Every medico should spare at least 10 days for Vanvasis—Dr Krishna Gopal
Bhoomi Pujan for Vivekananda Health Mission project in Uttarakhand
Bhoomi Pujan ceremony for a project of Vivekananda Health Mission was held at Jubli Village of Dehradun recently in the presence of Swami Padmanabhananda of Shivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, RSS Sahsarkaryavah Dr Krishna Gopal and vice president of Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram Shri Kripa Prasad Singh. The programme was organised by Dr Anuj Singhal, Dr Pankaj Bhatia, national health incharge of Kalyan Ashram, Dr Manish Pandey, cancer expert from Delhi, Dr Rakesh Tyagi from Agra. Dr Anuj Singhal and his wife Dr Tara have worked for 10 years in Waynad district of Kerala with the Vivekananda Medical Mission. Dr Singhal is a product of Agra Medical College, whereas Dr Tara did her MBBS from Mysore Medical College.
Swami Padmanabhananda blessed the team of medicos for their proposed services to the Vanvasis of Uttarakhand. He appreciated the medical services being rendered by the Vivekananda Medical Mission and the Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram in remote areas of the country. He said Narayan (God) lives in huts of Vanvasis. Samanwaya Ashram was established by Swamiji for the same cause, he said.
RSS Sahsarkaryavah Dr Krishna Gopal appreciated the initiative of doctors and said the project was a dire need for the area. He also appreciated the contribution of Shri Manoj Agarwal, who gave the land for the project. He is a swayamsevak and a builder in Delhi. His brother Dr Anil Jain worked for few years at the Vanvasi Kalyan Kendra Lohardaga Hospital. Dr Krishna Gopal appealed to all the doctors of the country to spare at least 10 days in a year for the Vanvasis, as it would support the dreams of Dr Hedgewar—service to needy is service to God.
Shri Kripa Prasad Singh appealed to the young workers of the area to take the project as a challenge. Providing services to the rural people is the basic duty of all the swayamsevaks living in any part of India. He said a team of 200 doctors under the banner of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram held 2,525 medical camps and treated 20,96,761 patients in Vanvasi areas during Swami Vivekananda birth centenary year from January 12, 2013 to January 12, 2014.
RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat was one of the earliest voters to cast his vote in Nagpur on April 10 during the third phase of voting for the Lok Sabha polls. Most of the RSS functionaries were among the first voters to cast their vote in Delhi, Nagpur or Kerala the same day.
Bhoomi Pujan for the office of Bharatiya Shiksha Niti Aayog
Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti has taken another unique step which may prove a milestone for Indian education system. Taking a constructive step, the Shiksha Sanskrit Utthan Nyas has set-up a non-governmental Bharatiya Shiksha Niti Aayog (Indian Education Policy Commission) which after thoroughly studying the present education system will suggest some corrective steps to be taken for making the country’s education system Bharat-centric. The Commission is expected to present its report within three years. “It is an effort to design an alternate education policy for the country. Eminent educationists of the country are going to contribute in this endeavour,” said Shri Dinanath Batra, while talking to Organiser in Delhi. He said the proposed Commission would also look into the recommendations made by the previous Commissions constituted by the Government of India.
Bhoomi Pujan for the office of the proposed Commission was performed in New Delhi on April 13. Prominent among those who were present on the occasion included Shri Narendrajti Singh Rawal, Shri Dinanath Batra, Shri Atul Kothari, Shri Ramesh Prakash Sharma, Shri BP Khandelwal, Shri Chand Kiran Saluja, Shri Ashok Pal and many others.
Fourth Nanaji Memorial Lecture in Delhi
Dispute-free villages are must for growth—Justice CS Dharmadhikari
Stirring the nation to the dangers developed due to the borrowed judicial system, noted Gandhian thinker and jurist Justice Shri Chandrasekhar Shankar Dharmadhikari said a borrowed judicial system cannot be called even a judicial system in true sense. “Along with the flag and nation’s head, we should have changed the judicial system at the time of Independence itself. The new generation will not excuse us for this fault,” he said, while delivering the fourth Nanaji Deshmukh Memorial Lecture in New Delhi on April 13.
The topic of the lecture was ‘Conflict-free village-Engines of Growth’. He said even the winner is a loser in the present judicial system, because the growth in disputes itself symbolises division, separation and degradation in the society. He raised the question whether delivery of verdict in favour of one party can truly be called justice. He said Bharat is a country of villages and the country can be called a developed nation only when its 6.5 lakh villages are dispute free. The concept of self-reliant and prosper Bharat that Nanaji had visualised has dispute-free villages as the major dimension, he emphasised.
Pointing out towards the degradations in the society he said today muscle, money and media power is worshipped in Bharat and those who break the law unfortunately get popularity. He said in spite of coining a new definition of the dispute, we should work for making the society where there is no dispute. Underlying the role of Nanaji in materialising the concept of dispute-free villages, the leading jurist said both Gandhiji and Nanaji used the term swaraj instead of swatantrata and both proved it correct at the actual ground through their experiments. He exphasised that after Swami Vivekananda, Deendayal Upadhyaya and Nanaji focused on the service of mankind, which is basically the only way to save the society from division and dispute.
There are two ways to eradicate a dispute—resolve the dispute or create the situation where no dispute takes place, he said. “Nanaji followed the second path and made around 500 villages dispute-free. We can learn much from the life of Nanaji who taught us as to how there can be perfect coordination between the struggle and construction. He created a new picture of self-reliant villages even without holding any government post or enjoying political power,” said ustice Dharmadhikari.
Presiding over the function, Dr Mahesh Sharma, former Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Board, held the politicisation of villages as the real cause of deteriorating condition of villages. He said the politicians have even divided two real brothers and led to litigations between them. Praising the Samaj Shilpi Dampati Yojna of Nanaji, he emphasised that the people with constructive mindset must be in every village. He stressed the need that the village development model of Nanaji should be emulated all over the country.