NINETEENTH state convention of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) concluded in Udaipur on May 14. More than 5,000 delegates from Udaipur, Sirohi, Dungarpur, Banswara, Chittaurgarh, Bhilwara and Rajsamand participated in the convention. The three-day event began with flagging off a rally of activists by BMS national president Shri Girish Awasthi. Speaking on the occasion Shri Awasthi said the strength and spreadness of an organisation is necessary to fight injustice to the workers. Presiding over the inaugural ceremony, Shri Bhagwati Prasad Sharma, national co-convenor of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) said only the Swadeshi method could ensure employment to the workers. Shri Gulabchand Kataria, Home Minister of Rajasthan, said only bridging the gab between the rich and the poor could extend the rights to the poor. Several BMS workers who played a key role in spreading the BMS work in the state were honoured on the occasion. Veteran BMS leader Shri Raman Shah said the developed countries are using the WTO as a weapon against the developing countries. Shri Prahlad Singh Avana was elected new state president and Shri Rajendra Sharma has been given the responsibility of general secretary.
From Nitish to Naxal leader at Guruji function (Samvad Darshan)
THE main theme of all the events being organised during the birth-centenary year of Shri Guruji is social harmony. A ray of such social harmony was witnessed in Patna on May 13 when representatives of various ideologies assembled at a function to pay tributes to Shri Guruji. Chief Minister of Bihar Shri Nitish Kumar and noted Naxalite leader Dr Vinayan were also present at the function. Speaking at the first session, Shri Nitish Kumar described the uneasiness in the minds of youth as the biggest challenge. He said without removing this uneasiness India cannot become a super power. He said he is not ruling in Bihar but serving the people and that is why he has concentrated on providing maximum employment. Shri Ram Madhav, national executive member of RSS, highlighted the thinking of RSS in social building. Shri Sushil Kumar Modi, Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, said he is among the people who saw Shri Guruji from close quarters. He emphasised the need for man-making ambience for the development of the country. Dr Vinyan said social brotherhood is not possible in the society where violence, hate, terror, crime and the gap between the rich and the poor exists.
VHP hostel activists camp (Hindu Vishwa)
AN all India three-day training camp for the hostel activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad was held in Nagpur from May 12 to 14. A total of 90 activists belonging to 49 hostels participated in the camp. Sahsarkaryavah of RSS Shri Suresh Soni, popularly known as Bhaiyaji Joshi, was also present at the camp. Speaking at the inaugural session, he said those who work have to make their way themselves and the self-experience of a worker is his real guide. Quoting Swami Vivekananda, he said just imparting the knowledge of letters does not make one literate but the aim of education should be to arise the inner qualities of a person. He said the VHP is running the hostels with the same motive. He said any child who comes to the hostel for education should feel a positive change. Shri Sitaram Agrawal, Akhil Bharatiya Sewa Pramukh of VHP, described the hostels as factory of making the patriotic youth. He pointed out that there are about 22 crore Vanvasis and backward people in the country and a large section of them are deprived of education and basic health facilities.
OVER 3,500 people returned home at several home-coming ceremonies held in defferent parts of the country. At a function held in Badaun (Uttar Pradesh) over 3,500 people returned home. They had adopted Christianity about two decades back. They were welcomed by Shri Dilip Singh Judev, former Union Minister and Shri Gopikrishan Kayal, centeral Trustee of VHP by washing their feet. The home-coming ceremony was organised at G.B. Pant college of Kachhala under the banner of Dharma Jagaran Samiti. After a yajna, all the people were provided a garland and a janeu each. The other function was held in Ranchi by Sarana Samiti on May 25 in which 50 people belonging to 14 families returned to their roots. Shri Dilip Singh Judev washed their feet and welcomed them in Hinduism. Another home-coming ceremony was held in Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh) on May 31 in which 26 people belonging to six families returned home. Shri Gopikrishan Kayal pointed out that another home-coming ceremony is scheduled in the month of June in Badaun in which over 25,000 people are expected to return home.
VISHWA Hindu Parishad has strongly protested the conversion attempts by Christian missionaries in different parts of Delhi. In a statement issued in Delhi, the VHP alleged that the poor and innocent Hindus, particularly living in the jhhuggi clusters, are being victimised by the missionaries. A memorandum to this effect, signed by the state unit president Shri O.P. Singhal and general secretary Shri Rastra Parkash, was submitted to the State Commissioner of Police Dr K.K. Paul. A copy of the memorandum has also been forwarded to the Lt. Governor and the Chief Minister. ?We have demanded that the police should keep a strict watch and take stern action against these illegal activities through Changai conferences and other ways. Recent conversion bid in Jwalapuri area forced the residents to come to streets in large number. Similar type of cases have also been reported from various other parts of the capital,? the statement added.