“Saraswati was not a myth but a live flowing river. It symbolises the glorious past of our civilisation. The revival of the river'sflow would not only strengthen our civilisation culturally but naturally also,? said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan while inaugurating the national convention of the Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojna in Kurukshetra on November 17. He said the British distorted our history under a well-planed conspiracy and the conspiracy continued even after independence. ?The time has come when we should rediscover our glorious history so that our new generations could feel pride over their history,? he said while expressing happiness over the Saraswati River Research Project. He said our scientists and archeologists through this achievement have proved that Saraswati river was not a myth but a reality.
Shri Suresh Soni, Sahsarkaryavah of the RSS, requested the historians to bring fourth true history based on Indian thinking and remove the distortion of the history. Noted scholar Shri Dharmpal Maini said the study and research of history is very important in the context of human values. He stressed the need to pass on the rich legacy of the country to the new generation.
Dr Shivaji Singh, president of the Itihas Sankalan Yojna, came down heavily on the leftist historians and said they damaged the Indian history more than the British. He said the leftists have arrested Indian history in their myths and called upon the historians to liberate it from their clutches. He said work on Saraswati river project has presented a unique and encouraging example.
Noted columnist, Smt Sandhya Jain inaugurated an exhibition on Saraswati Civilisation and the first war of independence of 1857. Dr K. L. Mehra, former director of the Pusa Institute, New Delhi, presented a paper on this topic. Dr Anil Kumar Gupta, a scientist from the Indian Space Research Organisation, Jodhpur and Dr Vidyut Bhadra presented a researched report on the old flowing route of the Saraswati river. Dr Kalyan Raman, director of Saraswati River Research Project, moved a proposal for preserving 2,000 archeologically important places related to the Saraswati river. The proposal, which was adopted unanimously, said the 2,000 places, which lie in the route of the flow of the river should be excavated so that new facts could be found related to the origin of Indian Civilisation. The convention also adopted another resolution on first war of independence of 1857. A total of 80 research papers were presented at the convention.
Dr Kalyan Raman said the revival of Saraswati river has not remain the question of just history and archeology but it is now related to the life of over 20 crore people. It can now quench the thrust of crores of people. He said the project would be completed at any cost.
He wondered why the eyes of Shri Sitaram Yechuri and Shri Nilotpal Basu could not see what the satellite can see. Despite the fact that a number of research institutes from Mansarovar to Gujarat are working on the project, Shri Sitaram Yechuri as president of the Cultural Ministry'sStanding Committee has recommended the government to close the project. Shri Nilotpal Basu too had earlier made a similar recommendation. He said the scientists of the ISRO have discovered a dozens of places from Bikaner to Barmer in Rajasthan where the sweet water of Saraswati river has been found. He said after the earthquake in Pakistan last year a water resource developed at Kalayat in Haryana. This whole water indicates to the hidden flow of the Saraswati river, he said. (FOC)