A Gau Sevak Milan was organised in Chennai to highlight and realise the usefulness of indigenous breeds of cow for organic farming and health issues. Addressing the gathering RSS Akhil Bharatiya Gau Seva Pramukh Shri Shankarlal said protection of the cow is must for economic, spiritual and physical well being. Prant Pramukh of Kisan Sangh Shri Gopi and Gau Seva Pramuk of Uttar Tamil Nadu Shri Kalyan Singh were also present.
Stressing the uniqueness of native regional breeds, to name a few, Gir of Gujarat, Sahiwal of Haryana, Red Sindi of Punjab, Rathi of Rajasthan, Ongole of Andhra Pradesh, Kandhari of Maharasthra, Nimari and Malvi of Madhya Pradesh, Amritmahal and Kallihar of Karnataka, Kangeyam, Umblacherry and Baraguru of Tamil Nadu and Kasargod, Vechur breeds from Kerala, etc. they are natural habitat of the vernacular eco-system adapted to the respective areas, weather and climate. The indigenous regional breed, for example, the Rajasthani breed can survive extreme cold of (minus) -8 degree up to a sunny day of +49 degree without any man-made support systems.
“Today we are left with only 37 indigenous breeds wherein once we had 110 unique breeds. We had about 48 crore of cow population before Independence but today only around 6 crore indigenous breeds of cows are left. There are also references in Quran and Bible scripture which speak the importance of the cow”, he cited.
Gopashtami celebration by VHP in Delhi
Gopashtami was celebrated in Delhi by Gou Raksha Vibhag of Indraprastha Vishwa Hindu Parishad (IVHP). Working president of VHP Dr Pravin Togadia appealed to the people to make their life healthy by using the cow based products in daily life. He also felicitated a gau bhakta Chaudhary Ranvir Singh for donating his one acre farm house for goushala. Gou Rishi 1008 Shri Yogiji Maharaj also blessed the gathering. Chaudhary Ranvir Singh said he would continue to serve the goumata throughout his life. Prominent among those who present on the occasion included South Delhi Mayor Shri Subhash Arya, Gouraksha organising secretary of IVHP Shri Rashtra Prakash, IVHP Delhi Prant patron Shri Mahavir Prasad Gupta, etc.— Organiser Bureau
Path Sanchalan in Moodabidri
An impressive path sanchalan was held in Moodabidri Taluk of Karnataka on November 22. The Taluk was recently in the news following the killing of a gou bhakta Prashan Pujari who was killed by cow smugglers. Around 816 swayamsevaks joined the path sanchalan. RSS Kshetra Karyakarini Sadasya Dr Kalladka Prabhakara Bhat addressed the swayamsevaks on the occasion.
Education in mother tongue develops better understanding —Mohan Bhagwat
“Learning is a process that takes place in a school as well as in home. If children get an opportunity to learn in their own mother tongue, it helps them develop better understanding,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat while speaking at the silver jubilee function of Saraswati Shishu Sansthan in Raipur on November 24. More than 3,000 students, drawn from various schools, demonstrated their yoga skills during the function held at city's Outdoor Stadium.
He said Bharateeyas should have knowledge of ‘Rashtra Bhasha’ as it keeps the nation united. “Hindi is a language that keeps nation united. Everyone should have knowledge of Hindi,” he said adding that it is also necessary to learn other foreign languages as well in order to keep Bharat ahead in the global arena. “Education is not just for earning a livelihood. Education not only makes a person self-reliant but also entrust a responsibility on the person to work for the society”, he added.
The Sarsanghachalak expressed satisfaction that the students produced by Saraswati Shishu Mandirs have proved to be successful in developing the generation which is committed to the nation. “Apart from urban areas, there are schools in rural and Vanvasis areas imparting quality education. But this work should not stop here. The Vidya Bharati should ensure its contribution in social development with a bigger goal,” he said.
It is to be noted that today over 12,000 schools are run by Saraswati Shiksha Sansthan in Chhattisgarh alone. Presiding over the function Shri Chhagan Mundra, chairman of Chhattisgarh Financial Development Corporation, said Saraswati Shishu Mandirs have been successful in playing a very big role in national development. In the age of burgeoning cost education the Saraswati Shishu Mandirs are imparting the best education, he said. Some senior workers of the Vidya Bharati were also felicitated on this occasion. National president of Vidya Bharati Shri Govind Sharma, patron Shri Roshanlal Saxena, national secretary Shriram Aravalkar, convener of the silver jubilee
celebration committee Shri Judavan Singh Thakur, organising secretary Shri Lomasram Sahu, Prant Pracharak
Shri Deepakji etc. — Organiser Bureau
ICAR joins hands with Seva Bharati to educate farmers
The ICAR Research in Meghalaya joined hands with the Sewa Bharati Meghalaya to educate the farmers. A joint project—Mera Gaon, Mera Gaurav (My Village, My Pride) was formally launched at Marngar on November 24. It was attended by over 150 farmers from five villages—Nalapara-Joigang, Lalumpam, Purangang, Borgang, Nongagang of Marngar at Nongpo in Ri Bhoi District. A team of scientists from ICAR has adopted these villages for successful dissemination of improved technologies under MGMG scheme in association with the Sewa Bharati.
Prant Seva Pramukh Shri Surendra Talkhedkar highlighted the importance of the programme. Dr AK Mohanty, Principal Scientist, ICAR Research Complex, Umiam spelt out the action plan of ICAR under MGMG programme and emphasised on 3C and 1S (Community participation, Commodity based village development and Custom hiring based development and Sustainability) for improving the agricultural status of the villages. He asked the farmers to go for zero tillage mustard/lentil or field pea cultivation in rice fallow for increasing the oilseed and pulse production in the State. Shri Pravin Sewale and Shri Gaurang Rai from Seva Bharati also spoke on the occasion.
About 3 quintal seeds of different winter vegetable crops like cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, capsicum, garden pea, carrot, radish etc. , oil seed crop like mustard and pulses crops like lentil and field pea were distributed among the farmers and demonstration on the vegetable nursery raising technology and zero tillage mustard/lentil cultivation were conducted.
— Organiser Bureau