Nagpur: Eminent industrialist and Tata Sons interim Chairman Shri Ratan Tata visited Smruti Mandir at Reshimbagh on December 28 and paid tributes to RSS founder Dr Hedgewar and the second Sarsanghachalak Shri Guruji. Later, he made a courtesy call to RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat at Mahal Sangh Karyalaya. On this occasion, BJP spokesperson Shina NC, RSS Nagpur Mahanagar Sanghachalak Shri Rajesh Loya and other office bearers were also present.
We help people Change their Mindset
Vadodara: “There are some issues in the society, whose redrassal requires long and patient action. The habit of
working constantly is needed to be developed before achieving the end result. The RSS is basically working to develop the same habit. Sangh does nothing but to help people change their mindset. We have been doing the same work since the last 90 years. The people moulded during all these years are today showing wonderful results in different fields,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat while addressing a gathering of Sangh Swayamsevaks at Mahanagar Ekatrikaran. Vadodara Vibhag Sanghachalak Shri Baldevbhai Prajapati, Mahanagar Sanghachalak Dr Vrijeshbhai Shah and Zilla Sanghachalak Dr Mahendra Patel also shared the dais.
Shri Bhagwat further said if one has to properly understand the Sangh, he should join it in the Shakha. “The Sangh
develops the feeling to give and not merely to take. There is no difference in the action and preaching of a swayamsevak. There are so many problems before the nation, but the swayamsevaks motivate the people in the society to resolve any of them. As a result there are many issues which have been resolved by the society itself. We have to prepare the society to think of solution of the problems they face and not always discuss the malady. There are many good people, what is required is to reach them, motivate them, activate them and engage them in any of the constructive activity so that the nation is get rid of the problems soon,” he added.
Saints and Army in Togetherness
Nagpur: RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat visited Dharma Samskruti Mahakumbh held at Reshimbagh on second day i.e. December 24. The topic of the three day inspiring event was ‘Saints and Army in Togetherness’. Addressing the Prerna Sangam, he opined that such an
initiative should have been taken immediately after the country achieved Independence.
“It would soon cast its positive impact on the society. It is a rare event where the saints and armymen share common platform and this is where the work for bringing true prosperity in the nation should begin,” he said. “We have only two examples of serving the nation – one who is protecting the nation and another who is guiding the society towards philosophy of life. There is no specific identity for these two individuals but we recognise both of them with ease,” the Sarsanghachalak added. He stressed the need for greater recognition of the sacrifice that a soldier makes for the country. He said a soldier’s family should be taken care of by the larger society. All the responsibilities could not be shouldered upon the government. “We have to assure our soldiers that the society will be taking care of their families. Such an event is motivational in real terms,” he said.
Bharatiya Bhasha Manch Welcomes Three Language Formula by CBSE
New Delhi: Bharatiya Bhasha Manch welcomed the three language formula to be adopted by CBSE up to 10th
standard. A statement issued by the Manch on December 26 said: “Till now Hindi and Indian language speaking students were feeling unconformable because of the dominance of English. Despite having talent they lagged behind. We hope this decision will help them come forward with confidence.”
CBSE on December 21 declare that the students may have to study an Indian language, besides English and Hindi, till they pass high school. The governing body of CBSE, which runs more than 18,000 schools, wants strict implementation of a three-language formula — Hindi, English and another language such as Sanskrit from the list of 22 in the Constitution. The third language is taught in several schools till class 8, but the Board wants to add two more years to it.
First implemented in 1968, the three-language formula was reiterated in the 1986 and 2005 Education Policy. However, most of the CBSE schools do not follow the rule despite a
government directive, officials said.
Samskrit Bharati’s National Convention in Udupi from Jan 6
Udupi: Three-day national convention of Samskrit Bharati would begin at Sri Krishna Mutt on January 6. About 2000 Samskrit Bharati volunteers, Sanskrit Scholars, Vice-Chancellors of various Sanskrit Universities, educationalist, etc., representing every state and more than 500 districts of the country, will
participate in the Convention. “Samskrit Bharatam – Samarth Bharatam” is the theme around which the entire
convention is being organised. The
participants will share their inputs,
discuss strategies, analyse issues,
brainstorm and finalise the roadmap to expand the work so as to touch millions of lives in the next 10 years.
Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan will inaugurate the event. Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar will be the Guest of Honour and Shri Kiran Kumar, Chairman of ISRO, will be the Chief Guest during the valedictory function. Sri Sri Vishwesh Thirth Swamiji of Pejavar Mutt, Sri Sri Nirmalanandanath Swamiji of Adichunchanagiri Mutt, Sri Sri Chennasiddharama Panditharadhya Shivacharya Swamiji of Srishaila Peetham are some of the dignitaries who will grace the occasion.
RSS Sahsarkaryavahs Shri Suresh Soni and Shri Dattatreya Hosabale and RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Bouddhik Pramukh Sri Mukunda CR will also attend the event. ‘Parampara’, an exhibition depicting the Indian knowledge and heritage treasures in Sanskrit will be organised from January 5 to 8. ISRO, NAMAMI (National Manuscript Mission) and many other noted Sanskrit, Yoga and Aryurvedic institutions will participate in the Exhibition. In last 35 years, Samskrit Bharati has taught more than 95 lakh people Sanskrit through 1,35,000 Ten-day camps, which are
conducted free of cost. Samskrit Bharati has work at 4,600 places in India and 15 countries worldwide.
Channelise New Media Potential in Positive Activities
New Delhi: New media has definitely made the communication faster and effective, but it has posed some new challenges before the society. Need of the hour is that we ensure that it is used for good purposes and in the ethical manners,” said senior advocate and Managing Director of Bharat Prakashan (Delhi) Ltd, the publisher of Organiser and Panchjanya, while speaking at a symposium organised at Gandhi Peace Foundation on December 24. The
symposium was organised by Naya Media Manch in association with Dialogue India news magazine. Prof BK Kuthiala, Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidyalya, was also present. Both Shri Alok Kumar and Prof Kuthiala felicitated two journalists Shri Umesh Chaturvedi and Shri Ravishankar with Hanuman Prasad Poddar Puraskar.
Shri Alok Kumar lauded the
organisers to start a Puraskar after the visionary journalist the late Hanuman Prasad Poddar who envisioned
the revolutionary and wonderful
experiment of Gita Press Gorakhpur. He said after the advent of digital media it is difficult to censor anything. But the addiction of internet is crossing its
limits and it is adversely influencing the social values. Relations are getting spoiled. There is a need that all such challenges are discussed and addressed.
Another function on “Morality and Moral Policing in Digital Age” was organised at India International Centre on December 25 by Indian Media Forum. Speaking as key speaker, the Member of ICCR Governing Body
Dr Varunveer said loss of moral values would prove to be costly to the entire nation as people world over look at India for the moral values. If we lose these values today we will have nothing to give to the world tomorrow. He said those who are supporting immoral acts in the name of modernity and freedom of expression are friends of none.
Manipuri Filmmaker Sushri Sangeeta Takhliyum urged the entire nation to pay attention to the atrocities being facing by the people of Manipur for so many years and no government has been able to help the victims there. She said the mainstream media of the country must look into it.
Eminent scholar and former Head of Sanskrit Department in Delhi University Prof Ramesh Bhardwaj also addressed the gathering. Senior
journalist Shri Navneet Chaturvedi, Shri Surendra Singhal, senior advocate of Supreme Court Shri Abhishek Sharma also shared their views.
India to Play Crucial Role in International Laws
Pune: “The world is looking at India with high expectations and it will play a crucial role in framing the international laws in future,” said international law expert Shri Aniruddha Rajput on December 24. He was speaking at an interaction organised by Vishwa Samwad Kendra on his election to the International Law Commission (ILC) of the United Nations. Paschim Maharashtra Prant Karyavah Shri Vinayakrao Thorat secretary of VSK Ravindra Ghatpande and editor of VSK Milind Kamble were also present.
“Even though we are independent nation, we were yet dependent on others for making laws. Even today we have the laws based on Roman system. We were ‘rule takers’ till now and are becoming ‘rule givers’ now. ‘Their system is our system’ should be changed now. India will decide the direction and nature of international law in coming days,” Shri Rajput said. He is the youngest lawyer to be elected to ILC at the age of 33 in its 68-year history. He got most – 179 votes – among the seven candidates elected from Asia.
Shri Rajput credited his success to the values imbibed from the RSS saying ‘many people have contributed to my upbringing’. He shared some memories with the RSS including Rajju Bhaiya.
Call for Court Litigations in Mother Tongue
Kochi: Legal experts assembled at a seminar on December 23 demanded that all court litigations and proceedings should be in the respective mother tongues. The seminar was organised under the joint auspices of Bharatiya Bhasha Abhiyan and the Department of Law Education, Central University of Kerala. Adv. Arun Bhardwaj, national convener of Bharatiya Bhasha Abhiyan made the introductory speech. Dr Radhakrishnan, Registrar of the University, was the chief guest.
Abhiyan’s patron Shri Atul Kothari while presiding over the discussion said even though we do have linguistic states, still high court business is conducted in English. MPs can speak in their mother tongues on the floor of the House. IAS and IPS officers have to learn and
converse in local languages. But, still high courts do maintain a different
system. LLB and LLM classes have to be conducted in local languages.
The seminar was inaugurated by Justice Shri K. Ramakrishnan of Kerala High Court. Retd Justice Shri Hariharan Nair delivered the keynote address. Lawyers from all over the state participated in the seminar and shared their views on the topic discussed. —T Satisan
Preserving Kashmiri Language
New Delhi: In order to preserve the Koshur (Kashmiri) language, the Jammu Kashmir Vichar Manch organises Gaashtaarukh to address the challenge of preserving the Kashmiri culture. Gaastaarukh is a talent hunt programme of displaced community kids in many domains like Kashmiri singing, dancing and instrumens. Like every year the Manch organised the final competition of Gaastaarukh this year at Mavlankar Hall on December 18. This was the 5th Edition of ‘Gaastaarukh’.
The selection was the result of over three months long search and exposure of talent within the community. Audition level tests were held in all the localities of Delhi NCR where the displaced
community lives in the month of September to November 2016. A group of 89 young boys and girls was
shortlisted from over 168 children who took auditions and participated in various domains. About 89 kids were thus shortlisted for semifinals, which was held on November 19, 2016. Among 89 kids 43 kids were selected for finals which were held on December 18, 2016 at Mavlankar Auditorium. The final was judged by a panel of leading Kashmiri Artists.
Sangh Shakha is the Central Point of Nation Building
Bhubaneswar: Hindutva is the future of Bharat as the latter’s development depends on Hinduism. For this, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has accepted Hindutva as the basis of its functioning and kept up producing required good characters for the country through daily Sakhas uninterruptedly, said RSS Kshetra Pracharak Shri Pradeep Joshi on December 25. He was
addressing the concluding ceremony of a two-day Sangh Karyakarta Shivir held at Shailashree Vihar. “Individuals with good intellectuality, service mentality are produced through the Shakhas and they take leadership in different fields of the society. Hence, Shakha is the central point of nation building,” he said.