digging up and clearing the place which was beyond recognition owing to the landslide. It was a herculean task to rescue those who were trapped, owing to heavy water leakages seeping in. The RSS workers worked as a team to channelise the water flow to other directions.
The Sewa Bharati workers came for the rescue operations from the places like Kothamangalam, Muvattupuzha, Perumbavoor, Thodupuzha and Vannpuram. The rescue operation was conducted under the supervision of Zilla Karyavah Shri NS Babu, Zilla Sewa Pramukh Shri PR Haridas, Zila Sharirik Pramukh Shri Pradeep and Karyavaha of Kothamangalam Zilla Shri PG Sajeevan. (FOC)
Block the infiltrators, not the social media—Dr Togadia
VHP working president Dr Pravin Togadia termed the blocking of Twiter accounts of some Sangh associated leaders as undemocratic and unconstitutional. In a statement issued on August 24 he said it is like trying to give Metacin Tablet for Cancer instead of treating the actual Cancer! “Government is purposely neither blocking Bangladeshi infiltrators, nor properly punishing their local supporters who were seen attacking even the police in Mumbai. Three crore Muslim infiltrators are spread in various states of Bharat, killing Assam’s original Tribes/Hindus and other non-Muslims as well as terrorising Indian citizens. But for vote bank, Government has been protecting them and blocking expressions of other citizens,” Dr Togadia said in the statement.
He asked where was Twitter in 1990 when Kashmir ethnic cleansing of Hindus was going on? Where was Twitter and internet in 1947 when during Partition one million people were killed and ten million were displaced? Where was Twitter during Emergency in 1975? Inability of handling the real issue of Bangladeshi infiltration due to vote greed is a serious threat to Bharat’s safety and security, he said. (FOC)
Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat meets Pejawar Swami
RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat recently met Pejawar Swami Shri Vishvesh Teertha at Udupi Math. Shri Bhagwat was in Chennai on an official tour. Both Shri Bhagwat and the Pejawar Swami discussed various issues related to social harmony. Along with Shri Bhagwat, RSS Prant Pracharak Shri Bhaktavatsalam, Prant Sah Karyavah Shri Sambamoorthy were also present. (FOC)
Why are the killers of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati still unpunished?
Fourth death anniversary of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati was observed all over Odisha as ‘Balidan Diwas’ and various programmes were conducted to pay tribute to the departed saint who had dedicated his entire life for the upliftment of Vanvasis. A two-day Sant Sammelan and public shradhanjali programmes were organised at Phulbani.
A procession was taken out from Gandhi Smruti Kalyan Mandap to Coronation Ground where a shradhanjali meeting was organised. Speaking at the meeting the saints lambasted the State government for not arresting the culprits and conspirators behind the gruesome murder. “Four years have passed since the murder of Swamiji. But the Naveen Patnaik Odisha government is yet to nab the killers and the conspirators,” said State VHP general secretary Gouri Prasad Rath.
He said after the murder of Swami three VHP workers have also been murdered in Kandhamal district and nobody has been arrested so far in these cases. Central Secretary of VHP Shri Yugal Kishore, joint central secretary Dr Basant Rath many other leaders were also present on the occasion.
Foreign universities to be granted only ‘conditional permission’
ABRSM silver jubilee function in Lucknow
A two-day convention of Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh was held in Lucknow from August 25 to 26 to celebrate the silver jubilee. More than 600 teachers from different parts of the State attended the function. The participants from primary to higher educational institutions resolved unanimously that the entry of foreign universities be banned or conditional permission be granted to them on the assurance that they will follow the Indian educational values and morals.
The national joint organising secretary Shri Om Pal Singh said that the ABRSM is the only organisation of teachers of all cadres which keeps the national interest in mind, while also struggling for the interest of the teachers. He said that all the new experiments in the field of education will fail, unless we adopt the Indian traditional standards.
Inaugurating the convention Shri Lalji Tandon, Member of Parliament expressed concern over the increasing commercialisation of education in India. Presiding over the inaugural session Shri Rajendra Agrawal, MP from Meerut, said India had disseminated the light of wisdom all over the world, when people everywhere were roaming in darkness; and today the foreign universities are coming with their offers of knowledge universities. We need to stick to our roots, he added. National organising secretary Shri Mahendra Kapoor stressed the need of further expansion of the organisation. Dr Nirmala Yadav said the government is ignoring the problems of teachers and that has resulted into the degradation in the entire educational system.
(Dr SK Pandey in Lucknow)
ABVP website hacked by Pakistani hackers
The website of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) was hacked on August 26 night by Pakistani Cyber Army. ABVP said it happened twice in last 10 days. “For last many years Pakistan has been trying to create disturbance in India through different activities. Now Pakistani agencies are indulging in hacking different Indian websites for some time. This will not be tolerated,” said ABVP national general secretary Shri Umesh Dutt. He said the youth are capable enough to answer every nefarious design of Pakistan. He said a FIR has been registered in this regard and demanded the Government of India to register protest with Pakistan Government and also take stern action to stop such activities in future. (FOC)
Two-day workshop of ABRSM organising secretaries
A two-day workshop of Akhil Bharatiya Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh organising secretaries and treasurers was organised in Jaipur from August 19 to 20. A total of 45 workers from 14 Prants attended the workshop.
At the inaugural session national president Dr Vimal Prasad Agrawal explained the ideological aspect of the Mahasangh work. He said developing positive attitude among all people who come to our contact makes the work effective. National organising secretary Shri Mahendra Kapur said an organising secretary is a catalyst which joins all links to create a strong power. Incharge of higher education Shri Mahendra Kumar highlighted the personal conduct of an organising secretary. He said the conduct of an organising secretary basically represents the whole organisation. National general secretary Prof Jagdish Prasad Singhal spoke about the future programmes. The Mahasangh has decided to increase its organisational strength during the silver jubilee year which is being celebrated all over the country. Akhil Bharatiya Vyavastha Pramukh of RSS Shri Sakalchand Bagrecha also addressed the workers. (FOC)