News Round-up: Teach correct history to young generation
Forgotten Hindu Emperor Maharaja Hemchandra Vikramaditya remembered
The nation on October 5 remembered a forgotten Hindu emperor of Delhi, Maharaja Hemchandra Vikramaditya, who ruled Delhi for 29 days and took some very important decisions. Speaking at the function historian Prof SC Mittal said Emperor Hemchandra Vikramaditya was amongst the national heroes who sacrificed his life for the nation and challenged both the Afghans and the Mughals.
“Vikramaditya won 22 of 24 battles he fought against Mughals to save Bharat. He took certain important decisions during his short span of 29 days’ rule in Delhi. Born at Rewari, he was coroneted at old fort of Delhi on October 7, 1556 and was titled as ‘Vikramaditya’,” said Prof. Mittal, president of Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana. Had by accident, a freak arrow not struck to his eye while leading the Panipat-II War against Akbar, the Mughals would have been thrown away from this land at that time only, he added.
Former Union Minister Dr Subramanian Swamy said wherever Afghans, Mughals and British ruled in the world they converted the countries’ religions, but they failed in Bharat. Even after around 800 years rule of Mughals and 200 years British rule, over 80 per cent of the population has not changed because of the fights and sacrifices made by heroes like Hemchandra Vikramaditya. “Unfortunately our youths are devoid of the study of the great work these heroes did due to the distorted history being taught to them on behest of the English and Communists mentality. It should be corrected,” he said.
Joint secretary general of the VHP Shri Vinayak Deshpande expressed concern that even Delhi does not have any monument of Pandavas, the founders of Delhi. He said the monument of our national heroes like Prithviraj Chauhan and Hemchandra Vikramaditya should be built to remember the glorious history. Many eminent personalities of Delhi graced the occasion.
Pathsanchalan by Sevika Samiti in Jaipur
Women should spare time for nation building
Jaipur unit of Rashtra Sevika Samiti organised a pathsanchalan on October 1 to celebrate its foundation day. Shastrapujan was performed before the beginning of the pathsanchalan. Prant Karyavahika of the Samit Dr Manju Sharma addressed the gathering and highlighted the activities of the organisation since 1936, the year it was formed in Nagpur.
Dr Anita Hada Sangwan, anchor of ETV Rajasthan, said education enhances self-confidence and self-respect. She said working for the nation should also be the prime responsibility of the women and they should not confine only to their houses or the offices. Smt Saroj Kumar, former chairperson of Social Welfare Board, stressed the need to curb female feticide.
An Open Letter to Prime Minister by Vijnana Bharati
PM urged not to invite FDI in genetic engineering
Vijnana Bharati, the country’s premier organisation of scientists, urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to invite any sort of investment in the field of genetic engineering technologies to produce seeds in India. The appeal came following the relentless war by Indian farmers and scientific community against the field trials announced by the Union Government and the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) without adequate research.
The Open Letter, written by A Jayakumar, secretary general of Vijnana Bharati on September 29, referred the PM’s mention of seeking investments in biotechnology sector during his recent visit to USA. The letter said investments in other fields of biotechnology may be desirable, investments in genetic engineering for producing seeds should be strictly avoided due to certain critical factors. Most importantly, genetic engineering technologies go hand in hand with royalties. The monopoly of Monsanto in Maharashtra has led to serious debt incurred by farmers resulting in large scale suicides.
“Secondly, the experience in the US with herbicide resistant GMO seeds has led to the emergence of super weeds which has gone beyond human control. As the Technical Expert Committee (TEC) appointed by Supreme Court has rightly recommended, there is no place for herbicide tolerant GMO crops in small farms of India. Thirdly, organic, agro-ecological systems are proven over the tides of time to be the best path to food security,” the letter said.“We should be able to create circumstances by which the agricultural and scientific wisdom of India be of considerable aid to USA and the world at large in establishing non-violent farming practices, especially in this age where mindless exploitation of nature has become a norm,” the letter said.
Preparations begin for 19th Sindhu Darshan Festival
Preparations for 19th Sindhu Darshan festival to be celebrated in Leh from June 23 to 26, 2015 have begun. The meeting of the central executive committee of the Sindhu Darshan Samiti was organised in Delhi on October 28. The meeting was presided over by RSS National Executive member Shri Indresh Kumar. Workers from different parts of the country attended the meeting.
The meeting discussed in detail how to provide more facilities to the devotees going by road. The meeting decided to offer special discount of Rs 2,000 to the children below the age of 12. The amount of the tour packages remains unchanged. It costs Rs 12,000 (excluding air fare to be borne by the devotee only) for the devotees going by air. The charges by road are Rs 17,000.
ABVP seeks action against discrimination at Asian Games
Congratulating the Indian sportspersons for performing well at the recent Asian Games, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad sought action against the discrimination against Indian boxer Sarita Devi during the games. In a statement issued in Delhi ABVP national general secretary Shrihari Borikar said that injustice has been done against Sarita Devi because she protested against demoralising Indian players in the Asian Games. ABVP stands by Sarita Devi and appeals to the Sports Authority of India and Government of India to look into the matter,” said Shri Borikar.
repair 13 km road in Kasaragod
RSS swayamsevaks at Manjeshwar in Kasaragod on October 6 repaired 13 km road as part of the Sewa Sanghik. It is the main road, which connects Kerala and Karnataka. The work was done by the swayamsevaks of Bayaru and Paivalike Mandal. Total 215 swayamsevaks joined the Sewa Sanghik. The road was in a very bad condition and it was very difficult to travel through the road. Vehicle movement resumed after the repair work. The repair work received huge public applause. (VSK Karnataka)