New Delhi: “We are undoubtedly heading towards leading the world, but at the same time we must not ignore the weaknesses of our own society. Wherever and whatever wrong one finds, initiate steps to correct it,” said RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi, while felicitating newly recruited civil servants on July 23. The function was organised by Sankalp. Noted educationist Shri Dina Nath Batra was felicitated on the occasion with Rishi Samman. RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Dr Krishna Gopal, veteran Sangh Pracharak Shri Madan Das, former Governor of J&K Shri Jagmohan, Union Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu, chairman of Sankalp and former Police Commissioner of Delhi Shri RS Gupta and vice chairman of Sankalp Shri Santosh Taneja were also present.
Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi said despite many efforts on the part of the society and governments, still about 35 lakh people live below the poverty line. Many do not have access to medicines. “All these problems need to be addressed
collectively by the government, bureaucracy and the general public,” he said adding that the system of centralisation introduced by British has only weakened the country and it is need of the hour that the things are decentralised again.
Earlier Dr Krishna Gopal said civil service is a mean to serve the nation. Shri Madan Das extended best wishes to the new civil servants. Shri Jagmohan stressed the need for civil servants to study the problems and work for resolving them. “Public good should be the ultimate objective of every civil servant,” he said.
Knowledge, Skill and Ethics go Hand in Hand
New Delhi: NITI Ayog and Research for Resurgence Foundation (RFRF) jointly organised a discussion on skill education at IIMC on July 24. About 130 academicians, industrialists, officials, scholars and thinkers joined the discussion. NITI Ayog member Dr VK Saraswat stressed on skilling the youth between the age group of 19 to 29 years.
National organising secretary of Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal Shri Mukul Kanitkar focused on Bharatiya skill sets and skill education based on 64 arts prevalent in the traditional knowledge system. He emphasised on the ideal system of Gurukul Education where ‘Knowledge, Skill and Ethics’ go hand in hand and cannot be isolated for overall personality development of children and youth of the nation.
Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar, in his digital participation through a video message, assured that his Ministry would consider and take forward all the suggestions given by the esteemed participants of the session. Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Prof TV Kattimani stressed on the skills that make the youth self-reliant. Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Vice-Chancellor of Vishwakarma Skill University Prof Raj Nehru, Vice-Chancellor of Uttarakhand Open University Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Vice-Chancellor of SNDT Mumbai Prof. Shashi Wanjari, Vice-Chancellor of University of Hyderabad Prof. Apparao Podile, Director IIT Delhi Prof. Ram Gopal Rao and Chancellor, AISECT University Bhopal Prof. Santosh Kumar Chaubey also spoke.
A total of 22 vice chancellors of various universities and three directors of institutes of national importance made scholarly contributions in various session. One of the notable suggestions was the need to scrap European model of skill education and providing skill education based on regional needs, spiritual skilling and ethics and
emphasis on Karma Yoga in skill education. MoUs were signed between the RFRF and various universities.
Research Institute by Sikh Sangat
New Delhi: As part of 350 birth anniversary of Shri Guru Gobind Singh, the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat established ‘Bhai Mani Singh Gurmat Research and Study Institute Trust’ at its office. The Trust was inaugurated by the chairman of Shri Badri Bhagat Jhandewala Temple Society Shri Navin Kapur by unveiling a painting of Bhai Mani Singh. Speaking on the occasion he said Shri Guru Gobind Singh prepared extraordinary warriors like Bhai Mani Singh and imparting the younger generation with the sacrifice and valour of such warriors would be the real tribute to them.
The function was presided over by RSS Delhi Prant Sanghachalak Shri Kulbhushan Ahuja. He described Bhai Mani Singh as the light house of golden history of martyrs in the country. He said the country needs to follow the footsteps of all such warriors.
Vice Chancellor of Central University of Himachal Pradesh Dr Kuldip Chand Agnihotri said Guru Gobind Singh was the messiah of Hindusthan who eliminated Mughal empire and formed the Khalsa state. Dr Surjit Kaur Jauli apprised the gathering of the martyrdom of Bhai Mani Singh. Veteran Sangh Pracharak Shri Madhubhai Kulkarni said when one warrior sacrificed his life, more warriors like Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Sardar Harisingh Nalva, Banda Singh Bahadur etc were prepared.
Patron of the Sikh Sangat Sardar Chiranjiv Singh said establishing the truth is the objective of the research institute. National president of Sikh Sangat Sardar Gurcharan Singh Gill introduced the research institute.
Over 51,000 RSS Shakhas in the country
Jammu: RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Dr Manmohan Vaidya briefed the media after the Prant Pracharak meeting on July 20. He said this year, 87 Sangh Shiksha Vargs took place wherein 23,223 shiksharthis participated. A total of 15,816 shikshartis below the age of 40 years participated and 3,000 shikshartis were above 40 years. A total of 3796 shikshartis were in the second year Varg and 899 were in third year camp. At present, there are 51,688 daily shakhas and 13,432 weekly milans in the country. There are 2,965 Pracharaks, Vistaraks across the country. Number of persons joining the RSS is increasing–as in the last three years—31,800 in 2015, 47,209 in 2016 and 71,872 in the last six months.
He said the Isha Foundation of Satguru Shri Jaggi Vasudev has taken a “Rally for Rivers” campaign to relate water, in which the Sangh volunteers would cooperate across the nation to plant trees along the river. He said developmental
activities have been started in 1100 villages and 318 villages have witnessed good results. Under the guidance of scientists, more than 1000 gaushala and indigenous cows are being researched on the cow product. He said terrorism and separatism should be tackled strictly. There should be no compromise on it.
Join the RSS for Healthy Life
Bengaluru: If one wants to be in good health, then he should join the RSS Shakha! Speaking at Guru Pooja programme, Dr BC Srinivas, Professor of Cardiology, Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, said being a doctor himself, he believes that the key to healthy life was following the adage—prevention is better than cure. “If a man has to be healthy, it involves two aspects; he needs to be healthy both physically and mentally. Even if he lacks in one aspect, then he may not be healthy. So, I say that those who visit RSS Shakhas regularly can be healthy and mentally both ways. In RSS Shakhas, one can do good physical exercises and one can be at peace mentally too. So, my prescription for a healthy life is a visit to the RSS Shakha,” he added.
He also said he was never part of the RSS earlier. However, when a family of RSS workers moved to a house in the neighbourhood, he got enamoured by the way of RSS karyakartas. Their discipline and patriotism moved him to join the RSS. “It is surprising and happy moment for me that two years ago I didn”t know about RSS and today, I am presiding over the Guru pooja programme. I wholeheartedly support RSS activities as they provide physical exercise for body, mental exercise by creating awareness about nationalistic issues and yoga creates calmness to mind and I encourage more people to join RSS,” he added. — Guruprasad R
RSS Welcomes Right Spirit of the Judiciary
Chennai: In order to “instill sense of patriotism in each and every citizen of the state”, the Madras High Court, on July 25 made the singing of national song Vande Mataram compulsory at least once a week in all schools, colleges, universities and educational institutions. It has also been directed to be played and sung in all government offices and institutions, private companies and industries at least once a month.
The Court was hearing a Petition filed by one K. Veeramani, who approached the Court after losing out an opportunity of being appointed as a teacher in a Tamil Nadu Government School, after missing the cut off by one mark in the Teachers Recruitment Board Examination. He had contended that he was wrongly deprived of one mark in a question which had asked for the language in which Vande Mataram was written. While the Petitioner had answered that it was written in Bengali, the answer key said it was written in Sanskrit. During the proceedings, the fact of it being written in Bengali was accepted by the Government, after which, the Court ordered that the mark be awarded to the Petitioner.
Justice M.V. Muralidharan then went on to issue a slew of directions, observing, “The youth of this country are the future of tomorrow. This Court hopes and trusts that this order shall be taken in the right spirit and also implemented in letter and spirit by the citizenry of this great Nation.” “Patriotism is an essential requirement for every citizen of this country. The fact that this country is our motherland should always be remembered by every citizen of this country. Several people have sacrificed their lives and families to the independent struggle that prolonged for several decades. In these tough times, it was songs like our national song “Vande Matharam” which created a sense of belief and confidence in the people”.
The Court directed that the national song shall be played and sung in all schools/colleges/ universities and other educational institutions at least once a week (Preferably on Monday or Friday); The national song shall be played and sung in all Government Offices and Institutions/Private companies/ Factories and industries at least once a Month. The Director of Public Information has been directed to upload and circulate the translated version of “Vande Mataram” in Tamil and English thereby making it available in the Government websites and also in social media. The Court marked a copy of the order the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu Government to issue appropriate instructions to the concerned authorities. “The youth of this country are the future of tomorrow. This Court hopes and trusts that this order shall be taken in the right spirit and also implemented in letter and spirit by the citizenry of this great Nation,” the court added.
RSS Uttar Tamil Nadu Prant Karyavah Shri Sambamurthy welcomed the right spirit of the judiciary to instill the sense of patriotism in each and every citizen of the State.
— VSK Tamil Nadu
Total Boycott of Chinese Products
Bengaluru: With China testing India”s patience at Doklam in Sikkim sector, RSS swayamsevaks have launched a war on Chinese products. Addressing the swayamsevaks at Guru Puja Utsav on July 23, RSS Karnataka Dakshin Prant Sah Karyavah Shri B V Sridhar Swamy Karnataka said that China is penetrating each and every country by “hook or crook” method, to emerge as single dictator to whole world. He alleged that China was earning Rs 35 lakh crore annually by selling its low quality products in India. In fact, Indians were contributing more money to China than that county”s defence budget. In return, China was spending the money earned in India for works in Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal and other countries to build infrastructure keeping a long time strategy to attack India. It is well known that China has taken control of areas of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and claiming ownership on certain areas in Arunachal Pradesh. China has also stopped Indian pilgrims from visiting their holiest shrine Kailas Mansarovar through Nathu La.
As part of the awareness derive to be conducted from August 1 to 15 all over the country, the RSS workers will go on a door-to-door campaign requesting people to boycott Chinese products. The people will also be told as to how they can opt for Indian alternatives. In fact, many of these Indian alternatives are cheaper than Chinese products and also offered good quality ones. The banning of Chinese products will not only help India teach them a lesson but also helps in reviving the Indian economy.
— Guruprasad R