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Teachers shape the future?Mohan Bhagwat
?THE nation has great expectations from teachers. They must realise their responsibility and contribute in shaping the future of the nation?, said the RSS Sarkaryavah, Mohanrao Bhagwat inaugurating the Central Office of the Akhil Bharatiya Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh (ABRSM) in New Delhi.
He said the office and home are like temple for man. The atmosphere there should inspire those who visit them. Four walls do not make an organisation, until it imparts a lesson on performing duties in a disciplined manner and in a spirit of sacrifice. Till then it will not acquire the true character of an organisation. Teachers are the builders of coming generations. Hence, it is expected that they will understand and discharge their responsibilities, he said.
The Mahasangh organising secretary, Mukund Kulkarni claimed that the Mahasangh was the only teachers? organisation in the country that propagates that ?Education in the interest of the nation; teachers in the interest of students and their education and society in the interest of teachers. He averred that Communists who launched the teachers? movement before Independence never admitted that they have a role and duty. They always held the view that thinking of education was the duty of the Government. It is only after the advent of ABRSM that fresh air was injected into the teachers? movement and they started treading on a new path of Bharatiyatva and nationalism. At present the ABRSM has 35 teachers? organisations affiliated to it. The organisation has about eight lakh members all over the country.
By Swapan Samadder Chawdhury
A valuable collection on Rajju Bhaiya
Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Kashi has brought out a valuable collection on the life and works of former RSS Sarsanghchalak, Prof. Rajendra Singh who was popularly known as Rajju Bhaiya.
The collection Vichar Pravah contains rare photographs of Rajjua Bhaiya and also reminiscences of eminent Sangh leaders and writers including Sarsanghchalak K.S. Sudarshan, Sarkaryavah, Mohanrao Bhagwat, Dattopant Thengadi, Ashok Singhal, H.V. Seshadri, Nanaji Deshmukh, Suresh Rao Ketkar, K. N. Govindacharya, Swami Chinmayanand, Vachnesh Tripathi, Dr Murali Manohar Joshi and many others who had known Rajju Bhaiya personally. The book, which was formally released by Sarsanghchalak K.S. Sudarshan, has four parts. The first part contains the details of Rajju Bhaiya'sSangh life. The second part has details of his academic life in Allahabad University. The third part has the story of Rajju Bhaiya in his own words and the fourth part provides the details of Rajju Bhaiya'sviews on different important issues like Hindutva, Ayodhya, Swadeshi, Muslims, Security, Sangh and politics, Sangh work, etc. The book is in Hindi and has more than 150 pages. It is priced Rs 30 per copy and can be obtained from The Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Kashi, Madhav Kunj, 63, Madhav Market Colony, Lanka, Varanasi- 221 005.
Impound Licences of Coke & Pepsi?SJM
In the light of the exposures of by the Centre of Science and Environment (CSE) and their confirmation by the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) about the presence of injurious chemicals and fatal pesticides to the extent of 11 to 70 time more than the European norms in 15 brands of cold drinks of Pepsi and Coca-Cola, the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) has demanded ban on the sale of their products. The SJM organised a dharna against the soft drink companies in the capital.
In a memorandum presented to the Union Minister of Health, Sushma Swaraj, after a dharna in New Delhi, the SJM urged the Government to confiscate their stocks and also to initiate legal proceeding against the officials. ?It is not for the first time that dangerous substances are found in these products, but the indifferent attitude of the Government towards the matter is nothing but unfortunate?, the memorandum said. (FOC)