Ashad Krishna 12 Vik Samvat 2069. Yugabda 5114: June 16, 2012

1 .FESTIVALS: Shri Guru Poornima, the full moon day of the Hindu month Aashaadha, falling on July 3 this year, is dedicated to the devotional worship of the Guru – the preceptor Sage Vyasa.  The composer of Brahmasootras, the great epic Mahaabhaarat and the Bhaagavata he is also looked upon as the supreme preceptor of mankind. The Guru in the Hindu tradition is looked upon as an embodiment of God himself. The preceptor for a whole society should be able to act as a perennial source of inspiration to the people, embodying the highest and the noblest national values and ethos. To the Hindu people, such a Guru can be no other than the sacred Bhagwa Dhwaj. Worship of this Bhagwa Dhwaj on this Guru Poornima day is intended to instil in us a positive Hindu attitude towards life.


2. JYOTIJI IS NO MORE: Veteran Sangh Pracharak Jyoti Swarup passed away at a private hospital in New Delhi on May 28. He was 91. He was unwell for some time due to age related disorders. Born in a well-to-do family of Nangla Hareru village under Mawana tehsil of Meerut on January 22, 1922, he came in contact with RSS while studying at Nanakchand College of Meerut. “What I got in the bauddhik of the shakha on first day, lights my path even today,” Jyotiji used to point out.     
A pracharak since 1943, he worked in Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. While staying in Delhi he looked after the correspondence work of Prof Rajju Bhaiya and Shri Bhaurao Deoras. His knowledge about the Sangh work and also the society was unparallel. He was expert in building workers and bringing new people to the Sangh fold.
3. TRITEEYA VARSHA VARGA: “In 1994 Samsad passed a unanimous resolution that whole of Kashmir, including PoK, were indivisible parts of Bharat and that we have to get back the areas illegally under Pakistan’s occupation. But after that subsequent governments have done nothing in the last 18 years to gain control of PoK,” said RSS  Sarasanghchalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat on June 11 addressing more than 1000 swayamsevaks who completed their third year course at Nagpur. “The country today faces several serious problems. None of them is insurmountable. We need to evolve a society that values nationalism and patriotism above individuals and unity to resolve these problems created by political parties that work under vote bank pressures instead of national interests,’ added Shri Bhagwat. Commenting on the pay hike to mullahs and mezzins of mosques in West Bengal, Shri Bhagwat exhorted, “There is need to get beyond such appeasement of one section or another and think in terms of policies that would bring real development touching all.”
Director of Punjab Kesri chain of newspapers Ashwini Kumar, who was the chief guest at the valedictory function, said he lost his father Lala Jagat Narain as well as brother Ramesh Chandra to separatists’ bullets in Punjab. But his newspaper refused to be dictated by the militants.
4. STRONG WOMEN FOR STRONG NATION—ALKATAI INAMDAR: A 15-day training camp of Rashtra Sevika Samiti, concluded at Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Harinagar in Delhi on June 3. A total of 136 Sevikas from all over Delhi participated in the camp. Editor of Ping magazine Smt Neelam Pratap Rudy, Pramukh Karyavahika of the Samiti Shantakkaji and Sahakaryavahika Alkatai Inamdar were among those who attended the concluding ceremony.
In her speech Alkatai Inamdar said “Our shakha is a holy place for building responsible women that the nation needs today. Every woman should think what the society needs today and how she can contribute in it.”                   
5. INTERLOCUTORS’ REPORT IS A PRECURSOR OF GIFTING KASHMIR TO PAKISTAN—DATTATREYA HOSABALE: Flaying the report presented by three-member interlocutor team appointed by the Central Government, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on June 1 said the move is a precursor of gifting Kashmir to Pakistan. While addressing a press conference in Nagpur, RSS Sahsarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale criticised the timing of the declaration of the report by the Centre.
A careful study of the recommendations made in this report will reveal that these recommendations exactly contradict the policies that were adopted by the Government of Bharat till now.
Shri Hosbale expressed utter surprise over the mention of Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK) as Pak administered one in this report by the interlocutors and raised doubt that whose language these people are speaking. He further informed that after an in-depth study of the report, the RSS would decide over its next mode of action.
6. DURGA VAHINI PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN UPLIFTMENT OF WOMEN: Women are the base of our culture. To make the country strong, all round development of women is very important for which Durga Vahini, the women wing of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), has played a vital role said North Delhi Mayor Meera Agrawal. She was addressing the valedictory session of a week long training camp of Durga vahini in north Delhi on June 1. The camp was held under the guidance of Shri Ashok Kumar, the state vice president-VHP and was headed by state co-convenor of Durga vahini Mrs Sanjana Chaudhary & Ms. Kushum jointly. The guiding role was also played by state head of Marti Shakti Mrs Simmi Ahuja.


7. HEF USA CONDUCTS TEACHERS APPRECIATION NATIONWIDE: Coinciding with the national Teacher Appreciation Week celebrated during the month of May, the Hindu Education Foundation held the fifth annual Teacher’s Appreciation program called ‘Guru Vandana’ throughout the USA to highlight the importance of the Teachers in shaping the future citizens of the country. Guru Vandana means “Reverence for the Teacher” – it is the thanksgiving from a student to a teacher, expressing his/her gratitude.
 The Guru Vandana program provides a platform for students to honor their teachers, for imparting knowledge and wisdom to them.  This event was organized in collaboration with the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) USA, in 27 school districts including schools from the Houston, Sunnyvale, New York, and Boston areas. More than 325 teachers from about 125 schools have been honored by their students in the presence of large audiences.
School Teachers, Superintendents, Executive Directors and Mayors of the towns have enthusiastically participated in the programs and appreciated the initiative. “They also explained a lot of the culture, and I didn’t know about it so it was a learning experience for me” said Professor Xavier Garza from the University of Houston, Victoria.  One teacher response after the event “The thanks is all mine! What a special day. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the honor bestowed upon my colleagues and me. The kids were a joy to watch—so talented and devout. The food was outstanding, and the gifts were too kind. I felt like a million bucks leaving the ceremony on Saturday.”  The event and its unique Hindu philosophical theme was to acknowledge the role of teacher in a student’s life. Teachers and other officials also appreciated how Hindu families are helping shape the teacher and student relationship in fostering excellence in education.
8. SEWA USA RAISES $30,000 FOR EDUCATING CHILDREN:  In a very intense and gripping game that weathered repeated interruption from the rains, ‘Newport Nukes’, a team from Jersey City won the “YFS Cricket For Charity - 2012” tournament organized by Youth For Sewa (YFS) volunteers from Sewa International’s NY Metro Chapter on June 2-3. For the second year in a row, Sewa International succeeded in blending enthusiasm for cricket and a desire to help a good cause – educating underprivileged children in Bharat. This year's event raised $30,000 and had registrations from 350 players from 34 teams. Compared to 2011, both the funds-raised and the participation increased by 20%.
Mr. Raj Mukherji, Jersey City’s Deputy Mayor, while presenting trophy and medals said he was very impressed by the participation in the tournament and liked the concept of selfless service portrayed by Sewa and stressed the importance of volunteerism in building a healthy community.
9. BALAGOKULAM STARTED IN SPOKANE, WASHINGTON:  15 parents and 10 children participated the event on June 2. A short introduction for the parents, talk about Balagokulam goals with examples, games, mandal Jodi men Gho, stories, sloka, the prarthana—Guru Brahma Guru Vishna etc. were the highlights of the event.
10. OBAMA NOMINATES “SRI” SRINIVASAN TO SECOND HIGHEST COURT IN US: US President Barack Obama on June 11 nominated Bharat-born legal luminary Srikanth Srinivasan to the Federal Court of Appeals, the highest ever judicial appointment of a Bharatiya-American in the U.S.
There are 13 Court of Appeals across the U.S. with 179 judges, and the Washington DC Appeals Court to which Srinivasan has been nominated is considered particularly influential, with Obama himself calling it ''the nation's second highest court.'' 
"Sri" Srinivasan, as he is popularly known, was born in Chandigarh and grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, before receiving a BA, and later a JD and MBA from Stanford University. Srinivasan has also taught at Harvard Law School.
11. MUSLIM GIRL ACES IN SANSKRIT: Anjala Beegum of DAV Higher Secondary School in Mogappair, Tamilnadu secured the first rank in the Class X examination, with the unusual distinction of a Muslim student topping the State in Sanskrit.
Anjala secured centums in Sanskrit, Mathematics and Science, with 99 in Social Studies and 98 in English. Anjala says simply, “I chose Sanskrit as my second language since my brother secured the second rank in the State in Sanskrit in 2008.” She takes the opportunity to thank her Sanksrit teacher, Sridhar Venkatramani, for coaching her.
Anjala adds that she regularly attended the yoga sessions, two hours a week, at her school to improve her concentration and focus. “I used to meditate daily especially during my exams. I had yoga class at school twice in a week,” she says.
12. ARGENTINE DISCO PLAYS ONLY SANSKRIT SONGS: "I had the most unusual nightclub experience last weekend while I was at Groove," says R Viswanathan, Bharat's ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. "The DJ was not playing salsa, samba or reggaton. Instead, the club was vibrating to Sanskrit songs... ' Jai jai Radha Ramana hari Bol', 'Jai Krishna Hare', 'Gurudeva Guru Om', 'Govinda Govinda' and 'Jai Shiva Shambo'." "Despite the loud music and wild dancing, both the singers and the audience maintained a sense of reverence to the Sanskrit mantras and to Bharatiya gods." Asked how they attracted Argentine youth with Sanskrit songs, lead singer Rodrigo Bustos explained: "Yoga Rave is an alternative party. It is a new concept of fun — free from alcohol, smoking and drugs. The body and soul are connected by the mantras, yoga, meditation, music and dance in an unconventional way."


13. AZIM PREMJI, NARAYANA MURTHY CALL FOR REFORMS: Two men identified closely with the spectacular growth of Bharat's software industry have torn into the UPA  regime, accusing it of mismanagement that is threatening the country's economic prospects. Murthy, who co-founded Infosys, Bharat's second-largest software exporter, was quoted saying in a June 11 report: "There was a lot of confidence that Bharat would indeed do whatever was necessary because the person who was the face of economic reforms in 1991 is our current PM. Therefore, there was a lot of expectation from outside Bharat." For many months, the Congress-led government has been accused of being too afraid to take bold decisions while growth and investment slow down, inflation and deficits remain high and the rupee slides. Premji, the founder and chairman of Wipro, said at the company's analyst meet in Mumbai on June 11: "We are working without a leader as a country".          
14. SC SLAMS CENTRE ON MUSLIM SUB QUOTA: The Supreme Court on June 11, slammed centre on Muslim sub-quota and upheld Andhra Pradesh High court’s order quashing the 4.5 percent reservation for Muslims within the 27 percent OBC quota in central educational institutions like IITs. Upholding the Andhra Pradesh High Court order, a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and J S Khehar said it was "unhappy" that the Centre filed an appeal without any supporting documents.
On May 28 the Andhra Pradesh high court has struck down the 4.5 per cent central sub-quota for Muslims within the OBC quota, holding that reservations can't be based purely on religious grounds.


15. HINDI MAKES DEBUT IN SOUTH CHINA: A MoU for establishing a Hindi chair at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) was signed  between the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the GDUFS on June 11. This is the first Hindi chair established by the ICCR in South China. A number of Chinese universities including the prestigious Peking University, the Beijing Foreign Studies University as well colleges in different parts of China are teaching Hindi. The ICCR has already established 5 chairs in China devoted to Hindi and spread of Bharatiya culture including three chairs in Jinan University, Shenzhen University and Yunnan University in various fields of studies.
16.  ‘HINDU DAY’ CELEBRATED AT A CHURCH SCHOOL IN UK: St Mary's Church of England Primary School in Bridport in South West England celebrated “Hindu Day” recently with blowing a conch shell. Dressed-up in Hindu costumes, students learnt about respect within Hindu religion, attended a sample Hindu wedding and participated in Bharatiya dance on this Day in May.
“The children are all now engaged in doing follow up work to find out more about Hinduism, having had an inspirational start", school website says. Spiritual development is an important element of education in this St Mary's Church of England Primary School where Hinduism is also taught under Religious Education.
17. BEIJING UNIVERSITY TO TEACH GUJARATI: Beijing University is all set to offer a two-year full-time residential program in Gujarati language for those keen to work in Gujarat. By January 2013, the university's language and culture department will roll out an extensive curriculum covering various aspects of the language. Faculty from colleges and universities of Gujarat are likely to teach the course through an open invitation and interview. Gujarat is eyeing over 10 per cent of the total Chinese investment of $100 billion expected in Bharat in the next five years. Also, some 30 Chinese companies have shown interest in developing a Rs 25,000 crore township in Gujarat.
 Isle of Man headquartered company Playtech has reportedly withdrawn its recently launched Hindu goddess Lakshmi themed online slot game titled Lakshmi Gold, which upset Hindus.
According to reports, wild symbol in this game was Hindu deity Ganesh, which offered the jackpot payout of 10,000 coins. Other regular symbols in this game included cow, which is sacred to Hindus. Lakshmi was the bonus symbol in this five reel 25 payline video slot and a hymn to Lakshmi was delivered during the free spins.
19. WORLD HINDU ECONOMIC FORUM: A forum named World Hindu Economic Forum has been created in order to bring financially successful elements within Hindu Society together like traders, bankers, technocrats, investors, industrialists, businessmen, professionals, economists, thinkers so that each group can share their business knowledge, experience and expertise with their fellow brethren and everybody can benefit from the interaction.
The World Hindu Economic Forum is organizing World Hindu Economic Conference on 30th June 30th and July 1st, 2012 at Hong Kong with the theme of shaping world economy and making society prosperous.
Please visit for more info.
20. CENTRE NEGLECTING NORTH-EAST SECURITY, PROGRESS—NARENDRA MODI: My Home India (MHI), a Mumbai-based NGO felicitated Shri Nabam Atum of Arunachal Pradesh with ‘One India Award-2012’ for his outstanding work. The award was presented by  Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi at a function held at Ravindra Naatya Mandir, Mumbai on June 4.
After receiving the award, Nabam Atum who was instrumental in generating a wave of nationalism among the people living on the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh through Seemant Darshan Yatra; promised to continue his work for the cause of North-East Bharat for his remaining life. Shri Narendra Modi appreciated Shri Atum’s work and came down heavily on the Central Government for neglecting North-East Bharat . Shri Sunil Deodhar explained the work of My Home India. 
21. FIRST SATELLITE FOR ARMED FORCES TO BE READY IN A MONTH: The armed forces are finally set to get their first-ever dedicated military satellite, a naval surveillance and communications one, as part of their long-standing quest to effectively harness the final frontier of space. The geo-stationary naval satellite has "already been shipped out'' for its launch that will take place "within a month or so", government sources said. The satellite, with an over 1,000 nautical mile footprint over the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) stretching from Africa's east coast right till Malacca Strait, will enable the Navy to network all its warships, submarines and aircraft with operational centres ashore through high-speed data-links.
The long-delayed naval satellite is to be followed by ones for the Army and IAF for "over-the-land use''. In absence of dedicated satellites, the armed forces have so far depended on "dual-use'' Bharatiya satellites as well as lease of transponders on foreign ones for their navigation, communication, surveillance and reconnaissance purposes. The naval satellite is a step in the right direction.
22. SHRI VISHWA NIKETAN: Pravas: Shri Ravikumar- sah samyojak Vishwa Vibhag would leave for USA and Trinidad. Visitors: Prashant Bharadwaj – USA, KK Subramanian, Goopi Chellapan – Malaysia,
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Build your inner environment. Practice Silence! I remember the wonderful discipline of the Great Ones. When we used to talk and chatter, they would say: “Go back into your inner castle.” It was very hard to comprehend then, but now I understand the way of peace. – Paramahansa Yogananda.


Majority of ordinary Bharatiyas are emotionally attached to J&K and want it as an integral part of Bharat. Most of the intellectuals in Bharat are in a defeatist mood and suggest that we should leave Kashmir and move on. The year 2012 is the year of Bharat in J&K.  We had two such situations earlier as well when the J&K could have been easily integrated with Bharat. The first was in 1947 when there was no sense of alienation and we could have extended the entire Bharatiya  constitution to J&K. The second time was in 1971 when 94000 Pakistani troops surrendered to Bharatiya Army and the Kashmiris were disillusioned with Pakistan. The political leadership of Bharat  failed to capitalize both these occasions.
Today, terrorism in Kashmir is in its final days and there is no live support structure for terrorists in J&K. Separatists have learned three important things:-
1.     Bharat  wouldn’t give up J&K. If they want to live in J&K, they have to live in Bharat.
2.     Bharat cannot be defeated or made to bow down through arms struggle.
3.     Nationalists of J&K cannot be taken for granted. Amarnath agitation was the turning point in the struggle between Nationalist and Separatist forces.                                                   
The current socio-political milieu is very favourable for the nationalist forces. The ruling party requires support of the MLAs from Jammu and Ladakh to remain in power. All the major parties have equal support in Kashmir Valley. There are many differences amongst the separatist leaders and groups.  A nation wide information/ awareness campaign covering the seven points mentioned below about J&K is to be taken up. This campaign should reach all sections of society particularly intellectuals, media and opinion makers.
B.   We have to spread 2 important points about J&K: – for this we have to change the discourse on J&K.
C.   We need to have a pro-active agenda for J&K.
There are four myths prevalent about J&K.:
1. Myth of Separatism: Everyone think of J&K as a separatist and anti-Bharatiya  state. This is a wrong notion. Separatists are active only in Kashmir. Kashmir is the smallest region of the state with a Muslim-majority. All the separatist leaders are from a single community – Kashmiri speaking Sunni Muslims. All the other communities including Gujjar, Pahadi and Shia Muslims are fighting against the separatism and so-called alienation.
2. Myth of Dispute: There is a big confusion about merger of J&K with Bharat  even in the minds of the senior leaders of our nation. Raja Hari Singh of J&K signed a document of accession which was the standard format used for the accession of all the other Princely states with Bharat. This was unconditional.  The only document which talks about asking the wishes of people is a letter from Lord Mountbatten – this is not a collateral document and hence not legally substantial. On 6th February 1954, the J&K Constituent Assembly (duly elected by people of J&K) ratified the accession of J&K to Bharat. Hence, legally and constitutionally, J&K is an integral part of J&K Bharat.
3. Myth of Plebiscite: There is a general belief among intellectuals of Bharat that we have committed for a plebiscite in UN. There is no such commitment. Bharat complained on 1st January 1948 to UN Security Council under UN Charter 35 to force Pakistan to withdraw their aggression from our lands. In 1958, UN Security Council proposed a resolution which called for unconditional withdrawal of Pakistan forces from POK, disbanding of AJK government, extension of J&K Government to AJK, resettling all the Bharatiyas who were forced to leave AJK, Bharat to move required number of forces and J&K Government to conduct plebiscite under the supervision of UN Plebiscite Commissioner. Pakistan did not agree and act upon this UN proposal; hence there is no need for Bharat to carry on any plebiscite.
4. Myth of Autonomy: The only purpose of Article 370 is to extend the union constitution to J&K. It neither gives special status nor guarantees autonomy for J&K. The heading of Article itself says it is temporary and this needs to be repealed. It was only a political fraud to keep the so-called Kashmir separatism alive.
There is a need to change the discourse on J&K from Kashmir to POK. The nation should made aware of two important points about J&K:
1.  The current POK is very important for Bharat’s security and economic growth. To illustrate, Gilgit (Baltistan) is the only place on the earth which was the meeting place of 6 empires. For the past 2400 years, except for the British, all invasions on Bharat were through Gilgit. If Gilgit is safe, it means Bharat is safe. Gilgit lies on the ‘Silk Route’. Gilgit is connected by road to many important cities of the world such as Moscow, Iran, Dubai and London. Through Gilgit, we can get gas through pipelines from Tajikistan.
2.  The entire people of J&K are the real victims, not just the Kashmiri Muslims. In particular, there are more than 20 lakh refugees from J&K who have lost their homes. This also includes 4 lakh Kashmiri Pandits who became refugees in 1990s. More than 10 lakh refugees came from POK during 1947 war and many more were affected by terrorism. Many good provisions of Bharatiya constitution are not extended to J&K. For example, in Jammu and Ladakh, there was no reservation for SCs till 2007.
There is a feeling among nationalist people that the problems are created, nurtured and carried on by Delhi. Whenever the time was ripe for integrating J&K with Bharat or abrogation of Article 370, the Central Government has miserably failed. Even now, interlocutors sent by the Government have come out with recommendations that are not only anti-national but also contradict the stand taken by the Government itself. Some of their recommendations are: -
•  POK called as Pakistan Administered Kashmir (only separatists call POK by this name)
•    Review of all laws extended after 1952
•    Article 370 to be made permanent
•   Appointment of Governor to be made on the recommendation of the State Government
•    Withdrawal of the IAS/IPS officers appointed by GOI 
These recommendations not only weaken Bharat’s stand in the international arena but also dilute its sovereignty on J&K. Every section of the society should be made aware of the anti-national nature of these recommendations and should be opposed.
Some Facts :      In the last 20 years of war against terrorism, 5000 soldiers have sacrificed their life; 85000 AK47s and 1 lakh KG of RDX has been confiscated.
b.  85% of area of J&K state is Hindu and Buddhist majority.
c.     Independence Day and Republic Day are the most celebrated public programmes of Jammu and Ladakh regions.
d.   The J&K Maharaja used to pay only four goats and four Kashmiri Shawls for paramountcy to Britishers.
e.   Lord Mountbatten accepted the accession of J&K with Bharat and so was not given an audience with the British Crown till his death.
f. Krishna Menon spoke for 8 hours in UN Security council on J&K on 23rd Jan 1957. This speech answers all the legal and constitutional questions on J&K.
g.     26th October (Kashmir’s accession to Bharat) and 22nd February (Parliament unanimously passed a resolution of taking back POK) should be celebrated as Kashmir day and Sankalp Diwas respectively all over the nation.
h.     Prem Shankar Jha’s ‘Kashmir 1947: The Origin of Dispute’ discusses the circumstances and Anglo Saxon diplomatic conspiracy which created the Kashmir ‘dispute’. (Excerpts from talk given by Shri Arun Kumar – sah sampark pramukh RSS in Chennai recently.)

Balbir K Punj

The communists have a long history of bloodshed. From Russia to China to India, they have used murder to silence their critics.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kerala, now out of power in the State, is showing its true colours, soaked in the blood of its political rivals. Even as the people were in shock over the brutal daylight killing of dissident Marxist leader TP Chandrasekharan in north Malabar area, Idukki district secretary MM Mani declared publicly that not only had the Marxist party murdered several inconvenient party leaders in the past, it would continue to do so in the future. He even boasted that they had a list of such potential victims.
“In 1982, what had we done? We had prepared a list.” Mr Mani named the people in the list and detailed how each one in that list was done away with.
That the Marxist leader was publicly taking credit for such killings and also warning that his party would kill more if need be, reveals the extent to which violence is being used as the weapon of choice by the CPI(M). TP Chandrasekharan was one of the some prominent leaders of the CPI(M) who was having second thoughts regarding their affiliation to the party after it lost power mostly due to a series of scandals and highhandedness by its leaders including instances of land grabbing by the party men. Police investigation revealed that four attempts were made by the killer gang but only the last one succeeded.
The investigation has already revealed the communist party’s role in the dissident Marxist leader’s death. The attackers were not themselves Marxists; they were the mafia who are very much part of the Kerala landscape. The police have also traced the killing to a conspiracy hatched in the  Marxist leaders’ conclave. It also found that a local party leader took charge of the operation after the first two attempts failed.
But the event should not be seen in isolation. In any case, the party’s Idukki district secretary has already exposed the core of violence around which the communist party has been functioning. North Malabar, where the CPI(M) is the strongest, has had a long history of political violence, most of which can be traced back to the party.
The history of the party has recently been revealed in the autobiography of the former Marxist leader Madhavettan. Even before Independence, it seems, the party was planning to build itself in the Malabar region of present day Kerala through the murders of rival political leaders. At the top of the ‘list’ that the communists prepared was the renowned Gandhian of Kerala, K Kelappan, also known as the Kerala Gandhi.
The list also included top Congress leader K Madhava Menon who was a Minister in the Congress Government under C Rajagopalachari when Malabar was part of the then Madras Province. Though these proposed killings were not carried out for one reason or the other, the stream of violence flows through the history of the party’s political growth in Malabar. In the beginning — that is, soon after Independence when the Congress was in power — some attempts were made by the Congress to counter the Marxist violence but New Delhi soon gave up.
There were clashes between the Muslim League and the CPI(M) for some time as both were building their power base but that too abated after the League split with one faction going with the Marxists for some years. Finally, it was the RSS that organised the people to stand up to this reign of violence. Consequently, there was the most shocking incident of an RSS organiser, who was also a teacher, being cut to pieces in his class in front of his students by the Marxists.
Today when Kerala remembers the TP Chandrasekharan incident where the killers hired by the Marxist party murdered the dissident communist in broad daylight, the decades old martyrdom of the RSS activist comes to mind. As the CPI(M) came to power in Kerala, alternating with the Congress, the entire State Government machinery has been bent to serve the Marxist interest and protect its cadres.
The favourite plan of action has been to weaken the prosecution intentionally or threaten witnesses produced by the police and thereby secure acquittals in court.
Of course much the same history is repeated wherever the communists have ground level organisation. The Marxists were in power in West Bengal for 37 years continually. They captured academic institutions, Government organisations, the police, and student unions by force. Only the courage and commitment of Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress has finally freed the State from the clutches of the Marxists.
In addition, to the Marxists’ systematic use of violence to impose their will on the common people in Kerala and West Bengal, we also have the violent anti-State campaign that the CPI(M) had launched in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh soon after Independence. State-level action initiated by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel put an early end to the movement but top leaders of the CPI and later of the CPM like Sundarayya, T Nagi Reddy, and others were honed in this organised violence and bloodshed.
This, after all, has been the pattern of communism not only in India but all over the globe. Mao Tse Tung’s communist movement in China had resulted in the killing of at least 30 million Chinese during the ‘cultural revolution’ as admitted by some of his successors themselves. At present in China, where 60 years of Communist rule is being celebrated, there are several intellectuals who claim that thecount of victims from the Red massacre was far more than 30 million.
In Soviet Russia, when NS Khrushchev came to power in a brief period of liberalism, he himself revealed that millions were massacred under Joseph Stalin. The staged trials of other communist leaders by Stalin are now well-documented. History also reveals that Lenin brought Stalin from Georgia into the top leadership of the Communist Party for his expertise in eliminating rivals.
Stalin finally eliminated almost every single member of the group that had worked with Lenin to capture power in Moscow. They were all individually and collectively victimised through staged trials and then executed without any ceremony.
So, if Ms Banerjee is now digging up unmarked graves in West Bengal while the UDF Government in Kerala is planning to prosecute Mr Mani, it must be remembered that the trail of blood leads back to the founding leaders of the communist parties whether they be in India, China or Soviet Russia.
(Daily Pioneer, Delhi June 4, 2012)

Jyestha Shukla 12 Vik Samvat 2069. Yugabda 5114: June 1, 2012

1. FESTIVALS: The Snana Yatra, a bathing festival celebrated on the Jyeshtha Purnima (June 4 this year) is an important festival Bhagwan Jagannath.  This is the first occasion in the year when the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan, and Madanmohan are brought out from the Jagannath Temple (Puri) and taken in a procession to the Snana Bedi. There they are ceremonially bathed and decorated for a public audience with the devotees. It is a believed that by doing a pilgrimage to see the deity on this day, one is cleansed of all sins. Hundreds of thousands of devotees visit the temple on the occasion. The Skanda Purana mentions that King Indradyumna arranged this ceremony for the first time when the idols were first installed.
2. SANGH IN ACTION - CLEANING DRIVE BY SWAYAMSEVAKS IN A GOVT. HOSPITAL: RSS, South Chennai coordinators approached 100 years old Government hospital at Royapettah in Chennai for taking up a cleaning drive in the premises. On 13 May, 2012 over 180 volunteers of various teams like sports group, IT professionals, auditors, teachers and students assembled in the morning at the hospital from different parts of Chennai.
A brief inaugural session was presided by Ma. Sanghachalak Durai Shankar ji, famous actor Damu, Hospital Sergeants Thirumal and Khaleelullah Rahman. Shri Durai Shankar said that sangha inculcates spirit of Sewa through Shakha. Actor Damu was highly impressed by the young disciplined crowd assembled there and exhorted the volunteers to continue serving the society.
Six groups were formed to clean a huge sump of 48,000 litres capacity, 5 Over head tanks, 2 wards, open space around the hospital and a little temple.
Among the other areas planned for cleaning was abandoned godown in the old hospital premises, area which was filled with food packets probably dumped many weeks was also cleared.
At the end of the programme Sewa Pramukh Raman ji briefly spoke appreciating the effort of swayamsewaks and asked them to take the efforts to Shakha level. The RMO who went round the hospital to survey the work carried out was very impressed and said “Only RSS can do such a work with a cohesive team of people from different walks of life”.
3. BHARATIYA PARLIAMENT DISCUSSES THE PLIGHT OF HINDUS IN PAKISTAN: Recently, in separate incidents, three Hindu girls in Sindh province were reportedly abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and married off against their will to Muslim men. The BJP Parliamentary Party discussed the plight of Hindus in Pakistan and decided to demand a debate on the issue in both Houses to impress upon the government to take up the matter seriously.
On May 2 during zero hour Dr Murli Manohar Joshi raised the issue and spoke about the reported violation of Human Rights in respect of Hindus in Pakistan, particularly in Sindh. Same issue was taken up in Rajya Sabha. Minister of External Affairs Shri Krishna said that he will personally convey the concerns of the house and the people of Bharat on the attacks. Others MP’s who spoke on the issue were Shri Avinash Rai Khanna and Shri Balbir K Punj. ( June 3.2012)
4. HINDUS’ VOICE OF THEIR OWN IN AUSTRALIA: Hindu Council of Australia has started Radio Mangalam. Radio Mangalam has started broadcasts on Digital radio 2000 FM.The program will be broadcasted every Sunday A/N from 1 pm to 2 pm Australian Eastern Time GMT +10
Please use the following link:
Radio Mangalam will be broadcasting on Hindu culture, Hindu wisdom, scriptures, literature, traditions, Teej Tyonhar (festivals), Hindu news from around the world, community activities, issues, discussions etc.
5. HC QUASHES CENTRE'S 4.5 PER CENT SUB-QUOTA FOR MINORITIES: Holding that the Centre acted in a "casual manner", the Andhra Pradesh High Court on May 28 quashed the 4.5 per cent sub-quota to minorities carved out of 27 per cent OBC reservation-a verdict that may affect admissions already made in central educational institutions such as IITs.
In a setback to the Centre over the sub-quota issue, the Court said the Office Memorandum (OM) creating the sub-quota was based on religious grounds and not on any other intelligible consideration.
Setting aside the OM, a division bench consisting Chief Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Sanjay Kumar said, "In fact, we must express our anguish at the rather casual manner in which the entire issue has been taken up by the central government.""No evidence has been shown to us by the learned Assistant Solicitor General to justify the classification of these minorities as a homogeneous group or as more backward classes deserving some special treatment.
6. HAF DEMANDS FORMAL STATUS FOR HINDU REFUGEES FROM PAKISTAN: The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has urged the Bharatiya government this week to provide formal legal status to Hindu refugees fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan. According to several human rights organizations, thousands of Pakistani Hindus have sought refuge in Bharat in recent years, but the Bharatiya government has refused to officially recognize them as refugees. As a result, most Pakistani Hindus live on the margins of society in Bharat, without legal documents and unable to access government benefits.
Although there has been a steady flow of Hindus crossing the border since the 1990s, rapidly deteriorating conditions in Pakistan have caused a significant increase in migration over the last few years. The upsurge in kidnappings and forced conversions of Hindu girls, in particular, has created an atmosphere of fear and insecurity amongst Pakistan's Hindu community.
7. SIKHS IN TURBANS CAN NOW SERVE WASHINGTON POLICE: Sikh police officers in the American capital will be allowed to wear turbans, beards and other religious items while on the job.
The new uniform policy announced by Washington DC police Chief Cathy Lanier makes it the first major metropolitan police department in the US to permit Sikhs to maintain their articles of faith.
Developed with the Sikh American Legal Defence and Education Fund (SALDEF), the new police policy states that Sikh officers can wear turbans that are the same colour as the uniform that they would otherwise be required to wear, with the department badge that is normally on hats pinned to the front of the turban. 
8. FOUR NAVY SHIPS IN SOUTH CHINA SEA TO MARK BHARAT’s PRESENCE:  Despite getting out of oil exploration blocks in the South China Sea, Bharat is keen to maintain a strong role for itself in the region.
Four Bharatiya Navy ships, INS Rana, Shakti, Shivalik and Kurmak are currently scudding across the South China Sea on their way to Shanghai, where they will arrive for a goodwill visit in a couple of weeks. Two of the four ships -- INS Rana and Shakti -- have been saying hello to the Philippines navy in Subic Bay. Two others, Shivalik and Kurmak, are calling at Haifong in Vietnam. Philippines and China have been on a faceoff in the past few weeks over territorial rights over Scarborough Shoal, in an area that is believed to be energy-rich.
Sources said Bharat continues to have a strong interest in South China Sea, because this is key to Bharat's Look East policy. In July, Bharatiya and US officials will hold discussions on a key project in southeast Asia -- an East-West Mekong connectivity corridor. Envisaged as a trilateral project with Japan, this project intends to set up a multi-modal transport and trade corridor from Bharat , traversing Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, ending in Vietnam. Japan has recently stepped up its funding commitments to this corridor.
9. ENGINEERS, DOCTORS AMONG THOSE ATTENDING SANGH SHIKSHA VARGA: Among those attending the annual camp for the third-year training course of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, known as Tritiya Varsh, currently underway at Reshimbagh grounds are doctors, engineers, lawyers, teachers and students from every nook and corner of the country.
 The total number of participants this time is 1013. They include 5 qualified doctors, 12 engineers, 10 lawyers, 192 teachers, 224 employees, 119 self-employed, 90 farmers, 7 journalists, one chartered accountant and 213 students. From Jammu and Kashmir, north-eastern states, south Bharat virtually every part of Bharat is represented at the camp.
The valedictory function on June 11 evening will be marked by special address by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Director of 'Punjab Kesri' Ashwin Kumar will be the chief guest.
10. HINDU COUNCIL OF KENYA: On Sunday 27th May Hindu Religios & Service Centre under the auspices of Hindu Council of Kenya planted 2190 trees at The Children's Village in Naivasha. The event was sponsored by various donors. 3 Buses left Dendayal Bhavan with 140 participants for this noble exercise.
11. BIHAR FARMER’S 12-YEAR-OLD SON CRACKS IIT-JEE: A child prodigy from Bhojpur district in Bihar has created history by cracking the IIT-JEE 2012 at the age of 12 years and nine months. Satyam Kumar of Bakhorapur village under Barahara block in Bhojpur district got all-Bharat  rank (AIR) 8,137 in the prestigious competition. He qualified from Mumbai zone, and is still awaiting his plus two results.
Born on July 20, 1999, in an illiterate farmer's family, he showed his talent from childhood itself. His father Sidhnath Singh and mother Pramila Singh recognized his talent and he was admitted to Central Public School, Patna, in Standard IX at a tender age. But he left his study there midway and went to Kota in Rajasthan to join a coaching institute there. The institute's director, R K Verma, himself took his test and found latent genius in him. Verma helped finance his studies from Standard 9 to class 12 that resulted in his success in the one of the toughest examinations in the country at such a tender age. Satyam had passed class X board examination from a Kota school.
Sidhnath Singh said his family members, Satyam's teachers and he himself always marvelled at his talent and they felt that the boy would do something extraordinary in his life one day. The success of his son had brought laurels to the family, which was till now in oblivion.
12. ZUMA LAUDS HINDUS’ ROLE IN SOUTH AFRICAN STRUGGLE:  South African President Jacob Zuma has praised Hindus in the country for their role in the freedom struggle.
"Many South Africans of Indian origin and specifically Hindus, played a prominent part in our struggle for freedom and are still playing a meaningful role in the social, economic and political reconstruction of this country," he said at the centenary gala dinner of the Hindu Maha Sabha in Durban on May 26.
South African Bharatiyas constitute 1.28 million of the country's total population, of which over 60 percent are Hindus, the state-run BuaNews reported.
He said he was inspired by the strong values, which include accountability, selfless service, fairness, respect and unity that guided the activities of the Hindu Maha Sabha. "Let us encourage the Hindu youth for example to learn Indian languages so as to be in touch with their culture and traditions.
13. YOGA STRESS RELIEF FOR SOLDIERS: Faced with the highest army suicide rates in at least 30 years, U.S. military officials are examining ways to help treat psychologically wounded soldiers. A study published in the March issue of the journal Injury Prevention found the number of U.S. military suicides rose by 80 percent from 2004 to 2008. The increased risk of suicide is linked to combat service in Iraq and Afghanistan and mental health problems like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that may occur after exposure to a traumatic event such as military combat, violence or a natural calamity. Research reports that yoga practice can help relieve PTSD symptoms like psychological distress, anxiety and sadness. According to the RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research, approximately 18.5 percent of returning soldiers from Iraq or Afghanistan have PTSD.
Now the U.S. military is turning to yoga to help manage combat stress and decrease the risk of PTSD and suicide.
14. YOGA, A NEW SOUTH AMERICAN PASSION, SPREADS PEACE IN BRAZIL:  Inspired by the idea that one can change the world through personal transformation, a large event called Yoga pela Paz (Yoga for Peace) will happen in Brazil, from August 13 to August 19, 2012. The event's goal is to provide the tools needed to bring about inner change. 
The brainchild of yoga teacher Marcia de Luca and publicist Fran Abreu, the non-profit event focuses on educating the local population to live a life of higher consciouness and increased awareness. The program includes classes, lectures and art events. More than 300 different activities will happen across the nation of Brazil. During the Yoga pela Paz, yoga schools in more than 10 cities will open doors to students and newcomers during free classes. Yoga pela Paz has become the largest yoga event in South America, a huge success in previous years. For more info 
15. ANNUAL DR, BAKHALE MEMORIAL LECTURE IN NAGPUR: Rajyasabha sadasya, thinker Ma. Tarun Vijay delevered Dr. S. W. Bakhle Memorial Lecture on 27th May at Devi Ahalya Mandir Sabhagrih on the topic “BHARAT AUR POORVI DESH". He appealed the audience to focus on learning Chinese language as well as try to visit China. While describing centuries old cultural harmony with China he also touched upon the cultural and emotional bonds with Tibet and Nepal. He raised the question in his speech about the need for permission of another country to visit the most esteemed and holy place for Indians i.e. Kailash and Maan Sarovar!
The programme organized by International Center for Cultural Studies was presided by Shri Arun Chinchmalatpure and was attended by noted dignitaries viz Basantlalji Shaw, Swamiji from RK Math, President of Butibori Industries Association shri Hemant Ambaselkar and others.
16. SCHOLARSHIP FOR DIASPORA CHILDREN.  The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs launched a scheme called the  “Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children” (SPDC) in 2006-07, to assist children/wards of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) in pursuing under graduate courses in several disciplines in Bharat. For SDPC 2012-13;
100 scholarships are being offered for undergraduate courses in several disciplines including Engineering/Architecture/Technology, Humanities/Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management – BBA/BBM, Journalism, Hotel Managemen etc.         The programme is open only to PIOs/NRIs from the specified 40 countries having a larger concentration of Bharatiya Diaspora. For more info
17. DRDO RELEASES AWAC ADD-ON: Bangalore defence laboratory, the Centre for Air-Borne Systems (CABS), on May 23 released an indigenously-developed suite, which is one of the major components of the airborne early warning & control (AWAC) system. The Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF) was released by DRDO chief VK Saraswat, who said it was a crucial and critical input in AWAC. He added, “It will be mounted on land systems, fighters and civil planes, aerostats, unmanned air vehicles and medium and long range surface-to-air missiles.”
18. UK POLICE BRAVERY AWARD FOR NRI BUILDER: Sukhwinder Singh, a London-based NRI builder who was stabbed to death while he was confronting two muggers who had snatched a woman's bag in London in 2010, has been given a police public bravery award posthumously. The ACPO Police Public Bravery Awards that were presented in Manchester yesterday recognise outstanding acts of courage. The awardees are nominated by the Metropolitan Police Service. Singh, 31, chased the muggers after witnessing the attack on a 28-year-old woman in Barking, East London. When he caught up with them he was fatally injured by a single stab wound. Acting Detective Chief Inspector, Andrew Kelly, who is leading the investigation, said: "Sukhwinder's family remain devastated by his loss but are very proud that he has been nominated for this award and of his courageous actions in helping a vulnerable victim of street robbery".
19. RUSSIA NOT TO SEEK BAN ON BHAGVAD GITA: After strong protest of Hindus in Russia, Russian prosecutors have decided to withdraw their demand seeking ban on a translated version of Bhagvad Gita.
State prosecutors in the Siberian city of Tomsk will not challenge a lower court decision to refuse to declare the translation of the Hindu scripture as "extremist", RAPSI legal news agency reported.
Vasily Voykin, a regional prosecutor, was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti that the Prosecutor's Office will not appeal the court's decision.
20. BRISTOL AUTHORITIES TO ALLOW HINDUS TO SCATTER ASHES IN THE AVON: Authorities in Bristol are considering allowing the Hindu community in the city to use the River Avon to scatter the ashes of loved ones rather than travelling to the River Ganges in Bharat. Bristol’s new Mayor Peter Main said providing an appropriate site for the ritual was a priority. Mr Main said: "It's their tradition to scatter ashes on water and quite often now they're flown back to India to do that.
"They're Bristolian, most are born and bred in Bristol, why shouldn't they have somewhere in Bristol to scatter their ashes?"
A community spokesperson said there were currently about 10,000 Hindus in Bristol and the surrounding area.Parag Bhatt, from the Bristol Hindu Temple, said it would be welcomed by other communities as well: "It's not just the  Hindu community that's going to benefit, it will be other communities like the Sikh and Buddhist as well.
21.   ANAND IS WORLD CHESS CHAMPION FOR FIFTH TIME: Bharatiya Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand showed immense resilience to beat challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in a tense rapid chess tie-breaker to win the World Championship crown for the fifth time and fourth in a row here on May 30. Anand won the second game and drew the other three to win the title at the State Tretyakov Gallery here.
Luck played a major part in the final game, favouring the Bharatiya chess wizard when it mattered the most.
The hallmark of Anand's success was his speed. Often, Gelfand was seen down to his last few seconds when Anand still had a few minutes left on his clock.
22. KASARAGOD: SEVA BHARATI ORGANISED BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Seva Bharati, the RSS outfit for social service projects had organised a Blood Donation camp at Bayaru, a small village of  Kasaragod on May 27th. The event was organised by Seva Bharati Bayaru Unit at Kasaragod.
The blood donation camp was inaugurated by well known physician Dr. Ramakrishna Bhat.  Dr. Rashmi, KMC Mangalore and Sri Ramakrishna Bhat, Manager, Heddari AUP School, Bayaru were the chief guests. Sri Muralidhara Yadav, VHP Manjeshwara Mandala President was present during the occasion.
A total of 57 donors participated in this event.
23. SEMINAR ON DATTOPANT THENGADI’S THOUGHTS:  A two-day national seminar was organised by ‘Dattopant Thengadi Smriti Pratishthan, Nagpur, at Amravati in Vidarbha. ‘The ‘Third Way’ written by late Shri Thengadi formed the basic theme of this seminar in which a good number of scholars participated and interacted with the audience. The topic of the seminar was “India in search of an alternative economic order” and “Changing context of the trade union movement in India”.
Vice-Chancellor of Sant Gadgebaba Amravati University Dr Mohan Khedkar said in his inaugural address that Thengadiji’s prophesy came true when in the 90s Communist empire collapsed with the disintegration of the Russian Empire and collapse of the Berlin Wall.  
Senior RSS pracharak Sadashivrao Deodhar in his address threw light on the various facets of the late Thengadi’s life and mission. He said that Thengadi was more interested in man-making mission. Noted economist and Akhil Bharatiya Sah-Sampark Pramukh of RSS Prof. Aniruddha Deshpande gave the keynote address.
24. SHRI VISHWA NIKETAN: Pravas: Visitors: Devendra Sharma – Mauritius,
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way. –  Swami Vivekananda


Visi Tilak
As you pull into the driveway of the Sri Lakshmi Hindu Temple in the Boston suburb of Ashland, Sanskrit chants reverberate from a building across the way where free classes are being held. From seven-year-olds to 70-year-olds, people in Boston, New York, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities over the U.S. are attending Sanskrit classes, not just to chant shlokas but also to learn to speak, read and write this ancient language. A revival is brewing.
This endeavor is being led by Samskrita Bharathi, a non-profit organization that is working to bring Sanskrit back into the mainstream. Sanskrit, traditionally a classical and liturgical language, has a position in India and South Asia similar to that of Latin and Greek in Europe, and it is a central part of Hindu tradition.
Samskrita Bharathi runs weekly Sanskrit classes and camps for children and adults. Weekend and vacation classes and camps are one thing, but a full-fledged, well-structured three-year high school language program is another, particularly when it’s being driven by an organization primarily run by volunteers.
SAFL (Sanskrit as a Foreign Language) was created in 2008 as a resource for high school students, who wished to continue their Sanskrit studies without interruption after their summer camps and weekend classes. “The idea for such a course came about after discussions with several parents of teenagers who had attended our classes and camps,” says Giri Bharathan, a volunteer who is the director of the SAFL program.
“An online course to meet the requirements of a foreign language study was created similar to normal high school courses. At $700 per student per year, SAFL runs through the year and has continuous evaluation in the way of homework, projects and exams. Grades and transcripts are issued and students will potentially be able to get credits as a foreign language course or as an independent study.”
The curriculum for the three years, (six semesters and three direct contact programs, or residential camps) was designed by Sowmya Joisa, who also teaches in the program with another teacher, Vrunda Thakrar, and some university level Sanskrit professors.
The number of students signing up for this program has risen steadily. In the first year (2009-2010) there were 17 students from seven different states. The next year, there were 30 students from 11 different states, and this year there are 48 from 13 states.  For the 2012-2013 year, the number is expected to increase to 75. The first group of eight students completed the third year course in 2011.
Giridhar Anand, a junior at Newton High School in Newton, Massachusetts, finds that the sound of the spoken language itself is so different from any other he has encountered: “The language is phonetic, and so it rolls off the tongue. There is little slurring, and there are no accents, as there are in English and Spanish,” he says. “I’ve also found the Sanskrit community to be very inviting. Every camp and every Samskrita Bharati event I have attended has been a fun, informal experience, and I have learned a lot in the process.” His siblings Aneesh and Suma (they are triplets) say they feel the same way about the program.
“While some refer to Samskritam as a ‘dead language,’ learning Samskritam has proven to be one of the most challenging and rewarding endeavors. It has taken me on a journey of self-discovery and helped me identify with my Indian roots,” adds Swathi Krishnan, a freshman at the University of Chicago who completed the SAFL program at Rye Country Day School in New York. Last summer, she attended a two-week immersion camp in Bangalore, an experience she describes as “one of the most intellectually stimulating” of her life.
Nandita Kumar a Senior at Westview High School in Portland, Oregon echoes that view. “I am an American of Indian origin, and I don’t want to lose that Indian part of me. Learning Samskritam directly lets me understand my culture and religion in the language it was written: it keeps me grounded.”
This ancient language that has served as the backbone of Hinduism is evolving into a resource for those who want to learn more about their roots, culture and tradition. ( Visi Tilak is freelance writer and can be reached via email or

Dr S Kalyanaraman
In this 150th centenary year of Swami Vivekananda, a tribute is being paid by RSS which is just following the spiritual-nationalist, patriot-saint’s call for action.
The best account of RSS in action is provided by K. Suryanarayana Rao, a Senior Pracharak of RSS who has edited a veritable tour de force. Recollecting the writings and thoughts of Swami Vivekananda for national regeneration, is but a reaffirmation of the mission of RSS.
The mission carrying out Swamiji’s vision, is spelt out by another great Hindu nationalist, MS Golwalkar: “Let our workers keep their minds free and work for our people, our Dharma, in the right spirit, lend a helping hand to all our brethren who need help and strive to relieve distress wherever we see it. In this service no distinction should be made between man and woman. We have to serve all, be he a Christian or a Muslim or a human being of any other persuasion: for, calamities, distress and misfortunes make no such distinction but affect all alike. And in serving to relieve the sufferings of man let it not be in a spirit of condescension or mere compassion but as devoted worship of Lord abiding the hearts of all beings, in the true spirit of our Dharma of surrendering our all in the humble service of Him who is Father, Mother, Brother, Friend and everything to us all. And may our actions succeed bringing out the glory and effulgence of our Sanathan-Eternal-Dharma.”
Suryanarayana Rao is eminently qualified to select the compilation of Vivekananda's inspiring call for national regeneration because Suryanarayana Rao joined the RSS in 1942 at Bangalore, and has been a swayamsewak for 70 years. He has been a witness to the growth of the RSS from the days of the inception setting forth the mission of the organisation which has no parallel anywhere on the globe in terms of its membership and range of socio-cultural activities in multi-disciplinary domains.
Starting with a review of the life-sketch of Swami Vivekananda and his mentor, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the editor shows how the institution-builders Dr. Hedgewar and Guruji Golwalkar,  followed the shankha-naada (the clarion call) of the young patriot-saint, who has inspired a very large number of citizens of the world. The editor also underscores the evolving role of RSS, in the process, creating a garland of tributes, which brings forth the effulgence of the resurgent Hindu Nation.
The compilation is also a reminder to every citizen of the nation that the unfinished task has to be completed with dedication. The editor recalls the words of Swamiji’s ardent disciple, Sister Nivedita in her book, The Master as I saw him: “Swamiji’s main mission in his life as expressed often by himself, was to make Hinduism aggressive and uplift the country to its ancient glory finding out the common bases of Hinduism.” The editor cites Swami Vivekananda: “I am proud to call myself a Hindu, through the grace of the Lord, may you my countrymen, have the same pride, may that faith in your ancestors come into your blood, may it become a part and parcel of your lives, may it work towards the salvation of the world.”
I can do no better than recount the observations of many savants about the importance of the compilation to guide the activities of swayamsevaks of RSS. (K. Suryanarayana Rao, Ed., 2012, National Regeneration, The Vision of Swami Vivekananda and The Mission of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Chennai, Vijaya Bharatham Pathippagam, 12 MV Naidu Street, Chetpet, Chennai 600031. Rs. 100).
* A brilliant compilation. It is indeed a fitting tribute to Swami Vivekananda when the nation is in the midst of celebrating his 150th Birth Anniversary – Swami Gautamananda, Adhyaksha, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, and Chennai.
* While providing enlightening information and new insights for general readers the book becomes a 'must-read' for swayamsewaks working in any field of activity including the sangh work. It is an excellent and sustaining recharge for their missionary zeal—Shri Mohan Bhagwat, Paramapujaniya Sarsanghachalak, RSS.
* This compilation shows that the working of the RSS is a divine dispensation and is sure to enthuse, inspire, awaken and arouse all those who are working for the vision and mission of RSS and not to stop till the goal is achieved. - Justice Dr. M. Rama Jois, Retd. Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Former Governor of Bihar and Jharkhand, MP, Rajya Sabha.
* RSS is in fact, the vision of Swami Vivekananda in action. This is a book with a difference. It is a treasure-house of practical wisdom and also guidance. Shri Suryanarayana Rao has generously bestowed on us a priceless gift. - Padmashri Shri P Parameswaran, president, Bharateeya Vichara Kendram, Thiruvananthapuram, President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari.
* This compilation is a brilliant effort, a must read for all nationalist, social activists. Also a must on your bookshelves – Organiser, English Weekly, New Delhi.
The call for a resurgent Hindu Nation is also a gentle reminder to RSS on the tasks ahead. Citing Aurobindo (Vol. 17, p. 332), the compilation notes: “Vivekananda was a soul of puissance if ever there was one, a very lion among men, but the definite work he has left behind is quite incommensurate with our impression of his creative might and energy. We perceive his influence still working gigantically. We know ot well how, we know not well where, in something not yet formed, something that is genuine, grand, intuitive upheaving that has entered that soul of India and we say “Behold Vivekananda still lives in the soul of his Mother and the souls of his children.”
Highlighting the work of RSS in Tamil Nadu in the context of Swami  Vivekananda’s vision, Swami Chidbhavananda of Shri Ramakrishna Tapovanam told an annual meet of Sanghachalaks of Tamil Nadu: “ is the desire of God Almighty that Hindu Dharma and Society should be saved and developed and hence he has created this organisation (RSS). This work is God's work!”
The editor of the compilation cites the views of Shri Bhupendranath Datta, the youngest brother and biographer of Swamiji: “The primary object of Swami Vivekananda was nationalism. To arouse the sleeping lion of India and to put it on its proper pedestal was his life's mission. His national ideal was the ideal of Bankimchandra Chattopadhyaya as depicted in the revolutionary novel Ananda Math, (in which the present national song Vande Mataram first appeared in full)...while Swamiji was guest of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, it was agreed that 'while Tilak would work for nationalism in the political field, Swami Vivekananda would work for nationalism in the religious field.” (Swami Vivekananda – Patriot – Prophet, 1954, Calcutta, Nav Bharat Publishers, p. 201).
The book has to be essential reading for every student of the nation to clearly understand what the life-mission of Swami Vivekananda was. Within a very short span of life, he breathed life into the nation. As Sister Nivedita exclaimed: “He was the embodiment of India in flesh and blood. He was India. He was Bharat.” This patriot shall live on in the minds and hearts of everyone in this youngest nation on the globe, with 35 per cent of the population less than 15 years of age. That is, every third person we meet in India, that is Bharat is a child and the elders have an enormous responsibility to educate the youth about the Sanatana Dharma of the Hindu Nation. Guruji said: “From experience I have realised that what I am doing in Sangh (RSS) is in consonance with Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy, guidance and method of work. No other great personality’s life and teaching has influenced me so much. I believe by doing the Sangh work, I shall be carrying out only Swamiji’s work.”
The range and expanse of this work has been begun beautifully and eloquently summarised by Suryanarayana Rao in his compilation which should be cherished by everyone who lives to protect Dharma. This should be a reference-guide to take the citizens of the Indian Nation on their destined path of contributing to the welfare of all while reaching out to unite with the Paramaatman. (Organizer Weekly May 6, 2012 )