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“Arise, Awake & Not Stop…”

By Soumitra Bose

It is growingly becoming amply clear in the country that there is an all round pressure in the society of India/BharatVarsha/Hindustan for resurgence of Hindu in the mould of Vasudeiva Kutumbakam (Universal Brotherhood). JUST IN PRINT elaborates on it/reports on it for the people to judge for themselves on the relevance of Hindu today.

The three-day World Hindu Congress Conclave saw deliberation on several subjects relevant to Hindu society today. There is a Hindu Educational Conference on the theme of Creating and Networking Educational Resources for Civilisational Re-emergence. Besides, there is a Hindu Youth Conference on the theme ‘Together Towards Tomorrow’, a Hindu Media Conference on the theme ‘Truth is Supreme’ and a Hindu Women Conference on the theme of ‘Increasing the Role of Women in Hindu Resurgence’.

The delegates of the conclave included those fully committed, dedicated to working for Hindu rise and resurgence. They include parliamentarians, legislators, academicians, scientists, educationists, industrialists, bankers, economists, journalists, youth leaders and leaders of Hindu organisations.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the three-day World Hindu Congress, 2014 in New Delhi, Bhagwat said, RSS sarasanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat:“Indic tradition was, is and will always be relevant to the world, …Hindu society arise in unison.

RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat:“The world always needs Hindu thought or Indic tradition. It is the responsibility of Hindus to teach Indic tradition was, is and will always be relevant to the world, …Hindu society arise in unison and guide the world. ”

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the three-day World Hindu Congress, 2014 in New Delhi, Bhagwat further said:“Indic tradition was, is and will always be relevant to the world, …Hindu society arise in unison.

Explaining the word ‘Hindu’, he said, “Hindu is someone who sees unity in all human diversity.”

Evoking Swami Vivekananda’s World Famous message — ‘Arise, awake and not stop till the goal is reached’ — Bhagwat said, “Hindus must get organised. Let’s arise in unison as Hindu society.”

Mohan Bhagwat said, “Let’s awake to the plight and achievement of the Hindus world over. Let’s extend our helping hand everywhere.”

The RSS chief said, “It’s time, the Hindus start works in all walks of life, be it in academia, media, economics or politics.”

In his speech, Bhagwat emphasised that leadership based on Hindu values and tradition is essential for the world. “Let’s provide the world such leadership. Let’s demonstrate it collectively as that of the Hindus,” he said.

(Vishva Hindu Parishad’s chief patron Ashok Singhal said, “It’s time to create a Hindumahashakti (super power) in the world. It’s time for an indomitable Hinduism for the welfare of the entire world.”

Referring to Narendra Modi’s landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Singhal said power had returned to a ‘Hindu swabhimani’ in Delhi after 800 years.

“Eight hundred years after the power at Delhi went away form Prithviraj Chauhan, it did not come into the hands of a proud Hindu. It has happened after 800 years,” he said.)

The theme of World Hindu Congress, organised by World Hindu Foundation, is envisioned on the principle of ‘Sangachchhadhwam Samvadadhwam‘ (Step Together, Express Together).

Around 1,500 delegates from over 40 different countries of the world participated in the event.A statement by the organisers of the conclave reads:“The World Hindu Congress aims to take the movement for Hindu solidarity to the next level and this task needs to be undertaken with a single minded focus of rebuilding the spiritual and material heritage of Hindus.”

Earlier, Bhagwat : “ In the history of past one thousand years, Bharat has been the only example which has made genuine efforts in this direction through the path of truth and non-violence. Right from times immemorial to this moment, the unbroken current of national thinking that has prevailed in the vast region between the Himalayas and its extensions on one side and the sea on the other, has been known as Hindutva.  …Full freedom of unrestricted debates on opinions about faith and beliefs intellectually, at the same time respect and acceptance of each other’s faith, harmony and cooperation is the hall mark speciality of Hindu Culture. With Bharat’s deep faith in the mantra of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ (i.e. entire world is one family), a wide range of her Rishis, Munis, Bhikshus, Shramanas, Saints, scholars and experts travelled across the world from Mexico to Siberia in olden eras. …communities and thinkers across the world see a positive hope for themselves and the world in the future of Bharat.

“The new policy makers should also take best advantage of the vision and experience of great Bharatiya leaders right from the tradition of Swamy Vivekananda, Yogi Arvind, Swamy Ramtirth, Gurudev Ravindra Nath Thakur and Lokmanya Tilak to Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Acharya Vinoba Bhave, Second Sarsanghachalak of RSS Shri ‘Guruji’ aka Madhav Sadashiv Golvalkar,  Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, Jayprakash Narayan and Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay. It is high time that Bharat should now evolve a new and suitable development model that incorporates the vision of such leaders in fields like education, culture, economics, sociology and security;  which emerges from deep, integral, original and practical thinking process of such stalwarts. We must remember that the final test of the efficacy of these policies will be their impact on the life of the last person standing, a Bharatiya on the last step of the ladder. We must remember that the self reliance should be a necessary component of national prosperity and security. We must remember that Bharat has been the top leader of the world for centuries because of our richness in thinking about life from different viewpoints. In that sense, Bharat still holds the capability of world’s welfare. This thinking process has now to be adapted to the new situations prevailing in the present day world.

There is an urgent need to take up eradication of social discrimination in our society in a bigger and faster way. No government or administrative machinery has the powers to remove feeling of discrimination from people’s mind. It will end only with the efforts and initiative of society itself. This can start only by direct action at the level of our mind, our family and friends. To do this, we will have to remove all such habits, misbelieves, traditions and practices which encourage such discrimination. We will have to drive out even the smallest of the remnants of our caste based, regional and linguistic egos which breed such prejudices. We will have to stop ourselves from even listening to or speaking such provocative statements which encourage such prejudices in our hearts. We must also stop ourselves from participating in any such violent activity that arises from such provocative speech and environment. Each one of us must test each of our act, whether big or small, on the simple ground that each member of my great Hindu society, and each son/daughter of Mother Bharat, is my own brother and sister. We must ensure that each of our Hindu temple, cremation ground and community water source must remain open to all Hindus. We should ensure that all Hindus should participate in all functions, celebrations as well as festivals of great heroes and personalities.

“Every country in the world when baffled and stumbled, vsited/visits this very land in search of truth,The land offering solace to every trounced,Offering to rescue every fallen.”


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