Sarsanghchalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat appealed that the needs of Divyangs must be looked into with sensitivity. He also made it clear that women are no less than men in any terms
Agnima Sharma, in Jaipur
Rashtriya Swayansevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat was on his 10-day tour in Rajasthan recently from September 21-30. Addressing workers in Nagaur, he stressed on the need to bring social harmony among people giving a slogan of building ‘one well, one temple and one crematorium’ for all sections of society. He marked his presence as the Chief Guest in the two-day national convention of Saksham which concluded here on September 30.
RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat (L) releasing a book in Nagaur, Rajasthan
On this occasion, many physically challenged people left him as well as the other audience surprised with their rare display of talents. While some danced despite having lost their feet in accidents, there were others who drove a car even after losing their hands. Other people were seen playing enchanting and mesmerising music on harmonium even without having fingers on their hands.
“None of them can ever be defeated no matter what the circumstances are,” said Shri Bhagwat having witnessed their talents. He said that serving the physically challenged is difficult because it requires sensitivity. This class of people has always been a part of our society who looks forward to warmth and help but not for sympathy. The true service is to serve the cause of all, that is universal service, and bring warmth and love in your heart, he said.
In the concluding session, Dr Bhagwat said that the specially-abled were in the society ever since but due to insensitivity, very few service projects were carried out in this field. They don't require sympathy; we need to be sensitive and cooperative and work towards their upliftment. All the areas of Divyaangta required attention and efforts at an All India level. Saksham has been able to set up such a system in just ten years. He also congratulated all the volunteers of Saksham for their dedicated efforts.
Glimpses of Matru Shakti Sangam programme in Jaipur
He said that if all of our work together for its betterment, Bharat will become Vishwa Guru very soon. On this occasion, the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thawar Chand Gehlot mentioned the benefits provided to the specially-abled through various schemes initiated by the Government.
Elaborating about the work being carried out in this field, Dr Arun Chaturvedi, State Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment said that Rajasthan was the first state in India to make a unique ID for the specially abled.
Ram Charan Bohra, the Member of Parliament from Jaipur and Dr Dayal Singh Panwar, the National President of Saksham also shared the dais. More than 1500 volunteers of Saksham representing all the states of India participated in the two-day conference including 600 specially-abled participants.
Before speaking at Saksham convention, Dr Bhagwat had attended a two-day programme of Jodhpur Province Mandal Karvah Varg Nagaur on September 22-23 and a two-day camp of Vanaprastha Workers Nagaur on September 24-25. On September 26, he went for Pushkar prayers and attended other significant meetings. On September 27, he contacted Nimbhakacharyaji. On September 28, he addressed RSS public relations workers in Jaipur. He addressed the Matrashakti Sangam programme and Saksham national convention on September 29.
“Follow women empowerment in the Indian context”
“Women are no less than men in any terms. There are many works which men have not been able to accomplish, but women have accomplished these tasks with much ease.” It was stated by RSS Sarsanghchalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat while speaking at “Matrushakti Sangam”, a seminar being organised for the socially active women from Rajasthan at Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sansthan on Sept 29.
Speaking on occasion, he said that fifty per cent of the population comprises women and the country’s growth is not possible without the co-operation of this section. He also called on the need of following the perspective of women empowerment in Indian context which according to him is different from the western concept.
While in Indian culture, a woman is looked upon as a Matrushakti, in the West she is seen as Nari Shakti where her role remains limited to woman and wife. Calling it as a necessity of strict laws for the protection of women, he said laws have their limitations. “The ultimate solution can be attained by making society aware of right and wrong. Women’s safety aspect can be attained by differentiating between the right and the wrong in the society,” he said.
He also spoke on differences between Nari Shakti, Mahilashakti and Matrushakti. Shri Bhagwat was simultaneously concerned on the physiological impact of internet slowly but steadily making inroads in Indian houses. He was worried about the declining moral values in the youngsters. However, here too, he trusted on the role of women saying, “Women have to come to the forefront to save kids from the cultural threat.”