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కేరళ కమ్యూనిస్టుల ప్రభుత్వపు హింసారాజకీయాలను వ్యతిరేకిద్దాం..ప్రజాస్వామ్యాన్ని పరిరక్షిద్దాం

#EndViolenceCPM

1969లో దర్జీ పని చేసుకుంటున్న రామకృష్ణ హత్యలో ప్రధాన నిందితుడు నేటి ముఖ్యమంత్రి పినరాయ్‌ విజయన్‌. తమ విఘటనవాద, విచ్ఛిన్నకర, ద్వేషపూరిత విధానాలకు విరుగుడుగా విశుద్ధ, జాతీయవాద, స్నేహపూర్వక, సమరసతామయ భావంతో ముందుకు వచ్చిన రాష్ట్రీయ స్వయంసేవక్‌ సంఘ్‌ అంటే కమ్యూనిస్టు పార్టీ ఆఫ్‌ ఇండియా (మార్క్సిస్ట్‌) నేతలకు మింగుడు పడడంలేదు.

మా ‘మార్గమే నిజమైనద’నే సెమెటిక్‌ సంకుచితత్వం, ప్రత్యర్థుల్ని మట్టుపెట్టి మార్గం సుగమం చేసుకోవాలనుకునే నాజీ, ఫాసిస్ట్‌ ధోరణి నరనరాన జీర్ణించుకున్న మార్క్సిస్టులు హింసావాదాన్నే నమ్ముకున్నారు. తమ హింసోన్మాదానికి ‘విప్లవం’, ‘పోరాటం’ అని ముద్దుపేర్లు పెట్టుకున్నారు.

కేరళ లో జరుగుతున్న ఈ దాడులకు నిరసనగా జాగృత భారత్, MMRI వారు 3-మార్చ్-2017, ఉదయం 10 గంటలకు ధర్నా చౌక్, ట్యాంక్ బండ్, భాగ్యనగర్ లో “మహాధర్నా” ను నిర్వహిస్తున్నారు.

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AriseBharat Digest – Pushya- Yugabdi 5118

Namaste

The Supreme Court’s directive to the Government to audit nearly 30 lakh non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is a welcome move and comes in the backdrop of not only misuse of public funds by many NGO’s but also in their involvement in secessionist activities. Read More

Rising Bharat – Initiatives

Muslim Rashtriya Manch to hoist tricolour at 10,000 places on Republic Day

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With a view to increasing participation of Muslim community in celebrating the Republic Day, the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) has embarked upon a massive campaign.

On this Republic Day, the MRM would take initiative to unfurl the National Tricolour at least 10,000 locations on January 26. Efforts are on to involve the maximum number of madrasas, mosques and schools in Muslim areas said Mohd Azal, MRM National Convener and Girish Juyal, National Organising Convener. Read More

 

Collective efforts of local villagers give fresh life to closed govt schools in Telangana

Colorful campaign flyers, multi-storeyed buildings, children in uniform attires of tie, belt, shoes, school buses – this is the general picture of corporate private schools. On the other hand, we find morose government schools – schools with no teachers; if there are teachers, no proper building; when school has both building and teachers, parents not willing to send their children to these schools, due to poor standards. If someone comes forward and admits their children in these schools, they are struck with a doubt whether their children would finally get some decent education or not. Parents were full of anxiety that their children might fall behind in the race with the English medium students. Bearing this financial burden, many parents ending up sending their children to private schools, thus resulting perilous for government schools.

In these kind of depressed situations, some schools are generating hopes. With the cooperation of peoples’ representatives and active participation of local villagers, few government schools are heading towards their old grandeur. Closed schools are being reopened. With little support, government schools are proving themselves to stand up against the campaign of private, corporate schools. Eenadu correspondent witnessed this change of environment in several districts of Telengana during his tour across the state.

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Setting the Record Straight 

Makara Sankranti

All Hindu festivals have a close connection to nature and the changes that occur in it. There is invariably a scientific connotation to it as well. Across all sections of our society, we notice a cultural continuum while observing the festivals. For example, Jyotish Shastra is a Vedanga which is primarily a study of astronomical movements of planets and the astronomical world. The application of this knowledge is extended among various vocations. For example, the farmers plan their farming based on “ Karthis”. Celebrations of Samuhik utsavs like Kumbh / Pushkars show that cutting across sections, the knowledge of basics of Jyotish shastra is present even in remote villages from where people come for these festivals. Makara Sankranti has a message of Social Harmony for all of us. Read More

Threats

Smt. Vimala is the latest victim of this organized savagery. In the absence of any decisive action by the state government and law enforcement agencies, the political violence has intensified and been emboldened, by the dual strategies of strategic silence and open encouragement (reported in media reports) by party leaders. Today, this strategy has cost a young, vibrant woman her life under the most barbaric circumstances, where her existence was reduced to a mound of burnt flesh. She died not wishing to live anymore. Read More

NIA arrests one more Hyderabadi for links with Islamic State

AriseBharat Digest – Margashirsha – Yugabdi 5118

Namaste Bandhu

The #NIA court passed a historic verdict on the Dilsukhnagar Bomb Blast case, in Hyderabad. It is important to note that the bomb blasts at Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad happened within one month of Akbaruddin Owaisi’s now notorious speech of “Remove the police for 15, we will show who has more strength”. 18 people were killed in the blasts.On expected lines of his agenda of dividing the society Asad Owaisi asked via tweets why this case was put on fast track ?
Also read Objectionable Points Raised by Akbar Owaisi

Rising Bharat – Initiatives

a. As the debate on Demonetization continues, read Sri S.Gurumurthyji’s article and video on how this was the only remedy available. 
 

b. Balagokulam is a unique initiative to impart value education to children in fun-filled environment with the goal of imparting pride for nation and culture in the young sharp minds who form the fundamental pillar for our and world’s future. A typical Balagokulam session is about 1.5 hours conducted once a week with activities including Yoga, Surya Namaskar, Games, Patriotic Songs, Stories, Art work and so on.

Read About this growing movement at Balagokulam Bharat

Chapter From History 
Threats 
 Kerala Slides Into Medieval Intolerance 
It should be realised here that the Nehruvian secularism and Marxism pampering fundamentalists is not mere vote bank politics. They both have ideological affinity to political Islamism and institutional Christianity. It is not uncommon for Muslim leftist intellectuals to become ideologues of Islamist movement when the latter becomes powerful. As early as 1942, a Muslim member of the central committee of the Communist Party of India asked its Muslim members to join the Muslim League in Punjab. One should understand that it was not opportunism. It is more because of the intuitive understanding of the synergy between Marxism and political Islam as totalitarian movements, which while making use of the existing freedom of speech for their expansion, strangle the same when they get their hands on power.

Setting The Record Straight

The bench called it “disturbing” that various parts of a judgment in appeal by the J&K High Court spoke of the absolute sovereign power of the state. “It is necessary to reiterate that Section 3 of the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir, which was framed by a Constituent Assembly elected on the basis of universal adult franchise, makes a ringing declaration that the State of Jammu & Kashmir is and shall be an integral part of the Union of India. And this provision is beyond the pale of amendment,” the judges said. Read More

Kerala Slides Into Medieval Intolerance

It should be realised here that the Nehruvian secularism and Marxism pampering fundamentalists is not mere vote bank politics. They both have ideological affinity to political Islamism and institutional Christianity. It is not uncommon for Muslim leftist intellectuals to become ideologues of Islamist movement when the latter becomes powerful. As early as 1942, a Muslim member of the central committee of the Communist Party of India asked its Muslim members to join the Muslim League in Punjab. One should understand that it was not opportunism. It is more because of the intuitive understanding of the synergy between Marxism and political Islam as totalitarian movements, which while making use of the existing freedom of speech for their expansion, strangle the same when they get their hands on power.

In Kerala too the same phenomenon got repeated. EMS Namboodiripad (1909-1998) carved out Malappuram district, after an explicitly communal demand made by the Muslim League, which would have disastrous consequences for not just communal relations within the state but also, over the decades, for national security itself. In 2006, the same year Kerala banned the movie Da Vinci code, Frederick Forsyth made an insightful observation on Kerala in his Al Qaeda-based thriller, The Afghan: “Once a hotbed of Communism, it has been particularly receptive territory for Islamist terrorism”.

In 2016, Kerala would notoriously lead other states in cases of radicalised Muslims being recruited for ISIS. Read More at Swarajya

Dr.Sagdeo’s inspiring work in Kerala

The Story of a Hospital for Tribals and the Doctor Who Made It Possible

–  By Dr.Jay Raman from USA ; Retold by Sri Shyam Prarande of Sewa International

Photo courtesy Sri Santosh Prabhu who also made a personal visit to this place.

 India has made tremendous progress in the field of heath care in recent years. Gleaming multi specialty state of the art hospitals are mushrooming all over the big cities. These medical mammoths can provide all the latest investigations and treatment, of course at a very steep price, which is beyond the reach of most of the ordinary people. The marginalized sections of the society cannot even dream of such care. They still lack even the basic necessities of health care. This is the story of a hospital which cares for the most marginalized section of the society, the tribals and the dedication of a physician which made it a reality against heavy odds.

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Kerala, named God’s own country can boast of life indices like infant mortality and maternal mortality comparable to Western countries. Unfortunately these statistics are not applicable to the tribals who live mainly in the Wayanad district nestled in the Western Ghats wedged between Kerala, Karnataka and Tamilnad. The verdant ever green rain forests covering the hills .the misty valleys and the clear blue lakes make Wayanad perhaps the most beautiful part of Kerala. Unfortunately this paradise on earth contains some of the poorest people in the world. The tribals form nearly 20%of the population and are scattered all over the district. They comprise of nearly 18 tribes like Kuruchia, Kuruma, Panniya ,Adiya etc. These people have a proud history. When the Raja of Pazazhi fought the British in early 19th century they formed his shock troops. When their leader Thalachal Chandu was killed by the British, the distraught Raja is said to have lamented “ I have lost my right hand.” The advent of modernity has not been very kind to the tribals who failed to keep up with changing times. This was exploited by the ruthless immigrants from the plains who converted the tribal lands to tea plantations and resorts making these simple people landless in their own lands. Along with this poor health, ignorance and social evils like alcoholism contributed to the present sad state of affairs.

The drive from Kozhikode to Wayanad is a thrilling experience. The road from Adivaram (the foot hills) to Kalpetta the capital of the district is a real Ghat road with nine hair pin curves. Accidents are common. Few weeks before my trip there was a tragic accident in which a young doctor lost his life. From Kalpetta about fifteen Kilometers into the interior lies the village of Muttil. It is here that in 1980 a young doctor Dr. Sagdeo started a small clinic Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission to help the tribals. It was humbling for me a doctor from Kerala to see that it was a doctor from Maharashtra who started this noble venture.

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I spent a few days there and Dr. Sagdeo was kind enough to brief me on all the unique aspects of this medical facility. Having spent nearly 30 years with the tribals, I could not have asked for a better source than the humble doctor. The basic concept was to take medical care to the tribals and not vice versa. The tribals are by nature suspicious of outsiders and the first step was to win their trust. Equally important was to involve them in activities aimed at their own welfare .Essentially the emphasis was on horizontal spread of health care and not the vertical one, so that the maximum people will be benefitted from the limited resources available.

From a humble beginning the medical mission has developed into 30 bed modern facility with inpatient care including maternity care, outpatient clinics with 3 full time doctors. It also has X-ray, Ultra sound, laboratory, pharmacy and other ancillary services. One unique feature is the six subcentres run by mobile units who literally take health care to the tribal homes. In addition the centre also provides specialty care in ophthalmology, pediatrics, E.N.T. etc. by doctors who visit on a regular basis.

 One field ,the medical mission has done yeoman service is in the detection of Sickle cell anaemia among the tribals. Dr. Sagdeo and his team first described this in 1994. Later in1999 All India Institute of Medical Sciences at New Delhi joined with the mission to introduce the first pilot project. More than 70% of the tribals were screened. A separate trust “SCRARF” was formed to continue the campaign .The hospital cares for a lot of inpatients with complications of sickle cell anemia. They also run an active awareness program educating them about preventive measures like avoiding marriages between Carriers of the trait.

Tuberculosis is a scourge among the tribals causing high morbidity and mortality. The centre has an active microscopic and treatment center. Alcoholism is also a major issue which leads to medical and social problem. To manage this, they have started an alcohol rehabilitation program.

The mission has been selected by the National government as the Mother NGO for the whole district to implement various national rural health programs

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Dr. Sagdeo explained that to improve the health status of the tribals just improving the health facilities alone is not enough. The overall progress of the tribals is the long term solution. With this in mind, the mission is involved in many social uplift programs. Bamboo craft centers help the tribals to preserve their traditional handicrafts and also make some financial gains. This has been especially useful in rehabilitation of the sickle cell patients.

Mission also plays an active part in organizing self help groups, micro insurance programs etc to help the tribals to achieve progress through self reliance. Dr. Sagdeo had a word of caution about making the tribals too much dependant on government and other hand outs.

In the field of education and culture preservation also the centre plays an important role. About one hundred Vidya Kendras (Coaching centers) have been established among the tribal villages along with small libraries and reading rooms.

As Dr. Sagdeo said with humility the mission’s five point program of Shikshan, Swasthya, Sanskar,Swavalamban and Samajik serves nearly one lakh of people.

As I drove down the hair pin curves I remembered the poignant words of Swami Vivekananda “The best way to serve Narayana is to serve the Daridra Narayana.” I had the satisfaction that I have seen one place where Swamiji’s words are not limited to just lip service but actively put to practice.