Karimnagar: “Sangh work has values of Hindutva as its foundation. Hindu values and view of life is not opposed to anyone, but is an integrating force,” said RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi, while addressing the valedictory function of Prant Karyakarta Shivir on November 5. Over 1,657 workers from all districts of Telangana participated in the camp. Dakshin Madhya Kshetra Sanghachalak Shri Nagaraj, Prant Sanghachalak Shri Pyata Venkateswara Rao and Karimnagar Nagar Sanghachalak Dr Ramanacharya also shared the dais.
Bhaiyaji further said the Hindutva unites people of different faiths and it does not discriminate whether one goes to temple or not or believes in rituals or not. We can witness it from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. When we say we are Hindu, it is the name of the great and hoary culture of those that lived beyond the Sindhu. He said our Rishis went abroad, but they never ventured out with arms and ammunitions. They always stepped out to give knowledge to the world. They taught human values, they were never aggressive. But Bharat was constantly attacked by forces, who were narrow-minded.
He said we identify ourselves with the nature but at the same time we see lakes being polluted and large-scale deforestation. Currently, we have only 11 per cent of forest, but to survive as a race we require 30 per cent forests. Swayamsevaks are doing their part along with the Government agencies in some states. In Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, 11 crores saplings have been planted in few days with the involvement of Government agencies and the people. Jaggi Vasudevji is conducting a campaign to ‘Save Rivers’ and the Sangh swayamsevaks are supporting it.
Bhaiyaji expressed concern over the continuous aggression on people standing for Hindu values in Kerala, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. In the last two years, over 25 karyakartas of Sangh were killed in Kerala alone. In democracy there should be freedom to differ in opinions but the Communists seem to believe in exterminating those who differ with them. Today’s problem of Kerala can become problem of Telangana too. In West Bengal, the State Government is silent on the attacks on Hindu temples. Police stations have been looted and public institutions vandalised. These events are a serious matter of concern to the Hindu society.
He said there are some people who are working to increase the gap between the people of various castes. We must identify such forces and work to nullify their impact. n
‘Girls Trapped in Love Jihad’ : Shantakka
Kochi: Rashtra Sevika Samiti Pramukh Sanchalika V Shantakka expressed concern over the fact that even sensible Hindu girls are getting trapped in Love Jihad. Addressing a reception accorded to her by the Samiti workers of Ernakulam Zone on November 4, she said women are strength of the society. “They have a pivotal role to play in moulding the gen next. Every woman in the country should take efforts in this direction. The primary endeavour should begin from the families,” Shantakka said adding that while the women in the US stress on womanhood, Indian women do uphold motherhood.
Prant Sanchalika Usha Varma presided over the function. Dr Chithrathara, Adv Maheshwari and Priya Anand also spoke on the occasion. Shantakka also toured throughout Kerala in connection with the organisational activities in the State. — T Satisan
Balance Spiritual & Material Life
New Delhi: RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Dr Krishna Gopal stressed the need for coordination between science and spirituality. Inaugurating a three-day ‘Yuva Vimarsh’ at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) on November 2, he said science has its own limitations and the point at which it stops, spirituality begins. In the
modern civilisation, more emphasis is given on material development sans spirituality. This is a matter of concern.
He said modern civilisation has converted the world into a global market where each one looks for gaining more profit. The entire society has become competitive to the point of separation leading to hatred and jealousy. He said the information technology has made information easily available, but it has affected the personal relationships and this has led to increasing incidents of depression and melancholy among the people.
He said the modern civilisation has given birth to consumerism that has made our demands unlimited and has broken our social behaviour. We have to find out ways to tide over these challenges. And the only way to
come out of such a situation is spirituality-based Indian culture that teaches us to live a collective life full of content drawing whatever necessary from the nature and limiting our demands and to preserve the resources for the posterity.
On November 3, organising secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal Shri Mukul Kanitkar stressed on student centric education in the country. “We believe there should not be any division in education and we should have clear cut objectives for education,” he said adding that we should prepare the students not for exam alone but for the future.
Addressing the concluding ceremony of the Vimarsh on November 4, the RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Sampark Pramukh Shri Arun Kumar stressed on more studies and research on different topics. He said the decline in studies has adversely affected the policy formulation also. We neglect sincere studies not only about our own countries but also about the other countries which lead to the rise of many problems. On the other hand China conducts different kinds of studies on our markets and then formulate policies accordingly. n
Follow the Stalwarts for Wholesome Development
Almora: A two-day workshop was held by Uttaranchal Utthan Parishad, Dehradun, Deendayal Research Institute, New Delhi and Union Ministry of Culture to deliberate upon the ideas propounded in the historical work Daishik Shastra written by Badari Shah Dhulghariya in 1920 and the theory of Integral Humanism put forth by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya in the 1960's, and to suggest ways and means to utilise the principles therein for everlasting, integral and wholesome development of the nation. About 60 distinguished persons including former Union Minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, RSS National Executive member Shri Ashok Beri, Dr Mahesh Sharma, BJP MP Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Finance Minister of Uttarakhand Prakash Pant, Dr Jitendra Bajaj from Chennai, Dr Ravindra Mahajan from Mumbai and Shri Prem Badakoti from Dehradun.
The workshop arrived at five points for follow-up action. First, a meaningful discussion on balanced progress in a global perspective. Two, for balanced development,
scientific management of natural resources and technology should be ensured. Third, a national consensus in the light of Bharatiya intellect should be reached to lead the world towards an inclusive and harmonious social conduct in the perspective of Deendayalji’s centenary and 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Four, an effective
implementation of various developmental experiments across Bharat under village cluster plans. Five, a working group must be constituted to oversee formation of
machinery for looking after all this. –Ajay Mittal
Felicitating the Changemakers
New Delhi: Rashtirya Sewa Bharati, in association with the Sant Ishwar Foundation, felicitated individuals and
organisations for their outstanding services to the people in remote areas of the country. The Puraskars were presented by Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Sushri Uma Bharati and MoS Health Shri Ashwani Chaube.
Sant Ishwar Special Sewa Samman for the year was
presented to Paramhans Shri Dati Maharaj of Delhi for women empowerment and education of children. Vishisht Sewa Samman was presented to Shri Shyamanand Brahmachari Maharaj who in West Garo Hills of Meghalaya is working for traditional-cultural awakening; Thiyagam Women Trust of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, for financial empowering Divyag Village; Shri Vijay Jardhari of Uttarakhand for discovering various rare seeds and Dr Ashok Kukare from Maharashtra for doing exemplary work in water conservation.
Sewa Samman was presented to Shri Rameshwar Naik of Jalgaon for providing health services to over 12 lakh people in Vanvasi area; Shri Chauba Kamson from Imphal, Manipur, generating awareness about traditional traditions; Shri Ramchandra Kharadi from Dungarpur, Rajasthan for awakening the Vanvasis; Shri Nrisingh Gausewa Samiti, Kathua, Jammu, for preserving the indigenous breed of cows; Sewa Foundation from Dhankikote for serving five lakh deprived people; Shri Toduparimpal Verghese from Thrissur, Kerala for championing the cause of farmers; Samaj Sewa Samiti, Bengaluru, for making women self-reliant; Samtol Foundation Mumbai for reconnecting 8,000 children who had deserted their families due to some reasons with the families; Shri Jagat Kalyan Shikshan Sansthan, Jodhpur, for rehabilitation of children and women; Swarup Vardhini from Pune for helping students in the preparations of competitive exams; Sushri Tasil N Zeliang from Nagaland for women empowerment and Rambhau Mahlgi Prabodhini, Mumbai, for promoting
education in 1,103 schools through digital classes.
Presiding over the function Rashtriya Sewa Bharati president Siddhinath Singh said the Rashtriya Sewa Bharati is working to bring all like minded Sewa organisations at one platform. He said Sant Ishwar Sewa Samman has been
started to recognise the services of the individuals and
organisations who are doing exemplary work for social change through sewa activities. n
Promoting Scientific Temperament
New Delhi: Vidya Bharati organised a two-day Science Fair from November 6 to 7. The Science Fair was inaugurated by general secretary of the Vidya Bharati, Uttar Kshetra, Shri Suresh Atri. He said such events help in developing scientific temperament among the students. About 100 competitions were organised during the Fair. More than 600 students from Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu-Kashmir joined the competitions. The students displayed models of water purifiers, history of computer, coal preservation methods etc. The students from Punjab stood first in the competitions while Delhi and Haryana stood second and third respectively. Dr Ashutosh from NCERT applauded the experiment of Science Fair saying such events generate scientific temperament among the general
public also. He stressed on promoting such activities on a large scale.
BSS Join Hands with IRCTC for Training SHGs
Mumbai: Bharatiya Stree Shakti, in collaboration with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences joined hands with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to generate awareness and to empower the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and other Micro Finance Groups for IRCTC’s e-Catering and e-marketing project. A day long workshop was organised on November 4 for capacity building and training of the SHGs. The prime objective of the workshop was to familiarise the SHGs to IRCTC’s venture of e-Catering and e-marketing and thereby creating opportunities for SHGs in preparing fresh meals and delicacies. A total of 177 participants from 79 SHGs and 49 stations participated in the event. n
New Team of Shikshik Mahasangh
Amrawati: National Executive of Akhil Bharatiya Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh was organised from October 27 to 29. On October 29, the election of new executive took place. Shri Jagdish Prasad Singhal from Rajasthan was elected as president, while Shri Shivanand Sindankera from Karnataka was elected general secretary. Dr Nirmala Yadav from Uttar Pradesh was elected additional general secretary, while Shri Mahendra Kapur is organising secretary. Shri Sanjay Raut will be treasurer. The new executive has been elected for three years. n
Kisan Sangh for Action against GEAC
New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) has demanded CBI inquiry against the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC). The demand was made after the Kisan Sangh workers caught red handed the illegal farming of GM soabean and Herbicide Tolerance (HT) by some famers in three villages of Modasa tehsil in Gujarat. The local administration ceased the illegal corps and registered FIR against the people responsible, but what generate doubt is the negligence of the GEAC as it did not take any action against the culprits even after the matter was brought to its notice on October 25. n
Promoting Social Fraternity for Equality
Jaipur: “It is time we throw away social unequality from our country. The day we do it, we would in real sense claim to have achieved freedom and equality. What is required for it is the social fraternity. When the socity is one, no enemy will be able to dominate us,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, while addressing the Swar Govindam function organised at Chitrakoot Stadium.
He said Swar Govindam is the acvitity, which creates curiosity about the RSS. But the real objective of RSS is not to generate curiosity, but to awaken the people through such activities. He said the performance by 1,200 Ghosh swayamsevaks does not aim at entertaining people or to display their art, rather to generate the feeling of Rashtra Sewa.
Head of Rewasa Peeth Sant Raghvacharya, Shri Ramannath from Nath Sect and Shri Bhavnath from Harmara Nath Sect were also present.
The gosh display by 1,276 swayamsevaks was mesmerising. Six brave women were also felicitated. More than 35,000 people participated in the function.
An exhibition of historic and traditional musical instruments was organised at Jamdoli Keshav Vidyapeeth. Musical instruments of 108 types were displayed in the exhibition, which was jointly inaugurated by the RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Sharirik Shikshan Pramukh Shri Jagdish Prasad, Prof Madhu Bhatt Tailang from Rajasthan University and noted scholar of folk art Shri Vinod Joshi.
Shri Jagdish Prasad pointed that now many of the
tunes developed by Sangh swayamsevaks are played by the Indian Army. About 40 such band tunes have been adopted by the Indian Army. n