Monday, August 9, 2010


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Amavaasya / Kali Yugaabda 5112 / Vikruti Aadi 24 (August 9, 2010)



Dr Anil Batra got his MBBS and MD degrees from the Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi. His mother dreamt of her only son setting up a clinic and working towards a prosperous future; but Dr Batra set a condition for marriage: he would tie the knot with a girl who was willing to serve tribals in Orissa. He met his match and the couple opened a dispensary in a tribal pocket in that state. Dr Batra would often seek financial assistance from his rich Delhi friends for his free medicare service. Dr Vishwamitra was born after four sisters. His family had come from Pakistan as refugees and his mother struggled to educate them. But after becoming a doctor, Vishwamitra settled in a remote Meghalaya village, Laikor. He set up a medical centre, married a Khasi girl and dedicated himself to social service. In neighbouring villages, they are now known as the doctor couple. Girish, Mangesh and Sailesh are three brothers, post-graduates in computer-science, physics and arts. All three were meritorious students. Their father is a mechanical engineer at the Benaras Hindu University. Well-to-do family. Educated. The brothers could have led well-settled lives that most people yearn for, but became social workers instead. Their mother has now adjusted to the reality and proudly declares, `My sons are RSS pracharaks'.  Girish, Mangesh, Anil Batra and Vishwamitra are not alone in their struggle. They are part of thousands, who include a large number of educated women working in places like Arunachal, Tripura, etc. They are charged with a passion to make India the most prosperous, powerful and respected country in the world.               Writes Shri Tarun Vijay in THE PIONEER, March 12, 2000


Very few of us know that a very big part of our country (Bharat) was liberated from the clutches of Portuguese by Swayamsevaks of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on August 2, 1954. The Portuguese army took to heels on that day. Though the Britishers left India August 15, 1947 and the French quit India along with the Britishers, giving independence to Puducherry, Karikkal and Chandranagar, the Portuguese continued to keep Goa, Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Daman and Dieu under their control. These territories of our motherland were liberated in a quick operation led by Sangh Pracharak Kushabhau Wakankar. On 31 July, 1954. 116 Swayamsevaks reached Pune railway station during the night; they reached Silvasssa (Capital of Dadra & Nagar Haveli) via Mumbai (Bombay). They formed little groups and dispersed into the town. Quickly they brought the police station, the court, the jail and the administrative building under their control.  They took the local administrator Findalgo into their custody. The Portuguese army, terrified by this sudden action, laid down arms, ending centuries of Portugese  domination that day. From PATHIK SANDESH, Hindi Monthly from Jalandhar, August 2010.  


Braving the fury of July 5 floods in Haryana, the RSS volunteers penetrated into inaccessible and totally submerged areas to provide affected people with relief material in the form of drinking water, food packets, medicines, etc. and shifted them to relief camps to provide them temporary shelter till the flood water receded. Fired by humanitarian zeal, they spared no effort to provide them succour to restore normal life. Their role was laudable and commendable by all standards. Everybody has praised the dedication and devotion of the volunteers. The main centre of the relief remained Gita Rangam Sangh Karyalaya, Kurukshetra. The volunteers not only cooked food for the victims, but also visited different villages to collect essentials for the flood victims. A report by Dr Ganesh Datt Vats in ORGANISER, August 08, 2010


June 23, 1955 was a red-letter day in the life of Jagannath Rao Joshi (1920-1991). For, it was on this day - his 35th birthday - he led thousands of RSS and Jana Sangh workers to Goa in order liberate that coastal city from the clutches of the Portugese. Though India had become free from the British in 1947, Goa was still ruled by the Portugese. It became necessary on the part of the RSS and Jana Sangh to launch Liberate Goa movement as the Congress government headed by Prime Minister Nehru did not thought of any action. Jagannatha Rao Joshi was arrested by the Portugese Army and was taken to Fort Aguada prison because Jagannatha Rao Joshi had entered Goa without a permit - as then required. It was almost akin to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee entering Kashmir without a permit and imprisoned in Srinagar Central Prison. Joshi was asked by the judge why he had come to Goa without a permit. Jagannatha Rao Joshi roared: "I have come to Goa to ask why you (Portugese) have come to Goa. Goa is a part of my motherland and I have right to go to any part of my motherland." This statement was similar to what Dr Mukherjee told Sheikh Abdullah - that Kashmir was an integral part of Mother Bharat and he had right to go any part of Bharat. From an article by Shri Ramachandra Gowda (Minister, Karnataka State Government) in ORGANISER, August 1, 2010


SARASWATI Shishu Vidya Mandir schools run in Odisha (Orissa ) by Shiksha Vikas Samiti, affiliated to Vidya Bharati, continued to perform exceptionally well in the Matriculation Examinations in the State. The Shishu Mandir students excelled in the State High School Certificate Examinations this year by notching up 56 ranks in the top 100 list, including the top five positions. Anupam Jena, a student of Cuttack Shishu Mandir, topped the exams in the State. According to information received from Shiksha Vikas Samiti, students of 158 Saraswati Shishu Mandir schools appeared in the Board examinations. The Vidya Bharati schools recorded pass percentage of 98.58 which is much higher than the overall pass percentage of the State. This year the overall pass percentage of the State is 71.74. Out of 158 schools, 102 schools recorded cent per cent result. There were two schools where all the students got first class. Out of 7,911 Vidya Mandir students who appeared in the examinations, 5,635 students got first class. The percentage of students getting first class is 71.23. The Shiksha Vikas Samiti organised a function, Medhabi Abhinandan 2010, at Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar to felicitate 56 students who secured place in the top hundred list. Addressing the function, Education Minister of the State Shri Pratap Jena, praised the role of the Shiksha Vikas Samiti for providing quality education to the students of the State. "The government schools have to learn many things from the Shishu Mandirs," he added.           From a report by Shri Samanwaya Nanda in ORGANISER,  JULY 18, 2010