The Kartik Purnima festival also coincides with the Jayanti of Guru Nanak Dev.
In Pushkar, Rajasthan, the Pushkar Fair or Pushkar mela commences on Prabodhini Ekadashi and continues till Kartik Poornima. This fair is held in the honour of god Brahma, whose temple stands at Pushkar, Rajasthan. People take bath in the Pushkar Lake and do Pradakshina. About 200,000 people and 25,000 camels assemble in Pushkar for the fair. Pushkar fair is Asia's largest camel fair.
Charity especially donation of cows, feeding of Brahmins, fasting and other religious activities are performed on this day.
2. RSS SARKARYAVAH’S PRESS STATEMENT: The annual meeting of Akhil bharatiya Karyakari Mandal of RSS comprising of its national executive members and members of prant and Kshetra executive committees took place during October 16-18 at Gorakhpur. The meet discussed various organizational issues besides Swami Vivekanand’s 150th birth anniversary to be celebrated in 2013-14, proposed communal violence bill etc. While commenting on the controversy arising out of Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh’s letter to Anna Hazare regarding RSS involvement in his campaign and Anna Hazare’s reply with remarks on Sarsanghchalak Mohanji Bhagwat, RSS general secretary Suresh (Bhayya ji) Joshi commented in a press statement that Shri Anna Hazare is a man committed to noble ideals and is leading a massive popular movement against corruption in the country. Entire credit for the success of this movement goes to him only. It is tragic that a person of Anna’s stature too has got influenced by narrow political conspiracy. The views expressed in his letter would prove detrimental to the anti-corruption movement only. It will be most unfortunate. The Swayamsevaks of the RSS along with millions of countrymen genuinely aspire to see a Bharat completely free of corruption. It is the paramount responsibility of the leaders of the anti-corruption movements to safeguard them from narrow and low-level conspiratorial politics.
3. BHARAT JOINS SPACE BIG LEAGUE: On October 6 Bharat became the second country in the world after the United States to launch a mission to study climatic and atmospheric changes in tropical regions with the success of Indo-French tropical weather satellite Megha-Tropiques.
Within 25 minutes of its upward journey, the rocket planted Megha Tropiques satellite followed by SRMSAT, VesselSAT and Jugnu in the orbit.
Apart from Megha-Tropiques, the three small satellites that were ferried by the PSLV-C18 are the 10.9-kg SRMSAT built by the students of SRM University near Chennai to monitor Greenhouse gases in atmosphere; the 3-kg remote sensing satellite Jugnu from the Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur (IIT-K) for earth imaging and the 28.7-kg VesselSat from LuxSpace of Luxembourg to locate ships on high seas.
4. SEWA Day – a day dedicated to service – started last year at the initiative of Sewa International UK soon spread its wings across the globe when on September 25 – Sewa Day was held in over a dozen countries from SriLanka (21 projects and 615 participants), Kenya, Finland (11 projects 104 participants), USA and UK. One of the major achievements of Sewa day is that the activities got participation from many nationalities across the globe in besides Hindu groups in countries like Finland, UK.
In UK over 155 projects like helping elderly day centers, cleaning of gardens and public places. Collection and distribution of food items and clothes were undertaken by over 14000 participants. A local borough (equivalent to city ward/zone) council could involve 6000 school children for doing SEWA. Hindu Council of Kenya along with other organizations held a tree plantation program at Mata Amrita Centre (MAC) in Athi River. A total of 450 including volunteers and students planted 1900 saplings attended by area Member of Parliament and and Assistant Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Hon. Wavinya Ndeti, Mayor Patrick Makau and others.
5. RASHTRIYA SEWA BHARATI’S SEWA SANGAM IN HARIDWAR: "Service to deprived people is truly service to God. It is the embodiment of yajna, charity and sacrifice. ” said noted saint and founder of Bharatmata Mandir Haridwar, Swami Satyamitranand Giri while speaking at the concluding ceremony of three-day Sewa Sangam organised at Haridwar from October 1 to 3. About 900 delegates from 65 districts of Uttarakhand and Western Uttar Pradesh presented details about their service activities at the Sangam. A total of 72 service organisations were represented at the Sewa Sangam. Others who graced the Sangam were Shankaracharya Swami Vasudevananda Saraswati, All Bharat Seva Pramukh Sitaram ji and many Sangh Adhikaris.
6. FLOOD RELIEF IN ODISHA: Uttkala Bipanna Sahayata Samiti conducted a massive relief operation during the recent floods in Odisha. The Samiti workers actively worked in 205 villages of 36 blocks in 12 flood affected districts. Around 54,000 flood victims were served with cooked and dry food; supplied 85,000 pouches of water; articles of daily use like candles, match boxes were distributed. Sanitation activities were carried out at 21 different places. Anilmal feeding was also provided. More than 450 volunteers worked day and night for over two weeks in flood affected areas in the state. More than 3,500 people were provided health services. A team of seven doctors and paramedical staff is working in the affected areas of Kendrapada and Jajpur districts.
7. ABKM 2011 RESOLUTION: The sole resolution passed at the ABKM meeting in Gorakhpur titled ‘Need for Comprehensive Strategic Initiative for National Security’ highlighted growing terrorist and separatist activities along our borders and also threat to our security on land, sea and aerial borders as well as other strategic issues involved.
Describing the challenges posed by China including it’s strategic partnership with with our bordering counries with the objective of military encirclement of Bharat and development of military bases in those countries; it’s arming of Pakistan against Bharat, patronizing anti-Bharat terrorism there and military activism in the PoK;
active support to the insurgent groups in our North-East; as a direct challenge to the unity and integrity of our nation, the ABKM also drew the attention towards Government’s utter apathy towards development of basic infrastructure facilities on our borders, inroads of China in our economy and strategic communications sector and urged Bharatiya government to develop such infrastructure and military capabilities to effectively counter these challenges.
Pointing towards the admission by the Prime Minister regarding rise in the cross-border infiltration in the last few months; the resolution detailed the ISI – terrorist groups’ nexus and asked the Government to take firm stand in the volatile Af-Pak region looking at the withdrawl of US forces in near future.
Criticizing the handing over of several thousand acres of our territory in Assam and West Bengal to Bangladesh under the pretext that it was already under the latter’s control; the resolution warned about the danger of demographic distortion in CoochBihar and Jalpaiguri areas due to this agreement. The ABKM regretted that the issue of millions of Bangladesh infiltrators residing in Bharat never figures in these talks.
The resolution emphasized upon the need to strengthen Bharat’s age old ties with the countries in Hind Mahasagar (Indian Ocean) region looking at its strategic importance. It dealt with security implications of growing Chinese influence in the region, its ever expanding naval arsenal and aggressiveness and maintained that our foreign policy objectives must be in consonance with our strategic needs. ABKM regretted that there is a serious disconnect between the nationalist aspirations widely present among the general public and the policy approach of the political establishment.
At the end the resolution urged the Government to initiate effective measures to safeguard the entire national borders including the Indo-Tibetan border, sea and aerospace borders and also protect the national interests in the entire oceanic region; and adopt strong measures to counter the challenge of separatism, terrorism and infiltration.
(For full text please visit http://www.rssonnet.org )
8. DU REMOVES BLASPHEMOUS ESSAY ON RAMAYANA: As a major victory for the Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti, the Delhi University on October 10 withdrew the blasphemous essay on Ramayana from history textbook following a civil suit, filed by national convenor of the samiti Shri Dina Nath Batra and others. The essay ‘Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation,’ written by AK Ramanujan contained derogatory, defamatory and offensive language against Hindu gods and goddesses. The removed chapter will be replaced by two articles, one by Romila Thapar and the other by RS Singh. The essay was part of the syllabus for BA (Hons) History students. The Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti expressed its satisfaction over the decision.
9. 6th HINDU MANDIR CONFERENCE IN USA: Over 280 delegates from 100 Mandirs and Hindu organizations across the world participated in the sixth annual Hindu Mandir Executives' Conference (HMEC – 2011) from Sept 23-25 at Columbus – Ohio. Participants were mainly focused on developing programs to provide leadership to nourish, protect and sustain Hindu Dharma in North America.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam addressed the conference via video, while Shri Ashokji Singhal, President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, gave an inspiring speech on the need for unity, assertiveness and a collective response of Hindus around the world in face of threats. Greater participation by youth speakers was one of the highlights of the HMEC 2011.
10. CHINA MUST KEEP OFF PoK: Army Chief Gen V.K. Singh has brought into sharp focus a very disturbing development in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). He told journalists on the sidelines of a function in New Delhi on Wednesday that the Bharatiya security establishment was greatly concerned about the presence of nearly 4000 Chinese construction personnel, including combat engineers from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), in PoK. Bharat has been aware of this provocative Chinese activity for some time. New Delhi has already lodged a strong protest with Beijing, reminding it that any kind of engagement in PoK without Bharat’s consent or permission is illegal as the area is a part of Jammu and Kashmir but under illegal occupation of Pakistan. Therefore, the entry of Chinese military and other personnel in PoK is in clear violation of international law.
The Chinese behaviour in the case of PoK becomes more alarming when seen in the backdrop of its attitude vis-à-vis the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The Chinese practice of issuing stapled visas to visitors from Bharat’s J and K shows that China refuses to recognise the status of Kashmir the way the international community views it. This duplicity in its conduct needs to be exposed.
China is engaged in PoK in building the Diamer-Bhasha dam and the upgradation of the Karakoram Highway. It is working on having a shorter land route to Central Asia and West Asia through Pakistan. It has not only helped Pakistan in the construction of Gwadar port in Balochistan, but is also involved in many other significant projects there. Chinese presence in Pakistan and PoK is widespread and growing rapidly. Bharat cannot sit idle under the circumstances. Though it cannot oppose what China and Pakistan decide to do as part of their national policy, India has a right to oppose the illegal Chinese activities in PoK. One can understand that Pakistan is prepared to give any kind of concessions to China, its “all-weather friend”, because of Islamabad’s tense relations with the US. But China must remember that it cannot emerge as a responsible global power by behaving irrationally. (The Editorial, The Tribune, October 8, 2011)
11. HSS , NAIROBI CELEBRATES VIJAYA DASHMI UTSAV: Nairobi Shakha Vijayadashmi Utsav was held on Sunday 9th October 2011 at C.G.H.U Secondary School, 4th Parklands Avenue, Nairobi. About 100 swayamsevaks took part in the demonstrations of Dand, dumbbells, yogasana etc. Shri Jitendra Ratilal Khetia, Chairman of the Education Board of C G H U Sec School was the Chief Guest while Prantap Joshi was main speaker.
12. M. F. HUSAIN PAINTINGS’ EXHIBITION AT HEMA MALINI'S DANCE PROGRAM CANCELED: SAAMA, the organizers of the show scheduled in New York on 1st October cancelled M. F. Husain’s paintings’ exhibition upon receiving emails from protesting Hindus. The organizers wrote, “On behalf of SAMAA, we apologize to all of you if we hurt your sentiments. Hemaji was unaware of such an exhibition. As soon as we received your emails, we cancelled the exhibition. As soon as Hemaji came to know about the exhibition, she totally opposed it and did not want to be any part of it.”
13. WORLD'S CHEAPEST TABLET LAUNCHED: Bharat's finally got its much hyped ultra-low-cost tablet, Aakash. The government is buying the first units of the device for Rs 2250 each from a British company which is assembling the devices in Bharat. They will initially be given to students for free in a pilot run of 100,000 units.
The tablet runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and comes with a 7-inch resistive touchscreen with 800x480 resolution and weighs 350 grams. The tablet has a 256MB of RAM, a 32GB expandable memory slot and two USB ports.
14. DUSSEHRA FESTIVITIES CONCLUDE IN KULLU: The seven-day-long Dussehra festivities of Kullu concluded at Kullu, Himachal Pradesh on Oct 12 with Lanka Dahan (burning) and the beginning of return journey of assembled deities to their temples in beautifully decorated palanquins amid the blowing of trumpets and beating of drums.
Accompanied by 226 deities, the chariot of Lord Raghunath was pulled up to Lanka Bekar near the Beas in Kullu. According to tradition, palanquins of all deities are stopped at a certain distance while Goddess Hadimba continues her journey to complete the rituals. Hadimba temple priest Rohit Ram Sharma said the goddess is considered to be the grandmother of Kullu royal family and she starts and ends the Dussehra festivity. "All other deities cannot be part of Lanka Dahan ceremony. They only watch the proceedings from a certain distance. The tradition is centuries old," he said.
After Lanka Dahan, all deities pay their final obeisance to Lord Raghunath and leave for their respective shrines.
15. YOUTH CAMP IN AWADH PRANT, UP: “The nation today needs the people who live for the nation and not for their individual needs only. The Sangh has been building such people since 86 years,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat while addressing the concluding ceremony of two day youth camp organized by RSS, Awadh Prant in Lucknow on October 2. A total of 886 swayamsevaks from 12 districts of the State participated in the camp included 67 engineering students, 9 medical, 123 post graduates, 566 graduates, 31 computer science, 23 BEd and other others 67 youth participated in the camp.
16. SAMSKRIT BHARATI ADOPTS MODERN TECHNOLOGY: Samskrit Bharati has decided to adopt modern technology to spread Sanskrit among the youth. The annual meeting of the organisation held in Kota, Rajasthan, from October 9 to 10, conducted detailed discussion on the issue of using the technology. A total of 211 delegates from 20 states were present at the meeting.
The workers were imparted training how to use the Wikipedia, uploading videos using YouTube, working on social sites, using the Skype for teaching groups kms away from the teacher, use of websites for selling books online, enrolling candidates for correspondence courses through website, etc.
17. AGNI-II SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED: After perfect trial of 'Shourya' and 'Prithvi-II', Bharat on Sep 30 successfully test fired nuclear capable 'Agni-II' ballistic missile with a strike range of 2,000 km as part of user trial by armed forces from Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.
The indigenously built 'Agni-II', developed by Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), has already been inducted into armed forces and forms part of Bharat's arsenal for strategic deterrence.
"The successful launch once again proved reliability of the medium range missile,"DRDO spokesman and scientist Ravi Kumar Gupta said.
With this success story, Bharat is also planning to test by next month "Agni-2 Prime", an advanced nuclear-capable ballistic missile with a strike range of around 3,000 km, defence sources said.
18. COURT FOILS ATTEMPT TO MAKE INROADS INTO HINDU TEMPLE ADMINISTRATION: In a landmark judgement, the Madras High Court decreed that a Hindu temple administration can appoint only Hindus as its employees, while dismissing a petition by a Christian group.
A Private Security Agency (Forte) owned by family of Christians challenged a tender notification issued by Subhramaniya Swamy Temple at Tiruchendur in Tuticorin district, Tamilnadu, on July 29. Justice K Chandru dismissed the writ petition filed stating that ‘Hindu temple cannot be compelled to engage the services of a security agency owned by non-Hindus.
19. BHARAT TIES WITH MYANMAR AND VIETNAM: Bharat made two important initiatives in an effort to boost strategic and economic ties in South and South East Asia last week. Bharat and Vietnam on October 12 signed an agreement on oil exploration along with an extradition treaty after talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the visiting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang. This is the first visit by the Vietnamese President outside the ASEAN region.The two countries also decided to launch a security dialogue between the Home ministries.
Days after Myanmar President U. Thein Sein suspended the China-supported south-east Asian nations' largest ever hydropower project, Bharat on October 14, rolled out a red carpet to the head of the state by offering a $500 million Line of Credit (LoC) for a slew of development projects.
As Myanmar makes efforts to democratise itself and take steps to maintain distance from China, Bharat also offered assistance for several capacity building projects, including developing an Advanced Centre for Agricultural Research and Education in Yezin, a Rice Bio Park and an IT training institute in Mandalay.
20. ICCS CONFERENCE AT HARIDWARIN MARCH 2012 : World council of elders of the Ancient Traditions and Cultures (WCEATC) a forum of Elders under the auspices of ICCS (International Center for Cultural Studies USA Inc. ) in Collaboration with World Congress of Ethnic religions (wcer.org) and The National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna of Guatemala and many other organizations, is organizing the 4th International Conference and Gathering of the Elders from 3rd to 7th March 2012 at Dev Sanskruti Vishwavidyalay, Haridwar, Bharat . The 4th conference based on the theme, ‘Nourishing the balance of the Universe ‘ expects delegates from more than 50 countries and will have Ceremonies, Paper presentations and Workshops on related topics. (Please visit www.iccsus.org for more info)
21. BHARATIYA ARMY GETS ITS 1ST WOMAN JAWAN: Outperforming her male counterparts in the physical tests, 35-year-old Sapper Shanti Tigga joined the 969 Railway Engineer Regiment of the Territorial Army. A mother of two, she is the first woman jawan.
"Women are allowed to join the armed forces only as officers in the non-combat units. But Tigga has earned the distinction of being the first lady jawan in the 1.3 million strong defence forces," a senior army officer said.
"She performed exceedingly well in all the physical tests. She took five seconds less than her male counterparts to complete 1.5-km run. She completed the 50 meter run in 12 seconds which is rated as excellent," he said.
22. MUTHOOT APOLOGISES TALIBANIC CIRCULAR: As Hindu organisations stepped up the protest against the Talibanic circular targeting Hindu employees, Muthoot Fin Corporation, a leading money lending group from Keala, withdrew the circular after talks with Hindu aikya Vedi leaders.
The circular warned of strict actions against employees who put Bindhi or Sindhoor in forehead had earlier invited wrath of Hindu organisations and Dr Subrahmanya Swamy’s warning to Muthoot group of legal action had made this fanatic group to withdraw the circular.
23. NOBEL LAUREATE WANGARI MATHAI CREMATED AT NAIROBI: Professor Wangari Mathai, an environmental protection activist and Nobel Laureate, was cremated on October 8 at the Hindu Shamshanbhoomi (Crematorium) in Nairobi. Her wish was not to use any wood in making casket and not to bury her and waste a piece of land but to cremate her without using timber.
In a private ceremony attended by her family members, Shri Muljibhai Pindolia, President of the Hindu Council of Africa spoke about her and mentioned about 40,000 trees planted by Hindus in Kenya. A tree was planted by her family members at the place as a mark of her long term memory.
24. BHARAT BORN SPRINTER, 100, SETS RECORD: Fauja Singh, a 100-year-old British man, has run his way to eight sprinting world records and is aiming to set another, when he takes part in the Toronto Marathon on Octoer 16. Mr Singh broke the records for 100-year-old men in all eight sprinting distances on October 13. Born in Bharat in 1911, he started competitive running at the age of 89, after losing his wife and son.
25. BHUTAN TO HAVE FIRST HINDU TEMPLE: The royal kingdom of Bhutan will soon have its first Hindu temple. An official release on Oct 11 said that the foundation stone laying ceremony at Kuenselphondrang was held in the presence of national assembly speaker and ministers in the country's capital Thimphu.
Built on an area of 2.53 acres, the temple will have touches of Buddhist architecture and will organise festivals and marriage ceremonies catering to the need of more than 10,000 Hindus living in Himalayan kingdom. The foundation stone was laid by Je Khenpo, Bhutan's chief abbot.
26. LONGEST RAILWAY TUNNEL UNVEILED IN JAMMU & KASHMIR: The Northern railways on Oct 14 opened Bharat's longest railway tunnel, a part of the ambitious Udhampur - Srinagar - Baramulla rail link project piercing through the Pir Panjal range in Jammu & Kashmir.
At 10.96km long, the Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel is Bharat's longest and Asia's 2nd longest tunnel, aimed at reducing the travel distance between Quazigund and Banihal to only 11 km and providing a hassle-free travel up to Baramulla.
27. SHRI VISHWA NIKETAN: Visitors: Chamanlal Gohil, UK Smt and Shri Madhusudan Jhaveri - USA. Pravaas: Shri Ravikumar, sah samyojak Vishwa Vibhag will be touring Singapore, Australia and New Zealand from Oct 19.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: There is one divine force which acts in the universe and in the individual and is also beyond the individual and the Universe. The Mother stands for all these. – Sri Aurobindo
JAI SHREE RAM
P.P. SARSANGHCHALAKJI’SRashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh came into existence on this auspicious occasion 86 years ago. The scenario in the world and our country and its effect experienced in our day to day life has created a disturbance in all minds.
Global Scenario In The Context Of Bharat
The powerful countries of the world mount all kinds of efforts to exploit the international situation to establish their hegemony. This explains the current unhealthy competition between US and China for establishing their superiority. On the pretext of its war on terror, the active intervention of America has reached our neighbouring Pakistan.
Naturally, we can not remain untouched by the turmoil created by this power game. We have always regarded the whole world as one family and we seek an intimate friendship with it rather than dominance. The other countries of the world acknowledge this through their experience of exemplary behavior of Bharateeya’s living abroad. That is why they have trust in us and they welcome us whole heartedly. In tune with this world view of ours and keeping intact our sovereignty, dignity and security, we should take initiative to transform the current disturbed situation of the world into one of mutual trust and cooperation.
We have deep cultural relationship with our neighbouring countries particularly in south-east Asia. Even today this relationship is remembered with gratitude, joy and happiness. We are bound by common economic interests. There is general consensus in these countries that Bharat should lead them and stand by them through thick and thin. We should strengthen our economic, diplomatic and cultural ties with all these countries. We will have to be more focussed in our efforts in making the neighbouring Nepal stable and more favourable to us. We should also initiate efforts to end the miseries of Sri Lankan Tamilians and create a situation where by they will be able to contribute to Sri Lankan society and national life on equal footing with their civil rights and status intact. We have to tighten our security on the Bangladesh border, prevent the border being porous and stop infiltration and illegal trafficking of arms, cattle, fake currency and drugs, while we also have to see that the atmosphere in Bangladesh turns favourable to us. Even though Tibet is still occupied by China, we have to help Tibetans living there as well as those living in Bharat and other parts of the world to vent proper voice to their emotions and protect their human-rights, faith and traditions in their homeland as well as in the world.
Occasionally in its own interest China seems to be taking initiative to strengthen its economic, diplomatic and cultural ties with Bharat. But recent events show its intention to expand its influence in the Asian continent and also in Bharat even by using its war strength…. Still maintaining our cultural ties that we have been enjoying with China since the time of Budhha and also our current economic relations, we nevertheless have to remain vigilant against China, build necessary infrastructure in place on the border, and not allow our military preparedness and vigilance to wither away. There is need to influence international diplomatic dialogues more effectively to garner global support for ourselves in any possible eventuality.
Situation In Kashmir
Terrorists are instigated to infiltrate and disturbance is created in Jammu and Kashmir at the behest of Pakistan. The truth is that even the constitution of Pakistan and the highest Court of the POK don’t regard Jammu and Kashmir as a part of Pakistan. Pakistan, even then is engaged in creating trouble in Jammu & Kashmir. Why despite all this, our Central Government and the interlocutors appointed by them insist time and again that Kashmir is a political problem? The Centre and the State Governments should pursue a policy of strengthening the voice of patriotic elements opposed to this aggression.
The Hindu refugees of 1947-48 should be speedily settled there with full citizenship rights and the displaced Kashmiri Hindus should be able to settle back in their birthland and the land or their ancestors. Article 370 that hinders integration of Jammu and Kashmir with Bharat needs to be abolished.
Problems of The North-East
It has now become imperative for our political class to appreciate the pains of the people of the north-east. They should make their understanding and knowledge deeper and thorough as to how to solve problems of those people. Completely deprived of the mass base and almost defunct terrorist groups are being given a fresh lease of life by the Centre and the State governments by initiating dialogues with them.
The lack of clear vision and perspective is also reflected in the economic policies and activities of the country. The failures and shortcomings of the economic model of the West have been abundantly exposed in the world. Therefore, we will have to look for a distinct developmental model which should be based on our own unique world view fulfilling the requirements of our people and promoting prosperity and culture hand in hand and also strengthening the pace of progress with our identity.
The pent up rage of the common man created out of the above frustrating conditions exploded into massive support for the recent anti corruption movements….All the big and small organizations participating in the anticorruption movement need to sink their differences and unite to achieve long term success. The issue of corruption is not concerned merely with the theft of wealth. Thus it becomes a serious issue involving integrity, sovereignity and also the security of the country.
Hence we should stay clear from power groups which have dubious background and are impatiently credit hungry. Rejection of symbols of patriotism such as ‘VANDEMATARAM’ and ‘BHARATMATA’ and gimmies to gain cheap popularity can never be tolerated in any national movement. It is necessary to keep away from those tendencies and forces existing in the so-called minorities that pander to the narrow, fanatic and separatist ideas. We will have to take care that, persons and tendencies that maintain total transparency especially in the matter of money and resources, are on board. The RSS volunteers are already active in all movements against corruption without craving for their own position and credit. But everyone should keep it in mind that the law alone cannot solve the problem of corruption. We will have to bring about fundamental changes in the very system that breeds in corruption.
The most important thing is that we will have to inculcate good values in society such as the sense of social responsibility, pure character and social services and altruism.RSS is working with full concentration on this fundamentally important issue.
Proposed Communal And Targeted Violence Bill
The National Integration Council at its recent meeting held on September 10, 2011 discussed the proposed Communal and Targeted Violence Bill. Majority of its members have categorically and strongly opposed the proposed bill. Honourable Prime Minister promised to put forward a revised draft for discussion, but even a cursory look at the original draft shows that it is a deceitful action of destructive mind and distorted ideology aimed at destroying the social harmony thus violating the spirit of our constitution.
The proposed legislation seeks to destroy the federal structure and contemptuously disregards the rights of the States giving absolute power to the Centre to dismiss a State Government on mere allegation. The proposed legislation seeks to destroy our sense of national unity and divide the citizens of the country. This legislation represents a total negation of our national interests.
Parliament and the Government elected by the people of Bharat with the hope that they will provide protection and promote love and justice for all should not allow this draft bill even for discussion in any form; and should summarily reject it. The security and justice for the so- called minorities can be guaranteed by law combined with the goodwill prevailing in society.
Organised Good People, Spirited Society– The Only Solution
A politics bereft of will power and clear and fearless national perspective becomes a collection of shaky policies, cowardice, shirking of responsibilities and selfish considerations creating an atmosphere of mistrust and frustration. Our society has to take the onus of marching ahead on its glorious path by checking aggressive and dangerous tendencies threatening us on one hand and creating power and unity in all endeavours of our national life on the other. The ever victorious benevolent divine power in form of Durga arose out of collective endeavours of the gods and defeated the demons. This is the ancient history of today’s auspicious festival. The existing circumstances are once again demanding of us the same collective endeavour with will to be victorious and it is the native Hindu society that will have to meet this demand.
The RSS is an effort to realise and establish this universally acceptable thought and conduct by organising the Hindus. Today it stands before you in its vastly expanded form as an invaluable means of mobilising the well-meaning people. Let us become a part of it. Let us create an atmosphere of goodwill, fearlessness and patriotism in society. All the RSS volunteers should realise this responsibility and apply themselves to this work with full vigour and enthusiasm.
(Excerpts from the Speech of P.P.Sarsanghchalak Mohanji Bhagwat’s speech at Vijayadashmi function at Nagpur on 6th October, 2011. Noted writer, novelist and thinker Dr Narendra Kohli was the Chief Guest at the function. Full speech available on www.rssonnet.org )