News Round-up : Economic and Educational development should be based on Bharatiya Culture—Dattatreya Hosabale
Three-day Samanvya Baithak (coordination meeting) of the RSS concluded in Delhi on September 4. A total of 93 leaders from 15 organisations attended the meeting. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was also present on the last day.
Briefing the media, RSS Sahsarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale said the inputs and suggestions from various organisations were shared at the meeting. The workers also shared their experiences in a natural course. He said the coordination meeting is not any decision making body of the RSS and no review of the government functioning took place. He said the direction of the government is right and it is working with full dedication and commitment, generating a feeling of trust among the people who feel the country would now move in right direction.
Shri Hosabale also said the Sangh gave no agenda to the government and it is working on the public agenda. He also dismissed the reports that the RSS is running the government through remote control. He said all models of economic development have failed in the country. Therefore, the meeting discussed the evolution of an indigenous model of development. Since the villagers have to move to urban areas for employment, study and health facilities, the experiences of village development activities were also discussed and shared. The meeting also discussed the Bharatiya prospective of education and how to achieve the objective of 100 per cent literacy. Preservation of the places of cultural and historic significance was also discussed. RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Dr Manmohan Vaidya was also present during the media briefing. n
Kendriya Margdarshak Mandal meeting of Vishwa Hindu Parishad was organised in Nashik Kumbha Kshetra on September 5. The meeting was presided over by Juna Peethadhishwar Swami Avadheshananda Giri Maharaj.
In a resolution on census report the saints said the decreasing population of Hindus is a warning bell for unity and integrity of the country. They observed that all ways of worship are contributing in population control but the Muslims still seem adamant and working in mission mode to increase their population. They said it is because of infiltration, polygamy, conversion and high fertility rate that the Muslim population witnessed high growth of 24 per cent. They demanded a national population policy, as the court has also stressed the need for it several times. The meeting demanded central law for cow protection, because the cows are backbone of Bharatiya economy. The saints stressed the need of promoting organic farming. About social harmony they called upon the Hindu society to ensure uniformity in thinking and action and root out untouchability. They said the doors of all Hindu religious places should be open for all. The crematoriums and water bodies in villages should also be shared by all. Apart from 68 senior saints from different parts of the country the VHP leaders including working president Dr Pravin Togadia, secretary general organisation Shri Dinesh Chandra, etc were also present. n
Sevika Samiti workers celebrate Rakshabandhan with cows
Pledged to conserve the cows from trafficking and slaughtering, the Rashtra Sevika Samiti workers on September 7 celebrated Rakshaban-dhan in a unique way by tying the Rakhi to the cows at Karuna Mandir Goushala in Shiggaon Road near Hubli. After performing puja of the eldest cow of the Goushala, volunteers of the Samiti served fruits and sweet ‘paayasam’ to the cows. There are over 100 cows in the Goushala, which were safely rescued from trafficking and slaughtering.
Ekal Vision 2025
In order to expand the organisation up to grass roots level, the Ekal Abhiyan Trust (ABT) has formulated Vision 2025. The number of SVK in sanch of 30 villages would now be 3,
instead of 1.
Brand Ekal would be propagated and CSR funds would be tapped. Arogya and Gramotthan projects would be provided added impetus and focus. Apart from it working together with the Government would be encouraged, by providing policy inputs and implementation support to Government programmes in Ekal sectors and areas of operations. n
300th martyrdom day of Banda Singh Bahadur
Rashtriya Sikh Sangat organised a function in Delhi on August 31 to remember the sacrifice of Banda Singh Bahadur on his 300th martyrdom day. Speaking on the occasion Sikh Sangat national general secretary Shri Avinash Jaiswal said Fateh Singh and Joravar Singh were graved in the walls by Mughals because they refused to embrace Islam.
Later Baba Banda Singh Bahadur rooted out that same Mughal empire and added a glorious page in the history of Bharat. Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation is organising the 300th Martydom Day of the great son of Bharatmata from June 9, 2015 to June 9, 2016. President of the Foundation Shri Krishna Kumar Baba said the sacrifice of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur would be an inspiration for coming generations in Bharat. The concluding ceremony of the celebration will be held in Delhi on June 9, 2016 and nine world famous personalities would also be felicitated on the occasion. n
Swayamsewaks organise medical camp in Sewa Bastis
RSS Swayamsewaks of Vidyapeeth Nagar at Banashankari in Bengaluru organised a medical camp in which the swayamsewaks distributed deworming medicines to the residents of Manjunath Colony near Channammanakere Acchukattu. The event was organised as a part of the Sewa Sanghik. After distribution of medicines, the swayamsewaks organised Rakshabandhan programme at the colony. Noted physician Dr Shashidhar inaugurated the camp.
Jhandewalan Temple joins Clean Yamuna Drive
Joining the Clean Yamuna Drive, the Badri Bhagat Jhandewalan Temple Society and the devotees have made it a routine to organise cleaning and doing puja of river Yamuna on first Sunday of every month. On September 6 the cleaning and puja was performed at Shri Shyam Ghat in Jagatpura Village in Wazirabad. The temple society provides free conveyance to the devotees joining the drive. After the cleaning, first the aarati of Yamunaji is performed then the aarati of Jhandewala Mata is performed.