News Round-up: Need to eradicate female feticide with full force —Mohan Bhagwat
RSS Mahila Samanvya Meeting and Training Camp
RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat raised the issue of female feticide and stressed on conducting awareness drives to eradicate it with full force, as it has become a curse for the society. He was addressing the concluding session of the RSS Akhil Bharatiya Mahila Samanvya meeting and training camp in Ghaziabad on September 6. Shri Bhagwat also raked up the issue of 'Love Jihad' and said the girls should be taught its meaning and ways to save themselves from the ‘trap’. About 270 women from 40 Prants participated in the meeting. The main focus of the meeting was women empowerment. Special emphasis was made on conducting a drive to educate people for curbing female feticide and extending regards to the women. RSS Samanvya Pramukh Dr Aniruddha Deshpande was also preset. Prominent among those who attended and addressed the meeting included Akhil Bharatiya Mahila Samanvya Pramukh Geetatai Gunde, Pramilatai Medhe from Nagpur, Meenakshi Peshve from Gwalior, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Laxmikanta Chawla from Punjab, Union Minister Nirmala Seetharaman, Shakuntala Mishra from Jharkhand, Rekha Chudasama from Vidya Bharati, Sharad Renu from Mathura, Mala Rawat and Meena Bhatt from Gujarat, Pragyaji from Kolkata, Rajni Thukral from Himachal Pradesh, Damyantiji from Jammu, Sanjanaji from Delhi, Savitri Shrichandra from Uttarakhand, PN Ishwaran from Kerala and Shri Indresh Kumar from Jaipur. Special discussion was held on how to increase involvement of women in social issues like campaigns against female feticide, love jihad, crimes against women, untouchabilty, etc. The speakers stressed that the women should impart samskars to their children like Jijabai and Mata Anjani did. Women were also urged to start taking out ‘gougrass’ everyday and provide cow milk to their family members. Some women suggested to organise Sahbhoj programmes and making Parivar Mitra for strengthening social harmony. —Bureau Report
Statewide protest condemning murder of Manoj
Protest demonstrations on September 3 were held across Kerala condemning the brutal murder of RSS Kannur Zilla Sharirik Pramukh Manoj, who was hacked to death allegedly by CPM goons on September 1. The ‘bandh’ was total as shops remained closed and the KSRTC and private transport services were off the road. The attendance at the Secretariat was 63.5 per cent, while the average attendance in District Collectorates was 43 per cent. A tense situation prevailed in Kannur, where three incidents of bomb attacks were reported. Two persons were injured, including a CPM worker. Two CPM-controlled reading rooms and the house of VHP district president OK Jayakrishnan were damaged in the bomb attacks. The Thiruvanan-thapuram witnessed isolated incidents of stone pelting and protest marches were taken out at various locations. The bandh was total in Kollam. The RSS office at Pullepady was stoned resulting in a minor clash.
College Students Camp in Jaipur
Youth should Spare Time for Social Cause
RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Suresh Joshi called upon the youth to spare time for social cause instead of remaining introvert. He was inaugurating a three day college students’ camp at the Keshav Vidyapeeth in Jaipur on September 6. About 1,000 college students of Jaipur Vibhag participated in the camp. Kshetra Pracharak Shri Durgadas, Prant Pracharak Shri Shiv Lahari, Kshetra Pracharak Pramukh Shrivardhan, Akhil Bharatiya Sah Sampark Pramukh Shri Arun Kumar, Jaipur Prant Sanghachalak Dr Rameshchandra Agrawal, Vishwa Vibhag co-convener Shri Ravikumar, Jaipur Vibhag Sanghachalak Shri Devilal Pareek were also present on the occasion.
Shri Bhaiyaji said those who are born in this sacred land of Bharat should consider themselves fortunate. “Many great personalities are born here and we have inherited a rich heritage. Our lifestyle teaches us to live for others. We believe in giving not in taking. Maharishi Dadhichi and Bhamashah sacrificed themselves for the nation. Therefore the youth today should work for eradicating the social evils. Becoming mute spectator of the change is not enough, we should accelerate it,” he said, adding that the country has unlimited potential and we can compete with any country of the world. The RSS Sarkaryavah further said our nature is for creation and not for destruction. Many countries of the world launch satellites to keep a watch on other countries, but India launched satellite to educate the people world over. He said we want to share the knowledge so that the entire world can become a better place to live in. —Bureau Report
Caste Leaders Meet for Social Harmony in Chennai
Since the Sangh has been created to unite all Hindus and treat them equally without any social discrimination, Dr Hedgewar Smarak Samiti organised a Caste Leaders Meeting in Chennai on August 30. Representatives from 15 communities participated in the meeting. Prominent people who shared their views at the meeting included Vanniya Kshtriya Sangh president Shri Suryan, Arundhadithiyar Sangh State leader Shri Erimalai Ramachandran, 24 Manai Chettiyar Sangh State leader Shri Pannai Paramasivam, Mutharai-yar Sangh leader Shri Dharmalingam, All Chettiyar Sangh State leader Shri KC Arunachalam and others.
Shri MKR Mohan, secretary of Dr Hedgewar Smarak Samiti Trust welcomed the gathering. Shri Prakash, Prant Vidyarthi Pramukh, quoted various examples that Sangh carried to bring about social harmony in the society. Shri Durai Shankar while presiding over the meeting highlighted the problems on consumption of liquor, conversion, problems faced by temples, ancestor worship, graha-devata worship, and explained on the need to correct these in the society.
Senior Sangh leader Shri K Suryanarayan Rao expressed happiness to see the leaders of various castes participating in the meeting. “Since we were slaves for 1,000 years various divisions have arisen among us. We are all part of this society. To eradicate these divisions, one should lend their helping hand by involving ourselves in the society,” he said.