Vishwa Sangh Shibir 2010

Report of the Vishwa Sangh Shibir 2010

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The fifth Vishwa Sangh Shibir was held in the premises of the Rani Laxmibai Sainik School at Pirangut, some 25 kilometres from the town of Pune, India from December 29, 2010 to January 3, 2011.

517 Swayamsewaks and Sevikas from 35 countries of the world participated in the 6-day seminar.  An impressive Shobha Yatra preceded the inaugural ceremony. Parade was held by the infantry, air force and marine girls student soldiers of Rani Laxmibai Army School. This was followed by male and female band of Dhol, Tasa, Nagara, Ghanta, Manjira, etc.

Traditional folk dances, traditional attires of Maharastra, children representing Hindu gods and Veer Shivaji, ladies on horses and Indian martial arts, were on the Shobha Yatra agenda.

The official inauguration of the Shibir was held in the Sandhya Kal of December 29, 2010 with Vedic Mantra Path by Madhav Kelkar and Group followed by recital of Shivasamkalp by Kshama Khare and Group. The President of the Vishwa Adhyayan Kendra, Badrinath Murthyji, introduced the official Karyakartas of the Shibir.

The revered yogi of Nasik, PP Narayankaka Dhekane Maharaj, emphasized that Hindu religion is the greatest religion of the world which preaches Vishwa Shanti (World Peace) and its common platform is Praana Shakti which bring the world on a common platform.

On that occasion, Vishwa Sangha Souvernir magazine, the book of Ramesh Subramaniam, the Saga of Hindu Immigration, the book of Ratan Sharda, Secrets of RSS, the book Paramanand Madhavam, and the calendar of Rashtra Sevika Samiti were officially launched.

The RSS Sarkaryavaha, Ma Suresh Bhaiya ji Joshi said that wherever Hindus have gone, they have stuck to their religion making the world a family ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’. They have maintained their traditions, their method of worship, and have contributed to the progress of the country of their residence.

The daily programme started with Ish Chintan followed by morning and evening Sharirik,( physical exercises). During the day there were interactive discussions and Charcha on the overall status of the Sangh activities in different countries. In the evening we had Baudhik of about 75 minutes every day by eminent personalities. There were subjects pertaining to the challenges of the world concerning the safeguard of Hindu traditions; Parivar Prabodhan, Shiksha, A new approach to Ayurveda, Awareness of Sanskrit in the world, Hindupedia, Veda and Vedanta in today’s World, e-shakha initiative, A peep in the past through archaeology, International Centre for Cultural Studies, Youth Activities in Present Context, Personality Development, Online Social Network and their Impact, Need for Cultural Tourism and Go Raksha Andolan.

The Vishwa Vibhag Samyojak, Dr. Shankar Rao Tatwavadi ji, gave an overall view of Sangh work in different part of the world. He talked of the facilities available in certain countries and constraints in others affecting the progress of Sangh work, especially, in the Middles East Arab countries.

The delegates were divided into three Shrenies for Charcha and collective discussions. The first group was of Karyakartas, the second of Swakiyas and the third group was composed of Yuvas. Delegates of many countries talked about the new activities introduced in Shakhas and Sangh work according to the needs of their respective countries.

Shri Madan Das ji addressed the group and said that challenges are there. There is no limit for experimentation. Level of common man has to be raised and has to be raised by common man only. He stressed on the challenges of Karyakarta Nirman, a weakness found in almost all countries outside India. He said,, there is need to bring Karyakarta into contact and to deploy him according to his ability and capacity, we should introduce Shakha to the new generation born there and then to train them as Karyakartas, are very important.

In Baudhik sessions certain subjects impressed many participants, such as; ‘Socio-Political Scenario of the World and our Work’ , ‘Relevance of Ramayana and Mahabharata in Modern Life’, ‘Understand the Present World Geo Politics and Dharma’ and ‘One Life One Mission’.

The General Secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Swami Vigyanand, gave a brief account of the various activities and their commendable work in religious and educational fields in different parts of the world under the umbrella of VHP.

The Associate Joint-Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Shri Champat Rai ji informed about the current scenario on Ram-Janma-Bhumi.

All Bharat Sewa Pramukh, Shri Sitaram Kedialaya ji, gave a brief report of the Sewa Karya run around Bharat in, education for children, social transformation and Balgokulam. He enumerated some Sewa Karyas and trained Karyakartas; the organisation has 160,000 Sewa karyas throughout India, 2,000 Balgokulam in Kerala only, 5,000 Gram Arogya Rakshaks, hundreds of non-formal 2-hour education programmes. The Bharat Sewa is preparing Hindu missionaries and Sewa vraties. This project is called man-making for Sewa karyas through Sewa Sahyoga and Youth for Sewa.

On January, 1, 2011, Heramb Kulkarni ji of Finland gave a live demonstration of e-shakha which is functioning since 17 December 2008. At present, when life has become hectic, communication is not always instant, an actual one-hour shakha with audio and video is the right answer. Some 620 Swayamsewaks from 27 countries of the five continents and 52 cities are registered to e-shakha.  The routine programme of e-shakha is composed of Dhwajarohan, Ekatmata Mantra, Parichaya, Surya Namaskar, Utsava and Baudhika. In the live demonstration, Swayamsewaks were shown doing Surya Namaskar in their room. Swayamsewaks from Finland, Malaysia, West Indies, Belgium, USA, Germany, Norway, UK, and Australia gave their Parichay on-line.

Every night, there was a cultural programme held by different delegations; sketch, songs and dances.  One of the attractions was the Shivaji Rajyabhisheka. All Shibirarthis got a glimpse of the rich Maharashtrian culture and history through the Shivaji Ballet, the ‘Maharashtra Folkart’. The entire audience was fascinated when the coronation of Chatrpati Shivaji was brought alive by the artist in all its glory and became the most memorable event of the Shibir.

In the evening of January 2, 2011, a Public Samarop of the Shibir was held at the Balewadi playground in Pune city which was attended by more than fifteen thousand people. Sharirik, Ghosh and Yoga programmes by Swayamsewaks and Sevikas of Pune and those participating in the Vishwa Sangh Shibir were jointly exhibited.

The President of the Vishwa Adhyayan Kendra, Shri Murthy ji delivered the welcome speech. The Vishwa Vibhag Samyojak, Shri Shankar Rao Tatwavadi ji, spoke on the Sangh work in different parts of the world. The Chief Guest of the function, the Chairman and Managing Director of the Force Motors, Abhay N. Firodiaji, talked on politics in India and the role of industrialists in the economic growth of the country. He stressed on the need of unity of the people in India.

The Sarsanghchalak, Shri Mohan Rao Bhagwat ji, mentioned the word Hindudharmo Vijayatam, and said; the victory of Hindu Dharma was not only the victory of Bharat but that of the whole world. He said that Hindus believe in the happiness of everyone. The whole world, today, has become a global village and we have to make a family.

Another small Samaop Karyakram was held in the Upanishad Bhawan at Rani Laxmibai Sainik School in the morning of January, 3, 2011. The Shibir Adhikari, Shri Bajrang Lal Gupta said that through this Shibir he travelled the world over without spending a paisa.  He said Sangh work has four dimensions; Vichaar, Aachar, Vyavhaar and Upchar.

The Sarsanghchalak, Mohan Bhagwat ji said that ‘doing is important than saying, therefore, whatever you say translate it into action. The basis of our success is our work. In Sangh, we have to tread our path together. You have to complement each other, without conflict, whatsoever. What is done is acknowledged while what is said or spoken is forgotten. It is only our well-coordinated effort that can build a Hindu strength working in different countries.’

Ragoonath Deeal

Sanghchalak

Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh.