Saturday, November 19, 2011

KA Francis’s Essence of Aum wins first Pranavakshar Puraskar

By S Chandrasekhar

-Leading  artist and Chairman of Kerala Lalithakala Academy, Sri KA  Francis’s book, The Essence of Aum, won the first Pranavakshar Puraskar,  instituted by Haridwar-based Abhetha Gangamaiya Trust.

An expert in Tantric art, he developed interest in Aum and has been doing research on it for several years. He was also fortunate to learn Vaishnavite Tantric Art in Haridwar. A strict vegetarian, he has held exhibitions on Tantric Art, world over, and has painted more than 2000 Mahalakshmi and Vishnu Padams (feet).

The Essence of Aum, published in English in January this year, has also been translated into Malayalam. Spanish and Portuguese translations are due shortly. The book gives a total perspective of Aum as said by sages and Upanishadas. The book says Aum is similar to a child in mother’s womb and the spiritual magic of  the Aum sound is explained in many dimensions.

The book was released by Defence Minister AK Antonty in the presence of Oscar Award winning Resul Pookutty. Resul Pookutty  spoke about the importance of Aum and its role in the creation of sound at the Oscar Award Winning function.

RSS demands immediate release of Hindu youths with ‘unproven charges’ in terror cases.

 RSS demands bail for right wing accused in Malegaon Blast case
New Delhi: (PTI)
Ram Madhav demands for release of right wing terror accused
A day after seven accused in the Malegaon blasts were released on bail, the RSS on Thursday demanded similar relief to other right wing accused who have been lodged in jail.
“The NIA should apply the same yardstick to other accused in the Malegaon and Ajmer blasts’ cases,” RSS leader Ram Madhav said.

He contended that in March this year, the NIA had opposed the bail plea of these seven accused. “What has changed on the ground that they have not opposed the bail pleas now. We think that this has been done due to political considerations,” he said.

The seven accused in the Malegaon blasts were released on bail yesterday, five years after their arrest in the case, the probe into which took a new turn after names of right-wing groups figured in other blasts.
Madhav said the accused Hindu youths should also be released immediately as they were behind bars with “unproven charges” in terror cases.

“The logic of the agency which investigated the 2006 case should be applied to 2007 and 2008 terror cases in which some Hindu youths were arrested with no proven charges and no evidence,” he said.
He went on to add that the charges against the seven accused Muslims were very much there as they have not been acquitted.

Madhav accused the National Minorities Commission of “strongly lobbying” with the NIA for not opposing their bail pleas.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Udupi & Moodabidire: Sangh Parivar staged massive protests against Communal Violence Bill

Udupi and Moodubidire:

RSS Karnataka launched statewide protest against Communal Violence Bill-2011. Today there was protest programme at Udupi and Moodabidire.


Sangh parivar today staged a huge protest against the proposed communal violence bill-2011 at Udupi and Moodubidire. Hundreds of activists under the banner Hindu Hitarakshana Samithi, Karnataka came to streets demanding the withdrawal of Bill which they claimed anti-Hindu.

Suvrath Kumar speaks at Moodabidire
In Moodabidire, Mr Suvrath Kumar, Chief of Youthh Against Corrruption Karnataka addressed the gathering and explained how  the proposed bill can disintegrate the society. Sawamijis, local socio-political leaders and several others participated in a rally also, earlier.

'Face Criticism, ignore praises to achieve task of Param Vaibhav’ says RSS Chief Mohan ji Bhagwat:

‘Face criticism, ignore praises to achieve task of Param Vaibhav’
Vaman Drishti Maha-Shivir-Indore

Indore : “Social activists who have chosen a tedious path of social service, should not turn around in midway, that is the rule of the game”, said Sarsanghchalak (RSS chief) Dr. Mohan Bhagwat while inaugurating a teachers training camp related to Vidya Bharati here on Saturday. The two days “Vaman Drishti Maha-Shivir” was held at the High-link city here on the occasion of silver jubilee of the Saraswati Vidya Pratishthan. 11 thousand honorary teachers, who vow to teach the children in the rural & vanavasi (tribal) areas for next few years, participated in the camp.
Vaman Drishti Maha-Shivir-Indore
Dr. Bhagwat told a story of three youth, who tried to marry a princess & how only the one who did not turn around to even look at his back, succeeded in the task. Dr. Bhagwat told the participants, “similarly at first, we will face opposition & criticism. The next we will get praises. But we have to ignore both these & also other hurdles to achieve our task which is making our beloved Bharat Mata the Universal Guru.”

Dr. Bhagwat added, “The education must be inspired from theDharm & should relate to Dharm, But  Dharm does not mean a particular religion like Hinduism, or Islam or Christianity.”  Recalling the story of triumph of Vaman, Vishnu’s avatar, over the king Bali, Bhagwat said that “Vaman did not asked for himself but saked for the society & the humanity at large. Such social work seemed to be necessary not only for the exaltation of humans but even for the nature, the environment & the animals etc.” He further said the concept of religion must not be confined to rituals.

“Over 225 years ago even United States and Europe believed in the joint family system, now these countries have forgotten the concept of Dharm & the current attack of immoral cultural values over the humanity & the invasion of the culture of consumerism is coming from the same “paatal” (on the other end of the world vis a vis India), where the king Bali was sent packing by Vaman,” he quipped. King Bali was supporter of the consumerism & his way of life destroyed the nature, Dr. Bhagwat observed. He added that Bali only extracted the resources from the mother nature, and did not nurtured & protected the environment. That’s why he had to face a revolution in the form of Vaman, which stood for the conservation of the environment.

The RSS chief appealed to the Vidya Bharti graduates to work for the uplift of tribal communities and protection of the nature. He called upon the audience to remind the story of the Shivaji Maharaj, who despite having ruled in relatively small area, thought for the entire country. Dr. Bhagwat also put emphasis on the need for the planning & thinking atleast 25 years ahead.

The “Vaman Drishti Maha-Shivir” was inaugurated by Dr.Bhagwat by lighting a traditional lamp & doing Saraswati poojan. Vidya Bharati’s chairman Govind Sharma, Guide Brahmadev Sharma, Roshanlal Saxena, General Secretary Narendrasinh Rawal, Organising Secretary Prakashchandra, Jt. Org Secretary Kashipati, Vice President D. Ramkrishna Rao, Shriram Aravkar, Shivkurmar ji, Asha Thanaki, Padmanarayan Dubey, and Bhagwansinh Pawar were on the dais. Givindprasad ji delivered presidential address.

(Inputs from Daily Swadesh, Gwalior and Newsbharati)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Prime Minister calling Gilani ‘man of peace’ is unfortunate: Mohan Bhagwat


Rajgarh (MP), Nov 13 (PTI) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said it was “unfortunate” that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had chosen to describe his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani as a “man of peace”.

At a gathering here, Bhagwat said the very existence of Pakistan was based on enmity towards India. “Because of this it is unfortunate that our people give certificates of peace to Pakistan from time to time,” he said.

Bhagwat said Pakistan and China posed twin threats to India and added that warnings about this were given periodically. He alleged that Pakistan’s mentality towards Kashmir has not changed. “People are safe in Jammu and Kashmir because of the Army and both Pakistan and the separatists know this,” he added

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pragna Bharati Press release on Memorandum to Governor of Andhra Pradesh on Communal Violence Bill 2011

Dt:  10/11/11
Pragna Bharathi, Andhra Pradesh :
Press Release:

Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and
Reparations) Bill 2011-Memorandum to the Governor of A.P .
Memorandum to His Excellency, the Governor of  Andhra Pradesh.

Sarvasri Dr T.H.Chowdary of Pragna Bharathi, Js. S.Parvatha Rao, Gen ARK Reddy, Maj.Gen. A.B.Gorthi, former Directors General of Police Sri K. Aravinda Rao, Sri Roddam Prabhakara Rao and Prof. D. Manohara Rao, formerly of Osmania University  met with His Excellency the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Sri ESL.Narasimhan at 1600 Hrs. on Thursday, 10-11-11 at the  Raj Bhawan and  submitted a Memorandum  urging upon him to forward the  Memorandum  to the  Prime Minister and the President of India.

1. The Memorandum  says inter alia, that the  above Bill is  subversive of the federal nature of the  Indian state in that even as the maintenance of  law & order is the  primary responsibility of the  State,  a Commission    constituted  under the above Bill  comprising of  five members of whom the  Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary have to be from the minority communities could recommend the imposition of President’s rule by dismissing the State government of the state in which a communal riot takes place and is not  immediately  controlled.  It bypasses the Governor of the  state who recommends the imposition of  President’s rule. The Bill  presumes that the  majority community, that is, Hindus are ever intent upon  creating communal riots to eliminate the  minorities  and therefore  every communal riot is always started only by Hindus. 

[This flies in the  face of the facts to the  contrary.  In her well researched book, “Politics of Communalism”, Zenab Banu, a Muslim scholar, had presented an analysis of 74 communal riots between 1953 and 1977. She came to the  conclusion that nearly 75% of these communal riots were started by Muslims). 

Another researcher Sri Ram Kumar Ohri, IPS (Retd) found that in the  first four months of the  calendar year 2006, there were six (6) communal riots, all on Fridays; 3-02-06 Dhar (MP; 10-02-2006 Leh (J&K);17-02-2006 Muzafarnagar (UP); 24-02-2006, Karwan locality of Hyderabad (A.P); 03-03-2006, Lucknow (UP); 10-030-2006 Bengaluru and  24-04-2006, Thane (MH)].

2. According to the Bill any person  of  a minority community can  lodge an FIR at the  nearest Police Station saying that so and  so of the majority community  made  such and such   a speech or spoke or sang so and so thing which offends the sentiments of the  minority and is likely to lead to  rioting. He need not  give his name or address . The  Police Station is obligated to register the complaint and arrest the person accused. It has to further  periodically report to the  complainant about the  progress of prosecuting the  offender.

3. Rioting between  two minority communities  namely Christians & Muslims is not a communal riot. Rioting between say Kamma/ Reddy/ Kapus  is not a communal riot. Only if  either Muslims or Christians are involved as one group it is a communal riot. If  Sunnis & Shias fight with one another, it is not a  communal riot. It is obvious that the Bill is aimed at  silencing  Hindus and make them submit to the  minorities, especially when  religious  conversions are  objected   to or resisted by Hindus .

4. This Bill slanders  and calumniates the majority community, that is Hindus.  The Memorialists requested  His Excellency the Governor  to convey to the President and Prime Minister their  apprehensions and their request that this Bill should not be proceeded with. They have also pointed out that  the Bill was drafted by the National Advisory Council which constituted another Advisory group of  over 20 people half of  whom are from the  minorities and the rest are known Hindu- baiters. 

Further Information: Dr T.H.Chowdary , M: 98 490 6 7359 , T: (40) 2784-3121

RSS submits memorandum to Governor on Communal Violence Bill-2011


A memorandum submitted to Governor on Communal Violence Bill by RSS, Andhra Pradesh

Date: 10/11/11


Sri E.S.L.Narasimhan
His Excellency Governor of Andhra Pradesh
Raj Bhawan
Raj Bhawan Road
Hyderabad- 500041
T: (40) 2331-0521 F: (40)2331-1260

Dear Sir,

Sub: – Appeal to ensure withdrawal of NAC-drafted Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill 2011.

Deeply concerned with NAC having come up with a draft bill seductively titled ‘Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill 2011’, we are approaching you to kindly use your good offices to ensure that this bill is not proceeded with to be enacted as law.

1. From times immemorial, the civilization and culture of this country has always laid enormous emphasis on principles like “Vasudaiva Kutumbam” (Whole world is one family), “Sarve bhavantu sukhinaha” (Let all be happy), “Ekam sat, vipra bahudha vadanti” (Truth is one, scholars interpret in different ways) etc. These principles dinned into generations of Bharatiyas over several millennia have taught us respect for plurality, for differences in belief, worship and living known as Sanatan Dharma, enriched by great souls like Buddha, Sankara, Vivekananda and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, have made Hindus as individuals an d groups cherish Ahimsa, tolerance, harmony and peace amidst variety. Suppression of non-believers, oppression of dissenters, persecution of blasphemers, fatwas to kill, inquisitions are not the culture of Hindus . Murderous sectarian wars, prohibition of peaceful preaching of dissent or banning of non-disruptive propagation of different faiths are repulsive to Hindus . Therefore Hindus do not, by their very dharma, preach, start or sustain communal violence, riot and killing of “others’. They sing Eswar, Allah (yahvew) tere naam, affirming their belief in the on-ness of God in His many splendorous names, forms and attributes.

2. There is more to the bill than meets the eye from its title and the real objective of the bill is not what it c
laims to be. In the guise of protecting minorities, it assumes that the majority community i.e Hindus is always the initiator and perpetrator of riots and violence, anytime, anywhere they may happen in the country.

(This flies in the face of eth facts to the contrary. In her well researched book, “Politics of Communalism”, Zenab Banu, a Muslim scholar, had presented an analysis of 74 communal riots between 1953 and 1977. She came to the conclusion that nearly 75% of these communal riots were started by Muslims).

Another researcher Sri Ram Kumar Ohri, IPS (Retd) found that in the first four months of the calendar year 2006, there were six (6) communal riots, all on Fridays; 3-02-06 Dhar (MP; 10-02-2006 Leh (J&K);17-02-2006 Muzafarnagar (UP); 24-02-2006, Karwan locality of Hyderabad (A.P); 03-03-2006, Lucknow (UP); 10-030-2006 Bengaluru and 24-04-2006, Thane (MH).

The unwarranted assumption that the majority starts communal riots, subverts the secular foundations of India. The bill seeks to make criminal jurisprudence partisan and blatantly violates the principle of equality before law.

3. Inter-religious, and caste and communal and inter-linguistic amity and harmony should be carefully and consistently and ceaselessly promoted. Prejudicially presuming that the majority Hindu community always initiates anti-Muslim/Christian riots and therefore bringing a bill which legalizes this grotesque presumption is wrong; it will sow seeds of discord and intolerance between the presumed –guilty Hindu community and he assumed-innocent others. Trying to bring into force an utterly biased law, which confines its protective mechanism to persons and groups hailing from certain communities alone and distinguishes citizens in the eyes of law on communal and caste lines will only vitiate the atmosphere and sow seeds of suspicion and disharmony.

4. What is needed is that all communities in all regions of the country – whether they constitute a majority or a minority – are equally enthused and galvanized to pursue the larger national goal of unity in diversity. Strangely, far from promoting harmony, the NAC draft has the potential to wreck the prevailing amity among various religious groups and promote divisiveness. By making laws that are partisan and favour one community as against the other, the government would be doing a signal disservice to the idea of unity itself.

5. According to the provisions of the bill, whether a group is minority or majority would be looked at from state level. As you are well aware, a community which is a minority community in a State can be majority community at a local level. The highest number of religious riots in Andhra Pradesh have always started in the Old City of Hyderabad wherein a community which is a minority at state level is the majority community at local level there. But the protective mechanism under the proposed bill would be confined to that local majority community alone leaving the local minority community to a miserable fate.

6. That the bill is ill conceived and is indeed against Hindus only is evident from a few following examples:
  • Sectarian riots between Shias and Sunnis are not communal riots.
  • Riots between Christians and Muslims are not riots
  • Riots between Kammas and Kapus for eg. in Andhra Pradesh are not riots
  • The law is not to apply in J&K where Muslims are the majority
  • Singing vandemataram can be taken as offending Moslem sentiments and an FIR can be filed even anonymously by a Moslem and the person singing & his organization can be prosecuted. This is worse than the Blasphemy Law in Pakistan.
7. The draft bill creates an extra constitutional body comprising of a majority of “minorities” which can recommend to the President, imposition of Presidents” rule on the charge that the state government has failed to prevent and control communal riots.

8. Besides the obviously anti-Hindu nature, the draft bill affects (i) the status of state governments, whose concern is law and order and (ii) powers of Governors who can make recommendations for Presidents rule.

9. Here are some fine points to illustrate other defects, not taken cognizance by the Bill.
  • Experience shows that even ordinary laws are drastically misused in our country. Ex. Faction village – all members of rival faction are implicated in cases. In these cases the police have discretion to investigate freely, but in special acts the freedom is restricted and police are forced to take action.
  • Ill feelings between two persons are now leading to foisting of false cases under SC-ST Act against one another. Similar misuse can be there in a more frightening manner.
  • In case of misuse of SC-ST Act or Anti-Dowry Act only a person or a family is affected, but in this case the whole of society is affected. The majority population in a village has to live in constant fear of false cases.
  • There can be a planned and systematic misuse of the act as per a strategy and it can be centrally directed by group leaders. The same group leaders will be a pressure group on the government or administration to take action against innocent in foisted cases.
  • The definition of ‘victim’ and ‘harm’ is dangerous. There is no measure of mental or psychological harm. Sec. 3 (j). Anyone can complain that his feelings are hurt.
  • Sec 3(f) can be misused by anyone on the ground that his fundamental right to propagate his religion (and thus conversion) is violated even if the village or community elders object to such an act. There can be wholesale cases on the village elders.
  • Sec.8 talks about ‘hate propaganda’, the definition of which can result in action against any one preventing active hate and ridiculing propaganda by the other group on the ‘majority’ group. This is a reality which is seen every day in villages.
  • Any act should be designed to integrate the society but not divide the society. The present Bill may be well intentioned but ill conceived. It has not taken into account the amount of misuse which can take place and how police will be nose-led by pressure groups.
  • The Bill is also ill conceived because it has taken into consideration the majority and minority situation in India. It has totally forgotten that religion is a globalised issue now and that there are global strategies to devour smaller religions. The fund flow from outside India seems to have been totally lost sight of by the framers of this bill. Samuel Huntington’s studies have to be kept in mind on this issue.
10. The bill is drafted by the extra-constitutional National Advisory Council which in turn was advised by a large number of Muslims and Christians and known habitual Hindu-baiting, leftist nominal Hindus. This bill is a blot on federalism and secularism, to which India is constitutionally wedded. Justice demands that this bill be withdrawn forthwith.

11. We earnestly request you to kindly impress upon the concerned authorities to withdraw this shockingly biased and dangerously draconian legislation.

Thanking you.

Yours sincerely,

Name Details – Signature
  1. Dr T.H.Chowdary, former I.T Advisor, GOAP founding Chairman M.D, VSNL
  2. Js. S. Paravatha Rao, former Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh
  3. Maj.Gen.A.B.Gorthi, Retd. officer of the Indian Army
  4. Sri K.Aravinda Rao, former DGP Andhra Pradesh
  5. Lt.Gen ARK Reddy, Retired Indian Army Officer
  6. Dr. Roddam Prabhakara Rao, former DG Police
  7. Dr. Manohara Rao, Retd. Professor of Osmania University

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s visit to Pashimbanga: A REPORT

SaraSanghchalak’s visit encourages vigilant swayamsevaks at the border town of Canning along the Bangladesh border


RSS gathering at Pashimbanga

Sar-Sanghchalak Sri Mohanrao Bhagwat addressed a modest gathering of 2000 swayamsevaks and 8000 general public at Canning town in the border district of South 24 parganas in Pashimbanga on 6th November 2011. In his address he stressed the need to undertake Hindutva as the guiding philosophy for Humanity in achieving world peace and prosperity. He said that Imperialism failed as it was based on conquest and blunder, Capitalism failed as it was based on exploitation and materialism, Socialism failed as it was unscientific and impractical with no regards for human instincts and dignity, even neo-Capitalism with its catchy humane slogans has so far failed to eradicate poverty and disparity. In these tense period only Hindutva can bring peace, prosperity, equality, justice and dignity to mankind. He elaborated that Hindutva doesn’t carve for any particular mode of worship or ritual, it calls for universal brotherhood and development with dignity for all from human beings to animal kingdom and all of Mother Nature. He also called upon his swayamsevaks and the public at large to keep vigil against the anti-national forces from both outside and within our country. Later he met with some eminent citizens and district RSS functionaries during his night long stay.

‘Bharat of our dreams will take shape within the coming 30 years’ – Mohanrao Bhagwat
09/11/11 – Kesharv Bhawan, Kolkata

“Bharat of our dreams will take shape within the coming 30 years” this was the echoing sentiment of the Sar-Sanghchalak at an informal tea session with Editors of different news papers and publications in Kolkata on 9th November 2011. Replying to a question Sri Bhagwat said that unlike the development in China which is spearheaded by the government there, the development here in Bharat is totally spearheaded by the ordinary citizens with little or no help from the government. The youth in this country which accounts for almost 65% of the entire population is the driving force in this endeavor. And this youth force is the backbone of our success and hosts the ace for our bright future. He claimed that almost 1lakh of this force is joining RSS every year. This force according to Mohanji is not only principled and holds ethics and probity very high in their priorities but also is very aware of its roots, culture and values. He highlighted the participation of youths in large numbers during the recent movements initiated by ‘India against Corruption’, Bharat Swabhiman Trust’ and Sri Sri Ravishankerji of ‘Art of living foundation’. Though no photographers were allowed during the session, after words due to popular demand from the visiting Editors Mohanji consented to a photo-op with those present.

Ram Madhav says ‘Chartered Accountants has major role in Nation making’ in CA Meet Bangalore

November 13, 2011, Bangalore: Sri Ram Madhav, RSS Central Executive council member spoke on Role of Chartered Accountants in nation Building  in ‘Chartered Accountants Meet’ at Bangalore today.


Well known economist M R Venkatesh addressed the gathering. Around 150 invited Chartered Accountants of Bangalore participated in this meaningful event. The event was organised by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Bangalore.

Ram Madhav inaugurated the event earlier. RSS Bangalore Vibhag Sanghachalak  Dr BN Gangadhar was present.

RAM MADHAV inaugurates the event

Ram Madhav speaks

M R Venkatesh, Economist

Sangh is working for the upliftment of weakest segment of society: Mohan Bhagwat

Sarsanghachalak’s social harmony mission in Nagpur Neo-Buddhist Colony

ORGANISER, by Virag Pachpore in Nagpur

Sri Mohan Bhagwat, RSS Sarasanghachalak
“Absence of a clear national vision in our leadership and crisis of true national identity amongst the common people are blocking Bharat from becoming a world leader even as the world thinkers are looking to Bharat for guidance to redeem the strife-torn world and usher in an era of mutual understanding, harmony with nature, just and durable peace and sustainable growth”, observed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Shri Mohanrao Bhagwat in Nagpur on October 30.

He was speaking at what is described as the ‘first ever public lecture by any RSS Sarsanghachalak in North Nagpur—a predominantly Neo-Buddhists area’, organised under the aegis of Bharatiya Vichar Manch at Mahatma Gandhi Centennial Sindhi High School on Vishwa, Bharat aur Hum (World, India and We). Noted medical practitioner and president of the Manch Dr Satyaprakash Mangtani and Convener Shri Vajrabodhi Meshram, shared the dais on this occasion.

Addressing a crowded public gathering at the sprawling ground of the prominent Sindhi school in North Nagpur on October 30 Shri Bhagwat wondered how the leadership of independent Bharat failed to prepare a national vision document and share that vision with the common masses. “Each country in this world has its own national vision. The USA has it. China, when it became free under the Communists led by Mao Zedong, had prepared its vision statement. Israel and Japan rose to great heights because of their clear national vision and even a smaller country like Bangladesh, which came into existence with the help of Bharat, has its own vision. It believed that it has more population than its land could sustain. Hence, it has to acquire additional land from adjoining Assam state of Bharat and infiltration from across the Bangladesh border is well planned to fulfill that vision! It is only in case of Bharat, we find a total absence of any such vision statement”, the RSS Sarsanghachalak lamented saying that this was a painfully hurting reality.

Because of the absence of this national vision our leadership complicated the Kashmir problem by taking it to the UN; Shri Bhagwat stated adding that that was not needed when Kashmir’s accession with Bharat was full and final in 1948 itself. “Our priority then should have been to repeal the aggression of the Kabailies from across the Pakistan border and free the territory occupied by them. Instead we took that matter to international forum like the UN making it more complicated”, the RSS Sarsanghachalak clarified blaming the leadership for this fiasco.

A move to disintegrate society

Citing the recent example of the proposed draft of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill prepared by National Advisory Council and published by the Government on its official website, Shri Bhagwat took a dig at the UPA leadership. He said that on the one hand the leadership talks of encouraging emotional integration and brotherhood in different sections of the society; they highlight the unity in diversity as unique quality of the society, but on the other hand the same leadership intends to disintegrate the society by bringing such legislations which is opposed by any patriotic Bharateeya. Even most of the Chief Ministers, social and political leaders have voiced their opposition to this draft bill.

Raising the doubts at the intentions of the NAC for bringing such draft legislation, the RSS Sarsanghachalak sought to know as to how people against whom the Supreme Court had passed strictures, were inducted as members of NAC! Some others have links with Pakistan, though, of course, some members were good. He further said that we were not following the Constitution which was drafted by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar to keep the Bharateeya society together, in its letters and spirit both.

Crisis of identity

This government was non-transparent, insensitive and dry to the people and their problems.  This government was even trying to subvert the Right to Information Act, the RSS Sarsanghachalak cautioned the people. The government was trying to create an atmosphere of distrust and keep the society fighting against each other. That is because they have their personal interests on top of the agenda than the nation. Their vision was blurred while hearts were weak.

And what is the position of Bharateeya society? There are differences within our society on issues of castes, languages, religions and provinces and these differences were increasing day by day. We don’t even follow the traffic rules then how we will teach and guide the world, Shri Bhagwat wondered.

Do we consider ourselves as sons and daughters of Bharat Mata or just a member of a particular sect or religion? We take pride in our ‘unity in diversity’ but do we really experience this inherent unity? This land is our motherland and not just a property to be exchanged at a certain cost. We must develop affection, warmth about the water, land, forest, animals and all living beings of our country. Our forefathers who gave the humanity a way of righteous living should be our ‘role models’. We must take pride in being called as their descendents. We are Bharateeyas and belong to that great cultural heritage which saw the universe as one family, the RSS Sarsanghachalak stressed in his address.

Quoting noted Communist leader Manvendra Nath Roy, Bhagwat said that we must try to awaken the ‘country first’ attitude among the common man if Bharat were to become a world leader in coming decades. We must start from our own self. We must give time to our family, society and country, give up our differences and forge unity of the people. Our identity is Bharatiya and none other. We must understand this very clearly, Shri Bhagwat exhorted the crowded audience. If we followed this ‘Rashtra dharma’, cared for the country daily, and increase the tribe of such patriotic families our country would become great to lead the world, Shri Bhagwat stated.

Development breeds exploitation

Bharat needs Bharateeya thought more than the world needs them today, he said. Stating that the world has made great strides in material progress with the help of scientific inventions and discoveries converting this world into a global village, Shri Bhagwat said that there has been increase in exchange of strategic, cultural, economic and ideologies in the recent past. Similarly there have been attempts to establish supremacy over the world and its resources.

As the facilities increased, so were the problems for the mankind. Vested interests, fundamentalism, terrorism, violence, and attempts to take over the natural resources of the world. Presently, the USA and China are in this race and because of that the other nations including Bharat were facing war-like situation. Pollution has posed a great threat to the existence of mankind and the bio-diversity.

Conversions on the gunpoint or by allurement were rampant and even God was converted into a market commodity. In the last 2000 years numerous ways to make human being happy, prosperous and peaceful were tested but they had all failed. That is why the world was looking at Bharat today for guidance, he explained.

Quoting from an article “The Starry Universe” the RSS Sarsanghachalak said that the author of this article has categorically stated that human mind should be made the medium of achieving happiness and for the study of human mind and its complexities we would have to turn to Bharat and other Eastern nations. We need to study ‘Yogvashishtha’, Buddha, etc. The author of “The 11th Hour”, Shri Bhagwat said, wrote that the theory of contract was at the root of the conflict between development and environment, man has only taken from the nature. He did not reciprocate. He did not use his discretion while using science for his benefits. There is enough in the nature for your need but not sufficient to fulfill your greed.

Understand nature-universe relationship

There is a definite relationship between nature and universe and that relation is biological. We all are parts of this universe and we must attain our development not at the cost of others but by taking all together with us. This principle was in vogue in Bharat since ages and even today over 60 per cent of Bharateeya society follows this dictum. The Western thinkers are well aware of this reality. Therefore, they are looking to Bharat for guidance and redemption. They are also waiting for Bharat to stand on its own thought to lead the world, Shri Bhagwat stressed.

Know RSS

Referring to comments about RSS’ role and support to movements against corruption launched by Baba Ramdev or Anna Hazare in the recent past, the RSS Sarsanghachalak lamented the practice of political leadership and media to brand RSS as ‘untouchable’ in national scenario. “We are open to constructive criticism. The RSS has been the social and cultural life of this country for last 87 years serving the society in times of distress without any discrimination. Those who criticise us do not take pains to know and understand RSS”.

The RSS Sarsanghachalak appealed to such critics to “come and join the RSS, observe it from close quarters, understand it and then criticise. We welcome constructive criticism”, he added.

He exhorted the people not to lose heart, and accept the challenge to make Bharat a world leader in the coming decades by having strong, unshakable faith in our ethos, cultural moorings and by arousing staunch nationalist attitude.

Earlier, the RSS Sarsanghachalak was received by the prominent personalities of the locality. He was welcomed by Dr Satyaprakash Mangtani who proposed vote of thanks and Shri Vajrabodhi Meshram who made the introductory remarks. Corporator Alka Sherkule presented a solo song “Bharat hamari Maa hai”. The programme came to an end with the singing of national anthem.

Friday, November 11, 2011

No ‘official’ link with Anna: RSS

KOLKATA, November 10, 2011

The RSS on Thursday said Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement had its support and its activists were not barred from joining the campaign but the outfit noted it had no ‘official’ link with the Gandhian.
Reacting to RSS Chief Mohan Bhagawat’s remarks in this regard, Mr. Hazare denied that RSS was supporting his movement.

“We were with him. We are with him,” Mr. Bhagwat said on the question of the Sangh Parivar founthead’s support to the anti-graft movement.

Mr. Bhagwat however said RSS has not extended any help to anyone officially.

“Nobody officially sought RSS support for the anti-corruption movement, and we also did not extend any help to anyone officially,” Mr. Bhagwat told reporters in Kolkata.

Mr. Bhagwat said RSS had no objection to its members joining the movement in their individual capacity. “No swayamsevak has been barred from joining the anti-corruption movement.”

“…The movement is his (Hazare) brainchild, he developed it. People see RSS is behind Anna what can I say about that.

“In our individual capacity our volunteers have the permission to support the movement,” he added.

Mr. Bhagwat’s comments came against the backdrop of Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s allegation that Mr. Hazare has a nexus with BJP-RSS in the anti-corruption agitation.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

No official participation in Anna's movement, share cordial relationship for a long time, says RSS chief Mohanrao Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

KOLKATA: Laying speculation to rest, RSS Sar-Sanghchalak Mohanrao Bhagwat said that his organization and Anna Hazare go back a long way. If Bhagwat is to be believed, it was the RSS that urged Anna to go in for a movement against corruption but the organization never took active part in it.

"If the RSS is asked by Anna to join the movement, we shall do so. But, no such request has come in as yet. However, we are not stopping RSS members from participating in Anna's movement. The links between Anna and the RSS go back a long way. It was the RSS that highlighted Anna's developmental programmes for villages. We even got Anna to help us in our village development programmes. It was during these interactions that the RSS suggested to him to go in for a movement against corruption. I was supposed to meet Anna in June but both of us got held up elsewhere," the RSS chief said during an informal interaction with journalists in Kolkata on Wednesday.

According to Bhagwat, the RSS also spoke to Baba Ramdev on starting a movement against corruption. "We can't force him to join hands with Anna but we did urge Baba Ramdev to be part of the movement. The RSS, as an organization, believes in creating better individuals who would lead corruption-free lives. This would finally give birth to a corruption-free nation. However, for the time being, any movement against corruption in the government is good," he said.

The RSS chief believes that India is on her way to becoming the 'country of his dreams' where there will be a clear divide between religion and politics. According to him, the internal security system - particularly the Maoists - will not pose any problem if the situation is handled properly.

"I am from the Maoist-affected Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. I know for sure that the Maoists have no mass base. They have simply spread a network of terror. No change can take place in this manner. It is the poor people whose lives are getting grinded between the Maoists and the security forces. The Maoist problem can be sorted out in 2-3 years. I believe that the 'India of my dreams' will become a reality in 30 years. After all, awareness has gone up significantly and the younger generation is looking up to core values," Bhagwat said.

Hailing the loss of the CPM in West Bengal as the return of 'freedom' for the people, Bhagwat refused to comment on the activities of the new government in the state. He claimed that he was in Kolkata for better networking. He did not sound too happy with the Centre's directions to a filmmaker, not to depict pro-Tibet posters and the Tibetan flag in his film, so as not to hurt Chinese sentiments.

"What is wrong if a few Indian films depict such scenes? After all, a Chinese politician can come to India and ask a journalist to 'shut up' when asked about the wrong depiction of territory on a map. India should certainly have friendly relations with neighbours but should not them to dictate terms," Bhagwat said.

RSS expresses shock over Haridwar stampede, offers condolence

Source: News Bharati     

RSS Sarsanghachalak Dr.Mohanrao Bhagwat, RSS, Mohan Bhagwat, Bhagvat, RSS Chief, New Delhi, November 9 :
 RSS has expressed shock over the stampede in Haridwar & offered condolences to the families of the victims. RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr.Mohanrao Bhagwat's message was published to press thru a press communiqué issued at night on Tuesday.

Dr. Mohanrao Bhagwat's The Press statement issued from the RSS' Jhandewala office in New Delhi reads, “I am shocked and saddened by the news of the unfortunate demise of many devotees of the Gayatri Pariwar at Haridwar today. At a time when the Gayatri Pariwar is celebrating the Birth Anniversary of its founder and revered spiritual Guru Pt. Sriram Shamaji this incident came as a bolt from the blue for the entire Hindu society.

Pt. Sriram Sharmaji’s spiritual sojourn has inspired and influenced millions of souls on this earth. Under the able leadership of Dr. Pranav Pandyaji the Gayatri Pariwar is continuing to spread the noble message of our Dharma far and wide. In fact the turn out in millions at the venue of the sacred ceremonies coinciding with the celebrations is in itself a pointer to the utmost devotion in which Pt.Sharmaji is held by countless people today.

I convey my deepest condolences – personal as well as on behalf of the RSS – to Dr.Pranav Pandyaji and the members of the families who have lost their loved ones in this tragedy. Haridwar is ‘Deva Bhoomi’ – the land of Gods. I pray to the Almighty that the souls that departed in His Land may be accorded a place of honour in His abode.

I also pray for the completion of the Birth Centenary of Pt. Sriram Sharmaji without any further hindrance and long and promising future for the Gayatri Pariwar in its mission.”,-offers-condolence.aspx?NB=&lang=1&m1=&m2=&p1=&p2=&p3=&p4=&NewsMode=int

Friday, November 4, 2011

Entire world looking towards India with great hope: Sarsanghchalak Mohanji Bhagwat

Source: Newsbharati     

Nagpur: To the entire world, India aims to impart the religion that strikes a perfect balance between the individual, society, nature and the Almighty. The world needs this from time to time. At such time, we need to introspect seriously whether we are in a position to give this Indian thought to the entire world. Before giving this most-required Indian thought to the whole world, we should examine whether we are progressing accordingly or not, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanji Bhagwat proposed this while speaking at the programme titled ‘Vishwa, Bharat Aur Hum’ organized by Bharateeya Vichar Manch, North Nagpur recently.

In his detailed and well-focused speech, he elaborated on what should be the Indian thought that repeatedly proves essential for the entire world and the need that has arisen for such thought in the world perspective.

Listening to the best thoughts in the entire world, we should meditate and introspect. However, our entire life, whether personal or social, should be according to the Indian thought itself. Unless we ourselves develop this value towards life, it will not be proper to brief it to the entire world, he said.

Who am I?:

Stating that we should know ourselves, he said, it should be realized that I am not alone. Society, nation and world have a great impact on my life. Hence I should not think just about myself. It is necessary to search the answer for the question “Who am I?”

Scientific progress:

The considerable scientific progress has generated n number of facilities for materialistic pleasure. However, one cannot deny the fact that it has simultaneously created an equal number of problems also. Even if we are roaming in the world of science, the human mind has remained the same. Today, the extremism has reached its peak. The entire world is now thinking to approach India who has a peace history of 3,000 years. After spending a number of years in search of complete and eternal truth, the world is now looking towards India with a great hope, he said.

Due to modern scientific progress, development and environment are now at loggerheads. Highlighting that the Indian way of thinking is an effective way to avoid this conflict, he said that all the activities in the world should be according to the co-ordination and not by contract. Scientific progress has triggered the greed inside the human beings that has resulted in the exploitation of nature. Every minute particle in this universe is dependent upon the other. This principle was proposed by India. Hence we have to achieve our progress while nurturing the nature. This vision is embedded in the Indian thought.

Lack of vision:

All the thinkers of the world are looking towards India with a great hope. The entire world has a full faith towards Indian thought except us. The reason behind this is the present situation, he said. Such situation has arisen due to the narrow and selfish attitude of Indian political leaders and policy makers. Today the problems prevailing in India and along the Indian borders have arisen due to the mistakes of Indian people themselves. Our leaders lack nationalistic vision. After getting independence, every nation in this world decides its own goal (vision document). We have not even done that also. Hence, after Independence, we did not even find the path towards which we should march. Because of the selfish attitude and improper vision of our political leaders, in spite of all strength, India is being recognized as ‘backward’ on the entire world map.

Harmony for unity:

The entire responsibility to transform this lies with us only because India is ours. We should first think of erecting the nation that will serve as a guiding force for the entire world. For this, first of all, we will have to change ourselves. What we think of ourselves? should be first answered by us. “We all are Indians” this should be the everybody’s answer. In spite of diversity, we will have to be united. For that, we will have to be equal and for equality, harmony is a must, he said.

Do we love each and every tiny particle that belongs to our motherland? Do we love the water, forest, land and animals that belong to nation? Are we the successors of our forefathers’ bravery? When this nationalism will reflect in our conduct, we will be able to transform our fate.

Unity is truth:

The differences that exhibit in the Indian society are not true; unity is the truth. This should be revealed by us. Even though we have accepted democracy, our nature should also become democratic. The problems of today’s date are very shallow. Just go deeper and listen to the vibrations of this motherland. 60 per cent of the Indian society still reveals unity in diversity. There is a need to understand ‘that’ India. Education and development should reach those sections. Downtrodden and underprivileged sections should be uplifted. Spend your time and money for this noble work. More such people dedicated towards this cause will be there in the society, more early the nation will be uplifted from all these problems. Under such circumstances also, we will taste success. India will become strong and once this is achieved, none of the other nations need to fear because strengthening of India is for the well-being of the world itself, he said.

Bharateeya Vichar Manch, North Nagpur co-ordinator Dr Satyaprakash Mangtani along with Vajrabodhi Meshram were present on the dais. Rahul Gajbhiye compeered the programme whereas Alka Sherkule sung solo song in the beginning.

RSS and Shia leaders vow to keep away influencing caste and communal factors from elections

Source: Newsbharati

Lucknow, 31 October: RSS ideologue KS Sudarshan and prominent Shia cleric Kalbe Sadiq have shared a similar line of thinking to keep away the caste and communal factors which affect and influence the electoral process in India.  

The two leaders talked about changes in the electoral system which can keep away caste and communal factors from influencing elections. The meeting was organised by the Muslim Rashtriya Manch at Lukhnow on Sunday.

After the meeting, former RSS chief, KS Sudarshan, proposed inclusion of a provision in the electoral system that a candidate securing more than 50% vote should be declared elected. In case, he said, there is no such candidate; a re-polling should be held within a week in which only first and second position holders should be allowed to contest. This, he added, will provide voters to select one of the two based on merit and not on caste or communal appeal.

Shia cleric and vice-president All India Muslim Personal Board Kalbe Sadiq said that caste and faith of the candidate should not form the criterion of voting.

It is the duty of a voter, irrespective of caste and religion, to elect a honest person, he said. Patriotism demands that a muslim should not vote for a dishonest muslim candidate and same applies for Hindus and other communities said Sadiq.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat says ‘Understand ideology of RSS before criticizing it’

Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat at Bhartiya Vichar Manch program

NAGPUR: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is continuing his tirade against the UPA government for what he terms its ‘failure to effectively counter China’. “Our image in the international arena is that of a meek nation,” he said while delivering a talk organized by Bharatiya Vichar Manch.
Bhagwat appealed to critics of the RSS to try and understand its ideology before criticizing it. ”Come and stay with us and understand our principles. Then you can criticize us if you don’t like our working. But it should be constructive. We are open to such kind of criticism. Those who form their opinion on hearsay are fools.”
Bhagwat said China had better relations with all of India’s neighbours – Bangladesh, Sri Lanka,Nepal and Myanmar, adding that Pakistan now had a road link with China. “We are not even able to handle Bangladesh properly. In 1971, when India liberated Bangladesh it did not claim the land denied to it by Pakistan after partition. A chief minister of Assam had said that the land belonged to Bangladesh right from the beginning. The Indian government led by UPA has also turned a blind eye to illegal influx of Bangladeshis.”
The RSS chief feels that Govt lacks national vision. “The communist government in China had a vision for next 50 years when they came to power in 1949. Israel and Japan’s vision has made them powerful nations. Even Bangladesh had one. It realized that it had more people and less land, and so it had to capture Assam,” he claimed.

He appealed to common citizens to stop buying Chinese products as far as possible. “We can at least stop buying small things like firecrackers and lamps. China wants to finish off Indian manufacturing as it perceives us as its biggest competitor in Asia. We also must instill civic sense among ourselves to become a strong nation,” he said.

Bhagwat also said that the communal violence bill was meant to create discord among Indians. “That is why all chief ministers, irrespective of their political affiliations, are opposing it. They can see that it is disastrous. The National Advisory Council (NAC) has people against whom Supreme Court has passed strictures. Some have links with Pakistan. Though, of course, some members are good,” he said.
Bhagwat appealed to critics of the RSS to try and understand its ideology before criticizing it.

“Come and stay with us and understand our principles. Then you can criticize us if you don’t like our working. But it should be constructive. We are open to such kind of criticism. Those who form their opinion on hearsay are fools.”