Under the third phase of rehabilitation of flood victims in Chennai the Sewa Bharati on January 10 distributed relief material at Mathur, Manali, one of the worst flood affected areas in Chennai. Prior to distributing the material, a survey was conducted by the volunteers to assess the need of the victims. Material worth Rs 6 lakh was distributed.
In a unique way, cow along with calf were distributed to the locals who requested for the same. Items like printer, scanner, Xerox machine, tailoring tools, electrical tools etc. were also distributed. Items including Iron box, grinder, water tank, tricycle, electrical tools, and chairs for saloon shop, fish net, rickshaw, plastic table, chair etc worth 14 lakh was distributed to nearly 700 flood affected people who lost their essential tools/machines for their job surviving. Senior Pracharak Shri Sethu Madhavan, Chennai Mahanagar Sanghachalak Shri Kalyan Singh, Prant Sewa Pramukh Shri Ramarajasekar, State secretary of Sewa Bharati Shri Rajesh Vivekanandan, etc distributed the relief material. (VSK Chennai)
Anup Jalota sings for Vanvasis
In order to sensitise the people living in cities to help their Vanvasi brethren, Shri Hari Satsangh Samiti Delhi and Shri Hari Vanvasi Raksha Parivar jointly organised a Bhajan Sandhya by noted singer Shri Anup Jalota at Civic Centre in Delhi on January 9. Union Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar and senior Pracharak Shri Shyam Gupt were also present on the occasion. Chief Guest Shri Ramesh Juneja, chairman of the Mankind Pharma, declared to adopt 2,500 Vanvasi villages. Many other people also declared their support.
Shri Manoj Arora, president of Shri Hari Vanvasi Raksha Parivar, apprised the audience of the positive changes surfacing in 223 districts of 23 states through the Ekal Vidyalayas. Shri Shyam Gupt said the soldiers provide external security while the Vanvasis provide social and cultural security. He said the day we have one lakh Ekal Vidyalayas and two lakh Satsang Kendras in the country will be no trouble to the internal security of the country. The satsang has the power to eradicate social inequalities.
Relief material to transgenders
In a unique thought, Sewa Bharati Tamil Nadu on January 11, distributed relief material to the transgenders affected in the floods. Shri Kumaraswamy, State vice president, Shri Duraishankar, president and Shri Sunil Ramachandran, General Manager of Mathrubhoomi and Padmini Prakash, world's first transgender news anchor, distributed the material to around 400 people. Hailing the services by Sewa Bharati activists during the flood, Padmini Prakash said the support of transgenders to Sewa Bharati would always be there. Shri Kumaraswamy said the transgenders are worshipped as Arthanareeswarar in our culture. Madhoru-bhagan deity in Tiruchengode resembles the same. Being part of the society and children of Bharat Mata, he appealed to the transgenders to participate more to bring social changes.
Court allows pathsanchalan in Tamil Nadu
After winning the six year long legal battle for taking out pathsanchalan, the Sangh swayamsevaks on January 9 took out impressive pathsanchalans at Erode and Kanyakumari. The police, which had denied permission six years ago, provided security. Claiming that the uniform of swayamsevaks resembles that of the armed forces, a case was filed in the High Court under WP No. 54/16. The Judge Shri MM Sundresh dismissed the police claim and allowed the RSS to take out pathsanchalan with uniform and ghosh (musical instruments). The Judge further observed that the Sangh uniform in question is not with reference to that of uniform of police or any armed forces.
Regarding musical instruments, the Judge observed, “There is absolutely no material to hold that mere usage of musical instruments would cause law and order situation affecting the public peace. Similarly, the petitioners are not using the sticks and clubs by way of arms in which case certainly Section 41A would be attracted. When the usage is for the purpose of musical instruments they would form part of musical instruments and therefore they cannot be termed as sticks. Therefore the said conditions imposed cannot be sustained in the eyes of law. Accordingly the two conditions are hereby set aside.”
Prant Bauddhik Pramukh Shri T S Ravikumar, Kshetra Sewa Pramukh Shri Padmakumar, Prant Karyavah Shri Sambamurthy, Prant Pracharak, Shri PM Ravikumar
and many other senior leaders were also present on the occasion. (VSK Chennai)
BKS welcomes insurance scheme
Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) welcomed the new crop insurance scheme announced by the Central government recently. But it suggested to consider field as a unit in the scheme. In a statement issued on January 14, the BKS said the previous schemes had many shortcomings, but the new scheme is better in many ways. “We had discussions with the government on this issue many times and the government has incorporated our suggestions in the scheme,” the statement said. The new scheme has reduced the premium rate, which will be very helpful to the farmers.
Swayamsevaks clean Ramanujar Temple to mark Millennium Year
Seven-day training camps of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) across Uttar Tamil Nadu concluded on December 31, 2015 with around 530 trainees attending the camp. In Sriperumbudur, to mark and honour the Millennium (1000th) year of Sri Ramanuja, cleaning of temple premises of Ramanuja was organised. A total of 150 trainees joined the cleaning of the temple in the presence of RSS Zilla Karyavah Shri Elumalai and Pondy Vibhag Sanghachalak Shri Selvaraj. Jeeyar Swamigal later blessed the trainees. (VSK Chennai)
TN Governor honours
Sewa Bharati for excellent sewa during Chennai flood
Tamil Nadu Governor Shri K Rosaiha felicitated Sewa Bharati for outstanding service during Chennai floods. Shri Duraisankar, president of Tamil Nadu Sewa Bharati, received the Special Achievement Award. Congratulating the awardees the Governor said it is the history of Tamil Nadu people to excel in work. The function was organised by World Tamil Chamber of Commerce at Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Nungambakkam on January 10 to celebrate World Tamil Day. It was a celebration of Tamil art, music and culture of Tamil people across Bharat and world.