Rajasthan unit of Vidya Bharati organised a bal samskar camp in Jaipur recently. About 7,300 students from Vanvasi areas of Rajasthan participated in the camp, which was inaugurated by Rajasthan Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhra Raje. Smt. Raje praised the efforts of Vidya Bharati for bringing the socially and economically weaker sections of the society into mainstream. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Suresh Soni, Sah Sarkaryavah of RSS, said the educational activities were growing rapidly in the country but samskar appears to have been vanished from the modern education. He stressed that education without samskar was useless and it would adversely affect the future of the country. Shri Brahmdev Sharma ?Bhaiji?, organising secretary of Vidya Bharati, said infusing self-confidence and the feeling of patriotism into Vanvasi students was the prime aim of Vidya Bharati. Shri Ghanshyam Tewari, Education Minister of Rajasthan, was also present on the occasion.
About 80 Muslim families in Ajmer district of Rajasthan recently returned to their original roots, i.e. Hinduism. Vishwa Hindu Parishad organised a function at the premises of Ashapura temple in Beawar, in which those Muslim couples, who returned to Hinduism, were provided with janeu and then they performed a yajna. They were granted the copies of Ramcharitmanas. All the families that returned to Hinduism resolved at the function that they would not be misguided by anybody in future and would continue to follow their original way of worship that some of the their forefathers, due to some compulsions, had abandoned. ?We have now decided to correct the mistaks of our forefathers by returning to our original roots,? they said. RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah-Sampark Pramukh Shri Indresh Kumar addressed the gathering.
In Orissa too!
By Sanjaya Jena
Adhering to Orissa Freedom of Religion Act, which stipulates stringent provisions for conversion or re-conversion, 58 Vanvasis belonging to 12 families re-embraced Hinduism at Sundargarg district of Orissa recently. These families had embraced Christianity in the past and wanted on their own to return to Hindusim. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad organised a function to bring them back to Hinduism. The function was organised at Dharanidharpur village in Sundargarh district. Out of the 58 Vanvasis, who returned to Hinduism, 31 were men and the rest were women.
Hindu Chetna volume of Rashtradharma was released in Lucknow recently. Yogi Adityanath, MP from Gorakhpur and heir of Gorakshpeeth, was chief guest on the occasion. Dr Dauji Gupt, speaker, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, presided over the function. In the picture from left Shri Anand Mishra Abhaya, Yogi Adityanath, Dr Dauji Gupt and Shri Arvind Mohan Chaudhary releasing the issue.
Bhabendu Bhaytacharya, veteran editor of Swastika, the popular Bangla weekly from Kolkata, passed away on November 3 at the Swastika office. He was 84. He had been editing the weekly since 1948. He joined the Swastika as editor on the instruction of the then Poorvanchal Kshetra Prachrak, Eknath Ranadeji. Earlier he was working with a local daily newspaper. After some times he started staying in the Swastika office. A man of brilliant talent Bhabenduda wrote a number of books, novels, plays, poems, songs, etc. Bhabenduda was paid rich tribute by thousands of people of Kolkata. Senior Sangh leader Shri Kalidas Basu, Kshetra Sanghchalak Shri Jyotirmaya Chakravarty, Kshetra Pracharak Shri Sunilpad Goswami and various journalists of Kolkata were among the prominent people who paid their tributes to the departed soul. Before the cremation, the body of Bhabenduda was kept at the Keshav Bhavan, where hundreds of Sangh workers paid floral tributes. He was cremated at Neemtalla crematorium. Younger brother of Bhabenduda, Jayant Bhattacharya, performed the last rites.