Tuesday, July 25, 2017

In order to “instill sense of patriotism in each and every citizen of the State”, the Madras High Court, on Tuesday, made the singing of India’s national song –
Vande Mataram compulsory at least once a week in all schools, colleges, universities and educational institutions. It has also been directed to be played and sung in all government offices and institutions, private companies and industries at least once a month.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Addressing the press conference at Jammu on the on-going Akhil Bharatiya Prant Pracharak Meeting Dr. Manmohan Vaidya said that this kind of meeting is being conducted every year and State organisers, Zonal Organisers and Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini Sadasya (Office bearers) participate and this time, this meeting has been held in Jammu. In this meet, discussions were on Sangh Shiksha Varga and the expansion of Sangh work.

July 20, 2017

An instance of kindness in Khaki. Shri. Manivannan, a special sub-inspector of police, attached to the Kasimedu police station, Chennai, got a special invite last week from the Chennai city police commissioner A K Viswanathan, a sweet surprise for him.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Till now, only those belonging to upper castes including Brahmins, Kshatriya and Vaishyas, were ordained as Naga Sadhus.
The Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), the apex body of saints and seers has decided to ordain Dalits as Naga Sadhus.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017

The large audience at Tambaram Tamil Sangam meet recently were overjoyed to learn that over 2000 poems of Thirumoolar, a Tamil mystic who lived three millennia ago, had dealt with pranayama  that the world today is crazy about. Dr A. Kalanidhi, a former vice chancellor of a technical university enthralled them with the following info on Thirumandiram, the spiritual work of literature by Thirumoolar.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyya Joshi Ji along with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ‘Sewa Vibhag’ website ‘sewagatha’  http://www.sewagatha.org/index.php?id=1  which highlights the good work done by the dedicated persons who serve the nation.  


Monday, July 10, 2017

Shri K Suryanarayan Rao, fondly known as 'Suruji' in RSS circles touched many lives and created innumerous karyakarthas.  He virtually shaped RSS work in Karnataka and Tamilnadu along with Shri Yadavrao Joshi and others. 

Hindu Munnani held a protest demo condemning the atrocities, violence in West Bengal and a call to boycott China products yesterday in Chennai.

Nearly Five years walkthon by Shri Sitaram Kedilaya concluded today at Kanyakumari on the auspicious day of Gurupurnima.  Shri Sitaram Kedilaya did Bharat Parikrama for 23100 kilometers in 2350 villages of 23 states. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

As many as 500 volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) engaged in providing services to devotees during Rath Yatra in Puri.
The RSS volunteers provided nine kinds of services which include ambulance services, first-aid healthcare centres, stretcher seva, ambulance corridor, mobile drinking water supply, drinking water supply, assistances to patients in hospitals and information centre.
On the first day of the Rath Yatra, Swayamsevaks had taken as many as 42 patients to the hospital. Similarly, they carried as many as 40 patients in stretchers to the hospital. They assisted 270 patients and distributed free medicines to them. As many as 350 Swayamsevaks created an ambulance corridor on the grant road.
Earlier, RSS Odisha east zone Sangha Chalaka Sameer Kumar Mohanty inaugurated the programme at the Singhadware in the morning. 


Shri Sitaram Kedilaya, senior RSS Pracharak since 6 decades initiated ‘Bharat Parikrama’ at Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu on August 9, 2012. Sri Sitaram Ji has started his yatra ‘BY FOOT’ covering 10 kilometres a day. His yatra is scheduled for a span of 5 years covering about 23,000 kilometres throughout Bharat. He also visited Nepal and Bhutan during his yatra and interacted with the villagers there.

A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist, who was stabbed by an unruly mob on Wednesday evening, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Basirhat in Bengal’s North 24-Parganas district, which has witnessed a series of clashes over an “objectionable” Facebook post by a student.
The victim has been identified as Kartik Ghosh (49). The incident took place last evening when a mob raided his tea stall and allegedly looted all valuables and cash. When he protested, Kartik was stabbed multiple times.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017

Even as India emerges as diabetes capital (with as many as 5 crore people suffering from type-2 diabetes), there is some good news, sweet news rather: Seeni Thulasi (Stevia Rebaudiana) a sweet variety of Tulsi  can replace white sugar and would be ideal for people with diabetes and hence of good commercial value.

Friday, June 30, 2017

RSS oldest Nationalist weekly “Organiser” will hold a one-day brainstorming session on issues connected with political violence in Kerala, especially in Kannur district, as part of its initiative to bring back the sanity in the political process and restore the status of Kerala as truly 'God's Own Country'.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale Ji has said that Yoga is a way of life and everybody should make Yoga part of his life to make it a “yogmaya” life.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Commemorating 1000th birth anniversary of Shri Ramanujacharya and the 126th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar a seminar was organized by Tamilnadu Young Thinkers’ Forum in Chennai on June 16, 2017. Ramanujacharya-Ambedkar Awards were presented to unsung heroes who have worked for the upliftment of the oppressed class and have done significant achievement in that field.

Friday, June 16, 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee today invited Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Dr. Mohan Bhagwat for lunch at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Four journalists namely Shri Satya of Thuglak, Shri Jatayu (Sankaranarayanan) Tamilhindu.com, Shri Padman (Ananda Padman) and Smt Meenakshi, Executive Editor, Mangaiyar Malar were felicitated with Narada Awards in a program organized by Vishwa Samvad Kendra on 10th June, 2017. 
The program began with a melodious song sung by Yamini and Samyuktha.

Chair Person Shri Mahadevan in his presidential address highlighted the qualities of Narada. A community ‘Devangu’ still adhere Narad as ‘Kula-Rishi’. Narada’s communication is so deep, communicating in the interest of the society and the end result, the society benefitted, he said.

The dignitaries on the dais were honoured and an award was presented. Awardees were overwhelmed and spoke on the occasion.

Throwing light on how Bharat facing many distortions by itself and Narada is one such, Prafulla Ketkar , the Editor of Organiser, elucidated the 56 qualities associated with Narad and who is often referred only as ‘war monger’. Highlighting the ancient tradition of Narad, the first global journalist, was mentioned in 1824, first non-English publication – Uttand Marthand was dedicated to Narad. In the post independent period, K M Munshi called to revive the tradition, and once again Narad Jayanthi was started, he said.

‘Elaborating the distortions faced by our country, it is the 5 M’s haunting the society for a long time and unfortunately the so-called intellectuals; liberals and scholars of our society are inheriting the 5 Ms. The First M is Marx and Marxism (Marx who never visited India) and the two articles published in July and September 1853 clearly points the objective set to British rule to destruct the ancient way of worshipping nature and create distorted history’.

‘Second M is Mill who gave a definition of ‘being liberal’ and ‘being tolerant’ clearly told us that your tradition of acceptance and worship of all the Gods is humbuck. The liberals of India are the most illiberal and most intolerant and they paint anybody and everybody as intolerant, because the so-called intolerance do not agree with the so-called liberals. This is Myth’.

‘Third M being Macaulay, studied India carefully and provided intellectual foundation to destruct Indian ethos. He says that this country has a tremendous social capital and energy which is very difficult to destruct. Despite rule and so many external aggressions, we could not defeat this country because of two elements—one is spiritualism and second is its education system. And he says that if you really want to defeat this country then we need to create the sense of defeatists’ attitude about spiritualism among Indians and we should destruct this education system which is not dependent on the state, but society driven which is providing one school to one lakh population, temple trusts and societies supporting this school, unless we destruct this system, we really cannot defeat Bharat’.

‘The fourth person who has intellectually camouflaged as a Sanskrit scholar called Max-Muller. Again, a person thrown out from his own country called Germany funded by British, studied Sanskrit to ideological edifice the British rule and interpret anything and everything from Sanskrit from the British perspective, unfortunately that is the whole basis of Indian intellectual property. Narada based on kala and war mongering is one of them. This four Ms should have been negated and the new construct of Bharat and Bharatiyata should have been made and unfortunately the fifth M was added to it Mullah wadh in the name of Secularism. So the appeasement of so-called Minority which is not a minority by any standard, by any definition all over the world and the ideology which is not in tune with the Indian tradition is supported, encouraged with the minority rights and minority votes. So this 5Ms have distorted and destroyed in the Indian ethos and Indian traditions’.

‘Till 1827 in the Indian history there is no word called Dravida. It is the British historians who established this word Dravida. I am not against Tamil language, Tamil tradition, but that is Bharatiyata, the beauty of Bharat is not in unity and diversity as mis-articulated by the so-called mixture of Mill and Marx called Nehru, India is Unity in diversity, Bharat is integral that is express in diverse forms. For British it is difficult, and it was difficult to understand Bharat because in Europe whatever the world as the nation system was essentially based on two parameters one was religion that was catholic or protestant and the second was language. Bharat is one to be experienced, it cannot be explained, there can be many expressions and many ways of worship, that is Bharat. The idea of Bharat was never ever represented either in terms of worship or in terms of language’.

‘Throwing light on the geographical divisions and civilization of our country, he said, ‘the day we understand that the nationality is still Hindutva and Bharatiyata, the Hinduness, the cultural common civilizational denominator the name of the state can change, whether you want to call it Hindustan, Bharat, India or whatever. That is state, the structure that was created by British. The real question is can our state institutions and state mechanism can be tuned with nationality, our national identity, our national ethos. All our problems in the present society are basically because of this in concurrence or contradiction in ethos and state structure’.

‘In the pre-independence period there was no law created to break up our family system; no single law which is created to further our caste differences; not a single incident before 1955 when the language based creation, linguistic based states were created, not a single incident in Indian history where the struggle and conflict took place on the basis of language. These are all our creation of post-independence state and it is mainly because we never ask this question in the post-independence period, our independence started with partition and even after that you know divided independence, we started our tryst with destiny by Mr Nehru, by saying that we have to build this nation, simply because, he was again referring to the western idea of nation state, he forgot even before Europe as civilization was born, the concept of Rashtra was evolved in Bharat. In third century BC, we find reference to Bharat, Bharat varsha and Rashtra as a concept. That Rashtra does not any state or Institution, there were many kingdoms tell me a single king except Asoka who is today considered as a symbol of secularism, tell me a single king who declared his own faith as the state religion. It was only Asoka who declared Buddha as the official religion and used even for the spread of religion and the irony is, a person who considered one religion as the state religion is considered as the symbol of secularism. There were many kingdoms, the kingdom of Thanjavur ruled by one of the cousins of Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharajhad four linguistic identities – Tamil, Kannada, Marathi and Telugu and still they have no conflicts on the basis of language. That is Bharat. There were many kingdoms but still Om and Om Namashivaya is the connecting force when you go to any part of India and you will find the concept of Shiva and prakruthi, Sakthi and Shiva in some or other form. That is Bharat. The real challenge for today’s intellectual world and media is that unfortunately we are wearing the specks of this 5 Ms to understand and interpret Bharat. This whole idea of whether left and right, whether national and anti-national, whether pro-Cow or pro-beef. All these are western binaries. They are tuned to think in terms of this or that. They don’t understand the basic principles of nature. Western ideas and thought process keep dividing more and more and they can’t think collectively, and the unity in diverse forms, he said.

Appealing the journalists to work on the lines of Bharatiya perspective, he reminded Narada’s three principles of journalism. First he said, the truth, the story that is told cannot be ultimate. You can find any stories from different perspective, so don’t negate any possibility. Secondly he said without being on the spot, you cannot tell the real story and likely he said don’t give a twist story-go to the spot, understand the thing, cross-check and then file a story and third and most importantly he said, always keep the result of your story in mind. In his bakthi sutra, he gave three principles about communication in which he says that the impact of story is more important than the story itself. So, Narada has given information to anybody and everybody who comes in his way, but he is selective about information whom to tell what and how to tell and for which purpose. That sense of purpose is always there, the problem with the present day journalism is that sense of purpose is missing and the core idea of journalism of being on the spot, cross-verifying the facts. The facts are sacred is the first principle of journalism. Now unfortunately, we don’t find stories, we find views and interpretations in the name of stories. The design itself says interprets the actual story, the facts do not support them.

Hoping the credibility of print media and the new media 140 character which can change the discourse of a story, Shri Prafulla Ketkar appealed the journalists to take the challenges on the basis of Narada principles, which is a real challenge. He congratulated the journalists on the dais who took the effort on meeting the Narada’s principles.

Around 175 people attended the program. With Vande Mataram song and vote of thanks the program concluded. 
                                                           Shri Jatayu (Sankaranarayanan)

                                                      Shri Satya (Thuglak)
                                                       Smt Meenakshi

                                                        Shri Padman (Ananda Padmanabhan)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

                                                            Dr.Manmohan Vaidya
Recently, two miscreants tried to manhandle the CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury in New Delhi. Two men claimed to be Hindu Sena activists shouted ‘Hindu Sena zindabad’ and ‘CPI (M) murdabad’. Without analyzing, Yechury tweeted: “We will not be cowed down by any attempts of Sangh’s goondagardi to silence us. This is a battle for the soul of India, which we will win” thus blaming the incident on Sangh.

Central University of Kerala became the first in southern region to inaugurate Wall of Heroes- consisting 21 portraits of Param Veer Chakra Vijeta soldiers in its campus at Kasargod, Kerala.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Recent prohibitory orders from central government on cattle trading for meat production have created a controversy. Beef parties are being organized to protest the same. Opposition is also up in arms against such notifications. Madras high court has also stayed these notifications for some days.

Sri Ramanujar Aayiramvathu Jayanthi Celebration Committee, Tamil Nadu 

Excitement and Serenity - this was the rare combination of the atmosphere in Srimad Andavan Arts & Science College, Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli on the evening of Sunday, 28th May 2017. There was excitement because something new, what has not been seen by the present generation is happening, Serenity, because the subject matter of the event was a great spiritual leader's social ideals. 

The event, "Social Harmony, Equality and Co-existence" was organised by Sri Ramanujar Aayiramvathu Jayanthi Vizhakkuzhu, Tamil Nadu, founded under the guidance of Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, with the objective celebrating the 1000th Jayanthi year of Sri Ramanuajcharya, in a meaningful manner, taking home the social messages of Sri Acharya to every household in every part of Tamilnadu. Seven more organisations celebrating the memory and teachings of joined hands in organising the programme. The Committee and other organisations, have been celebrating the 1000th Jayanthi year of Sri Ramanuajcharya, by organizing various events, programmes, competitions etc, since May 2016 in various parts of Tamilnadu.    

The committee joined hands with seven other organisaitons to organize a grand event at Srirangam, the holiest and most important Vaishnavite place on earth, and the place where Sri Ramanujacharya spent most part of his life, on May 28th 2017, on the birth star of Sri Ramanujacharya.

Functionaries of the Committee from various parts of Tamilnadu and functionaries of other associate organizations, the residents of Srirangam and Tiruchirapally attended the function in a large number. It was estimated that about 750 persons would have participated in the event.

This event was preceded by a meeting of community leaders, in which the Dr.R.Vanniyarajan, President of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Tamilnadu and Kerala, Mananeeya Dr.Krishna Gopal Ji, All India Joint General Secretary, Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, Shri.Pon Radhakrishnan, Honourable Minister of Shipping, Road Transport, participated.

There were about 50 persons representing various communities and interests and they had come together to meet and understand each other better and thus build social harmony.

Shri T. Chakravarthy, Secretary, Sri Ramanuja Jayanthi Vizhakkuzhu, Tamil Nadu, welcomed the dignitaries and the public.

Dr.A.V.Rangachary, Former Head of Department of Economics, and Director of Distance Education, Annamalai University and President of Sri Ramanuja Jayanthi Vizhakkuzhu, Tamil Nadu, presented a report on the activities of the Committee during the past 12 months. A transcript of his speech is attached as Annexure II.

Shri.N.Gopalaswami IAS(Retd), Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, presided over the meeting in his presidential address he recalled the harmonizing influence of Sri Ramanuja and the things he did one thousand years which were unimaginable in at that point of time. He added that following Sri Ramanujacharay's time, bakthi and surrender became the hallmark of religion in India, and this approach to religion spread from Tamilnadu upto Manipur in north east. Dr.Gopalaswami pleaded to the Minister of Culture and Tourism that the Government of India should celebrate Sri Ramanujacharya's 1000th year on a national level in a befitting manner.   
Dr.Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Government of India, honoured and felicitated 12 eminent persons who had contributed for promotion of Social harmony and equality and other social ideals of Sri Ramanuja.
In his speech Dr.Sharma stated that Sri Ramanujacharya gave us very valuable teachings and that is the reason why we remember and celebrate his memory. He further said that inequality is the cause of unrest, in every society all over the world. Ramanujacharya taught us to deal with inequality and bring harmony and we should nurture the same. He called upon everyone to take a pledge that each will follow the principle of harmony taught by Sri Ramanuja. He added that he would like to take up the suggestions of Dr.N.Gopalaswami to take the teachings and preachings of Sri Ramanuja on a national level, particularly to the youth of the Nation.

Mananeeya Dr.Krishna Gopal Ji, All India Joint General Secretary, Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, released 6 books published on Sri Ramanujacharya and also addressed the gathering. A brief account of his address is given below:

"We are all present here to Celebrate the 1000th Year of Celebration of Sri Ramanujacharya. I basically belong to Mathura, the birth place of Sri Krishna and a place of Sri Vaishnavas. Hindu Society and Hindu Dharma is a peculiar dharma. It is not like as stagnated water. It is like a running stream. Whenever difficulty comes in our life, some noble soul comes and guides and brings the Society to its original aspects and this was done by Sri Ramanujacharya . 1000 years ago, there was a great crisis was faced by our country. Many invaders attacked our temples, burnt the libraries, there was a great need to explain our Shastras, Scripts, Vedanthas etc. and Swamy Ramanujacharya explained all these in Sanskit, Tamil and many other languages. That is why he has disciples from all over the country. He propagated Bakthi Movement which was followed by many people from all walks of life and from all directions. The Great Disciple of Sri Ramanujacharya is Saiant Ramananth, one of whose disciples was Kabir Das, a muslim.

There were more than 25000 disciples who got Deeksha from Ramananth. Thulsidas wrote Ramayana in local language. His Ramacharith Manas gained great recognition, though it was initially not accepted by many. This emphasizes that Bakthi is beyond religion, caste, creed and language. All that Bakthi needs is surrender and faith. Sri Ramanujacharya went to all places like Badrinath, Mathura, Kashi etc.and spread the great message of Bakthi and laid emphasis that Almighty is one and this thought brought about a great impact on the society. He believed in oneness (equality). When Sri Ramanujacharya went to Delhi to bring the Statue of Lord, a muslim woman came along with him. Today, she is known as Beevi Nachiyar. He was the first person to accept a muslim woman and it shows that Bakthi is beyond Religion and that soul has no discrimination. Basic philosophy of Vedantha is that Almighty is one and soul has no discrimination . This great message of oneness (equality) is the main concept of this 1000th year of Celebration".
Shri.Pon Radhakrishnan, Honourable Minister of State, Shipping, Road Transport, in his address said that, humanity, since beginning has been divided in many respects and discrimination was common. Only a few great persons tried to unite humanity though love and they created history. Sri Ramanuja created history as he united people and he did it not by preaching alone, but by practicing what he preached. He could do it because of his selfless penance. The way to continue to reap the benefits of Sri Ramanujacharya's teachings is to celebrate Ramanujacharya and propagate his message to the gross root level of the society.
Shrimad Emberumnar Jeer, Offered benediction and blessed the participants of the event. Dr.R.Vanniayarajan, President of Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, Tamilnadu and Kerala, Srimad Chendalngara Senbagamannar Ramanuja Jeer of Mannargudi, were also present on the dais.

Shri.Aranga Varadarajan, Joint Secretary of Sri Ramanujar Aayiramvathu Jayanthi Vizhakkuzhu, proposed vote of thanks.


Annexure I

List of organizations that joined together to organise the event on 28th May 2017.

1 Sri Ramanujar 1000th Jayanthi Year Celebrations Committee, Tamilnadu

2 Lifco Charities Trust

3 Shri Ramanuja Millennium Trust, Chennai.

4 Seva Bharati Tamilnadu

5 Sri Bhagavat Ramanujacharya Darshana Kainkarya Trust

6 Samarpanam Sevai Maiyam

7 Kinchitkaram Trust

8 Vivekananda Educational Society

Sunday, May 21, 2017