‘DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE YOURSELF, REALISE YOUR POTENTIAL’
RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, accompanied some local Sangh leaders visited a Sewa Basti of Bengaluru on November 14. He offered puja at 'Muttu Mariyamma Temple’ located in the heart of the slum and interacted with the children and women of the Sewa Basti. The trip was organised by the Jagran Project of the Rashtrotthana Parishat at Anganawadi Kendra, behind Mallige Hospital, Siddapura in Wilson Gardens. As the Sarsanghachalak reached the Basti he was welcomed by the women of the locality carrying kalas and offering aarati and also applying tilak. Then Mohanji offered flowers to the statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar and went inside Hombegow-danagara Slum. He spent some time inside the house of Pandian, president ofAmbedkar Sangha and gracefully accepted snacks and milk offered to him. Before leaving the house, he lighted incense sticks and offered to big portrait of Lord Venkateshwara inside the house.
Later addressing a gathering of children and women from Hombegowdanagar slum and nearby areas Mohanji said political leaders come and go but the common man will make a difference in the country. “You are the country. Do not think you are small person. Grow yourself. Become a good person. Do not underestimate yourself. When you realise your potential and get taller in character, country will automatically prosper," Shri Bhagwat added. Dakshin Bharat Karyavah Shri Ramakrishna, Dakshin Madhya Kshetra Pracharak Shri Mangesh Bende, Prant Karyavah Shri Thippeswamy and many other Sangh leaders were also present on the occasion. The Rashtrotthana Parishat has projects in 210 slums across Bengaluru.
NANAJI BROUGHT INTEGRAL HUMANISM IN ACTION
“Nanaji’s thinking was out of box, he always tried to do something extra, beyond his given responsibility. Whatever he did he did with some value addition. He always insisted on ‘self-sufficiency’ approach. Optimum utilisation of local resources was the basis of his vision. He perfectly blended universal science with local technologies,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while releasing a book on Nanaji Deshmukh in New Delhi onOctober 11, the 98th birth anniversary of Nanaji. RSS Sahsarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale, veteran Sangh Pracharak Shri Madan Das, DRI president Shri Virendrajeet Singh and general secretary of DRI Shri Bharat Pathak also shared the dais. Many distinguished personalities including RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi, former deputy Prime Minister Shri LK Advani, Governor of Guajrat Prof. Omprakash Kohli, etc were present at the jam-packed Vigyan Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion Dattatreya Hosabale said, Nanaji brought ‘Integral Humanism’ propounded by Deendayalji in action. “When people are looking for models of development on Bharatiya values the one created by Nanaji are the living examples.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DISABLED PERSONS OBSERVED
A programme was organised by the ABVKA to support the disabled persons in Jashpurnagar on 3rd Dec, 2014 in which disabled persons of Jashpurnagar participated. Try Cycle competition was started by Sri Kripa Prasad Singh, Vice President of Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram where as Prizes were distributed by Srimati Thunni Bai, Chairperson ,Zila Panchayat. Sri Singh told that 12036 disabled persons are registered with DDRC office.He also told that more than half of the disabled persons are living in remote areas. Trycycles, Baisakhi and other equipments were distributed to these people on the occasion.
A BRAVE DAUGHTER OF MADURAI
Dr. Kalyani Gomathinayagam is a young Bharatiya doctor who volunteered to spend four weeks in Foya, Liberia (West Africa) during September-October, 2014, helping those suffering and dying of Ebola, the awful epidemic. She was one of the few doctors, and likely the only Bharatiya, who had volunteered to work in that region. Kalyani is no stranger to practicing medicine in rough situations. After her medical training in Madurai, and working in rural Kerala, she opted to spend a decade working as a medical officer with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police at extremely isolated regions on the border, including remote places in Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, as well as a stint, once, on the Kailas-Mansarovar yatra route at Kunji Post.
“The most heartening news is that for the past one month they have not recorded any new case coming from Foya. There are some cases in the periphery -- in other districts. On the whole I think the community has really participated a lot in bringing the epidemic under control in Foya. That’s a good sign.”
BHARAT HAS WORLD’S LARGEST NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS
Bharat tops the charts when it comes to the largest number of volunteers anywhere in the world. Nearly 18.65 crore people in Bharat support non-profit organizations (popularly known as non-government organizations or NGOs) by volunteering their time and effort. In stark contrast, China, with only 6.8 crore volunteers, was fourth on this list. Compared with the previous findings relating to 2012, the number of Bharatiyas volunteering time has shot up by three percentage points as 29 million more people contributed their time in 2013. These findings were released by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), a global non-profit that compiles the World Giving Index annually. This index looks at three measures of giving during 2013: The number of people who have given money to charity, volunteered their time or helped a stranger.
1.6 LAKH SEVA PROJECTS RUN BY RSS
“Seva – Service is an integral part of sangh work and it was natural that sangh workers came forward to help fllod affected people in Jammu and Kasmir” said RSS sarkaryavaha Bhayya ji Joshi at the press meet on 20th October at Lucknow where a 3-day meeting of its Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari mandal was held. He added that over 1.6 lakh service projects are being run by swayamsevaks all over the country in rural, tribal and urban slum areas.
RSS VOLUNTEERS CLEAN MOSQUE IN CYCLONE AFFECTED VISAKHAPATNAM
Volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cleaned mosques in Visakhapatnam, after cyclone Hudhud left behind a trail of destruction when it hit the region last week. Coordinator of Visakhapatnam region of RSS, Ram Bahadur, said that the political leaders in the country had created a wrong perception that RSS is against Muslims and Christians. The volunteers were seen using electric saws to cut trees that were fallen inside the mosque complex. They were also cleaning the floors and removing broken glasses that were scattered everywhere. A volunteer of RSS, Kurmit Kaur, said they were merely being human.
BALASAHEB DESHPANDE BIRTH CENTENARY CELEBRATION IN ANDAMANS
Kalyan Ashram Middle Andaman district unit organised a function at District Auditorium Rangat on November 15 to observe birth centenary of Vanyogi Balasaheb Deshpande. Shri Kanda Swami, District president, gave brief account of the activities conducted in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Kalyan Ashram joint organising secretary Shri Atul Jog said Balasaheb Deshpandeji worked tirelessly in janjati (tribal) area for 47 long years. He said today the Kalyan Ashram has work in 53,000 janjati villages. Assistant Commissioner Shri Trivedi as chief guest appreciated the Kalyan Ashram work.
SWAYAMSEVAKS JOIN FIRE RESCUE OPERATION
A handicraft factory at Basani phase I in Jodhpur caught fire in the morning of December 2. The fire assumed gigantic form due to wood and chemicals stored in the factory. Fourteen fire brigade vehicles controlled the fire after about four hours. As soon as the swayamsevaks of morning shakha got the news, they rushed to the spot and joined the fire brigade workers to extinguish the fire.