RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat stressed that education should inculcate pride and self-reliance among the people. He was speaking at a function organised by Gurukul, a school for Vanvasi children founded by Shri Girish Prabhune in Pune. “Education is the basic need of a human being and is a fundamental right too. But the question is whether the present education system honestly fulfills this need. How many people enjoy the right to education? Fact is that the modern education neither makes one self-respected nor self-reliant. A human being should know how to live with pride. The objective of education should be to teach everyone how to live as a good human being,” the Sarsanghachalak said.
He stressed the need to bring deprived people into the mainstream and said the institutions like Gurukul would make perfect contribution in this regard. He also emphasised the need to impart education in mother tongue. Shri Bhagwat also felicitated some prominent personalities including Dr Narendra Jadhav (Mumbai), Sushri Indumati Katdare (Baroda), Shri Mahesh Sharma (Jhabua), Shri Sunil Deshpande (Chandrapur), Dr Prabhakar Mande (Nagar), Shri Ramesh Patange (Mumbai), Smt Lakshmibai Gorde (Pune), Shri Ravindra Sharma and Shri Ganesh Shastri (Varanasi), Shri Shantilal Mutha (Pune) and Shri Hemendra Shah (Pune).
Marxists are the most Intolerant:
Dr MGS Narayanan
Eminent historian Dr MGS Narayanan termed the Marxists as the most intolerant people. Inaugurating the 33rd State conference of Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram at Kozhikode on January 23, he dwelt at length on the false propaganda being unleashed by a section of so-called social thinkers who are themselves the proponents of intolerance. “It is difficult to assume if any other political party is as intolerant as the Marxists. They have no sense of guilt to murder mercilessly even their own followers, if they fail to abide by the dictates of the party line; and to justify their heinous crime. They ruthlessly display there intolerance in Bharat. In fact they are insulting Karl Marx in the name of Marxism,” he said.
Director of Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram Shri P Parameswarn lighted the lamp. Former director general of Indian Coast Guard Dr Prabhakaran Paleri presided over the function. Former Regional Director of Archeologicial Survey of India Dr KK Muhammed spoke on the Archeologicial observations in Bharateeya scriptures. The session was presided over by noted film director Ali Akbar. Dr Richard Hey, Dr P Mohanan and others also spoke. n
Ideological Mahakumbha during Simhastha
Preparations for the Ideological Mahakumbha to be held in Ujjain from May 12 to 14 during the Simhastha Kumbha are in full swing. The Mahakumbha would be organised at Ninaura, a place between Ujjain and Indore. Apart from Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, scholars from world over would participate in the Mahakumbha. More than 300 foreign delegates would also participate. The event has mainly been conceptualised by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Prior to the final event to be organised in May, four discussions were held. The first discussion was held in Bhopal from April 17 to 19, 2015 on the theme ‘Value based life’. The second discussion was held in Indore from October 24 to 26, 2015 on ‘Dharma for human well-being’. The third discussion was held in Bhopal from November 21 to 22, 2015 on ‘Global warming and climate change’. The fourth discussion was held in Bhopal from February 12 to 14, 2016 on ‘Science and spirituality’. Addressing the fourth discussion RSS Sahsarkaryavah Dr Krishna Gopal said there is clash between religion and science in the west. Dr HR Nagendra, Dr Kapil Tiwari, Dr Rama Jaisunder from AIIMS New Delhi, Dr Madan Thenga-velu from Cambridge University, Britain, former ISRO chief Dr G Madhavan Nair, Swami Atmapriya-nanda from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Kolkata also participated in discussion. n
Thripunithura incident reveals the rotten ideology of SFI: J Nanda Kumar
RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Prachar Pramukh Shri J Nandakumar said the Thripunithura incident in Kerala, where a Dalit girl attempted to commit suicide due to unrelenting harassment by Left students, exposed the rotten ideology of Left organisations. He was addressing a group of social media enthusiasts at Hubballi, Karnataka on February 14. “It is evident from the suicide note of Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad that it is the same ‘progressive students’ organisation which is behind the recent ruckus. Vemula had referred to a former SFI leader and CPM national secretary Sitaram Yachuri’s pro-savarnna approach in his Facebook post. Now Thrippunithura incident again reveals the ‘septic’ lines of thought of the so-called progressive students’ union. Thrippunithura incident brings into light the hypocrisy of the Left organisations,” he said. n
Colorado Legislature honours Mahatma Gandhi
In a historic event, the State of Colorado in USA honoured Mahatma Gandhi by passing a joint resolution in the Legislative Chambers and issuing a proclamation declaring February 12 as Mahatma Gandhi Day in the State. In a special event at Colorado State House on February 12, both State Legislative Chambers—the House of Representatives and the Senate—passed the Resolution
which stated that Mahatma Gandhi “dedicated his life to fighting
injustice with non-violence and peaceful resistance.”
The celebration was initiated by Shri Sudhir Verma, Sanghachalak of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Denver, and sponsored by the House Representative Dr Janak Joshi, the sole Bharateeya legislator in the State of Colorado. Dr Joshi is originally from Gujarat, Bharat. Copies of the Resolution were sent to Bharateeya Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharateeya Ambassador to the US Arun Singh and Prof. Ved Nanda, president of HSS-USA. A dozen Representatives and Senators, all of non-Bharateeya origin, joined Dr Joshi to speak on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The same day, Colorado’s Governor John W. Hickenlooper issued a Proclamation declaring February 12, 2016, as Mahatma Gandhi Day in the State of Colorado”.
Sangamam of Sangh families in Chennai
‘Sakthi Sangamam’, an informal gathering of swayamsevak families and sympathisers was held in Chennai. Around 1,528 men, women and children from 640 families had a chit-chat with various Sangh adhikaris. Traditional games like ammanai, pallankuzhi, paandi, paramapadam etc arosed enthusiasm among visitors. The programme was inaugurated by Shri Sthanumaalyan, Kshetra Pracharak. Shri Sethu Madhavan, Shri K Suryanarayana Rao, Shri Rama Gopal and many other Sangh Adhikaris answered the questions arising in their minds. Shri Bakthavatsalam, organiser of Hindu Munnani, emphasised on the importance of family and culture. n
Nation would go berserk, if Hindus
turn intolerant: Bhaiyaji Joshi
RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhayaji Joshi, while addressing a gathering of intellectuals in Sambalpur, Odisha, on January 29, said the Hindu society has been the most tolerant society in the world. There is no place for intolerance in its blood and conduct. “Intolerance simply do not exist in Bharat, because 80 per cent of the population in Bharat is Hindu. Just imagine, if Hindus became intolerant the nation would go berserk,” he said. Odisha Paschim Prant Sanghachalak Shri Bipin Bihari Nanda, Sambalpur Bibhag Sanghachalak Shri Ashok Behera and Mahanagar Sanghachalak Dr. Sukant Kumar Panigrahi also shared the dais.
Shri Joshi appealed to the intellectuals not to be dormant and understand the conspiracy perpetrated by the rogues and come forward to work for betterment of the society. “The progress of the country is very much related to the progress of Hindus. Despite 80 per cent population of Bharat being Hindu, they are being called intolerant and are being put behind the bars without reason. Unfortunately, not only non-Hindus, but some Hindus also are involved in
The situation has deteriorated to such an extent that if someone slaps a Hindu he has no right to protect himself? What happened in Malda, Birbhum of West Bengal? Police and Police Station was attacked openly; government remained silent. Is it not weakening the confidence of police forces? The silence due to arithmetic of electoral politics is dangerous,” he said.
— Dr Biswa Ranjan Pujari
Swayamsevaks pay homage to Siachen martyr
The mortal remains of Sepoy Ramamoorthy reached his native village Kudisadanapalli, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu on February 16. Hundreds of villagers and army men paid homage to the brave soldier. Around 20 RSS swayamsevaks from Krishnagiri District also paid homage. Sepoy Ramamoorthy was a brave, courage, dedicated soldier and was part of several successful operations.n
Acharya Abhinavagupta millennium year celebration begins
The millennium year celebration of Acharya Abhinavagupta began in New Delhi on February 13 in the presence of leading spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar, Union Minister of State for PMO Dr. Jitender Singh, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Haryana Chief
Minister Manoharlal Khattar, member of British Parliament Bob Blackman and convener of Hindu Sharma Acharya Sabha Swami Parmatma-nand Saraswati.
Abhinavagupta and the Shiva Renaissance a book written by Jammu Kashmir Study Centre president Shri Jawaharlal Kaul was also released on the occasion. Prominent personalities of Bharat, including artists, litterateurs, philosophers and spiritual gurus came together to celebrate the contributions of Acharya Abhinavagupta to Bharateeya culture and to the global society. Jammu Kashmir Study Centre and Art of Living Foundation, in collaboration with several other supporting organisations, are organising the millennium year celebrations. Acharya Abhinavagupta from Kashmir was one of the world's greatest philosophers and literary critics.
Hindutva as way of life gets global acceptability: Dattaji
RSS Sahsarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale said the result of the RSS work is very much visible for all of us to see. He said Hindu thought is getting acceptability worldwide. Narrating incidents he said in Tamil Nadu a top DMK leader declared that his party was not anti-Hindu, his wife often visit temples and he too receives prasadam with reverence. In Kerala, a Muslim Minister in present government told people that his forefathers were Hindus only three generations back and they changed their way of worship thereafter. In Goa, a Christian Minister said he is a Hindu in the cultural sense. When the Japanese Prime Minister visited Bharat, he accompanied Bharateeya Prime Minister to Varanasi to take part in Ganga prayer. Previously, the foreign dignitaries were taken to Taj Mahal only, he said.
Addressing a gathering of over 5,000 swayamsevaks in Meerut on February 14. Shri Hosabale termed Hinduism as the scent of Bharateeya soil. It is our way of life and not just a religion. And as a way of life, Hinduism is being accepted the world over. Only a few years ago, Newsweek, the renowned American magazine published a cover story proclaiming “We are all Hindus now” meaning thereby that by assimilating yoga, pranayam, Ayurveda, Sanskrit and norms of Hindu family life as also the Hindu view that the universal God can be accessed via any path one chooses, most Americans have become practising Hindus, he added.
Referring to recent JNU episode he said the events are part of a wider conspiracy to deflect the country from the onward march of greatness.
Two day national seminar at Arogyadham
Deendayal Research Institute (DRI) and Union Ministry of AYUSH jointly organised a two day seminar in Chitrakoot to discuss the challenges emerging in Ayurveda research. The prominent Ayurveda practitioners who spoke on the occasion included Dr MB Shankar from PLIM Ghaziabad, Dr RC Agrawal from Priyambada Birla Cancer Research from Satna, Dr Sharad Srivastava and Dr Anil Mangal Ayush from Gwalior. The experts stressed the need to use modern technology to popularise Ayurveda in world market. Dr BK Jain, Prof Yogesh Dube and organising secretary of DRI Shri Abhay Mahajan also addressed the gathering. n
Curing addiction through water therapy
At the time when thousands of people are falling prey to the growing racket of drugs and addiction, the efforts of an individual at Behta Hajipur area of Loni under Ghaziabad district have helped over 10 lakh people to get rid of addiction. The man is Pandit Jaikumar Sharma who left his government job several years back and fully dedicated himself to the social cause. He cures through water therapy. Apart from it, he is also trying to connect the people with the rich Bharateeya values that most people are forgetting under the influence of alien cultures through the Bhavya Jagjanani Darbar, which has emerged as prime spiritual centre in the region.
22nd annual function of the Darbar was celebrated on February 15. Addressing the gathering on this occasion Sadhvi Prachi said the anti-national elements are trying to dominate and the nationalists are silent. She said the nation cannot be left to the power hungry politicians. All patriotic people will have to come forward to protect it. Pandit Jaikumar Sharma, who is popularly known as ‘Jalwale Guruji’, said the Bharateeya values of life provide the cure to all ills of the world. n