“Jayant Sahasrabudhe ji contributed to the golden period of Bharat through his commitment to science. In Amrit Kaal, we should resolve to realise his scientific dream for Bharat, and he was a scientist in a different sense,” said Dattatreya Hosabale, Sarkaryavah, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, at the Shradhanjali Sabha of late Jayant Sahasrabudhe, former National Organising Secretary of Vijnana Bharati and RSS Pracharak, organised at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi on June 15, 2023. Jayant Sahasrabudhe passed away on June 2.
“Never thought I would have to participate in a condolence meeting of a friend and committed person like Jayant ji. It is a dilemma whether to consider it a loss or a mukti. In 1980s, I met him in a meeting, in which he was part of the organising committee. When I asked him about his plans after education, he replied with a smile. That smile stayed with him till the last breath. From Prant Pracharak of Konkan, he was given the responsibility of Vijnana Bharati; he had no separate room to stay. But, he accepted it without any complaints & started staying in the corner of a hall. He had a unique ability to present his views from a different perspective. He never expressed his opinions in the meetings but used to make 1-2 interventions throwing a completely new light on the subject. He nurtured all the five qualities expected from a Swayamsevak — Gyan, Sheel, Namrata, Veervrata, Katibaddhata,” Sarkaryavah said.
For Vijnana Bharati, it is a sense of becoming an orphan. For a Pracharak, the people he connects with are the assets, and Jayant ji amassed such immense wealth, Sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale further added.
Vinayak Sahastrabuddhe, younger brother of Jayant Sahasrabudhe, said that from childhood, Jayant ji was compassionate and keen to help others in his personal & professional life. Becoming pracharak is a process; Jayant ji was instrumental in initiating that process in me.
Dr Shekhar Mande, President of Vijnana Bharati also paid his tribute. “We at vigyan bharati were praying & hopeful that he would be back with us in action, but Almighty had something in mind. He could be part of every family of the person he got in touch with. He had in depth study of many scientists with a indic perspective. Role of scientists in the freedom struggle is his most profound contribution that Jatlyantji had made”, He said.
“Becoming pracharak is a process, Jayant ji was instrumental in initiating that process in me. There are two types of organisational skills: connecting with ordinary people to make him a Karyakarta but Jayant ji had a knack of connecting with extra-ordinary people and utilise their potential for the organisation. He knew how to use any occasion for furthering the organisational objectives”, said Abhijeet Gokhale, National Organising Secretary, Sanskar Bharati who started his Pracharak life in Goa with Jayant ji.
Sangh pracharak imbibes the fundamentals of the sector assigned to work with; Jayant ji was the classic example of the same, said Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale, In-Charge , Foreign Policy Dept, BJP.
Science and Art are interconnected and have complimentary foundations. Natraj is that connecting factor. I got to express that through Art because of Jayant Sahasrabuddhe ji, said Dr Sonal Mansingh, Indian classical dancer and Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)
Notably, eminent personalities like Sunil Ambekar, Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh, RSS, Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister, Science-Tech, Dr Harsh Vardhan, former Minister for Health ,Science-Tech, Abhijeet Gokhale, Sanghatan Mantri, Samskara Bharati, Prof. Santishree D Pandit, Vice Chancellor, JNU, Dr Rama Jayasundar, Department of NMR, AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr Rajesh Kotecha, secretary, Ayush and among others paid their tribute to Jayant Sahasrabudhe ji.