Grow to macrocosm and give a wide spectrum of universalism—Shantakka Tai
Panel discussion on women issues by Samvardhini in Bengaluru
“Astimulating afternoon with very vigorous ideas shared. Enjoyed the gathering and the wise words of the speakers” said Mrs Anitha a journalist from Chikkallasandra, Bengaluru. She was addressing a special panel discussion organised by Samvardhini, a women’s forum for intellectual dialogue in Daly Memorial Hall of Mythic Society, Bengaluru on August 3.
Rashtra Sevika Samiti Pramukh Sanchalika Shantakka Tai presided over the panel discussion and said social leaders are the change agents in the society. She emphasised on pro-activism in the society, need to dream big, have a grand vision and lead a purposeful life. Dr TKS Lakshmi, retd Prof and Dean of Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan, said we all need to own our culture and heritage as per Swami Vivekananda’s conviction. She shared one of the quotes popularly used in Banasthali University—“Whatever a man can do… woman can do it better.” A woman proves better with respect to everyday struggle in life. She emphasised on everyone having their family pride. She urged everyone to be pro-active, and be ready to respond to the happenings in the society. Dr Jayshree, Director of Ayurvedie College, Bijapur, presented and emphasised on Doctors role in uplifting the ethics in the medicinal field. She further said that it is the woman who can educate others. Shantakka Tai concluded the discussion by saying that “a teacher should be a role model. There is value degeneration and children are not getting good samskars (moral values) be it at home or at schools. She urged everyone to practically start visiting schools and volunteer to give the moral education to children.”
Anupama Hoskere, Director, Dhaatu, said “we need to consider the progress in the social structure.” She emphasised on working at the micro level to begin with. Dr. Latha Venkatram member of the Resource Team of the forum shared her thoughts on the value of values. She further suggested a plan of taking up pilot project on an annual basis and work on them.
Bharat Parikrama Yatra completes one year
The Bharat Parikarama Yatra being conducted by veteran RSS Pracharak Shri Sitaram Kedialaya completed one year on August 8. On 365th day the Yatra was in Badanor Village under Bhilawada district of Rajasthan. With the sole aim of uplifting rural Indian life, the Yatra had began on August 9 last year from Kanyakumari. During the one year it covered nearly 400 villages of seven states, covering approximately 4,000 kilometers journey. On July 3, 2013 Rajasthan became the seventh State to receive the Yatra, which will continue in Rajasthan till September 25, 2013. It will enter in Haryana on September 26.
On August 12, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Dr Manmohan Vaidya joined the Yatra at Bhojpura Village and had discussion with Shri Kedialaya. Dr Vaidya enquired about health and yatra experience with Shri Kedilaya. It was the second time that Shri Manmohan Vaidya met Shri Kedilaya. Earlier, he met in January at Panvel in Maharashtra.
“The response to the Yatra is tremendous and there are many people who are conducting good activities in rural areas. We need to encourage all such people,” Shri Sitaram Kedilaya told Organiser over telephone. After completing the Yatra in each State, Shri Kedilaya wrote his experiences to the Chief Ministers of the concerned states with a request to take certain steps focusing on village development.
News in Brief
Act as a strong country: Ram Madhav
Reacting over Defence Minister AK Antony’s statement on killing of five Indian soldiers in Poonch, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Sampark Pramukh Shri Ram Madhav on August 7 said the statement by Shri Antony was shocking. Antony described the intruders as “terrorists along with persons dressed in Pakistan army uniform” while an Army spokesperson said that “soldiers from Pak Army” were involved. Speaking to mediapersons in Bengaluru, Shri Madhav said the statement shows that the uniform of the Pakistan Army is available easily in the market and anyone can purchase and wear it. He also asked the government to act strongly over the incident.
SJM, VHP demonstrates against killing Indian soldiers by Pak Army
A volcano of anger erupted in Delhi over the killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistani Army. The protesters demanding action against Pakistan took out a rally in south-west Delhi. The protesters including the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers and ex-Army service personnel, also burnt Pakistan’s effigy in August 8.
State conference of Nyayavadi Parishad
Sixth State Conference of Nyayavadi Parishad of Warangal unit was held on August 9 at Warangal. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, Justice of Supreme Court of India, participated as the main speaker. Justice Narasimha Reddy, Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Justice S Parvata Rao, State leaders and unit leaders of Warangal unit of Nyayavadi Parishad and others participated.
Project Bharat Nirman: An instrument of social change
“Project Bharat Nirman is a unique exemplary service activity by Vanvasi Vikas Samiti. This will be an instrument of social change by youths in future,” said Prof GD Sharma while speaking at a felicitation function of Project Nirman. The Project is run by Vanvasi Vikas Samiti in Bilaspur where free coaching is provided to the Janjati youths. The project provides coaching for competitive exams to youths who come from remote educationally backward villages. The project is being run for the last three years. This year the students of the project appeared for various exams and 55 students successfully got through the exams. Students secured jobs in the field of Banking, Railway, Police, Veterinary, Education and income tax services. Felicitation programme of successful students was organised on July 21. Shri Atul Jog, joint organising secretary of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram expressed his gratitude towards the teachers and team members of the Project. Guest of honour Dr Santosh Uddeshya appreciated the efforts of the Samiti.
New building of ‘Lakshya’
inaugurated in Bhilai
The Vanvasi Vikas Samiti has also started another project ‘Lakshya’ in Bhilai. It is a coaching and guidance centre started in 2010 for janajati students who are aspiring for Civil Services. It was a humble beginning. Slowly and gradually dynamic youths got associated with Lakshya project. They had a dream to have their own building for the project. This includes conference hall, class rooms, accommodation for faculties and students along with a reading room and reference library. With the help of local generous people and institutions this dream came true. On July 27, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh inaugurated new building of Lakshya. President and vice president of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram Shri Jagdeoram and Shri Kripa Prasad Singh were also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of the project. ‘Sankalp’ of Delhi is helping since inception of this project. At present 25 students are preparing for UPSC exams. Two students successfully passed the preliminary exam this year.