News Round-UP : Affordable legal service is must
Nagpur: It is believed that justice delayed is justice denied. It equally holds true when a deprived person is not able to afford the fees of a lawyer to get justice. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat expressed concern over this crucial fact of the justice delivery system, wherein the lawyers charge hefty sum as their fees, leaving the poor debarred from the court process. Eventually, they fail to fight their case. Shri Bhagwat appealed to the lawyers to charge reasonably seeing the condition of the client so that they are not deprived of justice. Common man should not face difficulty in getting justice, he said.
Addressing a convention organised by Vidarbha unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad at Smruti Mandir complex he said: “The main objective of lawyers should be to ensure justice to all.” Earlier, delivering Arvind Agashe Memorial Lecture organised by Krishnadas Kakamauli Samadhi Seva Mandal, Shri Bhagwat said India is not only a country, but also an entity whose basis is the soul. “Bharat is not a geographical entity. People here have been following certain rules and practices since centuries.” He said the Indians in other countries might have forgotten their mother tongue, but they have not forgotten their culture. “Large number of Indians have settled in Mauritius. They still want to visit their native villages at least once in life. Indians settled in Caribbean countries still recite ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ and plant Tulsi in their homes,” he added. Sadgurudas Maharaj spoke on the future of India.
Udaipur: RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, along with Chief Minister of Rajasthan Smt Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the magnificent Pratap Gaurav Kendra at Tiger Hill in Udaipur on November 28. The Kendra has been under construction since 2008. It has been developed at the cost of Rs 100 crore. It was opened for public from December 9.
The Kendra takes people through the glorious history of Mewar and the different phases it went through. The prime attraction of the setup is a 57 feet high metal statue of Maharana Pratap perched atop a hill. The setup also includes 3D presentation of Battle of Haldi Ghati, Light & Sound Show, Live mechanical model galleries, etc. The centre also has art galleries with more than 300 oil paintings
highlighting different phases of Maharana Pratap’s life. The Kendra is the brainchild of senior Sangh Pracharak the late Sohan Singh who motivated the workers to create it for generating the glorious feeling towards the history. n
Use information in human interest
Patna: As part of its silver jubilee year celebration, Makhanlal Chaturvedi Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya, organised a two-day seminar from December 5 to 6. Addressing the scholars from the field of media and communication, RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale said Bharat has always
worshipped knowledge. “Our knowledge tradition is different from others, because it not only respects the
materialistic knowledge, but also extends equal importance to the knowledge acquired through self-
realisation. Our ancient rishis and saints acquired both types of knowledge through their experience and compiled that in books for the benefit of future generations. If Bharat has contributed in every knowledge field today, it is because of that experience. In this way we are the inheritors of a glorious knowledge tradition,” he said. Shri Hosable further said that knowledge is not merely gathering information by reading books, but the capacity of using that information in human interest is the real knowledge. He applauded the University for making valuable additions in knowledge generation.
Presiding over the discussion Vice Chancellor of the University Prof BK Kuthiala stressed the need to use ancient knowledge in resolution of the present day problems of the society. He said the best medium to receive knowledge is through Sanskrit language, which is unfortunately being neglected today. Dr Nirmal Mani Adhikari from Nepal, Prof Rameshwar Pankaj Mishra, Swami Subodhgiri and Dr Sanjay Paswan also joined the discussion.
India needs Counter-Ridicule Act
Bengaluru: “Were previous Indian governments hand-in glove with the Kashmiri separatists? It seems so,” says Tufail Ahmad, executive director of Open Source Institute, New Delhi. Participating in the Social Media Meet—2016 organised by Vishwa Samvad Kendra on December 4, he said Hurriyat has been constantly funded by Pakistan to rake up anti-India sentiments in Jammu & Kashmir. When the Hurriyat leaders travel to New Delhi and other places, their hotel bills are paid by the Centre. Now, the big question is why the separatists who spew venom against our country should be given such a royal treatment? So, in a way, even the previous governments at the Centre should also be blamed for the mess, he said.
RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Prachar Pramukh Shri J Nandakumar said demonetisation has curbed funding to
terrorist activities. He wondered why the judiciary, instead of applauding the Centre for taking such a bold step, is warning over demonetisation. “If we look at the history, we see Naga insurgency in 1950s, rise in Naxalism in 60s,
separatism in Assam in 70s, Khalistani movement in 80s and Kashmiri terrorism in 90s, Islamic terrorism and now Christian terrorism in North-East. We shall never allow this to happen,” he thundered.
Former Rajya Sabha MP Shri Tarun Vijay stressed on incorporating cyber laws in school curriculum. He said India should follow the Israeli model where the cyber laws are taught to teenagers. “Understanding of cyber laws is very essential in India as we face the threat of ‘internet colonialists’ who steal our data wealth,” he added. — Guruprasad R
Bharat Parikrama Yatra enters Tamil Nadu
Thiruvallur: Bharat Parikrama Yatra led by veteran RSS Pracharak Shri Sitaram Kedilaya entered Tamil Nadu from Shivaada Village under Thiruvallur District on December 2. The Yatra will be touring the villages of every district by foot till its conclusion on August 9, 2017 at Kanyakumari. The Yatra had begun from Kanyakumari itself August 9, 2012. From that day onwards Shri Kedilaya has been touring by foot throughout the country covering all states and neighbouring countries like Nepal and Bhutan.
As the Yatra entered Tamil Nadu from Varoor Village of Chitoor, Shri Kedilaya was received by Sangh Adhikaris from Tamil Nadu including Prant Sewa Pramukh Shri Ramarajasekar, Prant Jagran Pramukh Shri Saravanan and others. Sitaramji was welcomed by the villagers in a traditional manner. Shri Sethumadhavan, Shri Padmakumar, Shri PM Ravikumar, Shri Senthil, Shri Ramarajasekhar, Shri Saravanan, Shri Bakthavatsalam and Shri Prakash were also present.
‘Suruji will be remembered as a ‘Ratna Deep’
Bengaluru: “K Suryanarayan Rao, popularly known as Suruji, dedicated his life for a noble cause of serving the
society. His contribution to the organisation, both in terms of structure and ideology, will always be
remembered. He was a ‘Ratnadeep’ by all means,” said RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Shri Suresh Soni, while paying tribute to Suruji at a condolence meeting organised at Maratha Hostel on November 26.
RSS Veteran YK Raghavendra Rao remembered his association with Suruji since 1956. “Suruji was one among a very few personalities who knew the pulse of entire Sangh in Karnataka since its genesis here. He will be remembered ever as a role model for an ideal RSS Karyakarta. Tamil Nadu Uttar Prant Sah Sanghachalak Dr Kumaraswamy described Suruji as the most popular name for swayamsevaks in Tamil Nadu. Thousands of Karyakartas were inspired by his words and guidance. When Suruji came to Tamil Nadu, it was a tough
condition to begin the Sangh work and to have organisational growth. Lot of
anti-Hindu, anti-Hindi movements were going on. In spite of all the adverse socio-political situations, he stood like a tall leader, added Dr Kumaraswamy.
Sanskrit Bharati organising secretary Shri Dinesh Kamath said the demise of Suruji is an end of era in a true sense. He completely witnessed three generations of sangh work in Karnataka. Suruji led the Seva projects of RSS. Initially, it was around 11,000 activities, now RSS has more than 1,76,000 seva activities across the nation. Kshetra Sanghachalak Shri V Nagaraj, Prant Karyavah Shri N Tippeswamy, Akhil Bharatiya Sah Bouddhik Pramukh Shri Mukunda CR, senior Pracharak Shri Haribhavu Vazhe, former Chief Minister Shri BS Yeddyurappa, Suruji’s younger brother Shri K Narahari, younger sister K Rukmini were also present.
HSSF in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad: Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair (HSSF) was organised in Ghaziabad from November 17 to 20. A total of 113 Hindu service and spiritual organisations joined the fair by displaying their sewa activities. Inaugurting the fair RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Dr Krishna Gopal said the Hindu society lives with the spiritual feeling since ages that everything belongs to the Almighty and it should be dedicated to Him only. This is the prime spiritual philosophy behind all our
service activities. We basically serve the God when we serve an individual.
He said Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya was born in a deprived family but became a Barrister due to his hard work. His monthly income in 1911 was Rs 11,000. He left the Barristership just to ensure that the Hindu society gets good education and values. He started collecting funds for it and finally
created BHU. But now such dedication and commitment is eroding. That is why the selfishness is growing.
Swami Avadheshananda Giri, Mahamandaleshwar Sadhvi Maitri Giri, Sadhvi Santoshi Mata, environmentalist Shri Vijaypal Baghel, Swami Santatvananda, RSS Akhkl Bharatiya Sah Sewa Pramukh Shri Gunwant Kothari, RSS Kshetra Pracharak Shri Alokji, VHP general secretary Shri Champat Rai, Major General (retd) GD Bakshi also addressed the visitors in different sessions dedicated to various themes like social harmony, Kanya Vandan, Acharya Vandan, etc.
Baba Yogendraji felicitated for Lifetime Achievements Award
New Delhi: What a weekend it was for music connoisseurs as they saw legendary musicians along with young and established ones performing on one stage at recently concluded 12th annual SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan at Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi. Organised by Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts, the three-day event had enthralling performances by Padmashri Pandit Bhajan Sopori (Santoor), Padmashri Pandit Venkatesh Kumar, Padmashri Vidushi Malini Awasthi, Pt. Bholanath Mishra (Vocal), Ustad Faiyaz Wasifuddin Dagar (Dhrupad), Pt. Rajendra Gangani (Kathak Dance), and maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori (Santoor), Kamal Sabri (Sarangi), Gaurav Mazumdar (Sitar) etc.
Apart from the musical performances, the festival also had presentation of prestigious SaMaPa Awards. This year, ‘SaMaPa Kala Vardhan Samman’ was conferred upon the Sanskar Bharati for its immense contribution towards the growth and development, and promotion and propagation of Indian art and culture. The Award was presented to Baba Yogendraji, the eminent cultural activist and founder member of Sanskar Bharati, who was also felicitated for his lifetime contribution to Indian art and culture.
SaMaPa Kala Vardhan Samman was also presented to Pracheen Kala Kendra (PKK) for its contribution to growth and propagation of Indian classical music and dance. The award was received by Kathak Guru and founder of PKK Dr Shobha Koser. Many other artists were also honoured. The festival was organised in association with Union Ministry of Tourism, IFFCO and SCZCC.
Marvad Special Issue of Pathey Kan
Jaipur: Marvard special issue of Pathey Kan, the leading fortnightly magazine from Jaipur, was released on December 8 by Samvit Somgiriji Maharaj, Director General of Ambedkar Chair at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Foundation Shri Kanhaiyalal Berlwal and Jodhpur Prant Sanghachalak Shri Lalit Sharma. Pathey Kan is playing a key role in awakening the people even in remote villages through its content targeting the children, youth and the elders. Swami Samvit Somgiriji Maharaj expressed his views over the tendency to glorify the invaders and insulting our warriors. “Pathey Kan is educating the people about India’s warriors by providing quality content,” he said. Shri Berwal applauded the efforts of the magazine. Shri Lalit Sharma said Pathey Kan is dedicated to arouse nationalist feeling among readers. President of Pathey Kan Sansthan Shri Govind Prasad Arora proposed a vote of thanks.
BMS demands restoration of old pension scheme
New Delhi: Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has urged the Central Government to restore the old pension scheme as it was prior to January 2004. In a letter to Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on December 7, BMS national general secretary Shri Virjesh Upadhyaya said the previous Government had replaced the exiting Pension Scheme with Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) with effect from January 2004, which has created a
scenario of uncertain social security for as the new Pension Scheme provides no guarantee of pension.
“Obviously, it is very hard to maintain a family with such a meager amount in these dear days. The retirement benefit (amount) has already been exhausted in social obligations and repayment of other liabilities. The employees retired from various Corporations or Undertakings are leading a miserable life with such a
meager amount of pension. The government retirees prior to January 2004 are leading a happy life with regular pension. The Public Representatives (MPs & MLA) get sufficient amount of pension only after completion of five year tenure. One can imagine how a person can afford a kitchen, medical and allied expenses with this pity amount. The life of a retired employee, after rendering more than 35 years service will be pitiable and
miserable in the absence of pension,” BMS says in the letter to Shri Jaitley.