Dadhichi Dehdan Samiti unit launched in BiharFollow traditions in right perspective—Mohan Bhagwat
Dadhichi Dehdan Samiti unit launched in Bihar
Sanjeev Kumar in Patna
“Today people have forgotten their moral responsibilities towards the society. Donation, which is regarded the highest task in our culture and traditions, is the best way to discharge such responsibilities. When we talk about donation, the body donation is the best donation, as it gives new life to the needy people,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, while speaking at a function organised in Patna on July 21.
The function was organised by the Dadhichi Dehdan Samiti. A total of 65 people from Bihar including senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Shir Sushil Modi, State convener of the Dehdan Samiti Shir Ganga Prasad, MLC Smt Kiran Ghai, noted industrialist and BJP leader Shri RK Sinha and Shri AM Rehman pledged for body donation at the function.
Addressing the gathering, Shri Bhagwat said the people have forgotten their traditions. The number of preachers might have increased, but the people have forgotten humanity. “We must ensure that the rituals do not block our thinking and progress, he said adding that if we forget the spirituality, we will automatically forget the moral responsibilities. India has solution to all the problems the world is facing today. We do not need to look anywhere for our betterment. We just need to follow our traditions in right perspective. Dharma should not remain only in the books, but it should reflect in our daily conduct, he added.
The Sarsanghachalak further said our ancient teachings are being followed by the foreigners, whereas we are following the traditions which have been discarded by the westerners. He stressed the need to imbibe the age old traditions by all Indians. He pointed out that he also wishes to donate his body, but since his body belongs to the Sangh, he needs to seek the permission of the Sarkaryavah for it. “I have placed a proposal before the Sarkaryavah Bhaiyaji Joshi for it. If I get the permission I would also like to donate my body,” he said. Stressing on the virtue of donation, Shri Bhagwat cited the example of industrialist Azim Premji, saying he donates a large amount of money out of his earnings every year for spreading education among the needy.
Shri Sushil Modi said donation of body is the need of the hour. Today many medical students do find human body for conducting research. Many students are conducting research only on a single body. He regretted that he could not set up an eye bank in the State during the last seven years. National president of the Dadhichi Dehdan Samiti Shri Alok Kumar spoke about the activities of the Samiti.
Speaking at the Guru Purnima function organised at Shrikrishan Memorial Hall on July 21, Shri Bhagwat said a leader or a political party could do little to make the country strong unless and until there is reform in the society based on the ‘right’ ideology. “Change has always come from society and not from only politics. Just a change of people in power will not help much. There is a need to bring right kind of change in the society based on ideology of Hindutva,” he said.
The RSS chief said the Sangh is engaged in a daunting task of reforming the society to make India a strong country. The RSS founder Dr Hedgewar had participated in the freedom struggle and during that he always raised issues related to reforms in the society by ending prevalent social evils. “Dr Hedgewar, in childhood, took a vow to remain single throughout life had no other ambition than to end social evils in society and make country strong,” Shri Bhagwat added.
Describing Hindutva as the core of Bharat and the nation’s identity, he said it is wrong to look at Hindutva as an ideology of a particular religion or community. He also said that many misgivings about Sangh are prevailing in the society for different reasons and people talk about the Sangh without knowing about it or the essence of its activities.
He said the country needs many leaders who can guide the society through their personal conduct. Such committed and dedicated people can only give a positive and harmonious direction to the society. He said the Sangh shakha is building leaders and the output of their work is now visible in different spheres of life.
About Guru Dakshina, he said the Sangh works due to sacrifice of swayamsevaks and not donations.
Shri Bhagwat said good leaders, policies and parties can deliver good results only when the society is good. Therefore, the need of the hour is make the society good. He said a political party once brought an anti-copying ordinance in a State and tried to curb copying in exams. But the people did not like that and finally the party was voted out of power in the elections.
Referring to the writings of Rabindrabath Thakur, Shri Bhagwat said the Hindus and Muslims in this country will find a way to stay together in this country “and that path will certainly be the Hindu path.”
Patna Mahanagar Sanghachalak Dr Pawan Agrawal, Vibhag Sanghachalak Shri Dharnidhar Singh and Kshetra Sanghachalak Shri Siddhinath Singh were also present on the dais. The three-day tour of the Sarsanghachalak began on July 20.
Sarsanghachalak inaugurates Teachers’ Training School in Ranchi
RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat inaugurated the new building of the Vidya Bharati run Aditya Prakash Jalan Shikshak Prashikshan Mahavidyalaya at Kudlum in Ranchi recently. Addressing the gathering on this occasion he said the institution would prove to be a milestone in the entire region. “We have wisdom but do not know how to use it. Prior to 1860, the education system of our country was a big surprise for the westerners, as there were about 8 to 10 thousand gurukuls in every prant, whereas the literacy rate in England in those days was just 17 per cent,” Shri Bhagwat said.
The Sarsangha-chalak further said education has never been the task of government in our country. “Unfortunately, after Independence the education in our country was gradually commercialised, which is today producing machines and not the man. The students have become products. All our great personalities advocated education in mother tongue and promotion of Sanskrit. But we failed to do that,” the Sarsanghachalak said.
Patron of Vidya Bharati Shri Brahmdev Sharma ‘Bhaiji’ presided over the function. Kshetra Sanghachalak Shri Siddhinath Singh and Shri Vishnu Jalan also shared the dais. Kshetra Pracharak Shri Swant Ranjan, Dr Ashok Varshneya, Shri Mithilesh Narayan, Shri Diwakar Gosh, Prant Pracharak Shri Anil Kumar, Shri Gyan Prakash Jalan and his family members were also present on the occasion.