Monday, August 11, 2014


Poornima / Kali yugabda 5116 / Jaya Aadi 23 (August 10, 2014)
A)Swayamevaks of Chennai organized a blood donation campaignin 1978. It so happened that a businessman from Bhavani (Erode) was in Chennai looking for blood donors. His 12 year old niece had been admitted to Chennai GH for open heart surgery. He was a Muslim but his relatives and co-religionists did not help him in this. Then there were the men who sell blood but to accept the blood was risky. Surgeons advised him to approach RSS Karyalaya in Chennai. On information, 5 swayamsevaks presented themselves to donate blood at the appointed time. This was the shock of his life to the gentleman from Bhavani. All his preconceived notions about RSS being anti-Muslim were shattered. He went back to Bhavani and wrote a thanksgiving letter to each of the donor swayamsevak. At the end of the letter he wrote this sentence: “I pray to Allah to bless the RSS”.(Based on the information provided by a member of Team PANCHAAMRITAM).  B) It was the year 1978. A group of Muslims visited the Chennai RSS Office on the invitation of a Pracharak who was their jail mate during the emergency of 1975-77. Even while they were conversing, time for Namaaz approached.  Karyakarthas made arrangements for the comfortable performance of Namaaz by the visitors inside Sangh Karyalaya. Next day ‘The Hindu” of Chennai recorded this incident in its news column.
The juice shop on wheels that you spot opposite the new bus terminus in Villupuram (Tamilnadu, Bharat) is something special. The mixie, mini freezer, lighting, etc., consuming power under 1,000 Watts, all function out of solar energy produced by the solar panel (5 feet by 10 feet) fitted on to the roof of the shop. The shopkeeper, Shri Ramdas had conveyed this idea to a firm in Puducherry (Union Territory) and got his shop designed accordingly. The diesel guzzling genset as well as the battery requiring frequent charging have been rendered redundant bythis arrangement. Add to this the 25 year warranty that comes with solar panels; that means no recurring expenditure (Other shops spend Rs 300 upwards every month on electricity, says Ramdas) after initial investment (He has spent Rs 1,80,000 to build his solar enabled shop). We have heard of solar panels covering long stretches ofRiver Narmada in Gujarat. The volume of saving on power by all shops across the town taking to this solar - shop – on – cart idea is really mind boggling.
Based on a report by Smt. Akilandeshwari Muthaiahin CHUTTI VIKATAN (a children’s magazine), August 2014
The World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) held their Eleventh Bi-Annual International Conference at the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa. This conference was held from July 31 to August 3. Dr. Peter Scharf, of Brown University USA and President of The Sanskrit Library, praised the conference's mission, remarking that WAVES was able to bring "together a diverse group of people who share a profound respect for and love of the holistic knowledge and life-supporting culture of ancient India." . The theme of this year's conference was "Vedic Living in a Modern World." Overall, the success of the Eleventh Bi-Annual WAVES Conference highlights the growing recognition of Vedic knowledge in the Western world, as well as its broad contributions to modern living.
From DIGITAL JOURNAL.COM,August 05, 2014
Laying down fresh rules of engagement with China, Bharat’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made it clear to her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during his recent visit to Bharat that while the new BJP government supports Beijing’s ‘One China’ policy, it would also expect China to adopt a ‘One India’ policy. This came up in the context of dealing with sensitive issues during the bilateral conversation between both leaders on June 8, 2014. While Wang sought to remind Sushma Swaraj about the Vajpayee government’s commitment to the One China policy, the External Affairs Minister raised concerns over Chinese military presence in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and stapled visas for residents of Arunachal Pradesh. In fact, sources said, Sushma Swaraj made this point while summarising the discussion towards the end of their meeting. “Mr Minister, we suppor the One China policy. However, we expect you to also have a One India policy,” said Sushma Swaraj and promptly ended the conversation with “xiexie (thank you)”, leaving little scope for a counter.This was for the first time that India has articulated this position at a political level, which by itself is a significant shift as for over a decade New Delhi has always endorsed the ‘One China’ policy.
From THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS, June 12, 2014.

It was the year 1981 when the mass conversion of Harijans to Islam in Meenakshpuram, Ramanathapuram district, Tamilnadu, sent a shock wave across the country. One day, Shri R.S.Gawai of the Republican Party, a Sangh baiter, enquired with the then Nagpur Prant Pracharak of RSS Shri Mohanji Bhagwat (now the Sarsanghchalak) whether he (Gawai) could preside over the valedictory function of the 3rd year training campof the Sangh. He was told that Shri BalasahebDeoras, the erstwhile Sarsanghchalak, needs to be consulted on this. Once Balasahebji returned to Nagpur after a tour, he rang up Gawai and requested him to preside over the function. While speaking at the valedictory, Gawaiinsisted that though he was opposed to Sangh work, he appreciated anti conversion steps taken by Sangh and that is why he came to the function. He warned that conversions pose a danger to the country and because of that Dr B. R Ambedkar had embraced Buddhism shunning Christianity and Islam. Gawai assured all support to RSS in countering conversions.
As told to Team PANCHAAMRITAM by a senior RSS functionary