Noted economist and RSS National Executive Member Dr Bajranglal Gupt appealed to the teachers to change their vision towards the world and start research in that direction. He was speaking at a symposium organised by the Delhi Adhyapak Parishad at the Hindu College on September 7. The topic of the symposium was ‘Eternal Values of Life’. Dr Gupt said Indian eternal values of life may be old but they are relevant and fresh all the time. “Indian wisdom spreads the message of eternal values, which look at the universe holistically and believes that all creatures are interdependent on each other,” he said adding that teaching the rich values in curriculum would help resolving many of today’s problems. Dr Vimal Agarwal, president of Akhil Bharatiya Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh and Shri Jaibhagwan Goel, president of Delhi Adhyapak Prishad also spoke on the occasion. The symposium was attended by a large number of academicians and students.
RSS Delhi Prant Youth Conclave from Sept 25
RSS Delhi Prant is organising a four-day conclave of college students at the Mahavir Swami Technical Institute in Sonepat, Haryana. The camp named as Yuva Sankalp Shivir, will begin on September 25 and will conclude in the evening of September 28. RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat will address the participants. RSS Prant Prachar Pramukh Shri Rajiv Tuli said that the conclave would help in turning the energy of the youth in positive direction. He pointed out that many bigwigs from social, spiritual, sports and art would also address the participants. —Bureau Report
How Ganesha becomes symbol of Social Harmony in Chennai
Lord Ganesh devotees of Chennai, particularly in Triplicane adjoining the sea shore, took to Ganesh Utsav in a big way on September 9. Over 508 women of the locality carrying ‘deep’ (oil-lamp) stood by on both sides of the road to welcome huge Ganesha idols, which were being brought in order to be installed in a public place. All the ten days preceding visarjan were thematic ‘days’ highlighting various aspects of Hindu culture like dance, bhajan, rangoli, etc. Also each section of the Hindu society including the fisher-folk took enthusiastic part in the festival by cooking the ritualistic Pongal on the main road. (VSK Chennai)
Swayamsevaks collect old
newspapers to help orphanage
Sewa Vibhag of RSS in Banashankari under Bengaluru organised an old newspapers collection drive as part of the Sewa Sanghik on August 31. The swayamsevaks reached out to individual houses in Banashankari, Padmanabhanagar, JP Nagar and other nearby areas and collected old newspapers from them. The money collected by selling the newspapers would be used for education and food expenses of the children staying in an orphanage called ‘NELE’ Nele is a project of Hindu Seva Pratishthana and has six centres across Bengaluru city. This provides free shelter, food and education for destitute children. People received the drive very well and appreciated the effort. A total of 1,000 kg old newspapers were collected. About 1,000 swayamsevaks participated in the drive for two hours. (VSK Karnataka)
Ekal wins Impact Contest-2014
Harvard University conducts a Model United Nations Programme (HMUN) each year in Hyderabad. It announced “Impact Contest-2014” in which participating delegates were allowed to nominate an NGO of their choice, which works towards the UN Millennium development goals. They were asked to prepare a three-minute video for a campaign to support the NGO. The NGO whose video has the most online popularity was to receive an award from them. The fund collected by HMUN India from their charity initiative this year was to be awarded to the winner. A youth member of the Ekal, Shyam Sriram, represented EKAL Vidyalaya. Shyam visited Amrakavas village at Alwar, Rajasthan to capture the good work being done by EKAL team and presented his video. The nomination was accepted and the campaign was on for about 20 days. The participants were judged on few factors—legitimacy of the organisation, the online popularity and their impact towards their communities. Finally, Ekal Vidyalaya won the competition. —Bureau Report
K Suryanarayan Rao releases book on Yadava Rao Joshi
Veteran RSS Pracharak Shri K Suryanarayan Rao released a special Kannada book Yadava Rayara Lekhan-iynda at Udupi on August 7. The book is a compilation of articles by Yadava Rao Joshi, the man who pioneered RSS in Karnataka.
The book was released on the occasion of Birth Centenary Day of Yadava Rao Joshi. RSS Prant Sanghacha-lak Shri M Venkataramu was also present on the dais.
The book has been published by Vikrama Prakashana, Bengaluru. (VSK Karnataka)
Swadeshi Sangam to begin in Jaipur from October 11
The two day Swadeshi Sangam organised by Swadeshi Jagran Manch along with many other likeminded organisations will begin from October 11 at Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sansthan, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Jaipur. The Sangam will discuss on different aspects of the life including animals, environment, indigenous system of medicine, rivers, water, Vanvasis. Experts from different fields will deliberate on the topics.
Kisan Sangh wants Rajasthan govt to rethink over Land Acquisition Policy
Bharatiya Kisan Sangh appealed to the Rajasthan Government to rethink over certain provisions of its Land Acquisition Policy which, it said, is anti Vanvasis and anti-farmers. In a statement issued by State general secretary Badri Narayan Chaudhary the Sangh however welcomed the hike in compensation amount announced by the government. It is to be noted that the State government recently amended its policy and ensured proper compensation in cases of acquisition of farmers land. This increased transparency in compensation and resettlement of the affected persons. However, the government made the provision of monitory and jail punishment for those who would oppose the government decision. The Kisan Sangh wants that such provision should be done away with, as it is undemocratic. —Bureau Report