Report: Gujarat Governor visits Bharat Prakashan
Shri Om Prakash Kohli Governor of Gujarat gave an informal visit to the office of Bharat Prakashan, Delhi, the publishers of Organiser and Panchajanya on 28.10.2014. He was welcomed by the Managing Director of Bharat Prakashan Shri Vijay Kumar, Director Shri Parmanand Mohariya, Editor Organiser Shri Prafulla Ketkar and the staff of the Bharat Prakashan.
Speaking on the occasion the Managing Director Shri Vijay Kumar gave a brief account of the growth of the two weeklies and said that the weeklies are moving ahead to face the challenges in the print media.
Shri OP Kohli appreciated the growth and gave his best wishes for the growth of Organiser and Panchajanya in the near future.
Shri Kohli was president of Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party from1999-2000. He has served as a Member of the Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2000. He has been president of Delhi University Teacher's Association (DUTA) and of theABVP. Shri Kohli is an MA in Hindi from University of Delhi and was a lecturer at theHansraj College and Deshbandhu College for over 37 years. He was also Member Board of Directors,Bharat Prakashan from 2003-2011. He was arrested under MISA during the Emergency.
Shri Kohli has also written three books in Hindi namely Rashtriya Suraksha Ke Morche Par, Shiksha Niti and Bhaktikal Ke Santon Ki Samajik Chetna.
Shri Jitendra Mehta, General Manager Bharat Prakashan presided over the proceedings and gave vote of thanks.
Emotional and spiritual quotients which play an important role in our life are missing in our education system. There is an urgent need for moral education in schools and colleges, said the RSS Sahsarkaryavah Dr Krishna Gopal while releasing the book Bharatiya shiksha ka swaroop written by noted educationist Shri Dinnath Batra on October 28 at the Ramkrishna Mission Auditorium, New Delhi.
On the occasion, the Chief Guest of the function Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Urban Development said, “Education reforms are must for change and intellectuals should come together for this noble cause.” He also congratulated Shri Batra for his untiring efforts in the field of education and in writing this book.
He said that there is an urgent need for character building of the younger generation so that they become better citizens and do well in life. This can be achieved through education only. A good character is very important, without this Bharat will not progress. To achieve this we must revive our education system, he said.
He further emphasised that whenever we talk about ‘Hindutva’, people think of religion, but actually Hindutva is a way of life. It has become a fashion to hate ‘Hindutva’. Stressing on promoting mother tongue he said, nothing is wrong in reading English but we should not forget our mother tongue.
He emphasised that education should not be used only for employement, it is for empowerment. “If you have Goddess Saraswati with you, Goddess Lakshmi will automatically come to you,” Shri Naidu said.
Prof Kapil Kapoor said that during the last 67 years of Independence, several committees were set up to revamp the education system but they have not been able to bring desired changes in our education. The western culture in our education system has completely ruined the traditional Indian values.
On the occasion another book Swami Vivekananda ka chintan mein uchcha shiksha ka samavesh by Shri Atul Kothari was also released by Shri Venkaiah Naidu. Atul Kothari is a national Co-convener of the Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas.
—Nishant Kumar Azad