?Bharat is at the verge of change; a change to lead the whole world. According to our saints, Bharat will emerge as a super power by the year 2011. Keep this feeling in your mind and start working on this mission. It is necessary for everyone to know your glorious past and have bright dreams for the future,? said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan. He was interacting with college students and professors at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on March 18. An impressive number of girls too were present at the function. The stadium was so packed to capacity, that some students had to sit on the steps to listen to Shri Sudarshan for about 75 minutes.
The function was organised by the Delhi Prant of RSS. Dr David Frawley, noted journalist and American scholar, presided over the function. Kshetriya Sanghachalak Dr Bajrang Lal Gupta and Delhi Prant Sanghachalak Shri S.N. Bansal also shared the dais with the Sarsanghachalak. The function began with Saraswati Vandana and concluded with Vande Matarm.
Shri Sudarshan said that the new generation was not aware of the glorious past of the country. He attributed it to the English education system introduced by Macaulay and subsequently supported by the Marxists. ?If we overlook a few hundred years of slavery, we find our whole past full of glory. We were ahead in every sector, be it in science, technology, or spirituality, but this aspect is not taught to the new generation in schools and colleges. As a result, the new generation tends to treat the foreigners as their ideals. They feel that anything coming from abroad is good and everything made in India is secondary,? he said, while stressing the need to bring immediate change in the education system. He said that education up to Standard VIII must be in the mother tongue and thereafter any foreign language could be taught or learnt. On English language he said, ?English disconnects us with our Indian bhavjagat. We do not need to follow the language or education system that disconnects our generation from its roots.?
The Sarsanghachalak called upon the youth to work for unearthing the glorious past of the country and follow what is useful in the changing times. He said India cannot face any future challenge without becoming stronger. ?What happened to Tibet which was a world-known follower of non-violence? China invaded it and America that claims to be a super power, remains silent on it as it fears China, which is a powerful nation. America attacked Iraq thinking that the war would be over within two or three days; but even after two years it continues. Now it wants to involve India also in it. But the Government of India has rightly refused to be involved in it,? he added.
The Sarsanghachalak said that India would not become powerful without knowing its glorious past. He described the Marxists and Macaulayputras as the biggest hurdle in development of the country. He alerted the youth not to be fooled by them. ?These people neither have constructive mentality nor wider thinking. Instead of construction, they talk about indulging in conflict. But Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is working with the spirit of construction and its Swayamsevaks are engaged in every sphere of life on a number of constructive activities,? he said, calling upon the youth to work with a constructive spirit and prepare for leading the world.
He said the only thread that ties whole country into one unit despite wide diversity, is Hindutva. ?The British understood this fact and tried everything possible to disconnect the Indians from their roots.? He said the British did not leave the country due to the Quit India movement of 1942 but started fearing that the Indian army may revolt against them anytime, whom they would not be able to control. Shri Sudarshan expressed concern that even after Independence, the legacy of the British system remained unchanged.
Presiding over the function, noted journalist and American scholar David Frawley, who has formally embraced Hinduism and has renamed himself as Swami Vamdev, said that the whole world looked to India for spiritual enlightenment. He called upon the youth assembled at the stadium to look at themselves as gurus of the world. Describing India as the mother of spiritual civilisation, he added, ?There is a greater dynamic and spiritual heritage of humanity and that belongs to the culture of India. The West may have good scientific knowledge and technology, but it lacks the vision to bring humanity forward into a truly spiritual mould. That is what India can offer. India has the great tradition of Vedas. There is a great spiritual humanity from where all of you come. This is the culture of rishis. India milks the universe with consciousness and intelligence while the West exploits and destroys it.?