“Prepare to face and combat ideological challenges confronting the country” —Dattatreya Hosbale
Two-day Prjna Pravah meet Pune
A two-day seminar of the “Akhil Bharatiya Prant sayoyaks Bautak” was held in Pune on 24th and 25th November. This meet was inagurated by Shri Dattatreya Hosbale, Sahsarkaryawah, RSS. This meet was held at AbbaSaheb Garware college campus, Karve Road, Pune, which was attended by about 150 delegates all over India.
Shri Dattatreyaji called upon the prant sayojaks to face the challenges posed amidst failing systems and moral decay. It’s time to educate the youth and there is urgent need to follow Swami Vivekananda’s, teachings to the core. Swamiji laid stress on physical development as a prerequisite for spiritual development, which in turn leads to the development of the culture of the country. He recalled the changes the world had to adopt itself and in tune with the times.
The Berlin Wall, constructed in 1961, lasted almost thirty years as a symbol between the Communists and the non-Communists. In 1991 the wall had been completely knocked down and Germany was reunited.The Berlin Wall was torn down due to political changes in Europe; Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev lost his control by 1990, and the Soviet Union fell apart. The wall stood as a stark symbol of the decades-old Cold War between the United States and Soviet Russia in which the two politically opposed superpowers continually wrestled for dominance, stopping just short of actual warfare. Those who speak the same language are joined to each other by a multitude of invisible bonds by nature herself, long before any human art begins; they understand each other and have the power of continuing to make themselves understood more and more clearly; they belong together and are by nature one and an inseparable whole.
Dattatreyaji said, “If India’s culture tended to become tolerant, accommodating, open-minded, deeply but not ostensibly spiritual and concerned with the common human welfare, then it is due to the great and relentless efforts of our great ancestors and leaders. Thanks to them our country has achieved a common culture, despite a staggering pluralistic society.”
Dr. Bajranglal Gupta who also addressed a session wanted the participants to be ready in the sphere of what is called “Intellectual Gymnastics and conceptual clarity is indeed the need of the hour.” He also added that modern science has accepted that in this holistic universe all minds and matters are interconnected at a deeper level. On the basis of this holistic vision, Indians have developed work ethos of life. They found that all work, physical or mental, managerial or administrative have to be directed towards a single purpose. The manifestation of the divinity in man by working for the good of others, for the happiness of others.Thus Indian ethos is required all over the world in present scenario in managing business and industry effectively and efficiently.
Earlier a public meet was held at the college auditorium, “On “Emancipation of Dalits” which was addressed by Prof Rakesh Sinha, Head, India Policy Foundation, New Delhi and Dr Sanjay Paswan, Former Union Minister Govt Of India and former MP, BJP.
Prof Sinha in his address regretted that despite the fact that ‘untouchability’ was abolished under the Constitution of 1950, the practice still remains a part of rural India.He called for the intellectual exchange with the Dalit leaders to end the social stigma once for all.
Dr Sanjay Paswan said ,” Dalits constitute a little over one-sixth of India’s one billion people, have for generations been at the very bottom of the social ladder. They are kept outside, and subservient to hierarchical caste structure.Accounting for over 80 per cent of the landless agricultural workers and doing menial jobs for the rest of society, Dalits have been victims of class-related economic exploitation and regretted contrary to the expectations generated among people during the freedom struggle, Independence has not brought any significant change in their lives. He demanded a national broad stream should have a befitting dignified space for the alienated groups of society. In the current political scenario of India , Ambedkarism and nationalism are the two important steams. According to the nationalists the essence of India is Hindutva.
They want to protect it in all possible manners , the nationalist thnk that the Ambedkarites keep criticising Hindusim unnecessariliy, on the other hand Ambedkarites think that Hindusim is the root of exploitation of Dalits. Any argument in support of Hindutva is considered by them as a effort to provide to conceptual base for the exploitation of the Dalits. Only the confluence of the two will result in a broad stream of India.
Dr Paswan declared that a large part of the Dalit community believes that Hinduism belongs to them as much as it belongs to Non-Dalits,and the experience of those Dalits who left Hindusim and converted to other religion in the search of honour and respect,make it clear that the solution to the problem does not lie in abandoning Hinduism and thus remaining with in the fold of Hinduism and fighting for the rightful position is the best option for the Dalits. The minds of “Dalit”-Hindus know very well about the implications of converting themselves to non-Hindu religions in India. In fact, they love Hindu culture, tradition, heritage and civilization .As the entire burden and responsibility lie on Hindus, they should work sincerely and honestly to remove all social inequalities and injustice. Social evils may be there in every society, but they cannot be nurtured, justified or exploited in the name of religion, politics or otherwise for the benefit of themselves.The motive of Non-Hindu religions and their missionary activities in India, at present is to destabilize and disintegrate India through various social, economic and political blackmail.
Among those who attended the meet are Prof Brig Kishore Kuthiala, Prof. Makhanlal, Prof Rakesh Sinha, India Policy Foundation, Prof Shashi Dhimani, VC-M.P Tech University, Prof Sushma Yadav, IIPA New Delhi. This meet was chaired by newly appointed Convenor of Pragna Pravah, Prof Sadanand Sapre. Prant samyojaks of 32 different prants attended the meet.