A vote grabbing stunt by UPA
Seminar by BMS on Food Security Bill
Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) organised a seminar on Food Security Bill in New Delhi on May 15. Senior leader of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) Dr Ashwani Mahajan termed the Bill as a vote grabbing stunt by the Congress. He said during the general elections of 2009 the Congress sought votes in the name of MGNREGA and this time it is trying to use the Food Security Bill. Fact is that neither MGNREGA benefited anyone nor the Food Security Bill is going to help anyone in the country. He said the Congress is claiming to make India free from malnutrition, but fact is that before Independence nobody was suffering from malnutrition in the country. Then who is responsible for it other than the Congress.
BMS national president CK Sajinarayan said it has become a habit of the Congress to bring a misleading Bill prior to polls and the present Food Security Bill is part of the same game plan. BMS north central zone organising secretary Pawan Kumar pointed out that during the last 10 years about 92,000 villages in the country have lost their identity due to infrastructure or urban development. “If we cannot save the villages how can we expect the food security for people? Apart from it if we allow 50,000 tonnes of wheat to rot every year, how can we expect food security? The nation needs Rs 7.686 crore for increasing the foodgrain storage capacity. If we spend this amount, no foodgrain will rot anywhere in the country,” he said.
Senior journalist Shivaji Sarkar said the Food Security Bill is being brought to help some industrial houses and not to benefit any hungry person. National organising secretary of Swadeshi Jagran Manch Shri Kashmirilal and zonal organising secretary of Kisan Sangh Shri Chandrasekhar were also present on the occasion.
BMS national general secretary Shri Baijnath Rai rejected the Prime Minister’s proposal to grant minimum Rs 1,000 to the EFPS contributors as pension. He said the minimum pension given to the beneficiaries in the old age should not be less than Rs 3,000 and be linked with the consumer price index.
Talking to mediapersons after the second meeting of a group of ministers set up by the Prime Minister to look into the issues raised by the CTUs on May 22, Shri Rai asked the Government to pay equal pay to the contract workers. He said giving low wages and not regulating contract workers in Public Sector and Government jobs is neither fair nor justified. He said the proposed amendment in the Contract Labour Regulation and Abolition Act must address this aspect. He also stressed the need that enforcement of labour laws are very poor and strict implementation of the labour laws may eliminate most of the problems.
National convention of Rashtriya Godhan Mahasangh demands
Review the meat export policy
The national convention of the Rashtriya Godhan Mahasangh, organised in New Delhi on May 19, demanded the Government of India to review the meat export policy and take effective steps to curb cow slaughter. The participants also demanded concrete steps for cow protection. Goubhaktas from different parts of the country attended the convention.
Addressing the convention, BJP national president Shri Rajanth Singh said the cow has been the centre of our social and economic thinking since centuries but the westernisation and the game plans of the foreign forces have vanished her from the national psyche. He said the nation cannot survive without the cow.
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Smt Sushma Swaraj said the cow can be an instrument for the White Revolution in the country and there will be no more problem of malnutrition. She said the fast we are going away from the cow, the faster we are getting into the trap of malnutrition.
The RSS National Executive Member Shri Indresh Kumar said a national memorial should be created for those who have sacrificed their lives for the protection of cows. He said such people should be felicitated like freedom fighters. He stressed the need that the felicitation programme for such people should be organised all over the country.
Swami Gyanananda Maharaj said it is the responsibility of every countryman to protect the cow, as she is the backbone of the national economy and foundation of the religious values. The convention also adopted several resolutions demanding creation of a separate ministry for cow protection, setting up of a national cattle development board, ban on trafficking of cows into Bangladesh, abolition of the railway order, which allows transportation of the cattle. A resolution also demanded at least Rs 60 per cow to the goushalas from the government. (FOC)
Sanskrit Sambhashan campaign in Jammu
To popularise Sanskrit amongst the layman, the Samskrita Bharati in collaboration with the like-minded organisations, institutions and voluntary organisations, is conducting a Sanskrit Sambhashan Campaign in Jammu region. As part of the campaign about 500 ten-day Spoken Sanskrit classes will be conducted throughout the province in May and June. About 200 trained teachers of Samskrita Bharati from all over the country have reached Jammu for the classes.
In the first phase of the campaign, 42 classes were conducted in first week of May in Udhampur, Ramnagar and Reasi. About 1,000 participants were trained to converse in Sanskrit. They were also presented Sanskrit kits at the valedictory function on May 15. The function was graced by District Collector, Superintendent of Police and many local eminent personalities.
The second phase of the campaign began with 55 centres in Ramban, Shuddh Mahadev and Kashmiri Migrants’ colonies. The third phase will be conducted in the areas of Poonch, Rajori, Sundarbani and Kathua Basoli in the last week of May or first week of June. In Jammu city and outskirts, about 300 classes are planned at various locations and at convenient timings in June. The classes are free of cost and open to all. A grand public function ‘Sanskrit Sangam’ will be held on June 23.
To prepare teachers to help continue the Sanskrit classes in Jammu after the campaign, a special residential training camp will be held from June 23 to May 3. Enthusiastic participants from these classes will be selected for that camp. (FOC)
Mass wedding by Sewa Bharati in Jaipur
On the eve of Janaki Navmi, Shri Ram Janaki Vivah Samiti and Sewa Bharati jointly organised a mass wedding ceremony in Jaipur on May 19. A total of 41 couples from different castes got married in the ceremony. The objective of the function was to help the economically deprived people in arranging the wedding of their children. It also helped in creating the social harmony among different segments of the Hindu society. The Samiti and the Sewa Bharati have been organising such ceremonies for the last three years in Jaipur, Kota, Baran and other cities of Rajasthan. Marriage certificates to all the newly wedded couples were given on the spot. (FOC)
RSS Bauddhik Pramukh writes a song for DYFI, CPM gets angry!
Ideological brain drain in Communist cadre made an RSS man, who is a lyrist and singer, to write songs for the State conference of DYFI. Shri Unnikrishnan, who is the present Taluk Bauddhik Shikhan Pramukh of Chenganoor, was invited by former minister and sitting MLA of CPM G Sudhakaran and gave the ideological thought to develop songs, which were produced and presented before the State Conference. Before telling Shri Unnikrishnan to compose the lyrics the DYFI collected full information about Shri Unnikrishnan. Moreover that Unnikrishnan also sang a song in that CD also irked the CPM workers, who questioned their leaders and asked, is there is no lyrist in our party who have an ideological base! (FOC)