Kartik Krishna 8 Vik Samvat. Yugabda 5116: October 16, 2014

7.  LOOKING EAST, TO THE SEAS - India-Myanmar shipping link is a game-changer: 8. NYT APOLOGIZES TO BHARATIYAS FOR RACIST CARTOON:


1.  FESTIVALS:  Gita Jayanti is celebrated on Margshirsh Shukla Ekadasi (December 2 this year). On this day, about 5000 years ago, the "Bhagavad Gita" was revealed to Arjuna by Sri Krishna Himself in the battlefield of Kurukshetra.  

Gita Jayanti is celebrated worldwide, generally by en-masse recitation of all 700 verses of the Gita, observing fast, bhajan and pooja and discourses by learned saints on teachings of Bhagwadgita. --GoTop


2. HINDUISM A GLOBAL LEGACY, FOR EVERYONE: RSS CHIEF: RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat and Vice President of Bharat Hamid Ansari jointly launched the Encyclopedia of Hinduism at Vijnan Bhavan, New Delhi on 10th October.
Dr. Bhagwat highlighted the pragmatic and global dimensions of the Hindu ‘dharma’, and its exceptional character. He distinguished between religion and rituals, spoke of the need to be flexible while rooted, prioritized experience over any written text, and referred the Hinduism as a religion to which different people at different stages had contributed. “Hinduism is not the property of just Hindus, it is their legacy” he said.
In his speech, chief guest Vice President Hamid Ansari said the selection of entries on different concepts in the encyclopedia as also identities of historical significance were comprehensive.
A project of India Heritage Research Foundation guided by Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, the encyclopedia is in 11-volumes and has approximately 7,000 entries. Several spiritual leaders also spoke at the occasion.  --GoTop


3. SEWA INTERNATIONAL USA CELEBRATED “SEWA DAY 2014”: Sewa Day is an international day of volunteering where thousands of good-hearted people across the world come together to perform service and experience the joy of giving.
Sewa Day (www.sewaday.org) was celebrated on 5th October in the US, UK, Australia, Canada,Singapore, Kenya, Bharat and many other countries. In USA, it was celebrated at over 20 locations involving volunteers from the Bharatiya, Bharatiya-American and other communities. Volunteers performed various activities like food sorting and packing, cleaning roads, gardens, mandirs etc. In Singapore about 75 volunteers distributed food at two locations. In Kenya, trees were planted in the Kereita forest.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is among many celebrities and dignitaries who endorsed Sewa Day. At the awards ceremony, he said: “I think Sewa Day is something really, really, special and valuable."  --GoTop


4. CENTRE TO GRANT LIFELONG VISAS TO PIOs SOON: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance to the Bharatiya diaspora, the Centre issued a notification on 7th October on lifelong Bharatiya Visa to Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and 10-year Visa for US nationals. The new norms have abolished the mandatory police reporting of PIOs for staying above 180 days in Bharat.
“I am very glad to share that the Government of Bharat has moved swiftly on the announcements I had made on consular and visa issues during my USA visit. On September 30, a Gazette notification was issued, which said that all PIO cards are valid for lifetime of cardholders. Earlier it was 15 years,” announced Modi on Twitter.
“I am sure these efforts will further strengthen our bond with the Diaspora and give an impetus to our development journey,” added Modi.
Prime Minister has also asked the Home Ministry to work out a new scheme to merge the PIO and OCI schemes.  --GoTop


5. SHAKHAS HAVE GROWN BY 13% - J NANDAKUMAR: A 13% increase in number of Shakhas of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is registered across the country between July 2012 and July 2014. During the period 4,635 Shakhas were started, All Bharat sah prachar pramukh J Nandakumar told the journalists in Kolkata on 10th October.
However, the growth in West Bengal is three times of the national average. The office bearers of the RSS in Bengal had earlier told The Hindu that the number of Shakhas have gone up by nearly 38% in the State in the corresponding period.
In 2012, RSS had 34,761 active Shakhas in the country. In next one year it went up to 37,125 and now (last July) it stands at 39396, said Mr Nandakumar. --GoTop


6. KAILASH SATYARTHI AND MALALA JOINTLY SHARE 2014 NOBLE PRIZE FOR PEACE: The Nobel Commitee has announced 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Bharat's child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".
Malala Yousufzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani girl education campaigner who was shot in the head in 2012 by a Taliban gunman, is the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Prize.
Kailash Satyarthi, 5th Bharatiya to win this prize is a Bharatiya children's rights activist for years now. His organization New Delhi-based Bachpan Bachao Andolan has been at the head of the fight against child labour by creating domestic and international consumer resistance to products made by bonded children, as well as with direct legal and advocacy work.
Born in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, Satyarthi, who gave up a promising career as an electrical engineer when he was 26, expressed hope this recognition would strengthen the struggle of child labourers. Both the Rashtrapati and Pradhan Mantri congratulated him on this occasion. --GoTop


7.  LOOKING EAST, TO THE SEAS - India-Myanmar shipping link is a game-changer: If the Union Government does indeed follow up the new India-Myanmar direct shipping service, launched earlier this month, with similar connections to Vietnam and Thailand as planned, then together it will possibly be delivering one of the biggest boosts to New Delhi's Look East policy in years. In the process, New Delhi will also be placing the much-neglected North East at the heart of the process and offering the region its best opportunity at greater economic integration. For example, the India-Myanmar link, which starts in Chennai and then loops through Krishnapatnam, Yangon and Colombo, will significantly improve connectivity to Mizoram through the Sittwe port. The sea route will also prove to be far more cost effective than overland routes that cut through the North-East and then link up to the Moreh-Mandalay-Mae Sot highway. Located in the capital of Myanmar's Rakhine State, the Sittwe port is at the mouth of the Kaladan river in the Bay of Bengal. Notably, its upgradation was financed by Indiaas part of the Kaladan Multi-modal Transit Transport Project, an important bilateral initiative that aims to develop transport infrastructure in India's North-East and Myanmar's south west. Based on existing trade levels, feasibility studies for the India-Myanmar shipping service have painted a gloomy picture. But the Shipping Corporation of India is hopeful of sustaining the project in the long term —and rightfully so. Myanmar has only just begun the process of opening up its economy, and there is a lot of scope for strengthening bilateral trade ties.
Beyond commerce, the Government's decision to strengthen its Look East policy through sea trade also has an important strategic dimension. First, it is necessary to better secure the North-East, particularly the region that is commonly known as the ‘chicken's neck'. Second, strengthening ties with the South East Asia is India's best bet to counter-balance China's influence in the region. In fact, South East Asia has for long looked towards India for this purpose.
But for a variety of reasons, New Delhi, despite all its talk about a pro-active Look East policy, has mostly limited itself to South Asia. Hopefully, there will now be a visible change in this regard. For instance, one of the reasons why Myanmar initiated sought to end its isolation from the rest of the world was because it did not want to become a satellite state for China. (Editorial, Daily Pioneer 11 October 2014) --GoTop


8. NYT APOLOGIZES TO BHARATIYAS FOR RACIST CARTOON: The New York Times put up a cartoon soon after PM Modi hailed Bharat's Mars mission in the United States.
The cartoon depicted a 'typical' Bharatiya, in a turban and dhoti and with a cow in tow, trying to enter the 'elite space club', which appeared to be populated by rich tuxedo-sporting white men of the type typical in English clubs around 1913.
The cartoon quickly spread and attracted the ire of Bharatiyas online. NYT quickly apologized after facing some heated comments by thousands of Bharatiya via twitter and on their Facebook page. --GoTop


9. HAL, DRDO TEST FIRST LCA TEJAS AIRCRAFT BUILT FOR IAF: State-owned HAL and DRDO carried out on 30th September the maiden sortie of the first LCA Tejas aircraft produced for the Indian Air Force by them in Bengaluru.
The IAF has ordered 40 LCA Mk 1 aircraft and is likely to induct five more squadrons of an advanced version of the aircraft being developed by the DRDO and HAL.
The aircraft had received initial operational clearance last year and has to get the FOC in next few months before it starts operational flying.
HAL has so far built seven LCA aircraft for trial purposes, which have been used to determine the final configuration of the plane to be given to the IAF. --GoTop


10. BHARAT SET TO ENTER GLOBAL NUCLEAR CLUB: Bharat has completed all the requirements for membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the US told the Bharatiya side during the discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama.
This brings Bharat much closer to becoming part of the global nuclear system, and essential if Bharat has to access nuclear and dual-use technologies in fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals and space. Bharat has been negotiating for membership to NSG, MTCR, Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group for the past few years.  --GoTop


11.  ‘BIMARU’ MADHYA PRADESH NOW FASTEST-GROWING STATE IN BHARAT: For some years now, Bihar has been Bharat's fastest-growing state. In 2013-14 it has been overtaken by another backward state, Madhya Pradesh (one of the backward states BIMARU – Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and UP ), which grew 11.08% against the national 4.7%. MP has averaged over 10% in the last three years, even as national rate has plummeted. Agriculture has been MP's dynamo, averaging over 20% growth for three years. This is fabulous: rarely in history has any region consistently averaged even 10%. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's irrigation thrust has quadrupled the irrigated area to 28 lakh hectares, completing major Narmadaprojects.
The old power shortages have been replaced by surplus power, facilitating tube well irrigation. --GoTop


12. 5,000-YEAR-OLD HARAPPAN STEPWELL FOUND IN KUTCH, BIGGER THAN MOHENJODARO'S: A 5,000-year-old stepwell has been found in one of the largest Harappan cities, Dholavira, in Kutch, which is three times bigger than the Great Bath at Mohenjo Daro.
Located in the eastern reservoir of Dholavira by experts from the Archaeological Survey of India working with IIT-Gandhinagar, the site represents the largest, grandest, and the best furnished ancient reservoir discovered so far in the country.
It is rectangular and 73.4m long, 29.3m wide and 10m deep. Another site, the ornate Rani ki Vav in Patan, called the queen of stepwells, is already on UNESCO list.
"This is almost three times bigger than the Great Bath of Mohenjo Daro that is 12m in length, 7m in width, and 2.4m in depth," said V N Prabhakar, visiting faculty at IIT and superintending archaeologist, ASI.  --GoTop


13. VHP TO HOLD NATIONWIDE BLOOD DONATION CAMP ON NOV 2: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), which is celebrating golden jubilee year of its establishment, will organize a country wide blood donation camp on November 2 to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the firing on the karsevaks at Ayodhya.
The organisation has fixed  a target to collect one lakh units of blood in the camps to be set up in the entire country. In Lucknow alone, the organization has fixed a target to collect 1,000 units while in the entire Awadh region the target is 4,000 units.
VHP in the past has always observed November 2 as a Balidan Diwas as a mark of respect for the karsevaks who were killed in the police firing at Ayodhya on 2nd November 1990 during the Mulayam Singh Yadav’s tenure.  --GoTop


14. BHARAT, FOUR OTHER COUNTRIES TO BUILD WORLD’S BIGGEST TELESCOPE:  Bharat along with Japan, the US, China and Canada will start work on the world's biggest telescope on Hawaii Island that will enable to identify an object as small as coin from a distance of 500km.
The 30-meter telescope, or TMT, will be established near the summit of the Mauna Kea volcano with a cost of $1.4 billion.
The TMT will be larger than Japan's Subaru Telescope, one of the world's biggest, which was also built on the summit of Mauna Kea and started observation in 1999.
The TMT's light-condensing capabilities will be 13 times greater than the Subaru telescope's, enabling the identification of an object as small as a coin from a distance equivalent to 500km.  --GoTop


15. GERMANY EYEING SKILLED WORKERS FROM BHARAT, INDONESIA: With skilled work force in technology-smart country Germany fast depleting, particularly in the area of science and technology, Germans have now started targeting Bharat, Indonesia and Vietnam to identify skilled workers to work for them. As part of its new policy, Germany has made changes in its legal framework to allow people from developing countries also to join its work force. According to Venkat Narsimhan, Advisor, `Make it in Germany’, Germany’s focus at present is to identify people and then make them skilled. He said as of now there are large vacancies ranging for high skilled people like doctors, engineers, scientists, robotics, and IT experts to low skilled workers, for which the German companies are already working on a blue-print.Germany and Bharat have Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) for setting up Sector Skill Councils and to build 100 training establishments on the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor.
Germany is also tapping resources from institutions like IIT Guwahati, Amity University and NIT Meghalaya, Jadavpur University by showcasing German companies and institutions as attractive employers. Besides Germany, Australia, South Korea, United States of America are some other countries that are focusing on importing skilled labour from Bharat.  --GoTop


16. BOOK ON SHRIKANT JI JOSHI: RSS Sarkaryvah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi released a book on the life of former veteran Pracharak the late Shrikant Joshi. The book, Shrikant Joshi: Dhyeynishtha Jeevan, has been written by Shri Atul Tare editor of Swadesh. The function was jointly organised by the Hindusthan Samachar and the Swadesh Group on September 29 inDelhi.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi said the life of Shrikantji was like a lotus—spotless.  Shrikantji was first Prachar Pramukh of RSS and a he also owned the responsibility spreading the Sangh work in north-eastern areas when there were least means of communication and transportation. Similarly he revived the Hindusthan Samachar with equal commitment and dedication.
Union Minister for Steel and Mines Shri Narendra Tomar and RSS Uttar Kshetra Sanghachalak Dr Bajranglal Gupt also spoke at the occasion.  --GoTop


17. FORGOTTEN HINDU EMPEROR HEMACHANDRA REMEMBERED: “Vikramaditya won 22 of 24 battles he fought against Mughals to save Bharat.  He was coroneted at old fort of Delhi on October 7, 1556 and was titled as ‘Vikramaditya’,” said Prof. Satish Mittal, president of Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana in a program held in Delhi on 5th October to remember King Hemachandra.
Former Union Minister Dr Subramanian Swamy said wherever Afghans, Mughals and British ruled in the world they converted the countries’ religions, but they failed in Bharat. Even after around 800 years rule of Mughals and 200 years British rule, over 80 per cent of the population has not changed because of the fights and sacrifices made by heroes like Hemachandra Vikramaditya. “Unfortunately our youths are devoid of the study of the great work these heroes did due to the distorted history being taught to them on behest of the English and Communists mentality. It should be corrected,” he said.  --GoTop


18. PATHASANCHALAN BY SEVIKA SAMITI IN JAIPUR: Jaipur unit of Rashtra Sevika Samiti organized a pathasanchalan on October 1 to celebrate its foundation day. Shastrapujan was performed before the beginning of the pathasanchalan. Prant Karyavahika of Sevika Samiti Dr Manju Sharma addressed the gathering &highlighted the activities of the organisation since 1936, the year it was formed in Nagpur. Dr Anita Hada Sangwan, anchor of ETV Rajasthan, said education enhances self-confidence and self-respect. Smt Saroj Kumar, former chairperson of Social Welfare Board, stressed the need to curb female foeticide.  --GoTop


19. SWAYAMSEVAKS REPAIR 13 KM ROAD IN KASARAGOD:  RSS swayamsevaks at Manjeshwar in Kasaragod on October 6 repaired 13 km road as part of the Sewa Sanghik. It is the main road, which connects Kerala and Karnataka. The work was done by the swayamsevaks of Bayaru and Paivalike Mandal. Total 215 swayamsevaks joined the Sewa Sanghik. The road was in a very bad condition and it was very difficult to travel through the road. Vehicle movement resumed after the repair work. The repair work received huge public applause.  --GoTop


20. HOSABALE VISITS ARNIA ON LOC IN J&K: RSS sahsarkaryawha Dattatray Hosabale along with Brig Suchet Singh, RSS Sanghchalak Jammu Kashmir  and other senior functionaries visited Arnia near Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, where five persons had died due to Pakistanfiring.
Dattaji expressed his condolences with aggrieved families and gave Rs 50,000 to the families on behalf of Jammu and Kashmir Sahayata Samiti.  --GoTop


21. VETERAN JOURNALIST MV KAMATH PASSES AWAY :  Veteran journalist and former Prasar Bharati chairman M.V. Kamath passed away on 9th October in Manipal, Udupi district Karnataka.
The 93-year-old editor was a Padma Bhushan awardee and the Honorary Director of Manipal School of Communication. He also worked as the editor of the Illustrated Weekly.
Dattatreya Hosabale, RSS Sahasarakaryavah expressed deep condolences on demise of MV Kamath. MV Kamath also worked as the editor of ‘The Sunday Times (India)’ for two years during 1967-69 and Washington Correspondent of ‘Times of India’ during 1969-78.   --GoTop


22. SHRI VISHWA NIKETAN: Pravas: Shri Saumitra Gokhale samyojak Vishwa Vibhag and Dr. Ram vaidya sah samyojak will be in Bharat to attend World Hindu Congress. Shri Ravikumar, sahasamyojak will visit Australia.Visitors: Suresh Jain – USA  --GoTop


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. – Buddha  --GoTop
(Excerpts of Sarsanghachalak Dr.Mohan Bhagwat’s speech at the RSS Vijayadashmi function at Nagpur on 3rd October, 2014)
We have gathered here once again after a year on this auspicious and holy occasion of Vijaya Dashami. This year the environment is quite different and everyone can feel it. . The grand success of our scientists in sending our 'Mangal Yaan' into the orbit of Mars, that also in the maiden attempt, has tremendously generated respect for us and has added to our self confidence. We express our hearty congratulations to all our scientists and their entire team for their success in the 'Magnal-Abhiyaan'. We heartily congratulate all the athletes who made the nation proud by winning medals in Asiad games going on in South Korea. This year also happens to be the millennium year of victorious saga of life of the great Rajrajendra Chol. The 50th anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay's great philosophy of 'Ekatma Manav-darshan' i.e. 'Integral Humanism' is yet another proud reference of this year. . We have also made the world realise that the common citizen of Bharat takes part in the process of future building of her/his nation through execution of her/his democratic responsibilities with maturity and enthusiasm as equal, if not more, to the prosperous and well educated citizens of so called developed countries. This realization about Bharatiya people among countries across the world has substantially increased respect for our patience, enthusiasm and our self confidence, as expressed by some of them. The enthusiasm and resolve exhibited by the Bharatiya Diaspora across the world towards Bharat is a welcome omen for the proud and prosperous Bharat. But we must also realize that all this is only a small step in the direction of our goal of making Bharat the 'Vishwa-Guru' of the world, a model nation that runs on the principles of happiness, peace and harmony. …. Humanity can live a happy, peaceful and beautiful life only when we understand and follow the principles of loving and respectfully accepting the plurality inherent in nature; move with a sense of coordination, cooperation, empathy and dialogue and; adopt the path of non-violence and constitutional middle path instead of practicing unilateral fanaticism and violence in our practices in matters related to ideological and religious conduct…But these noble thoughts though preached regularly in discourses and advice has no backing of practice. What we observe is nothing less than arrogance, egoism, selfishness and utter rigidity when it comes to individual or national behaviour. It is not therefore surprising that despite a substantial progress on the fronts of human knowledge, science, technology, facilities and comforts and despite making all efforts and experiments in the direction of reducing unhappiness, pain and grief, over past two thousand years, humanity is still facing the same problems time and again…..
Today we see that even when the issue of ecology is being discussed in details for past many decades, yet we find that with each passing day the ecological destruction is approaching much faster and closer to us. ……But except for some changes in their vocabulary or some half hearted attempts at symptomatic treatment, no meaningful change is visible in the policies of nations and large multinational companies. What we are witnessing today is simply the same old, single minded materialistic, consumerist and a self centred ideology at work in overt or covert forms. It is this self centred collective greed that gives rise to exploitation, suppression, violence and fanaticism. Precisely, operating on the basis of such selfish interests by the western countries is responsible for a new incarnation of terror and fundamentalism that has emerged today in West Asia in the form of ISIS terrorising the whole world. There is no doubt that most countries and religious groups of the world are thinking of standing united and fighting against this menace and they may do so; but, unless the momentum of that vicious cycle of terror is uprooted, it is not possible to rescue the world from the cyclic waves of terror which keeps on emerging in a new shape every time due to the acts and tendencies of self centeredness and selfish greed since centuries.
In the history of past one thousand years, Bharat has been the only example which has made genuine efforts in this direction through the path of truth and non-violence. Right from times immemorial to this moment, the unbroken current of national thinking that has prevailed in the vast region between the Himalayas and its extensions on one side and the sea on the other, has been known as Hindutva. …..It offers complete freedom in matters of one's search for truth in life, experience and its inference. With Bharat's deep faith in the mantra of 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam' (i.e. entire world is one family), a wide range of her Rishis, Munis, Bhikshus, Shramanas, Saints, scholars and experts travelled across the world from Mexico to Siberia in olden eras. Without attempting to conquer any empire or without destroying way of life of any society, prayer systems or national and cultural identity, they shared with them the Bharatiya ethos of love, affection and universal welfare. Even today the Bharatiya Diaspora and our spiritual leaders are loved and respected for carrying forward the same tradition.
Hence, on this auspicious day of Vijaya Dashami, a new horizon of victory is clear to us -- as our goal of developing Bharat into the guide and torch bearer of the whole world. We have to develop India consistent with the present times and conditions, which can stand on its own as an all capable, beautiful and prosperous nation in every manner; a nation that looks at the entire world with a holistic, selfless, integral and impartial vision. ……..Bharat of our vision whose Diaspora across the world grandly exemplify Bharat's gentleness, strong character and universality to their host populations, a strong Bharat which will be a natural assurance of safety and security to every such person who claims links with its land, ancestors and culture.
With similar expectations in mind, few months ago, the people of Bharat brought about a drastic change in the government. This change of government is not even six months old. But positive signs are emanating from time to time which give hope about emergence of Bharat on the international horizon and it appears that the people's desire of a life, secure and progressing in all its aspects, will soon start reflecting in the governance.
However, the present overall ground situation of the country appears quite difficult and complex. Leaving everything related to the nation's future in the hands of government is not going to prove very effective……..Our society still remains afflicted by the decay of many of our vital social values like honesty, social harmony, entrepreneurship, idealism, cultured conduct and other similar collective qualities which are necessary for a nation to be strong. Many internal and foreign forces are still active in Bharat, whose only aim is to exploit the system for their petty gains…..It is therefore, expected that everyone involved in the government machinery should remain vigilant and efficient. They will have to evolve a suitable development path which suits our current situation and adopt best ones out of various development models prevalent today…. . The new policy makers should also take best advantage of the vision and experience of great Bharatiya leaders right from the tradition of Swamy Vivekananda, Yogi Arvind, Swamy Ramtirth, Gurudev Ravindra Nath Thakur and Lokmanya Tilak to Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Acharya Vinoba Bhave, Second Sarsanghachalak of RSS Shri ‘Guruji’ aka Madhav Sadashiv Golvalkar, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, Jayprakash Narayan and Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay. It is high time that Bharat should now evolve a new and suitable development model that incorporates the vision of such leaders in fields like education, culture, economics, sociology and security; which emerges from deep, integral, original and practical thinking process of such stalwarts. We must remember that the final test of the efficacy of these policies will be their impact on the life of the last person standing, a Bharatiya on the last step of the ladder.
The evolution of nations in the world history shows that without active cooperation and participation of people, mere political power cannot bring about the desired change in the society. …….
The complexity and seriousness of the situation of the nation reflects this need in the development process of the nation. There is a serious upsurge in the jehadi activities in the southern parts of Bharat, especially in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. No effective policy imperatives, efforts are visible in curbing such activities. No visible reduction in smuggling of rare earth minerals from the southern coast has come to notice.
In states like West Bengal and Assam, the population imbalance has been caused by illegal migration of a particular community from across the national borders. Near surrender before these fanatic elements and appeasement policy adopted by the ruling parties in these states, have put the life of local Hindu communities, the law and order situation as well as the national security under serious threat in the region….. .
But the society too has to play an important role in meeting this challenge. The society needs to be aware towards tackling this problem…. Though an alert, transparent, sensitive and a rule abiding administration is necessary for ending exploitation and ensuring development, equally important is the role of society in eradicating exploitation of the poor through active cooperation, striving in a democratic way to end their exploitation and by running various types of help and support activities in order to take these fruits of development to the deprived people.
We feel it necessary to put a ban on meat exports, beef in particular and cow smuggling in immediate future.
It is necessary that policies of the government should take the nation towards self reliance and should encourage entrepreneurship among the people, but it is equally important for the people to encourage consumption of Swadeshi products….  We need a vigilant government, a strong defence policy and brave and efficient defence force to ensure the security of our nation, but we equally need a society of people who are patriotic, vigilant and of a high moral character. The discourse in the society should be such that the morale of the armed forces and the government is enhanced.
But are we sure about the actual situation in our society? Can we say for sure that the atmosphere in our family life is suitable for giving right kind of training to our children and adolescents? Do the parents in our family provide the right kind of example to encourage positive values among the children? The increasing consumption of narcotic drugs among our young generation simply reflects the falling levels of mutual affection, communication and values among the family members. …we surely need a strong and effective enforcement of law. But there is an equal need to put forth our own examples of good conduct and cultured behaviour.
Everyone is aware of the role of government in such an environment. The education departments have to see that the education they impart is available to all, instilling values and cultural components, empowering the students to stand up with self respect and courage in the struggle of life. It is the responsibility of the government to keep check on tendency of visual and print media to offer such programs and advertisements which degrade morality in society. …….But society need not await for the government actions in this regard. Our own family too is a micro society. Family as a fundamental unit of society is still a part of our life. …In our own family it is entirely up to us to preserve the traditional values and mould the conduct of elders in the family and create a dialogue, consistent with the traditions, among family members. ..
There is an urgent need to take up eradication of social discrimination in our society in a bigger and faster way. No government or administrative machinery has the powers to remove feeling of discrimination from people's mind. It will end only with the efforts and initiative of society itself. This can start only by direct action at the level of our mind, our family and friends. ……….Each one of us must test each of our act, whether big or small, on the simple ground that each member of my great Hindu society, and each son/daughter of Mother Bharat, is my own brother and sister. We must ensure that each of our Hindu temple, cremation ground and community water source must remain open to all Hindus. We should ensure that all Hindus should participate in all functions, celebrations as well as festivals of great heroes and personalities.
Vijaya Dashmi is the celebration of victory. The new horizon of victory visible before the nation is calling us. The nine days vigilance and penance for attainment of collective strength bore fruit of the victory of the virtuous Divine, on the Vijaya Dashmi day. Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh has been engaged since 1925 in building a virtuous, strong and organised society. A conducive environment in society helps the transformation in the conduct of people that leads to desired change in the system. In view of the size of our society; the complexity of the internal and external problems it is facing; and the great goal that awaits this nation -- a lot more is yet to be done. Since its inception, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh has been engaged in the great mission of building a work force of such swayamsewaks, who are energized with the pride of their national Hindu identity; are empowered by inculcating great qualities in their personality; and are prepared to sacrifice everything even their life for the great goal as a constituent of dedicated and disciplined organisation. The all inclusive and all encompassing truth is what we call Hinduness. It is our national identity. That is why we should take the Sangh Shakha to each home in every village, street and community. The entire world is today waiting for this eternal nation to stand up in its own form which was described by a poet in following words:

‘‘विश्‍व का हर देश जब भी,दिग्भ्रमित हो लड़खड़ाया,

सत्य की पहचान करने,इस धरा के पास आया।
भूमि यह हर दलित को पुचकारती,हर पतित को उद्धारती,
धन्य देश महान,धन्य हिन्दुस्थान।’’
I conclude hereby with a reiterated call to come forward and contribute towards reconstruction of this great nation!

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