News Round-up :India Health Line now in Kerala too
Kochi: In order to offer free consultancy by specialist doctors to the needy patients, India Healthline was officially launched in Kerala on July 31. The launch took place in the presence of eminent doctors and representatives of medical fraternity. The Health Line has a National Call Centre to attend to patients’ calls who, after meeting the neighbouring general practitioners, want to consult specialist doctors for further treatment. The number of the Call Centre is-18602333666.
Launching the Health Line VHP working president Dr Pravin Togadia, who is also a renowned Cancer Surgeon and has successfully done over 12,000 Cancer Surgeries, said: “There are untreated diseases only because patients after primary examination do not approach specialist doctors. It is mainly due to poverty, fear of increased medical expenses if any serious disease is detected and sometimes even ignorance. The disease does not stop; it grows further affecting efficiency of the patient and when delayed the treatment costs much higher affecting the entire family. The poor, lower middle class and middle class families suffer more due to it. To avoid this, the India Health Line aims at connecting medical fraternity with the needy patients. So far nationally thousands of specialist doctors like Cancer Surgeons, Cardiologists, Gynecologists, Nephrologists, Urologists and many other specialist doctors have got associated with the IHL.” National Advisors of India Health Line includes national President of IMA Dr SS Agarwal, former National President of IMA Dr Jitendra Patel and Director, AIIMS (Patna) Dr Girish Kumar Singh.
ABVP protests against delay in distribution of books to students
Bhubaneswar: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) workers on July 27 protested against the delay in distribution of 10+2 books even as the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the authorities concerned to provide books by August 15. Staging a demonstration in front of the State Text Book Bureau Office the ABVP slammed the Government for not providing books despite the beginning of academic session. “Before introducing the new curriculum, the State Government has not done proper homework. Neither it develops infrastructure properly nor distributes books as per the upgraded CBSE pattern curriculum,” said ABVP city office secretary Nirakar Sahu. The Government has changed the course curriculum and books are yet to be provided to the student.
Medical Camp by Sewa Bharati for women jail inmates
Hyderabad: Sewa Bharati organised a medical camp for the women jail inmates at a special women jail in Chanchalguda. Prof of Gynecology at the Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad Dr Hari Anupama led the team of doctors from Gandhi Hospital. General and Gynecological check-ups of the inmates were carried out. Additional Director of GHMS Dr Padmaja provided free
medicines. Diabetic and Thyoroid tests were carried out. Jail Superintendent Smt Bhaseerabegam praised the Sewa Bharati and doctors for their continuous quarterly medical camps at the Jail. She also requested to arrange for cancer test, hemoglobin test, hearing test and eye testing in next quarter camp. The check up was carried out on 185 prisoners of the Jail.
It was appreciated by the Jail inmates as they continue to suffer from various medical disorders in want of timely medical care. Sewa Bharati will conduct such camps in future also for the benefit of the jail inmates. n
‘Balasaheb was ‘Deoras’ in true sense’
Pune: “The late Balasaheb Deoras set an example of devoted life for the organisational cause and his thought process and commitment to social harmony has been the major contribution to the society which will always be remembered,” said RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi, while delivering Rambhau Mhalgi Memorial Lecture. Making special reference of this year being the centenary year of Balasaheb Deoras, Shri Joshi mentioned that the year is also the centenary year of great organisers like the late Nanaji Deshmukh, Eknath Ranade and Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya.
He said Balasaheb was deeply influenced by the RSS founder Dr Hedgewar and Shri Guruji. Taking inspiration from them he tirelessly devoted 70 years of his life for the sole purpose of spreading the RSS across all walks of life. He had no other ‘Deo’ (deity) than the nation and had no ‘Ras’ in anything else than the society and thus he proved to be ‘Deoras’ in true sense throughout his life. Paying tribute to Rambhau Mhalgi he highlighted how Rambhau maintained the spirit of ‘Suchita’ despite being in politics.
Presiding over the function RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sampark Pramukh Prof Aniruddha Deshpande recollected the association Pune had with Balasaheb Deoras including the imprisonment he had at Yerwada Jail during the Emergency. He also recalled how Balasaheb established contacts in the jail with the people of all political parties and the organisations banned during that time and how everyone was impressed with the clarity and simplicity of Balasaheb.
Shri Ravindra Sathe briefed the audience about the activities of the Prabodhini and specifically mentioned the international recognition that it received from the UN. He also read out the text of a letter that Balasaheb Deoras had written while paying tribute to the late Rambhau wherein he had mentioned the distinct qualities Rambhau had maintained and demonstrated throughout his life which has been all the time inspiring to swayamsevaks and the political workers alike.
Bengaluru: As part of the fortnight long eye donation awareness campaign to be conducted from August 25 to September 8, various activities are being conducted across the country. On August 28, the RSS swayamsevaks will visit the homes in various locations in their respective districts.
In Bengaluru, the Saksham in association with Youth For Seva conducted an eye donation awareness campaign at Swami Vivekananda Auditorium, Jayanagara, as part of the nationwide CAMBA – Cornea Andhatv Mukt Bharat Abhiyan. Saksham Karnataka general secretary Vinod Prakash addressed the gathering of about 500 student volunteers from 20 colleges of the city.
He informed that there are around 2 to 25 lakh corneal blindness cases in India but only 25,000 corneas are collected
yearly despite of the fact that more than a crore people die annually. He said by increasing the awareness about eye donation and increasing the infrastructure for eye collection and eye fixation we can increase the rate of successful eye donation. Shri Jayaraman, founder of Nayana Jyothi Trust, administered oath to the sight ambassadors and briefed about the eye donation process and facts and myths of eye donation. After the event, group of student volunteers marched on the main road of Jayanagar with placards with motivational messages regarding eye donation.
After successful door to door campaign, group leaders visited back the venue with their filled, signed eye pledge forms where around 10,000 citizens supported the eye donation cause.
‘Most of our deficit is due to import from China’
Jodhpur: “Swadeshi has been integral part of the freedom movement since the first war of Independence and it was very dear to the freedom fighters. Babu Genu was the first martyr for Swadeshi who sacrificed his life on December 12, 1930. He realised the fact that import of foreign goods is causing huge economic damage to our country,” said national organiser of Swadeshi Jagran Manch Shri Kashmirilal while delivering Shahid Babu Genu memorial lecture on July 28.
He expressed concern over the Chinese membership in NSG because the SJM feels that most of India’s deficit is due to import from China. Not only this China has been openly supporting the terrorists like Azhar Masood and Mahmood Lakhvi at international platforms. In such a situation importing goods from that country is financially supporting the enemy nation. Therefore the SJM calls upon the people of the country to boycott the Chinese goods,” he said further expressing
concern over the FDI.
The Manch would carry out a campaign on August 9 against FDI. The Manch activists would assemble in New Delhi from September 3 to 4 to decide the further strategy. The Memorial Lecture was presided over by Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Ayurveda University Vice Chancellor Prof Radheshyam Sharma. Shri Nirmal Gehlot, director of Utkarsh Sansthan was the chief guest at the function.
Kerala VHP for eradicating Islamic terrorism from the State
Thiruvananthapuram: The State conference of Kerala Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), held from July 30 to 31, demanded legal ban on religious conversion and eradication of Islamic terrorism from the State.
The conference expressed serious concern over the growing influence of ISIS in the State. It expressed regret on the negligence by the authorities towards the growing incidents of love jihad despite repeated warnings from the organisation for the last many years.
Political parties in Kerala keep mum concerning the Islamic fundamentalists like Zakir Naik. Thus Kerala’s CPM-led ruling LDF as well as Congress-led Opposition UDF are indirectly helping terrorism. That 21 highly educated people, including women, have fled the country to join IS has shocked the whole world proves that Islamic terrorism is comfortable in the State. Most of them are converted into Islam from Hinduism and Christianity. They were made jihadis through the misuse of modern social media platforms.
In a resolution the conference said conversion of non-Muslims to Islam and then moulding them as terrorists should never be allowed. The intervention of the government, court and the people is essential to block the growth of terrorism.
The resolution urged the government to introduce stringent laws to stop conversion and wipe out Islamic terrorism from the soil of Kerala.
In another resolution, the confernce demanded renaming of National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, as Ambedkar National University of Advanced Legal Studies. Another resolution asked the authorities to implement Prof Madhav Gadgil Committee Report for the protection of Western Ghats.
The fourth resolution asked the authorities to do the needful to protect the Hindu rites and rituals.
VHP international joint organising secretary Shri Vinayak Rao Deshpande addressed the delegates. Many senior VHP functionaries from the State and also the national level leaders attended the conference and decided the future course of action.
‘Artificiality had no place in the life of Sureshrao Ketkar’
Pune: Paying tribute to the late Sureshrao Ketkar at the condolence meeting held at Lokmanya Tilak Auditorium in Pune RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi said Sureshrao Ketkar was fully dedicated to the Sangh work. He possessed all the qualities that we expect in a Sangh worker. Paschim Maharashtra Prant Sanghachalak Nanasaheb Jadhav and Pune Mahanagar Sanghachalak Shri Ravindra Vanjarvadkar also shared the dais.
The Sarkaryavah said artificiality had no place in the life of Ketkarji. He had the quality to always motivate others and also to learn from others. “He imbibed the changes which took place in the Sangh with the change of time and maintained the mentality to learn new things till his last breath. Apart from it, his way of walking, talking, thinking, etc were attractive,” Bhaiyaji said adding that he first met Ketkarji in 1969 during the first year Sangh Shikhsa Varga. He said even while sick he only thought for the Sangh. He called upon the swayamsevaks to follow the path shown by Ketkarji.
Rashtra Sevika Samiti rejects irresponsible, misleading article in Outlook magazine
Nagpur: Rashtra Sevika Samiti reacted strongly on the misleading story carried by Outlook alleging that the organisation is involved in female child trafficking. It demanded immediate unconditional apology by all who participated in this slandering activity failing which it threatened legal action. “We out rightly reject the report and term it as irresponsible and dishonest statement. The article is misleading, devoid of facts and deceitful. All the activities in the hostels run by the Rashtrita Sevika Samiti are well within the four corners of the law. Hence, the Samiti strongly condemns the Congress spokesperson, Outlook magazine editor and the writer of the article Neha Dixit. All the facts mentioned by the Congress spokesperson and the magazine are totally baseless. It is an attempt to malign the image of the Samiti whose 80 years record of selfless service, character building and nationalism is impeccable,” said a statement issued by the Samiti.
Swayamsevaks help flood victims
Shivamogga: As Brook water heavily entered the local residential area, several houses were affected with flooded situation in Mandali area in Shivamogga. Local RSS swayamsevaks involved in quick rescue work, offered timely help to the residents. Nearly 300 houses were severely affected. The Swayamsevals served them food, water, essential commodities, medicines, clothes, bed sheets and also security. For school students, books, bags etc provided.