Samiti demands stern action against infiltrators in Assam
Virag Pachpore from Nagpur
The Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) of Rashtra Sevika Samiti, the largest and the only organisation of Hindu women, on August 20, 2012 demanded stern action against the infiltrators who had sneaked into Assam in large numbers and caused the recent bloody conflict in that north-eastern border state.
In a resolution adopted unanimously at its first half yearly meeting at Nagpur the Samiti strongly condemned the atrocities, loot and arson in Bodo-dominated areas of Assam perpetrated by these infiltrators from Bangladesh. The recent violence in Assam took a toll of over 100 lives, and uprooted lakhs forcing them to seek shelter in relief camps. Over 500 villages have been razed to the ground by these looters and attackers in cold blood.
The Samiti felt that this violence ‘is a serious threat to the unity and integrity of the country’. This was an act of “National Shame”, the resolution noted apprehending the fear that this entire operation was pre-planned and well orchestrated by the anti-national forces.
Lamenting the attack on northeasterners in Pune as an aftermath of Mumbai protest, the resolution blamed the government for not initiating prompt and timely action to stop such ‘unfortunate’ events. Following this incident, the people of north-eastern states residing in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune – the cities popularly known as “IT Hubs of India” started migrating to their own land for fear of life and dignity.
The Samiti also passed caustic remarks over the speech of the Prime Minister who said in his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort that he would try to find out the reasons of this violence. The resolution said that it was strange that the Prime Minister was not aware of the reason of the violence when a common citizen of this country knew it very well!
The resolution appealed to the Assam and Central governments to take timely steps and bring the situation under control keeping in view the national interest and safety of the citizens.
The resolution demanded that all the Bangladesh Muslims who came to India after 1951 should be sent back; Rajiv Accord of 1985 should be scrapped because it suggested the cut –off date as 1971 instead of 1951; the Foreigners Act should be made applicable to Assam in view of scrapping of IMDT Act by the Supreme Court; the names of these infiltrators should be removed from the voters’ list forthwith; they should be identified and tried for treason, and borders of the country should be safeguarded.
The Samiti appealed to the countrymen to come forward to help the affected brethren of Assam and assure them all safety and security so that the integrity and unity of the country remained unaffected.
“Our society has forgotten the age old values, ethos and lifestyle that sustained it years together. Because of this we are witnessing the disintegration of our society into smaller fragments based on castes, language, etc. To reverse this trend it is necessary to restore and reinstate that same lifestyle, values and ethos so that the society stands united and strong to make our nation great once again. This is the mission of Rashtra Sevika Samiti”, observed Vandaniya Shantakk, the new Pramukh Sanchalika of Samiti here on August 20, 2012.
In her maiden address as Pramukh Sanchalika of Rashtra Sevika Samiti—the largest nationwide organisation of the Hindu women—Shantakka exhorted the ‘Sevikas’ to devote themselves in fulfilling the mission of the Samiti by creating goodwill, harmony and understanding among the members of the society.
Underlining the express need of the mission of Samiti the new leader said that creating harmony has been the Hindu way of life and only the Hindus can understand the importance of this mission. To create such a goodwill and purity of mind in the entire world was the mission of the Samiti.
Describing the present state of Hindu society she said that it was a common observation that the society was disintegrating for petty differences and the fire of disintegration were stoked by those who wanted to destroy ‘Bharat’. “We have also forgotten our fundamental life style due to this excessive propagandist approach adopted by them. Hence our mission is to reverse this trend and restore our fundamental lifestyle which gave more importance to the inner beauty than the beauty of the body”, she explained.
Giving example of Indra Nyuyi, CEO of Coca Cola the Samiti Chief said that women like her did not forget her Indian roots and carried with her the message of India wherever she went. It was necessary to create self-respect for our culture, traditions by presenting examples like Indira Nyuiyi and Jamshetji Tata before the young generation. This is our ‘Rashtradharma’ (National Duty).
Smt A Seetha, who was elevated to the post of Pramukh Karyawahika in her brief but emotionally surcharged address expressed hope and confidence to take the Samiti work to new heights with the help and cooperation of all the senior and junior ‘Sevikas’.
Earlier, Chitratai Joshi introduced Smt Shantakk and Smt Seetha. Guard of honor was presented to the new Pramukh Sanchalika with ‘Sevikas’ in uniform at a solemn function held at Devi Ahlya Mandir here this evening.
Shantakka Tai to head Rashtra Sevika Samiti
A Seetha is new Karyawahika
Upholding the high tradition of renunciation Smt Pramilatai Medhe, Pramukh Sanchalika of Rashtra Sevika Samiti, the largest and the only organisation of Hindu women, on Monday handed over the reins of the organisation to her successor Smt Shantakka.
Smt Pramilatai Medhe was Pramukh Sanchalika of the Samiti for six years from 2006 to 2012.
Smt Shantakka, who belonged to Bangalore, has been Pramukh Karyawahika (General Secertary) of the Samiti since 2003. She will be fifth Pramukh Sanchalika of the Samiti in the glorious tradition of the late Maushi Kelkar, founder Sanchalika (1936 to 1978), the late Saraswatibai alias Tai Apte (1978 to 1994), Smt Ushatai Chati (1994 to 2006) and her immediate predecessor Smt Pramilatai Medhe (2006 to 2012).
Born and brought up in Bangalore Smt Shantakka completed her post graduation in mathematics and education (MSc, M Ed). After serving for some time n Bangalore’s Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Junior College she opted for voluntary retirement in 1995 and dedicated herself to the mission of Rashtra Sevika Samiti.
She began her work as Bangalore Mahanagar Karyawahika and slowly climbed up the hierarchical ladder holding various responsibilities like Vibhag Karyawahika, Daxin Karnataka Prant Karyawahika and finally Pramukh karyawahika since 2003.
She has been closely associated with the growth of Samiti work outside Bharat and visited the USA, Guyana, Trinidad and other countries during the birth centenary celebrations of founder Sanchalika the late Mausi Kelkar.
Smt Annadanam Sitha, from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, has been given the responsibility as Pramukh Karyawahika (General Secertary) of Rashtra Sevika Samiti. She replaced Smt Shantakka, who was elevated to the most coveted post of Pramukh Sanchalika.
Smt Seetha, has been a brilliant student and after obtaining degree in science and education (B Sc, B Ed), she offered herself to the work of Samiti as pracharika (Full time worker) since 1993. Till now she was holding the post of Daxin-Madhya Kshetra Pracharika with headquarters at Hyderabad.
She has visited the United Kingdom, Mauritius, South Africa, Kenya etc. for the work of Samiti. Now she will be the new Pramukh Karyawahika.