VHP, heads of maths warn Karnataka Govt against Anti-Superstition Bill
‘Dharmik Swathantriya Rakshana Committee, an VHP outfit, organised a rally from Dr Ambedkar Circle culminating with a protest meet at Town Hall in Mangalore on December 23, 2013 against the State Government’s proposed Anti-Superstition Bill 2013.
Addressing the meeting, the VHP leader Shri Gopal Nagarakatte said: “Dharma is the soul of Bharat, Hindus see God in each particle in cosmology, and therefore tree, cow, nature, and stone are worshipped. This is a basic belief of man. We teach about the importance of nature to the world, and today various thinkers agree that the Indian notion of protecting the nature is the best way to achieve world peace.”
Shri Ramananda Swamiji of Kolya Math said: “A few people who are not aware of the culture of this land and are supporting this Bill. We should protest against this Bill with the motto of do or die. This is an attempt by the Government to curtail the beliefs of Hindus.”
Shri Gurudevananda Swamiji of Odiyoor Math said: “The Government should make a list of superstitious and non-superstitious beliefs. It is through Dharma that we can achieve universal peace. Eastern civilisation tells us about Sanatana Dharma. We should retain our identity.”
Shri Rajashekarananda Swamiji said: “It is a hidden agenda to attack Hindu Dharma. This convention should convey the message that if the Bill is passed the Government will be in its grave. Hindus have also voted for the Government, but not to evoke outrage or loot the State. The Chief Minister is acting according to the Bill prepared by the Leftist extremists. Moreover, Siddaramaiah also performed ‘homa’ to become the chief minister, but now he is hatching a plan that no one else can perform a ‘homa’.
Shri Mohandas Swamiji of Manila said the Government is concerned only about minorities, even if it means hurting the beliefs of the majority. Shri Mukthananda Swamiji of Karinje Math called upon the Hindus to protect their dharma and respond to the attack on their belief system. Shri Satyajit Suratkal of Hindu Jagarana Vedike also spoke on the occasion.
The 13th National Council meeting of the Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad was held in Kochi from December 26 to 28, 2013. About 1,000 delegates attended the conference.
Prominent those who were present at the inaugural ceremony included Advocate Utamchand Israni, Advocate Bal Dev Raj Mahajan (Chandigarh), Justice KT Thomas, Justice Kurtian Joseph (Supreme Court), Justice Parvat Rao (High Court of AP), veteran RSS Pracharaks Shri Renga Hari and Shri Suryakrishna, Advocate Shri Baldev Raj (national president), Dr Kamlesh (national orgising secretary), Advocate Meera Phadke (Karnataka high court), Advocate Shiraz Qureshi (Supreme court) Advocate MN Krishnamani (Supreme Court), former union minister Advocate Jagdeep Dhankar (Supreme Court), Advocate Bharat Kumar (Supreme Court), Advocate Joudip Roy (Supreme Court), Advocate Monica Arora (Supreme Court), Advocate N. Nagaresh (Kerala High Court) and Advocate CK Sreenivasan (Kerala state president). Justice Kurian Joseph lighted the traditional lamp.
Few resolutions on Kerala – Breeding ground for terrorism, Challenges to our family system, Prevention of Communal Violence (Access to justice and reparations) Bill, 2013, etc. were passed. Discussions took place on the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2013, Prevention of Communal Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013, Vision & Mission, Family system – Developing in Humanity, the Constitution (One hundred and twentieth amendment) Bill 2013, Towards Indigenous Legal System, etc. were also passed. (T Satisan)
RSS extends full support to the protest against unwanted airport at Aranmula
Pathanamthitta: RSS swayamsevaks came in the forefront to save a famous village known for Hindu traditions and temple culture at Aranmula. Here the KGS Group of Company and some Congress leaders are bent upon ruining this entire area for building an airport.
The Local Agitation Group formed with the support of all political parties, voluntary organisations and the RSS associated organisations came out together and announced the last stage of the agitation with Satyagraha by Sugathakumari Teacher, who is a well known nature preservation activist and also a famous poet.
RSS Prant Karyavah Shri P Gopalakutty Master along with Kummanam Rajasekharan Samithi Patron Shri K Krishnan Kutty, the agitation coordinator and former ministers Mullakkara Rathnakaran, KM Premachandran, Thomas Issac all are LDF political leaders took a pledge to preserve the nature and tradition. More than one thousands women participated in the agitation. (VSK Kerala)
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RSS Sahsarkaryavah KC Kannan inaugurates ‘Cycle Yatra’ carrying Vivekananda’s message
RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Shri KC Kannan inaugurated a State level Cycle Rally at Kasaragod. The rally, which aims to carry the message of Swami Vivekananda to the mankind, was inaugurated at Sri Mallikarjuna Temple premises. It was organised by Kerala Kayika Vedi as a part of commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The cycle expedition was flagged off by Shri Jagadish Kumble, Indian Kabaddi Team player. The event was presided over by Anil Lal, executive member of Kerala Kayika Vedi. The Yatra will travel through all district centres of Kerala and would conclude at Kanyakumari on January 12, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
Kalyan Ashram restores the smile on Vanvasi women’s faces
Karnataka unit of the Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram seems to be bringing back the smiles on the faces of Vanvasi women in remote hamlets of HD Kote and Periyapatna of Mysore district. The organisation is imparting education to hundreds of forest-dwelling women and motivating them to take up various vocational activities. The women, who were earlier wasting money and time, are now determined to become self-reliant. They are saving Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000 a month through Self Help Groups.
“Earlier, we used to spend our hard-earned money on liquor and beedis.After becoming SHG members, we save Rs 4,000 a month,” says Chikkamani (40) of Chammayanhalli. Devamma of Ankanthapura hamlet says: “We are seeking loan from banks to improve the activities of SHGs. Now other women in the hamlet are coming forward to become members of SHGs.”
RSS reaches out to Mayadevi, dedicates sewanidhi at Alappuzha
Senior RSS functionaries Shri J Nanda Kumar and Shri Gopalakrishnan visited the house of Mayadevi, who is physically challenged due to congenital abnormalities in Alappuzha. They donated her some amount collected through a campaign.
Bengaluru protests against Benny Hinn
Hindu organisations staged a huge protest in Bengaluru on January 3 against the controversial miracle-man Benny Hinn. Demanding his arrest and the ban on his controversial programme, thousands of protesters agitated in front of the Town Hall of Bengaluru. RSS top leader Dr Kalladka Prabhakara Bhat addressed the protest gathering. The protest was organised by Hindu Jagarana Vedike, Karnataka unit.
Kannada writer, researcher and historian Dr M Chidananda Murthy condemned the religious conversion. He said Benny Hinn is coming for religious conversion. Every Hindu should condemn it. Hinn’s last visit in 2005 resulted in five cases filed in HC against his miracle crusades. Petitions alleged that it was aimed at conversion.
BMS union wins, as INTUC and CITU recognition stand cancelled
Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh registered a spectacular win in the trade union elections which recently took place at JJ Spectrum Silk Ltd., a unit of JJ Exporters Ltd. Election for the Trade Union recognition was held at JJ Spectrum Silk Ltd. factory of South 24 Paraganas on September 13, 2012. The goons of TMC and Congress headed by TMC MLA Dilip Mondal had attacked and injured six BMS workers. Police force of Bishnupur PS remained a mute spectator. They wanted to rig the poll but couldn’t succeed. After that they obtained a court order, staying the counting process and subsequently after a long battle of over one year the BMS won the case and as per court orders, counting was held by Labour Department on January 3, 2014. The BMS won with absolute majority (56%). The recognition of INTTUC and CITU now stands cancelled as they got below 15 per cent of the total vote.