Full text of RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat's Vijayadashami Speech-2013 at Nagpur
October 13th, 2013, 9:48 am
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh:
Abstract of speech given by P.P.Sarsanghchalak Man. Mohanji Bhagwat on the Occasion of Shri Vijayadashami-2013 (Sunday October 13 – 2013)
RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat's speech from NAGPUR-2013
The Navami is celebrated all over Bharatavarsha offering worship to Goddess Sakthi and weapons. Dasami is known as the day for Seemolanghan, i.e. the day for transcending the boundary. Today these two auspicious occasions have come together. We all know that our nation is faced with intricate and challenging problems, and it is for us to wake up our latent strength and overcome these problems through our hard work. The different types of problems confronting us have been persisting for a long time now and are taking serious turns. In a democratic polity, when those who are responsible to ensure the security and progress of the nation lack the necessary competence to face up to the task and even their very intentions are questionable, it becomes incumbent upon the samaj to put in its efforts with dedication and valour to overcome the challenges. A cursory glance would suffice to convince us of the enormity of the challenges we are facing. Since every year the nature of such challenges and ways of their resolutions is being discussed in detail on this platform on similar occasions, I would rather deal with them very briefly now.
The economic condition of the nation has an instant and direct bearing on the day-to-day routine and life of the common people. Presently the common people in our country are reeling under the unbearable weight of unending price-rise. Just two years back, loud noises were being made about making our country an economic super-power of the world. But today we are in search of means to arrest the trend of fall in the value of rupee so as to tide over the imminent economic crisis; i.e. fiscal deficit, current account deficit and depleting foreign exchange reserve, and the resultant economic crisis have now become the hot topic of common discourse. Stagnating economic growth, steep rise in foreign debt in comparison to Gross Domestic Product, etc. bear ample testimony to the fact that we are taking our economy in the wrong direction. However, what is more surprising is the refusal of the government to change the course and its continuation with its rigid policies. In the field of production, policies are formulated in such a way to deny the ownership to domestic entrepreneurs and entrust means of production to foreign hands. Small-scale entrepreneurs, small-time industrialists, retail businessmen and others, who contribute the major portion of the national income, are pushed into a difficult situation by our own government, in which they are compelled to compete with foreign entrants on uneven terms. As a result, a big question mark hangs on the future prospects of the domestic entrepreneurs, the self-reliance of the nation, and entrepreneurship of the society. Job opportunities have come down. The number of people migrating from villages to cities in search of livelihood has increased, and as a result a number of problems have cropped up in cities as well as villages. Whatsoever be the artificial glitter created by the so-called ''progress,'' from the economic view, this has not at all benefitted the common people and the backward classes. Further, the situation has made life-conditions extremely difficult. Even after the exposure of the rampant corruption at the highest echelons of power, and the full play of public ire and resentment against it through the movements against corruption, the real culprits involved in such acts still roam about freely. And, instead of enacting stringent laws to curb such nefarious practices, the political leadership is bringing in laws that are intrinsically flawed and full of loop- holes.
We have seen the result of the wrong growth pattern hurriedly followed by us with hubris imitating foreign yard – stick, with an eye on votes and notes, turning a blind eye to our national tradition, life-experience of thousands of years, environment, aspirations of our common people, their needs and priorities, etc., when nature retaliated with full fury, wreaked terrible destruction and devastation in Uttaranchal recently. If only we develop an indigenous pattern of growth, based on our own genius and in sync with the present times, keeping in mind the positive and negative aspects of modern technology, current world economic systems and trends, we will be able to achieve a growth that, along with bringing its benefits even to the last man in the row, will make us self – reliant, create jobs, improve quality, and ensure equity, justice and freedom from exploitation. And we have to realise that turning our faces away from this reality would only do great harm to the health of our national life. Remaining firm in this belief we have to force the powers-that-be to take the whole system in the same direction.
Also, with the same view, it is necessary to bring about total transformation in the present educational policy that seeks to commercialise education, not only because the education under this policy is beyond the reach of the common people, but also for the reason that it is quite incapable of fostering good qualities and culture. It seems efforts are being made to invite foreign educational institutions here with an aim to bring the entire educational sector exclusively under their domain by discouraging the ongoing local efforts in this arena. Instead of making it an instrument for equipping and preparing the new generation in every way for building a prosperous nation, if the education sector is treated as a market for international business that bring financial gains, the future of the nation will be bleak and it will land in a dark abyss. However, it appears that the orientation presently given to the educational sector is incapable of imparting the necessary wisdom to realise this danger. It must be kept in mind that one of the main reasons behind the growth in atrocities against women is lack of nourishment of cultural values.
The provision to impart this culture to the new generation is available in our family system. And with this realisation, our family system is being studied and to some extent emulated all over the world. However, without understanding the significance of this system, attempts are made to turn the inter-personal relationships within the family into some sort of financial dealings, by bringing in unnecessary laws. Even if this is done with some good intentions, it is amply clear that neither any thought has been given nor any study made to assess the importance of our family system from the point of view of social security and social enterprise.
The shadow of dark clouds hovering around our national security continues to persist. China continues to test our mettle by frequent incursions across India's borders, attempts to besiege us by increasing influence in countries in our neighborhood, and dumping their products in our markets. We, on our part, have not been showing the will or the resolve to respond to these threats with firmness and full might. On the contrary, people are not taken into confidence by giving them a complete and factual picture of such serious issues. The statements made by those in responsible positions to dilute the seriousness of such developments, whenever correct information percolates from outside, raise the question of our sensitivity and alertness related to our border security, sovereignty, etc, and that becomes a matter of concern. It has been proved time and again that Pakistan's policy is based on its hatred for India. Knowing this very well, why we are pursuing a weak and meek policy that encourages Pakistan's misadventure is beyond anyone's comprehension. In the northeast, the neglect and suppression of patriotic people, and abetment and appeasement of separatist terrorist forces and infiltrators for the sake of vote bank politics is continuing unabashed. Neglect of those areas in matters of development continues as in the past. All these years, construction of border roads, development aimed at providing job opportunities for local populace, and introduction of measures to further strengthen and fortify the facilities for border patrolling, have made no satisfactory progress.
In view of the scenario created by these problems besetting our defense front, instead of taking measures to promote the interests of the people of Indian origin in Nepal, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Myanmar and South-east Asia, and strengthening our bond of love and friendship with those countries, we see the same complacency and duplicity being displayed. In the home-front also, let alone making our defense preparedness fool-proof and self-sufficient, communication system up-to-date, and effecting quantitative increase in defense forces and uplifting their morale, deliberations are on to invite foreign investments in defense production, and one after another, incidents are taking place that adversely affect the morale of our defense forces. As a result, how inimical forces are emboldened to pose challenges to us, both within the country and on the borders through their misadventures, is amply clear from the havoc wrought both by Pakistan and China through repeated ingressions into our territory, and the incidents like attacking our military camps, as happened at Hiranagar in Jammu. The internal security situation is also very worrisome. Reports of forces propelled by foreign ideologies and receiving all sorts of help from abroad, and who mock at our constitution and legal system through violent means, joining their forces by coming together, have been coming from different parts of the country. It is the exploitation of the common people and their terrible and poor living conditions that prepare the ground for such forces, and, as such, such problems should be addressed and solved immediately. For this, the government and the administration should become more responsive and transparent and mercilessly root out violent activities. However, it seems, the government lacks the necessary will-power to change its lukewarm attitude even now.
The ordinary citizen is fed up with this situation, is angry, and wants a change. However, because of selfish motives, Indian politics enjoys bliss in the vicious circle of vote bank. In such a situation it is the majority Hindu society, traditionally living in this land from time immemorial without any precondition whatsoever that is suffering the most.
Recently shops of Hindu businessmen at Kishtwar in Jammu, where the Hindu population is a meager 15%, were attacked and ransacked by people motivated by communal hatred. Abetted and prompted by the state home minister, who was present there, and in the presence of senior police officers, the loot and destruction went on in a very systematic manner. It was only because of the quick and effective response of the patriotic people living in other parts of the Jammu region the lives of the hapless Hindus could be saved. By compensating the victims in lakhs, who sustained losses worth crores of rupees, the state government seems to be proud that it has discharged its duty. Also need was never felt to take stringent action against the perpetrators and the zealots who hatched the criminal conspiracy. Mind you, this is the very same Jammu and Kashmir state whose Chief Minister recently told a European delegations visiting the state that accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India was only conditional and not absolute merger. What he said clearly indicates the mindset of the forces active in politics there, who, while remaining in power, play all sorts of illegal deceptive tricks to banish those who are committed to India's unity and integrity and consider the state as an integral part of India, from the whole of Jammu-Ladak-Kashmir region. The project to rehabilitate remorseful former militants desirous of returning to the valley itself is quite strange, because the safe and honorable rehabilitation of the millions of Hindus of kashmir valley, and complete re-establishment of people displaced from Pak occupied kashmir and other places because of at least four invasions of Pakistan is still pending. Now, instead of allowing the former militants to come under proper procedure through the two prefixed routes, bringing thousands of such people hurriedly in a clandestine manner through a third route, i.e. through the Nepal border, seems to be part of a plan to make the demographic imbalance more acute. In Jammu region they want to start with Doda, Kisthwar, Poonch and Rajauri. This is a conspiracy to increase the numbers of those who could be made its part, including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas, and to reduce the number of patriotic people through threats and terrorists acts. The recent happenings in Kisthwar are only its part. Unfortunately, the politics played by the centre during the last decade has only strengthened the nerves of such people.
The recent happening at Mujaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh are yet another example of the crooked politics detrimental to national interests, in which, blinded by the craze for power, the national and patriotic forces were suppressed. Unilateral and one-sided atrocities committed by the lumpen elements of a particular religious community were not only ignored by the government, which was busy with the balancing act, but were also encouraged and protected. Even before the elections were conducted in the state, putting the law and constitution on the back-burner, competition was on between politicians to appease the so-called minority vote. After coming to power, at the instance of the ruling party, an I.A.S. Officer was suspended for the "offence" of discharging duties staying within the limits of power accorded by law. Whipping up an unsavoury controversy by imposing a ban on the totally peaceful and lawful Ayodhya Parikrama, the game stoking the flames of communal feelings in the cover of secularism was kick started. Such biased and anti-people policies resulted in a severe public outburst, and to control that the Government became indecisive and was totally paralysed. Even now, instead of facing the truth, efforts are made to shift the entire blame on the Hindu society and those who showed the courage to tell the truth, with the help of the section of the media. The communal, intolerant and terrorist forces behind all such atrocious acts, and the elements that hobnob with them and provide them strength, stand exposed through the gory incidents of manslaughter that took place from the mall at Nairobi to the church at Peshavar. But our politicians, blinded by their greed for power, are quite unable to see this truth, which is as bright as daylight.
Further proof of extreme selfishness prevalent in our political system has come before the public in a very conspicuous manner. Unfortunately, those who are at the helm of affairs in the government, and who have a solemn commitment to treat all citizens on an equal footing, are treating Hindus with discrimination in thoughts, words and deeds and blatantly appeasing and pampering the so called minorities. The recent missive sent by the Union Home Minister directing the state governments to go soft on the youths belonging to the so-called minority community, and the way in which killings of Hindu leaders by the fundamentalist elements in Tamilnadu were handled with total disdain and the disinterest shown in the investigation of the said cases, compel us to say that the orientation of the politics is not to unite and integrate the whole society.
The practice of heaping insults on the Hindu society continues shamelessly and because of this mindset, attempts were made to bring in a totally unlawful legislation under the name Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence bill – 2011. Provisions were made to accord reservation on communal basis. Now, the people who squandered tax-payers money on such partisan projects and corruption were eyeing the gold deposits at Hindu temples to fill the empty government coffers. The people wielding power at the centre, who view with contempt matters like the dignity of the citizens, environmental protection, security of maritime boundaries, preservation of natural valuable resources like thorium, livelihood of coastal population, etc., because of their craze for power, are hell-bent on going ahead with the Sethusamudram project, destroying the Ramasetu, throwing into the dustbin the recommendations of the very committee appointed by them.
The conditions prevalent in the nation have a direct bearing on the life of the entire population. We, who elect the political parties and leaders as our rulers, are all ordinary people. So, we have to discuss about any given situation not to get scared, but for finding the solution. Fortunately for us, a major segment of our population comprises youths who are full of vigour, conviction, and expectations and pure at heart. Hence, any genuine and united efforts will certainly bear fruit.
From this point of view, we have an immediate though temporary responsibility before us. In democracy elections may be a matter of politics for contestants but for us common citizens it is an opportunity to perform our mandatory democratic duty. Voters will have an opportunity to elect their representatives in the near future. We have a large number of new and young voters. So as to discharge our responsibility as voters, first and foremost, we have to ensure that our names properly figure in the voters list. 100 per cent polling will make democracy healthier. We have to minutely evaluate the policies of contending political parties as also the character of the candidates while exercising our franchise. We should never fall prey to any form of deceptive propaganda or stratagem; neither should we allow ourselves to be carried away by cheap emotions or narrow-minded considerations. Our voting should be based purely on issues, to the parties who follow policies that serve our national interests and to the capable candidates who have integrity. Giving up complacency, we have to actively cooperate with all efforts that are being made in this direction, as well as the electoral process and the concerned individuals.
But our duty does not end just by voting and transferring the whole responsibility on the shoulders of elected persons. Any attempt at bettering strength and reformation should invariably start with our own personal life. Augmenting our physical, mental and intellectual strength should become part of our daily routine. We have to acquire knowledge about the real history of our nation, its greatness, and its present condition from authentic and unbiased sources. And regarding the future of the nation, we have to emulate the thoughts of great men of sacrifice and selflessness, and have to imitate the way they discharged their duties, which is nothing but practical guidance for us. Let us make a solemn resolve that we would earn fame and success by increasing our efficiency through strenuous efforts and use them not to serve personal selfish ends, but for the benefit of society, humanitarianism and service. On this sacred day, let us take a solemn pledge to transcend all narrow personal limitations and to heartily worship God in the form of our Rashtra, dedicating everything to it. And let us also make a commitment to wisely participate in all activities for the good of society and work with others without any selfish motive.
Even as the Government and administration have a responsibility to maintain the rule of law, society has an equal responsibility to be emphatic about voluntarily observing the law in day to day life. And from here starts the flow of corruption free pure and serene social life. In a democratic set up, the right to agitate staying within the framework of the constitution is the prerogative and means of the people to demand repeal of unjust and misconceived laws. And, at the same time, the people also have their own civic duties to discharge and the responsibility to abide by the laws of the land. And it is for every one of us to start with our own lives and set a perfect example in such matters.
According to Indian view, family, the smallest unit of our social system, is, in fact, the microcosmic form of the society. So whatever reforms we aim at should begin with bringing about the required changes in the behaviour and climate in our own family. Simplicity, truthfulness, purity, sanctity, love, etc. should be discernible in our family life. We have to ensure that women in our family are socially enlightened and active. In matters like conservation of water, electricity and other means of energy, environmental security, swadeshi habit, and treating those who come into contact with our family for various reasons with love, affection, respect and equity, etc, our family should be a perfect example. Everyone in the family should be free of feeling of high and low of birth, bad manners, superposition; and free of any discrimination in the name of caste, religion, political ideology, language, province, and their thoughts, acts and behaviour should be harmonious and egoless. Remaining sensitive to and actively sharing the happiness and sorrow of neighbours, our family should be an exemplar in social behaviour.
By actively addressing the social aspects, can't we put an end to this centuries old evil of heresy, hypocrisy and discrimination? Can't we throw open our centers of worship, sources of water, and crematoriums to all Hindus so as to enable Hindus to make a new beginning of harmonious life? This is the only means to bring the whole society on the side of Sad-dharma and good deeds, and string them together with the thread of 'Bharat Bhakthi'. Also, there is no other way to bring about necessary changes in the policies and system of the nation and to keep it healthy. To provide living examples of such lofty behaviour in every village, colony, lane and by-lane is the only means to accelerate the process of social change.
It goes without saying that in all matters and discharging of responsibilities dealt with above, the Swayamsevaks should be naturally there before the society as the role-model. Because it is with the aim of bringing the society to an active, harmonious and organised state Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has been striving for the last 88 years.
Swami Vivekananda, whose 150th birth anniversary celebrations are coming to an end shortly, had also envisaged the very same means to rejuvenate our nation. He has made it clear to the society that only through the youths, who are ready to renounce everything for the service of the nation and become perfect examples themselves by attaining pure character, selfless mind and discrimination, with body as strong as a Vajra and an heart infused with indomitable enthusiasm and love, to consecrate our sacred Bharatmata on the throne of Vishva Guru.
RSS complete 88:
RSS today completed its 88 years of social presence which was founded on Vijayadashami Day in 1925 by Dr Keshava Baliram Hedgewar.
Earlier to Vijayadashami Speech by RSS Chief Bhagwat, there was demonstration of Physical exercise at Reshimbagh grounds. Noted historian Lokesh Chandra was the Chief Guest, he said 'the birth and genesis of RSS has a high significance in Indian
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Stop creating Muslim misfits
Oct 8, 2013
In the interest of Muslims, there is an urgent need to reform or shut down Darul Uloom Deoband, the internationally known Islamic seminary engendering obscurantism, sectarianism and religious orthodoxies harmful to Muslims. In a recent fatwa, it ruled that Shias, mainly Bohra Muslims, are non-Muslims, violating the egalitarian tenets of the Indian republic. Fatwas are Islamic legal opinions given in response to a query and, while not many Muslims follow them, they do influence the devout ones. The accepted view that no clergy exists in Islam is untrue, as a large number of clerics in Indian villages act as doorkeepers to Muslim minds.
In recent years, the Darul Uloom Deoband has delivered numerous fatwas which undermine women's freedom. Notably, women cannot preach or deliver sermons; working women cannot mix with male colleagues; women must wear a burqa; triple talaq uttered through a cellphone is valid; women cannot serve as qazis, or judges; talking to one's fiancé on phone is haram or forbidden; adolescent girls over 13 years cannot ride bicycles; it is undesirable for women to drive a car; women shouldn't contest elections and must observe purdah; co-education is impermissible. Such fatwas include: Muslims shouldn't work in banks; modelling and acting are offences; watching cartoons on television is unlawful for children; donating blood and organs is haram; photography is sinful; celebrating birthdays is disallowed; a person blaspheming Prophet Muhammad should be killed; body scan is impermissible; and life insurance is illegal.
Such fatwas emasculate Muslim minds. Noted academic S Irfan Habib urged Muslims to ignore them. Yasoob Abbasi of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board said these "irresponsible" fatwas bring a bad name to Islam; another Board member Q R Ilyasi reminded that co-education schools exist in Saudi Arabia and Iran. Maulana Syed Ashraf Kichhouchhvi of the All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board, a body of Sufis, dubbed the anti-birthday fatwa as sans spiritualism. Regarding body scan, Faizan Mustafa, vice chancellor of the National Law University in Hyderabad, said that whatever the state does for the common good is allowed in Islam. Arshad Alam of the Jamia Millia Islamia University described these fatwas as sectarian, contested by Ahl-e-Hadees, Barelvis and Shias. Waqarunnisan Ansari, a Mumbai corporator, questioned the clerics' competence to issue fatwas, asking if they know the terrible conditions experienced by women. Reflecting at the bigger problem facing Muslims, social activist Javed Anand warned that all religious groups such as Tablighi Jamaat, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Ahl-e-Hadith and Jamaat-e-Islami do not think "any differently" from the Darul Uloom Deoband.
Islamists argue that one should ignore these fatwas as the silent majority of Muslims disregards them. This argument itself is a problem: the silent majority cowers behind the four walls of home when a cleric rules over an entire village.Islamists accuse liberal Muslims of defaming Islam and argue that anti-women fatwas are just a few. But, these fatwas are a mirror to the ruling ideology that causes Muslim decay. At this point in civilisation as we have journeyed from the invention of the wheel and steam engine on way to landing at Mars, it is meaningless to debate what arguments the Darul Uloom Deoband offers for its fatwas. The concern is: it is creating misfits for the modern world; its graduates will go on teaching a distorted version of Islam.
After 1857 when Muslims lost power in Delhi, two responses emerged: one, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan advocated scientific education as the cure for Muslim decay and established a modernist college known as Aligarh Muslim University; second, Maulana Muhammad Qasim Nanautvi favoured Islamic revival as the medicine for Muslim development and founded the Darul Uloom Deoband. The seminary relies on contributions and trains 5,000 residential students, with 1,000 graduating every year with an 8-year Fazeelat degree. However, its syllabus covers only three disciplines: Islamic jurisprudence, a hadith or traditions of Prophet Muhammad, the Koran. It doesn't even teach Islamic history, except for bits that figure in a hadith. It has recently introduced skills courses in English and computer science for post-Fazeelat students but these aren't aimed at broadening students' minds.
Delhi-based journalist Abid Anwar, who studied at the Darul Uloom Deoband, says the clerics who issue fatwas do not read newspapers or watch television and are unaware of societal realities. "The seminary must incorporate social sciences, mathematics, geography and natural science right from year one of the Fazeelat course if it wants to prepare its students to interact with the wider society," Anwar says, citing the example of Bihar where madrassas introduced the subjects in the 1980s. However, reform initiatives were always rebuffed. In 2009, the Indian government tried, in line with the Sachar Committee recommendations, to introduce a madrassa reform legislation so that their degrees are valued at par with mainstream schools. But Abdul Khaliq Madrasi, pro-vice chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband, accused the government of interference. In 2011, the seminary's reformist vice chancellor Ghulam Muhammad Vastanvi was removed. A tiny number of clerics sabotaged madrassa reform, though most Muslims favour it. This is the crux: a few Islamic clerics have the ability to push an entire community into decadence; while more schools are needed, the real problem is the darkness emanating from Darul Uloom Deoband. Not to forget: Deoband-leaning seminaries are producing jihadists and suicide bombers in Pakistan.
In a vibrant democracy like India, there is always something a government can do for its citizens. It must set up an educational commission on Darul Uloom Deoband and other seminaries, inquiring into their role in causing Muslim backwardness. It must: examine if their syllabus meets the educational needs of Muslims or they are producing second-class citizens in violation of the Constitution; probe their sources of funding and if they are influenced by foreign elements like Saudi Wahhabis; work to set up a council of fatwas representing clerics from all Islamic sects and ensure 50 per cent of them are women; suggest measures for recruiting female teachers in seminaries in the hope that in a 100 years — as there is no shortcut — they will produce a women-friendly interpretation of Islam.
Tufail Ahmad is director of South Asia Studies Project at the Middle East Media Research Institute, Washington DC.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
A fantastic sentence written on every Japanese bus stop.
Only buses will stop here – Not your time
So Keep walking towards your goal
I NEVER KNEW THIS ABOUT JAPAN ... ??
Some very good and interesting points.. Read it till the end.
1 - Did you know that Japanese children clean their schools every day for a quarter of an hour with teachers which has led to the emergence of a Japanese generation who is modest and keen on cleanliness.
2 - Did you know that any Japanese citizen who has a dog must carry a special bags to pick up dog droppings. Hygiene and their eagerness to address cleanliness is part of Japanese ethics.
3 - Did you know that hygiene worker in Japan is called "health engineer" and can command salary of USD 5000 to 8000 per month, and a cleaner is subjected to written and oral tests!!
4 - Did you know that Japan does not have any natural resources, and they are exposed to hundreds of earthquakes a year, but it did not prevent her from becoming the second largest economy in the world.
5 - Did you know that Hiroshima returned to what it was, economically vibrant before the fall of the atomic bomb in just ten years.
6 - Did you know that Japan prevents the use of mobiles in trains and restaurants.
7 - Did you know that in Japan , students from the first to sixth primary years must learn ethics in dealing with people.
8 - Did you know that the Japanese, even though they are one of the richest people in the world, do not have servants and the parents are responsible for the house and children.
9 - Did you know that there is no examination from the first to the third primary level; because the goal of education is to instill concepts and character building, not just examination and indoctrination. -
10 - Did you know that if you go to a buffet restaurant in Japan you will notice people only eat as much as they need without any waste. No wasteful food.
11 - Did you know that the rate of delayed trains in Japan is about 7 seconds per year!!
They appreciate the value of time, very punctual to minutes and seconds
12 -. Did you know that children brush their teeth after a meal at school; They maintain their health from an early age.
13 - Did you know that students take half an hour to finish their meals to ensure right digestion. When asked about this concern, they said: These students are the future of Japan
VERY SMART PEOPLE!
The Japanese might have lost the war, but look what they have done for their own Country. My estimation of the Japanese has risen dramatically! All countries should follow suit!
Lets us work & make our.....
Media ..... Reactive,
Political Parties.. Elective,
Voters ..... Selective,
Crowds ..... Constructive,
Youth ..... Creative......
Monday, October 7, 2013
Marking yet another progressive step in its glorious history, the Kudroli Sri Gokarnatha temple in Karnataka's coastal city of Mangalore is set to induct two widows as archakas (temple priests) on October 6.
The women priests will be accorded traditional 'chende' welcome at the temple on Sunday. They will then be taken to the sanctum sanctorum where the idols of Shiva and Annapoorneshwari are placed. The women will perform the puja inside the sanctum sanctorum. Subsequently, they will consecrate the idol of Dattatreya in the temple premises.
"We are yet to open up as a society providing equal opportunity for all. No holy texts have barred women from performing puja in a temple. I am not sure why widows should stay away from all religious practices. Why this discrimination? No widow should be isolated because of her marital status," former Union minister and senior Congress leader B. Janardhana Poojary said.
Nothing will stop the temple authorities from going ahead with the appointment of the widows as priests, he added. All sections of the society have welcomed the initiative of Poojary, who has been championing the cause of women's rights.
The temple, which was set up by Narayan Guru, an 18th century social reformer from Kerala, will pay monthly salary to both priests.
The temple, which is backed by Poojary, has implemented several revolutionary steps in the past. In 2011, during the Dasara celebrations, the temple allowed widows to perform 'Chandika Yagna' and pull the silver chariot, which is an exclusive domain of men and married women in other temples. Priests also forbid widows from taking part in any religious practice in other temples
Mahakaleshwar temple donations to be used for medical aid to needy
Sandeep Vatsa, TNN Oct 3, 2013, 12.56PM IST
UJJAIN: A major portion of donations made at Mahakaleshwar temple here will from now on be used by temple management to extend financial assistance to people suffering from severe ailments.
One among the 12 jyotirlingas, the temple attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year from all over the country.
Over Rs five crore are received annually in the form of donations besides other articles made of gold and silver.
Till now, the management was spending a sizable amount on developing facilities for pilgrims and put the remaining amount as fixed deposits in banks. But now it is mulling a scheme that will help people who cannot afford expensive treatment and surgeries for serious ailments.
Collector B M Sharma, who is also the president of temple management committee said BPL card holders get financial help under the various government schemes, but there are others who do not fall in this category but need financial assistance to pay huge bills at hospitals.
Temple administrator Jayant Joshi told TOI that the beneficiaries must not be income tax payers and all applications after due verification from civil surgeon and other authorities could be granted help in listed hospitals.
We have yet to decide how much portion or budget would be spent on the scheme but a corpus fund from temple coffers would be earmarked to begin with.
Donations from devotees specifically for the scheme would be sought to help maximum number of needy patients.
The temple committee is already running a mobile health clinic which moves in poor localities on scheduled days.
One doctor and two nurses are deployed with medicines for free distribution, Joshi said and added that the temple committee wishes to actively serve mankind and work for social cause.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
गोपालन Cow development & Protection
गोसवर्द्धन और सुरक्षा
1. मा नस्तोके तनये मा नो आयौ मा नो गोषु मानो अश्वेषु रीरिष: |वीरान् मा नो रुद्र भामितो वधीर्हविष्मन्त: सदमित्वा हवामहे || ऋ1.114.8
गौओं घोड़ों इत्यदि में गर्भ में पूर्ण अवस्था से पूर्व प्रसव काल में उचित चिकित्सा का प्रबन्ध और अग्निहोत्र द्वारा वातावरण के स्वच्छता की व्यवस्था करनी चहिए.
Develop expert veterinary care for preterm (premature) born to domestic cows and horses etc. Agnihotra should also be regularly performed for sanitizing the atmosphere there.
2. दुहीयन् मित्रधितये युवाकु राये च नो मिमीतं वाजवत्यै |
इषे च नो मिमीतं धेनुमत्यै ||ऋ1.120.9
दुधारु गौएं आर्थिक लाभ के साथ पौष्टिक आहार द्वारा रोग निरोधक शक्ति भी बढ़ाती हैं . जो लोग स्वेच्छा से गोभक्ति से प्रेरित हो कर गोसेवा करना चहते हैं,उन्हें उत्तम गोसेवा के साधनों का प्रशिक्षण देना चाहिए.
Milk giving cows provide financial benefits and promote good nutrition for immunity from diseases. Provide cow related knowledge to the persons desiring to engage in maintaining cows to ensure affectionate handling of the cows.
3. अध प्र जज्ञे तरणिर्मत्तु प्र रोच्यस्या उषसो न सूर: |
इन्दुर्येभिराष्ट स्वेदुहव्यै स्रुवेण सिञ्चज्जराणाभि धाम || ऋ1.121.6
जिस प्रकार सूर्य प्रात:काल के अपनी ज्योति से आरम्भ कर के समस्त संसार के कल्याण , समृद्धि और स्वास्थ्य का हेतु है, उसी प्रकार गोदोहन और उस के स्वादिष्ट पौष्टिक आहार और अग्निहोत्र में हवि समाज के कल्याण, समृद्धि और स्वास्थ्य का साधन होते हैं.
In a manner similar to how an individual obtains bounties by collecting the radiation from the sunrise in the mornings, individuals that obtain milk etc from cows and share its products with community and by providing havi in Agnihotra fires for ridding the disease causing environments and promote health and prosperity for his home and society.
4. तुभ्यं पयो यत् पितरावनीतां राध: सुरेतस्तुरणे भुरण्यु |
शुचि यत्ते रेक्ण आयजन्त सबुर्दुधाया: पय उस्रियाया: || ऋ1.121.5
हमारे पितरों माता पिता ने आतुरता से गोदुग्ध पान किया जिस से उत्तम वीर्य और उत्तम सिद्धियां प्राप्त कराने वाला धन प्राप्त होता है. वैसे ही उत्तम सिद्धि कराने वाले धन और संतान को प्राप्त करने के लिए ,दयालु प्रवृत्ति से सदैव स्वच्छ पीने योग्य दूध से सुख देने वाली गौ की निरन्तर सेवा करना चहिए और गौ को प्रसन्न रखने के व्यवहार का सदा पालन करें.
Our forefathers eagerly sought milk of cows that provided them with good fertility and wealth the provider of excellent bounties and comforts. In the same manner, you should also devote yourself to care and love cows to be blessed with clean health invigorating milk to have good progeny and virtuous, prosperous life.
5. अष्टा महो दिव आदो हरि इह द्युमनसाहमभि योधान् उत्सम् |
हरि यत्ते मन्दिनं दुक्षन् वृधे गोरसमद्रिभिर्वाताप्यम् ||ऋ1.121.8
जिस प्रकार सर्वत्र पृथ्वी पर सूर्य की ज्योति द्वारा सुखों की वृद्धि के लिए मेघादि और खाद्य पदार्थों में रसादि की उत्पत्ति होती है, उसी प्रकार राजा का समाज के प्रति कर्तव्य है कि संसार में शुद्ध जल के साधन और मनोहर शुद्ध वायु को उपलब्ध कराए जिस से गौ और अश्वादि समाज को पूर्ण उन्नति प्रदान कर के राजा का सम्मान बढ़ावें .
Just like sun that enriches life on earth by rains and solar energy to sanitize the atmosphere and provide plants produce for delicious food .King should earn respect of all by ensuring clean air (environments) and good drinking water made freely available. This enables the cows to fulfill our needs for excellent milk and farm products and horses to provide for our comfort
6. त्वामयसं प्रति वर्त्तयो गोर्दिवो अश्मानमुपनीतमृभ्वा |
कुत्साय यत्र पुरुहूत वन्वञ्छुष्णमनन्तै: परियासि वधै: || ऋ 1.121.9
जैसे सूर्य मेघ को बरसा कर और अपने प्रकाश से सारे विश्व को आनंदित करता है, वैसे ही हे मनुष्यो तुम बुद्धीमान जनों के परामर्श और शस्त्रों द्वारा गौ हिंसा करने वालों को रोक कर गौ की रक्षा करो.
Just as sun spreads prosperity and joy on earth by rains and light, for the same purpose men should protect cows from those who kill them by use of iron weapons guided by advice of wise men.
1. त्वं नो असि भारताsग्ने वशाभिरुक्षभि: |
अष्टापदीभिराहुत: || ऋ2.7.5
राष्ट्र के भरण पोषण के हेतु गौओं और बैलों की सुरक्षा के लिए उत्तम भूमि (गोचरों) , मेघों, नदियों की व्यवस्था के लिए आट सचिव रूप पदाधिकारी जनों से विचार विमर्श कर के सुनिश्चित नीति निर्धारित करो, जिस का सब पालन करें
Tasks for Cow ministry गो मंत्रालय के दायित्व.
2. यो मे शता च विंशतिं च गोनां हरी च युक्ता सुधुरा ददाति |
वैश्वानर सुष्टतो वावृधानोsग्ने यच्छ त्र्यरुणाय शर्म || ऋ 5.27.2
गोकृषि द्वारा जो सहस्रों अथवा बीसियों गौओं के पालान और उत्तम बैलो को हल में युक्त करके उत्तमघोड़ों को रथादि में युक्त कर के जीवन यापन करते हैं उन के तीनों आश्रमों (ब्रह्मचारियों को गुरुकुलों में गोकृषि के ज्ञान और विद्या की, गृहस्थ आश्रम में उचित निवास वेतन आदि की और वानप्रस्थ में अपने जीवन के अनुभव को जिज्ञासुओं को शिक्षा देने की ) उचित व्यवस्था करो.
Agenda for Cow Ministry.
1. ब्रह्मचर्याश्रम Education and training:
Adequate arrangements and facilities should be developed to impart education and training in all aspects of excellent animal husbandry practices. This should cover very large facilities that may have thousands of cows to small scale house holders that may have about a dozen cows.
2. गृहस्थाश्रम Welfare of people engaged in cow keeping:
Adequate housing and remuneration should be ensured for the people engaged in cow care activities.
3. वानप्रस्थाश्रम People that have taken retirement from active cow care duties should be utilized by imparting the lifelong expertise in cow care to train youth in the finer aspects of cow care.
Forest protection Development & Cows
आरन्यकों पर्यावरण और गो सम्वर्द्धन
3. स्विध्मा यद् वनदिपरिरपस्यात् सूरो अध्वरे परि रोधना गो: |
यद्ध प्रभासि कृत्याँ अनु द्यूननर्विशे पश्विषे तुराय || ऋ 1.121.7
बिना हिंसा किए ( अग्निहोत्रादि से पर्यावरण की सुरक्षा द्वारा ) ,वनों को धारण और उन की सुरक्षा, गोवंश का सम्वर्द्धन और रक्षा ,रथों गाड़ियों के शीघ्र वाहन के योग्य पशुओं की सुरक्षा जैसे उत्तम कार्य , सूर्य के समान प्रतिदिन प्रकाशित हो कर करने चाहिएं.
Forests should be protected and developed by performing Agnihotras ( to promote regular rain precipitation from bacteria 'pseudomonas Syringe' in the undergrowth ) to provide regular forage for cows and fast moving horses. This has to be performed with regularity shown by Sun in its every day bringing sunshine for growth and maintenance of the world.
गोचर व जल संरक्षण Pasture and water harvesting
4. उद्वत्स्वस्मा अकृणोतना तृणं निवस्वप: स्वपस्यया नर: |
अगोह्यस्य यदसस्तना गृहे तदद्येदमृभवो नानु गच्छथ || ऋ 1.161.11
हे जनों ऊंचे स्थानों पर पशुवर्ग (गोआदि ) के हितार्थ उत्तम घास आदि चारे कि व्यवस्था करो. निचले गहरे स्थानों पर उत्तम कर्मों की इच्छा और परोपकार से प्रेरित हो कर जल एकत्रित करो. जो साधन सुगमता से उपलब्ध हैं उन को नष्ट न करो और इस प्रकार की परम्परा का पालन करो.
Develop systems for growing excellent fodder grasses on higher grounds. Harness and store rain water on low deep levels for public welfare. Thus do not waste your resources and honor these traditions to be able to enjoy peaceful sleep at night.
पशु आवास Cow Shelters
5. या ते अष्ट्रा गोओपशाssघृणे पशुसाधनी |
तस्यास्ते सुम्नमीमहे|| ऋ6.53.9
सब प्रकार से गोपालन में समर्थ वास्तुशास्त्र विद्वान गौओं के निवास के साधनों को ऋतु अनुसार गौओं के सोने और सुख से रहने की व्यवस्था करें.
Veterinary science experts /Architects should design the stalls in such manner that cows are comfortable and have adequate space to sleep.
गो आहार Cow Feed & Nutrition
6. उत नो गोषणिं धियमश्वसां वाजसामुत |
नृवत्कृणुहि वीतये|| ऋ 6.53.10
पशु पालन के विद्वान गौओं घोड़ों को अलग अलग करके उन के आवश्यकता अनुसार उपयुक्त अन्नदि आहार की उत्तम व्यवस्था करो
Nutrition feed experts should segregate and arrange to provide cow herd according to its requirements of nutritive feeds.
1. व्यवस्था के लक्ष्य Goshalaa management
अ. आहार जल प्रबंध Freedom from hunger and thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.
आ. सुखमय आवास व्यवस्था Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate shelter and a comfortable resting area.
इ. कष्ट ,चोट , रोग मुक्त स्वास्थ्य Freedom from pain, injury or disease by preventive measures and early diagnostic treatment.
ई. घूमने फिरने और अन्य गोवंश से मिलने जुलने की स्वतंत्रता Freedom to express most normal behavior, by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of other cows. Cows are known for making friends with other cows and show it by constantly seeking the company of their friends.
उ. भय मुक्त प्रेम युक्त वातावरण Freedom from fear and distress – by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.
2. व्यवस्था योजना
अ. उपयुक्त गोशाला स्थान
आ. एक समय में कितना गोवंश होगा
इ. कुशल गोपालक प्रावधान
ई. गोपालकों के दायित्व और कार्य प्रबंध
उ. जैविक गोपालन लक्ष्य
3.गोपालक का महत्व ;
गोपालने में गोपालकों की भूमिका सब से महत्व की होती है.
अ. वार्षिक योजना: कुशल विद्वान व्यक्तियों से विचार विमर्श के पश्चात एक वार्षिक योजना गोआवास , गोपालन, स्वास्थ्य, दुग्ध उत्पादन , पञ्चगव्य उत्पादों के प्रबंध और विवरण की बनाइ जाएगी. जिस को बारे में अनुभव के आधार पर संशोधन सम्भव होंगे.
आ. गोपालकों के दायित्व और पशिक्षण :
इ. गौओं के चलने आने जाने के बारे में
ई. गौओं को चिह्नित करने की व्यवस्था
उ. कुशल गोपालन व्यवस्था
ऊ. स्वस्थ गौ के लक्षणों के बारे में जागरुकता
Rajendra Kumar Chadha
National Joint Convener
Prajna PravahA-161 Suraj Mal ViharDelhi 110092