Wt. Over 200 lives have been lost in the state. Saha Kshetriya Pracharak, Shri S. Sethumadhavan, Prant Pracharak, Shri A. Gopalakrishnan, and Kummanan Rajasekharanji have visited the affected areas and given proper guidance to the workers. About 3,000 Swayamsevaks are participating in the rescue work. A total of 48 camps are working throughout the state for relief. Fourteen ambulances, doctors from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Ernakulam are serving at the centres. All the necessary medicines have been collected from various places by the Swayamsevaks and are being distributed in the camps. Food, clothes and bedding facilities have been provided by Seva Bharathi to almost 15,000 victims. The government authorities have specially appreciated the relief work of Seva Bharathi. Swayamsevaks were in the forefront among those responsible for removing and cremating the dead bodies.
A short biography on Shri Guruji
“Na Hindu patito bhavet” (no Hindu is ever fallen) this mantra was the unequivocal faith of Shri Guruji. At a time when the Hindu society was reeling under the heightened conversion activities by the missionaries, Shri Guruji gave a call for their reconversion. Some sections felt that the Hindus who had changed their faith were “fallen” and could not be called Hindus, Shri Guruji said “it is the sacred religious duty of all the Hindus to bring back all the converts to their original Hindu dharma.”
This and many such inspiring anecdotes from the life of Shri Guruji make the short biography ‘Shri Guruji’ by Shri H.V. Seshadri interesting. Seshadriji is Akhil Bharatiya Pracharak Pramukh of RSS. This book is the translation into English of the original written by Shri Seshadri. It traces the life of Shri Guruji, highlighting his role in the major political, cultural and spiritual issues which challenged the young democratic India. From Swadeshi to gou-hatya, from the welfare of the Vanavasis to the foreign affairs of India, Shri Guruji revealed his visionary perception, unimpeachable commitment and inspiring leadership. It was as though he saw the Chinese manipulating behind the friendly handshake they pretended. In 1951, Shri Guruji warned in public of an impeding attack by the Chinese.
When Shri Guruji passed away, in an unprecedented gesture, the parliament paid tributes to him, who has never been its member. What each one of the member had to say is illustrative of the colossal personality of Shri Guruji. The 44-page book, priced at Rs. 10 has been brought out by the Suruchi Prakashan, New Delhi.