Jaipur: Mahanagar unit of the Bharat Vikas Parishad organised ‘Swar Sarita-2017’, a group musical programme involving students, at the India International School on August 28. Students from 15 schools presented patriotic songs in Hindi and Sanskrit. A group of students from the India International School stood first in the competition, while the Vidyashram and Damodardas Dalimia Higher Secondary Adarsh Vidya Mandir, Jamdoli stood second and third respectively. The competition was inaugurated by Mayor of Jaipur Dr Ashok Lahoti, while Bharati Vikas Parishad president Dr Rup Singh presided over. Dr Ashwin Dalavi, chairman of the Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, was the chief guest. n
Rajgarh: In a unique case of donation, a teacher, Smt Shakuntala Sharma, of the Vidya Bharati run Saraswati Shishu Mandir at Pachor under Rajgarh District of Madhya Pradesh, donated one lakh rupees on her retirement to the same school where she taught for years. She handed over the draft of Rs one lakh to Prant organising secretary of the Vidya Bharati Shri Hitanand Sharma on August 28. Shri Rupesh Vishwakarma, who worked with Smt Sharma, shared his experience of working with her. Teachers and
principals of other schools in Rajgarh, Guna and Sihore Districts were also present. n
Celebrating National Sports
Chennai: Tamil Nadu unit of Kreeda Bharati organised National Sports Day celebration on August 27 at Dr Nalli Kuppuswamy Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Korattur and awarded Jijabai Puraskars to the sports personalities. The two-day event was packed with games and events including Kho Kho, Malkhamb, Kabaddi, Silambam, Table Tennis, Badminton and Yoga wherein around 1,100 people from 12 districts participated.
The sports personalities who were felicitated with Jijabai Puraskars included G Loka Karthik Raghav (All India Gold and Silver medalist in Silambam), Harshanavardhini (Gold Medalist in table tennis), D Senthilkumar (Malkhamb and Yoga practitioner), K Pavithra (National player, Kho-kho), Ulagadurai, Kalaimaamani, Physical Education and Malkhamb specialist). Sports Minister Shri P Balakrishna Reddy and MLA from Ambattur constituency Shri Alexander presented the awards. n
Call for Boycott of Chinese Goods
New Delhi: Rashtra Sevika Samiti has appealed to the countrymen to boycott Chinese goods. In a seminar, organised by its Medhavini Sindhu Srijan (Intellectual Wing) at the Kirori Mal College Auditorium of University of Delhi on August 25, the Samiti said China opposes India in almost every sphere be it an issue of a terrorist like Masood Azhar or India’s entry into the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG). Secondly the growing entry of Chinese goods in Indian markets has adversely affected the Indian manufacturers.
Addressing a gathering of about 100 academicians and intellectuals, Dr Ashwani Mahajan of Swadeshi Jagran Manch said the call to boycott Chinese goods during last Diwali led to the fall in sale of Chinese goods by about 50 per cent. About 97 lakh Indians had signed a resolution for the boycott. The Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) this year wants to raise this figure to 2.5 crore to make a significant impact. He pointed out that India has imposed anti-dumping duty on 133 Chinese products.
Prof Rajkumar Bhatia said India should become a closed economy to keep its industry alive. Even Indian goods costing more should be given a preference over the cheaper Chinese goods in national interest. Smt Kiran Chopra, director of Punjab Kesari Group, said women in large number are promoting Indian goods and they will defiantly stop buying Chinese goods. She stressed the need to educate and involve them in the campaign. Prant Karyavahika of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti Smt Sunita Bhatia briefed the audience about the activities of the Samiti.
Film Festival for Cultural Values
New Delhi: Bharatiya Chitra Sadhana (BCS) has invited entries for short films under the category of Short Films, Documentary Films, Animation Films and Campus Films. The selected short films will be screened at the film festival to be organised in New Delhi from February 16 to 18, 2018. Renowned film director Shri Madhur Bhandarkar and chairman of the BCS Shri Alok Kumar made this announcement at a press conference on August 18. Shri Bhandarkar also inaugurated the website of BCS for the Film Festival.
The logo of the Film Festival was also released. The logo has been designed by Sushri Bhuvi Gupta of Mumbai, who currently works as Front-end Engineer. The BCS had organised a national competition for logo design. The jury of logo competition comprised of Director General of National Gallery of Modern Art Shri Adwaita Gadanayak, internationally acclaimed artist Shri Vasudev Kamath and national convener of Prajna Pravah Shri J Nandkumar.
The BCS has been established as a charitable trust with a vision to use the popular medium of short films, documentaries and animations to spread the cultural values of Bharat. It organised the first film festival in Indore from February 26 to 28, 2016, which had received 309 entries from 8 States. n
‘Care for Marginalised’, core of Integral Humanism
Hyderabad: “One must earn his bread is a Western concept. But way back in 1967, Deendayal Upadhyaya said even the children, old and disabled who can’t earn their bread must be cared and fed by the society. Man must work not merely for his bread, but also to fulfill his social obligations,” said Prasar Bharati Chairman Dr A Suryaprakash, while speaking at a seminar on Integral Humanism. The seminar was organised by the Samachara Bharati Cultural Association and Chetana at Kondapur on August 26.
Shri Suryaprakash said first we were infatuated by Socialistic model of Russia and then by Western Capitalism leading to a confused and ill-amalgamated economic theory of ‘mixed economy’. But, we have to look into the philosophy of Integral Humanism – which is rooted in our own traditions. Communists and Socialists did not understand ‘Integral Man’. We want neither Socialism nor Capitalism. We want happiness of the integral man, he added. He said one cannot miss the influence of Deendayalji’s thoughts on some schemes like Jan Dhan Yojana, Skill India, Crop Insurance, Beti-Bachao–Beti-Padhao introduced by Shri Narendra Modi government. Over 25 crore bank accounts have been opened under the Jan Dhan Yojana. This is a feat, which has no parallel anywhere in the world.
Associate professor of ISB Shri Subramanian Krishnamurthy said economy cannot be measured only by GDP. We have to create an environment where people have more jobs. Industry and research should work in tandem to create such environment where people and native ideas thrive. More than 200 people belonging to various sections of the society attended the function. n
Moving Together, ‘Cooperative’ Way
New Delhi: Fourth state conference of the Sahakar Bharati Delhi was held on August 20. The conference was dedicated to the birth centenary year celebration of Sahakar Bharati founder the late Lakshmanrao Inamdar. The theme of the conference was to ‘economically empower the economically weaker’.
Addressing the gathering, noted economist and the RSS Uttar Kshetra Sanghachalak Dr Bajranglal Gupt underlined three major economic problems of the larger Indian
population—poverty, disparity and unemployment and described cooperative as the perfect remedy for all these problems. He stressed the need that the Cooperative Sector and the Governments should work together.
National organising secretary of Sahakar Bharati Shri Sanjay Pachpore highlighted the life of the late Lakshmanrao Inamdar. He stressed on high level of moral values among the workers involved in the
Cooperative Sector. National president of Sahakar Bharati Shri Jyotinderbhai Mehta said the strength of cooperative should be utilised to address the basic issues of the people in the changing scenario. Secretary, Agriculture and Cooperative, Government of India, Smt Upma Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer of the Bharatiya Rashtriya Sahakar Sangh Shri N Satyanarayan and national joint organising secretary of Sahakar Bharati Shri Vishnu Bobade were also present. Shri Sunil Gupta was unanimously elected as new present of Sahakar Bharati, while Shri Bharat Bhushan and Shri Subhash Sharma were elected general secretary and secretary respectively. n
Sewa as Medium of Change
New Delhi: Research makes the things better and easier. All our Vedas and Upanishads are based on scientific facts. What is now being claimed through research has already been said in our Vedas hundreds of years back. The Vedas provide everything. What is required is to read them. We can change India through sewa and sacrifice,” said Dr HR Nagendra, Chancellor of S-Vyasa, while delivering a lecture at India Habitat Centre on August 28. The lecture, titled as ‘Bharat Bodh’, was organised jointly by IGNOU and Akhil Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal.
Shri Mukul Kanitkar, organising secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal said the lecture series of ‘Bharat Bodh’ has to be taken not only in all parts of the country, but also all over the world.
Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar inaugurated digital textbooks of IGNOU. He said while thinking about the world we must think of Bharat also.
PM’s Tribute to Laxmanrao Inamdar
New Delhi: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi paid rich tribute to the late Laxmanrao Inamdar on his birth anniversary year. Describing him as a ‘prerana punj’ for countless, Shri Modi, in his message sent for the Sahakar Bharati souvenir, which is dedicated to the birth centenary year celebration of the late Inamdarji, touched various aspects of his life. He said: “He was really a bridge—a bridge connecting hundreds of workers, a bridge that gave a meaning direction to the lives of thousands of hearts and a bridge that
strengthened the journey of sanskars. The organisation and
hundreds of workers will forever remain indebted to him for taking them to the new destination as a bridge. I am short of words to express my feelings for the respect that I have in my heart for such a great personality. I only bow down with respect to him and my mind every moment pays him respect.”
This is not for the first time when Prime Minister Shri Modi expressed gratitude to the late Shri Inamdarji. He has also paid rich tribute to him through his books, Setubandh and Jyotipunj. n
Discussion on Article 35-A should reach logical conclusion
Dehradun: Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad and the Vishwa Samvad Kendra organised a symposium at the District Courts Bar Association Auditorium on August 27 to discuss the Article 35A and Jammu & Kashmir. Shri Sanjay Taygi, Supreme Court Advocate, while joining the discussion said there is very much confusion among the people about Article 35-A and 370 and people feel that no Indian citizen can purchase property in the State and the Constitution of India is not implemented there. But Section 6 of the J&K Constitution says that the citizen of J&K is also citizen of India. But the game of separatism was played in the name of Article 35-A. In fact the rights mentioned under Article 35-A are equally available to all citizens of India.
Presiding over the function Shri Rajiv Sharma, president of Dehradun Bar Association, said the growing debate on Article 35-A would surely take the issue to a logical conclusion. n