Life of Na Krishnappaji an inspiration to new generation swayamsevaks - Mohan Ji Bhagwat
Bengaluru, 12 Aug 2018: ‘Nirmalya’, a book based on the life of senior Pracharak, Na. Krishnappa was released in TownHall, Bengaluru. RSS Sarsanghachalak, Dr.Mohan Bhagwat, renowned novelist Dr. S.L. Byrappa, RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosbale, author of the book Shri. ChandraShekar Bhandari, Dakshina Madhya Kshetreeya Sanghachalak V. Nagraj and Karnataka Dakshina Pranth Sanghachalak Ma Venkataramu were among those who presided over the eventful evening.
Dattatreya Hosabale introduced the book to the audience said that a Pracharak’s life is more of contribution to the society without any expectation or glory. Krishnappa was no different from it and the intention of this book is to not glorify the personality but make it an effort to inspire the next generation.
Krishnappa Ji believed primarily in “Nimittamatram bhava”, which meant we are just an excuse while the deeds we perform is perpetual. Krishnappa was instrumental in envisioning the Gurukula concept and a lot of his activities inspired citizens who were not part of RSS too.
Literary giant and Saraswati Samman awardee and novelist Dr S.L. Byrappa shared his association with Krishnappa from college days and credited a lot of his success to writing big novels to Krishnappa where the latter helped him with voluminous books to read.
Krishna, as he was fondly referred by the famous author, said that Krishna induced the habit of reading voluminous books during college days and this helped him mould
Author Sri Chandrasekhar Bhandari, Sri Dattatreya Hosabale, Sri Mohan Bhagwat, Dr. S L Bhyrappa, Sri V Nagaraj, Sri Ma Venkataramu
Byrappa also narrated an incident during the Emergency period in India and how effectively Krishnappa was working towards the betterment of the society in spite of challenges during those times. He also added, Krishnappa was instrumental in envisioning and starting the concept of Gurukula schools and reasoned that political efforts alone were not sufficient for strengthening the society. He opined that the author of the book has done a great job in encompassing the life of Krishnappa in the book form.
The author of the book, Shri. Chandrasekhar Bhandari spoke about the factors & challenges like the size and the price of the book, while etching the life of Krishnappa in the book form. He also credited the contents of the book to a lot of narrations from people who had shared experiences with Krishnappa himself. He said the book serves as an inspiration to the new generation Swayamsevaks (post-Krishnappa era) to continue the service to the society.
Dr.Mohan Bhagwat who released the book opined that a pracharak life demanded to yield completely to the service of the society and Krishnappa’s life illustrates the same. The book is important in the context of carrying the baton to the next generation and it forms an inspiration to a lot of new Swayamsevaks said Dr Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghachalak RSS