Three-day RSS Samanvya Baithak calls for an egalitarian society
Vrindavan: The three-day Akhil Bharatiya Samanvya Baithak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) concluded on September 3 at Keshavdham. Briefing media persons about the meeting, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Dr Manmohan Vaidya said the heads of RSS inspired organisations exchanged their experiences during the meeting and discussed certain vital issues concerning the society. Dr Vaidya said the global scenario is fast changing and Asia and particularly Bharat are going to play a decisive and significant role in the world in coming days. He pointed out that the issues prominently discussed in the meeting included social harmony, Kutumba Prabodhan, need to generate awareness in border areas and also the economic challenges before the nation. He stressed on Kutumba Prabodhan to curb the burgeoning disintegration in families. He described caste discrimination as a big problem in the society. He said the RSS is of the firm view that we all are the children of the same holy mother earth and discrimination has no place in the society.
He said RSS is closely connected with the social life and works in various fields like education, health, self-reliance, arts, etc through the swayamsevaks. He said the representatives of 35 Sangh inspired organisations attended the meeting. When asked about the decisions taken at the meeting he said no decision is taken at such meetings, because the Sangh has different mechanism to take decisions. He said mostly decisions are taken at the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha organised in March and the Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal meeting organised in October. RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Prachar Pramukh Shri Narendra Thakur and Prachar Pramukh of Paschimi Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Shri Padma Kumar were also present during the press briefing.
In response to a question, he said all the organisations are free to make their own decisions and serve on their own method. Those who are unaware of this should understand the system of the Sangh. The meeting was inaugurated by Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat and Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi on September 1.
Guru tradition combines Bhakti and Shakti
Haridwar: “Whenever the nation was in trouble, our great Gurus came forward with solutions. The Guru tradition has unique combination of bhakti and shakti. The Gurus have curbed the troubles in every segment of the society. Shri Guru Govind Singh has immensely contributed in uniting the country,” said RSS Sahsarkaryavah Shri V Bhagaiah, while speaking at the 350th birth anniversary celebration function of Shri Guru Govind Singh at the Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya in Haridwar. Gayatri Parivar chief Dr Pranav Pandya and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat were also present.
Shri Bhagaiah further said Shri Guru Govind Singh inspired Baba Banda Singh Bahadur to move towards the North and fought against the injustices of Mughal empire. The 350th birth anniversary celebration is an opportunity for us to imbibe his teachings and follow them in practice. Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat also recalled the contribution of Shri Guru Govind Singh. Union Minister Shri SS Ahaluwalia said the history of Sikhism is full of bravery, sacrifice and valour and still they follow that tradition.
Dr Pranav Pandya said there are three aspects of a great personality—saint, reformer and martyr. Shri Guru Govind Singh was the combination of all of these three qualities. He sacrificed his entire family for the nation. He declared to include the teachings of Shri Guru Govind Singh in his University syllabous.
Jatthedar of Shri Patna Saheb Gyani Shri Iqbal Singh, head of Nirmal Panchayati Akhara Pt Gyandev Singh, MLA Sardar Harbhajan Singh Chima, Rashtriya Sikh Sangat national
president Shri Gurcharan Singh Gill, general secretary organisation Shri Avinash Jaiswal, general secretary Dr Avatar Singh Shastry, Vice Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti University Dr Chinmaya Pandya, RSS Prant Pracharak Shri Yuddhabir Singh, Prant Karyavah Shri Dinesh Semwal and many other eminent persons were also present. A book on the life of Shri Guru Govind Singh was also released. n
RSS condemns Mamata for vengeance
Kolkata: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) strongly condemned the move on the part of West Bengal Government headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to cancel the booking of State-owned Mahajati Sadan Auditorium for an event to be addressed by the RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat on October 3. The function was regarding 150th birth anniversary celebration of Bhagini Nivedita.
“This is not for the first time that such a move was taken by State government. Earlier also the State government has done it. We condemn this move,” said Shri Jishnu Basu, RSS Dakshin Banga Prant Karyavah. RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Dr. Manmohan Vaidya also strongly condemned the lop-sided view of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. “To take vengeance on RSS, Mamata cancelled the event of Sister Nivedita Mission Trust, which is working among poor and destitute women. Mamata’s knee-jerk responses are to appease jihadi elements who have infiltrated the State, upon which she has built her political base” Dr. Vaidya added.
Sister Nivedita 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations Committee had booked Mahajati Sadan for October 3 event. “The auditorium authorities had accepted the booking in June. But last week, they first said that we need police permission. When we informed that we have already informed the police, they said that renovation work will be undertaken in the auditorium during the time and the programme could not take place there,” said Shri Rantidev Sengupta, general secretary of the celebration committee.
Swayamsevaks take up flood relief works
Kolkata: North Bengal is under terrible flood for some time. Some districts including Alipurduar, Coochbehar, Paschim Coochbehar, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Malda and North Malda are facing severe condition of flood. People and livestock in these districts are deplorably affected by the flood caused mainly by over flowing of the hills’ rivers nourished by massive
rainfall from August 10 to 16 in North Bangal, Bihar and Nepal. Many people have been rendered homeless and
kinless. People have taken shelter along the Railway lines, in relief camps and also under open sky. Transport and communication network has been badly affected. Majority mud houses have been destroyed. Since crops have badly damaged, the farmers are the worst affected. The situation is gradually improving except in Malda district.
According to Shri Pradip Chandra Adhikari, Prant Karyavah of RSS Uttar Benga Prant, from very first day, the RSS swayamsevaks are rendering relief in their all possible ways. Over 1,100 swayamsevaks joined the relief operation in 2,138 villages, eight cities and 52 localities. From August 12 to 25 huge quantity of relief material including chura, sugar, roties, rice, pulses, biscuits, milk, water, medicines and tripal were distributed.
Massive Conglomeration Planned in Meerut
Meerut: Rashtrodaya Swayamsevak Samagam to be organised on February 25, 2018 at Jagriti Vihar by the RSS will witness the participation of swayamsevaks in uniform from all 10,580 villages and all urban localities. RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat will address the Samagam. It is expected to be the largest event by any voluntary organisation in the world.
RSS Meerut Prant Sanghachalak Shri Suryaprakash Tonk said the Prant has been divided into 24,000 sub villages or localities and the work is on to expand the organization in all the Bastis. The target is to ensure participation of at least 20,000 Bastis in the Samagam. He said 5,745 Vistaraks are touring the whole Prant from September 1 to 20. Coordination meetings in all 25 districts of the Prant were organised up to August 28. Contact has been established in over 15,000 Bastis so far.
Shri Tonk pointed out that during the contact drive the Vistaraks, apart from expanding the Sangh work, will also administer the oath of boycotting Chinese goods to the people. They will also educate people about environment protection. Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev who is superheating this campaign at national level for environment protection will be in Meerut on October 1. The Vistaraks will also educate people about the need of cleanliness. Special cleanliness drive will be conducted in the Prant from September 17 to 25. At the moment there are 2,917 daily shakhas in the Prant. Apart from it weekly and monthly milans are organised at around 1,000 places. n
‘Sight-A-Thon 2017’ to promote eye donation
Hyderabad: In order to generate awareness for eye
donation, Telangana unit of Saksham and NPCB along with Government of Telangana organised a 2K Blindfold Walk named ‘Sight-A-Thon 2017′ on September 3 at Necklace Road. Nearly 2,500 people including students from various schools and volunteers from voluntary organisations and IT companies joined the event. A total of 240 visually
challenged Divyangas led the event. Prominent among those who joined the event included Dr. Ghazal Srinivas, Tollywood Actor Dr Ali Basha, Additional Commissioner
of GHMC Ms Dasari Harichandana, Fight Masters
Ram-Laxman and Tollywood actor Raghu Karumanchi. n
Chennai: In spite of ill-advised interferences from the police, over 2,800 huge Ganesha idols were installed at public places across Chennai. The immersion went off peacefully, but not without Hindu Munnani registering its protest over refusal of permission for Ganesh immersion procession along the Ice House locality in the city. The police seem to have a quaint notion that it is a “sensitive” locality. Shri Kadeswara Subramaniam, State president of Hindu Munnani was arrested when he tried to go in a
procession with Ganesh idols there in order to drive home the fact that Hindus must have the right of way. For the last three decades and more, Hindu Munnani founder Shri Rama Gopalan had been insisting on the ‘right of way’ for the Hindus on similar occasions and he used to get arrested likewise. Meanwhile, all sections of Hindu society hit the roads in Ganesh immersion processions in every small and big town and village of the state, the number of Ganeshas worshipped in public nearing one lakh. Not only the spread, the depth of devotion was also remarkable, with Ganesh Committee members observing Vratam for the Ganesh Chaturthi and women devotees reaching out with holy kalasams on their head to receive Ganesha into their town for installing. Most remarkable was the huge procession of massive Ganeshas in Salem town which had witnessed DK vandals of breaking Ganesha idols in the 1990’s. n
Zero Defect, Zero Effect
Chennai: Tamil Nadu unit of Laghu Udyog Bharati (LUB) representing tiny, small and medium manufacturing
enterprises organised an event on the topic ‘Global
expectation on quality; An auto component perspective’ on August 31. LUB has always endeavoured to further the cause of SME sector in various ways—making
representation to Government on policy matter concerning small industries, knowledge sharing, inputs for policy
making and giving collective voice to small manufacturers.
Dr Ravichandran, former CEO of TVS Lucas and a
well-known personality in auto-component industry, emphasised on the fact that to remain competitive focus on “Zero defect and Zero effect”. Zero defect increases
productivity and Zero effect ensures no damage is caused to the environment. He also stressed the need for
manufacturers to continuously innovate. He further stressed that innovation need not be an expensive R&D activity. It can be simple idea giving greater value to
customer. He stressed on utilising the talent of the retired professionals. State president of LUB Shri Hariharan, vice president Shri Suresh Kumar and were also present. RSS Sah Prant Karyavah Shri Ramakrishna Prasad also spoke. n
Sports Mahakumbha in Bhopal
Bhopal: The Sports Mahakumbha of the Vidya Bharati was held at Sharda Vihar School from September 1 to 4. About 700 sportsperson of 13 sports from Malwa, Mahakaushal, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Bharat Prant participated in the event. Treasurer of the Vidya Bharati Madhya Bharat Shri Arun Patewar, Prant Pramukh of Vidya Bharati Shri Ramji Bhavsar and Prant Sports Pramukh Shri Manish Vajpayee and principal of Sharda Vihar Shri Rajesh Tiwari presented prizes to the winners. About 250 students of Sharda Vihar won medals for the school. n