Over two lakh participate in concluding ceremony of Shri Guruji birth centenary

via Sri Guruji Janma shatabdi samaroh Samiti published on February 19, 2007

Sri Guruji Janma shatabdi samaroh Samiti

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The year-long birth centenary celebrations of Shri Guruji, the second Sarsanghachalak of RSS, concluded in New Delhi today with the message of further accelerating the activities of social harmony and uniting the Hindu society. Followers of different ways of worships, heads of various sects, religious leaders, lea ding saints, prominent people of various communities and more than two lakh people irrespective of their castes, creeds and communities participated in the function.

Vice President Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat inaugurated the ceremony by lighting the traditional lamp. Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee and a score of dignitaries from various organisations, MPs, MLAs and leading saints were present on the occasion. Vice-President Mr. Shekhawat asked that social harmony is necessary for the society but how could it be obtained while 26 crore of Indian are living below poverty line, 4 crore children are not getting education, 2 crore are handicapped and crores of people are victim of various disease. For social harmony solution of these problems is essential.

Addressing the massive gathering, RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan, asked the Hindus why their great tatvajnan, which takes everybody together and has the feeling of welfare of all, is insulted today. “It is because it has been divided, weak and has forgotten its identity, strength and objective of life. Shri Guruji in his tenure of 33 years as Sarsanghachalak and by visiting the country twice a year, tried to awake, unite and strengthen the society. We have witnessed and realised the positive outcome of his tapasya in his birth centenary year. Today the Hindu society does not hesitate to identify itself as Hindu. This awareness has to be maintained as the dangers threatening the nations have not declined,” Shri Sudarshan said. He identified four major dangers—colonial church, jehadi Islam, violent Maoists and American consumerism as well as individualism. These dangers have developed threat not only to our nation but also to the world peace. In such a situation the views of Shri Guruji show the way, he added.

Swami Satyamitranand Giri, national president of Shri Guruji Birth Centenary Celebration Committee and founder of Bharatmata Mandir, Haridwar, said the caste-based hatred must be rooted out to establish unity in the Hindu society. He asked why India, which regards the whole world as one family, discriminates with its own people. He said there could be no unity in the Hindu society without social harmony. He said the people who have somehow deserted us in past due to some reasons, must be brought back with dignity and full respect. Saying that the tolerance of Hindu society should not become its cowardness, he said the whole society should react strongly if somebody attacks it, even though attacking others has never been our culture.

Gayatri Parivar chief Dr Pranav Pandya stressed the need to accelerate the efforts of social harmony for which Shri Guruji worked throughout his life. He said the national security is in danger and the anti-national forces are active in different forms. The nationalist forces must unite to foil the game plans of the anti-national forces. Dr Pandya also stressed the need to reestablish Hindu values of life.

Ex Prime Minister Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee told, “we had chosen the subject of social harmony as target in the birth centenary year. Efforts to bring harmony are quiet necessary. Equality is the good thing but harmony is far better. Equality has a tendency of struggle and cut throat competition but in harmony we have well wishes to each other.

Junapeethadhishwar Swami Avadheshananda said one of the reasons of growing terrorism in the world is consumerist western thinking which regards the world nothing but a business. He said the Hindu thinking regards the world as a family and the problems like pollution and terrorism that developed due to consumerism, can only be tackled on the basis of Hindu way of thinking. He said the Hindu society can lead the world again only if it restarts truly following its ancient cultural values.

Founder of Vatsalya Gram Vrindavan, Sadhvi Ritambhara, who is popularly known as Dida Ma, said the inactiveness of individuals and the society ruins every kind of greatness. Therefore, the need of the hour is to reactivate the constructive forces in the work of nation and the society. She said the RSS has been doing this work since beginning and Shri Guruji had himself strengthen the view of national unity by himself visiting the hut of the economically deprived persons. “In today’s circumstances we need to take this feeling of social harmony to the extent where Shri Guruji had reached,” she said further adding that the Hindu society should not remain just the developer of mantras of construction, but it should become the destroyer of evil forces and only then the world would be freed from terrorism.

Founder of Arya Vidyapeetham Swami Dayananda Saraswati and Swami Chidanand Muni of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, released the six Sanskrit volumes of Shri Guruji Samagra.

Enumerating the year-long activities conducted during the birth centenary year, Dr Bajranglal Gupt, national secretary of the Samiti, said a total of 7,100 Hindu Sammelans were organised across the country in which about two crore people participated. He said around 2,250 Intellectual Meets were organised in which more than three lakh people participated. In the 2,350 Social Harmony Meetings more than 1.60 lakh people participated. A total of 400 Sant Sammelans were also organised in which more than 15,000 saint representing various sects participated.

The winners of Shri Guruji Essay Competition were also honoured on the occasion. The winners includes: First prize to Shri Dattesh Damodar Parulekar (Ph.d student in Goa University), second prize to Shri Karmaveer Sharma (BSc student in Holkar Science College, Indore), third prize to Shri Anand Lakshmikant Deshpande (BSc Agriculture, College of Agriculture, Nagpur), fourth prize to Shri Jairaman (Ph.d Sanskrit student in University of Madras, Chennai). The fifth prize was given to two people—Shri Anup Khandelkar (BSc, Bio Information and Technology, Chindwara, MP) and Sushri Vigya Pandey (graduation student at DSN Post Graduate College, Unnao, UP). Besides these, five encouragement prizes and 39 consolation prizes were also presented.

The Shri Guruji Birth Centenary Celebration Committee also honoured Shri Nandakumar Lath of Shree Burrabazar Kumarsabha Pustakalaya, Kolkata and Shri Krishnaswaroop Dixit of Shree Burrabazar Kumarsabha, Kolkata. Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, Vice Chancellor of Gurukul Prabhat Ashram, Tikri (UP), Swami Rambalakdas Maharaj, Pramukh Swami of Ramananda Sampradaya, Dr Shivkumar Swami of Sri Siddhaganga Mutt, Tumkur (Karnataka), Sant Baba Birsa Singh of Govind Sadan, Maharauli, Delhi, justice (retd.) Dr M. Rama Jois, working president of Shri Guruji Birth Centenary Celebration Committee were also present on the occasion.


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