Criticising the Union government’s economic policy, RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat said in Indore on August 25 that the devaluation of rupee is because of the wrong economic policies that the country is adopting from the West. He was in the city to attend the national convention of Laghu Udyog Bharati.
He said India is not the only country which is facing problems of ailing economy; various other countries are facing the same problem. “It is the ideology that plays an important role in driving any economy. Unfortunately, the people who have studied in foreign and governing economy of the country have failed to understand the country. We need to give a fresh outlook to our thoughts. In India everyone is free to make his decision and they are not compelled to obey the policies that are forced upon,” he said.
Terming small-scale industries as the country’s saviour during the global meltdown felt in Western countries, he said that these industries have saved the country’s economy from sinking during the times of meltdown. “Why are we allowing FDI in retail sector when we are facing tough time? We will allow outsiders on our terms,” said Shri Bhagwat. (FOC)
The tour that turned out to be a lesson in the art of Sampark
The August pravas of the RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat in Tamil Nadu began with a pushpanjali to Adi Sankara statue at the Sankara University wherein he had a look at the rare manuscripts from many parts of the world housed there. Then he visited ancient Kamakshi Amman Temple and had a darshan of Kamakshi Devi.
On August 15, Shri Bhagwat hoisted the tricolour at the RL Institute of Nautical Sciences, Madurai. Later in the day, he presented a statue of Swami Vivekananda to Shri Lakshmi-pathy the founder of the college who is also the Chairman of Press Trust of India. He participated in the Raksha Bandhan utsav at the famous Dr Arvind Eye Hospital Madurai.
Back in Chennai, he addressed an impressive gathering of doctors and managing committee members of the internationally renowned Sankara Nethralaya on August 22. He also paid a visit to Shri Ramakrishna Mutt, Chennai and met Swami Gautamananda, the President of the Mutt.
Mohanji was invited by an old traditional joint family in Chennai for lunch. During his visit there, the family members numbering 60 were benefitted by an enlightening talk by him. Remarkable was Mohanji’s answer to a question by a tiny tot in the family; “Why did Swami Vivekananda wear a turban?” Mohanji asked the kid whether he had ever been taken to the Ramakrishna Mutt. It is there that you can see pictures of Swamiji without turban. In Chicago Swamiji had to address a formal meeting. So he wore a turban for the occasion. That pose became very popular. That was the answer which in fact is a direction to the family to provide healthy spiritual exposure to the young ones in the family. Also, once RSS takes up spreading a word nationwide, it reaches the last man, nay, even the child. That was proved in this anecdote. (VSK Chennai)
Saksham and Dadhichi Dehdan Samiti initiative
A ‘Walk for Sight’ in Chandani Chowk
In order to inspire and make people aware of the noble cause of ‘eye-donation’, Saksham and Dadhichi Dehdaan Samiti jointly conducted a ‘Walk for Sight’ in crowded Chandani Chowk area of Delhi on August 23. Leading film actor Shatrughan Sinha, BJP MP Smriti Irani, former cricketer Chetan Chauhan also joined the walk to educate the people on the initiative. Many visually challenged persons and a large number of people also attended it. The prime objective of the walk was to make people aware of the ‘corneal blindness’ and to motivate them for eye donation.
“My family, and I have pledged to donate our eyes and I would like to do this noble act a thousand more times if possible. I salute the RSS people and the initiative to awaken people towards eye donation. The appeal will resonate in every nook and corner of the city and will inspire thousands to be a part of this mission,” said Shatrughan Sinha. He said the highest number of visually challenged people in the world are in India, and that too in the areas of Uttar Pradesh, Poorvanchal, Delhi, etc.
Smriti Irani said, “I announce to donate my eyes and I also admire the commendable hard work being done by the RSS volunteers who contacted more than 1 lakh 50 thousand families in Delhi to spread the awareness about eyes donation.” A similar appeal was made by Shri Chetan Chauhan, former Delhi BJP chief Dr Harsh Vardhan, Saksham president Dr Dayal Singh Panwar and others.
The walk began from famous Gauri Shankar Mandir of Chandni Chowk and moved towards Vivekanada Chowk, passing through Gurudwara Sheeshganj Sahib. From August 25 to September 1 an ‘eye donation’ week will be observed and efforts will be made to reach out to more and more people possible and inspire them for donating their eyes. –Aniruddh Subhedar
News in Brief
Death threat to RSS Pracharak in Kochi
Vibrant Hindu leader and RSS Pracharak Shri Kummanam Rajasekharan was issued a death threat for his tireless work against land and airport mafia linked with the Congress. Hindu leaders are very strongly agitating against anti-national and anti-social elements, which said to be enjoying full support from the Christian and Islamic mafia.
After the killing of several Hindu leaders in Tamil Nadu, this threat is being seen as a matter of grave concern. Angry reactions are pouring in over the anonymous letter, reportedly issuing a death threat to convener of Aranmula Pathrika Grama Karma Samithi, Kummanam Rajasekharan. The letter found at the Karma Samithi office warns of putting an end to the ongoing protest movement against the KGS Group, failing which he (Kummanam Rajasekharan) would be killed.
A complaint has been registered at the local police station, with police swinging into action to find out the source of the letter. According to sources, the letter was posted from Pandalam on August 16 and was addressed to “Kummanam Rajasekharan, Anti-Aranmula Airport Protest Committee, Aranmula PO, Pathanamthitta.” The seal shows its receipt on August 21, at Aranmula post office.
Eye camp by Vanvasi Kalyan Kendra Lohardaga
Vanvasi Kalyan Kendra Lohardaga organised an eye camp on August 25. A total of 52 patients were operated at the camp. Dr Deepak Lakra and Dr Sanjeev from the AIIMS, Ranchi, operated the patients. The Kendra organised two camps in this month and no fee was charged from the patients. Hospital expenses were supported by the Bhansali Trust, SPL Trust and medical van was sponsored by IDRF, USA. Dr NP Singh and Dr Ramagya coordinated the doctors in the hospital. Any patient can get the service any day by these two workers of Kalyan Ashram.
Just don’t discuss, initiate for the solution: Arun Kumar
“In this age of information technology there is no dearth of information for anybody and we all know the problems. Therefore, there is no use of discussing them repeatedly, rather we should initiate for solution,” said the RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Sampark Pramukh Shri Arun Kumar, while speaking at a symposium organised for Chartered Accountants by the Delhi Sampark Vibhag on August 24. Founder of Mewar University Shri Ashok Gadia and Delhi Parant Sanghachalak Shri Kulbhushan Ahuja were also present on the occasion.
Shri Arun Kumar said India can fulfill the aspirations of the world only if we set our social, national and political institutions in order. There is no reason of disappointment. The society is responding. The way people are standing with Baba Ramdev, Anna Hazare and also Sri Sri Ravishankar, shows a ray of hope. Therefore, instead of living with disappointment we should move forward taking the society with us.