Dina Nath Batra’s Open letter to ToI Head Curb pornography on the website, promote values
In an open letter to the head of Times of India Smt Indu Jain, national convener of the Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas Shri Dina Nath Batra appealed her to curb the pornography being served through the website and the newspaper and promote the rich value which leads to dignity and decency in the society. “I do notice in 'ToI' and the like, more of pornography kind items than information with worthy news/items/features that help build this great sacred Bharat. Instead of inspiring our young girls to follow the path of dignity and decency ‘ToI’ inspires the otherwise—to shed the cover modesty and values and be lustful. The first PAGE of the website greets the readers with the pictures of nude models/film-stars etc in most amorous gestures and poses,” the letter said.
Referring to world’s top newspapers like Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK) Shri Batra said they are far decent and dignified than the Times of India/Hindustan Times which are seemingly prostituting themselves to make quick buck, and thereby destroy the characters of our youths and gullible masses. “How long will these leading newspapers, ToI and Hindustan Times, stoop so low to corrupt the mind of the crores of Indian masses and destroy their character showing a road to hell? The evils of extra-marital sex, premarital sex, and promiscuity are so gloried in your media that our youths are totally misled and their character totally destroyed. That will be the consequence of this depraved karma, Madam Induji?”, the letter said.
VHP lodges police complaint against Teesta’s tweet
Delhi unit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad lodged a police complaint against the tweet by Teesta Seetalvad in which she used derogatory and defamatory pictures of Hindu God Lord Krishna and Goddess Kali. The complaint was lodged by the VHP State general secretary Shri Ramkrishna Shrivastav on August 22. After receiving many complaints from the people the VHP called on Delhi Police to arrest the Seetalvad immediately and charge her under severe sections of the IPC and CRPC. The complaint has been registered under DD No. 66 B at Paharganj Police station in Central Delhi. “We expect the police will act quickly and judiciously to avoid any outbreak of sentiments. If, the police fail to understand its seriousness, we may approach the higher authorities to punish the culprit, Shri Sharma said in a statement.
Time to think seriously on educational reforms
The Special issue of Shakshik Manthan on the Role of Government in Educational Transformation was released in Jaipur on August 21 by the RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sewa Pramukh Shri Suhas Hiremath, former Education Minister of Rajasthan Prof Vasudev Devnani in the presence of Vice Chancellor of MDSV Ajmer Dr Kailash Sodani and national president of Akhil Bharatiya Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh Dr Vimal Prasad Agrawal.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Hiremath expressed concern over the growing interference of government in education right from the day of Britishers. He said in India education has been a field of sewa and a teachers have been acting as sewadar. He said the teachers play a key role in building character.
Prof Vasudev Devnani said we are not clear as to what new changes need to be made in the education system. Till now many commissions were formed and the governments tried to change the system according to their own thinking. But now the time has come to think deeply about this sector.
Dr Kailash Sodhani said the government spends huge money on higher education but the students go to foreign countries for jobs. There is a need to stop this system.
Nationwide activities to promote Integral Humanism
Training camp for workers on Golden Jubilee of Ekatm Manav Darshan
Pragya Pravah organised a three-day training camp for workers to discuss various dimensions of the Integral Humanism propounded by Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya in 1964. The camp was organised at Reshimbagh, Nagpur, from August 16 to 18. Prime objective of the camp was to discuss the ways and means to propagate the idea all over the country in its golden jubilee year, which is beginning in September this year. Different events have been planned for one year. A total of 206 selected workers from Sangh and associated organisations participated in the camp. There were 15 women activists also. Pramukh Karyavahika of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti Sushri Seetakka was also present. Various dimensions of Ekatm Manav Darshan, including Ekatm Manav Darshan: A holistic thinking, geo-cultural nationalism, social perspective, economics, concept of development, agriculture, industry, governance, politics and education, etc were discussed. Apart from these topics, there were sessions on introduction to Pt Deendayal's literature, experimental works on rural development and a comparative study of other ‘isms’ and ‘Ekatm Manav Darshan’.
The workers were guided prominently by Sahsarkaryavah of RSS Shri Dattatreya Hosabale, Sah Sampark Pramukh Shri Aniruddha Deshpande, RSS National Executive Member Dr Bajranglal Gupt, senior Pracharak Shri Madhubhai Kulkarni, incharge of the programme Dr Mahesh Chandra Sharma, Dr JK Bajaj, Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Dr Ashok Modak, Sushri Indumati Katdare, Shri Vasudev and Shri Abhay Mahajan in various sessions. Senior Pracharak Shri Ranga Hari also spoke at a session.
Prominent events planned for the year include training camp for the speakers, orientation camps for common man, intellectuals and college students; seminars, workshop, essay competitions, quiz in the universities, creation of study circles on various dimensions of Ekatm Manav Darshan and their deep study, etc.
Gurudakshina function in Leh
Gurudhashna function was held at Leh (Ladakh) on August 24. Lama Lobjang Jigmate presided over the function while Parant Parachak Shri Ramesh Pappa was the chief speaker. Zila Sanghachalak Shri Ringzin Tundup Shastri was also present.