Pune : Spontaneous response from Ganesh devotees to short play and first-aid demos

Demand by people to start self-defence and first-aid training classes

Pune : Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) presented short play on ‘Shaurya jagaran’ and demo on first-aid in programs organized by various ‘Ganeshotsav’ Mandals in Pune city and Pimpri-Chinchwad area during Ganesh festival. Many members of festival committees and several youth members, including ‘Hindutvavadis’ showed interest in joining self-defence and first-aid training classes conducted by HJS; lauding various HJS drives.


1. A group of girl-students and students and teachers of ‘Sangit Chitrakala Sanstha’ along with their parents; besides a group of young men from Kondhva and Kothrud demanded  for starting self-defence and first-aid classes conducted by HJS. They even registered their names for these classes.

2. ‘Akhil Janawadi Ganeshotsav Mandal’ invited Shri. Vijay Chaudhari of HJS to recite Shri Ganesh ‘aarti’, at the ‘Mandal’.

3. Shri. Vinod Sakkat, the President of ‘Akhil Janawadi Ganeshotsav Mandal’ appreciated HJS activities and felicitated its volunteers.

4. Local women from the area, after watching demos on self-defence and first-aid in ‘Akhil Janawadi Ganeshotsav Mandal’, approached HJS volunteers and told that they would collect women for attending first-aid classes so that the classes could be started at the earliest. They called young members of the ‘Mandal’ and asked them to organize training classes.

5. Shri. Sunil Kunjar of ‘Garud Mitra Mandal’ watched the play and approached HJS volunteers with proposal of starting self-defence classes once in a week at Municipal Schools by obtaining necessary permission. He also offered to introduce youth, who are staying in hostel, from the area for creating awareness in them towards the drive.

6. Women from ‘Gopalkrushna Vikas Mandal’ said that they arranged various programs only for women and extended invitation to HJS for holding their programs and for giving information in detail.

7. A group of 6 young men from Dhayari watched the short play ‘Shauryajagaran’ at ‘Phani Aali Taalim’ and confirmed that they would join the training classes held by HJS by giving their names and contact nos.


‘Shauryajagaran’ short-play was staged at Vrundavan Homes Society, Alandi and Empire Estate; Manaji Baug Ganesh Mandal and Hind Kesari Mitra Mandal, Khadaki and Bopkhel; when about 150 people on average watched the same. Many people gave positive response. People attending the play at Alandi asked HJS to conduct self-defence classes.

Feedback by office bearers of Ganesh Mandals !

  1. Hindu Dharma still exists owing to few organizations like HJS and owing to few existing religious ‘Ganeshotsav Mandals’; sanctity of the Ganesh festival is still preserved. – Shri. Pritesh Kedari, President, RiddhiSiddhi Ganapati Mandal
  2. Let us undertake HJS drives through the medium of ‘Mandal’ and meet to plan, after Ganesh festival is over. – Shri. Pandurang Pawar, Founder-President, ‘Lokshikshan Mitra Mandal’
  3. HJS has been working for people in big way. There are very few who take up such drives for welfare of society. Our ‘Mandal’ will extend help if needed for any social work. – Shri. Amit Zanzale, President, ‘Nagarkar Taalim Mitra Mandal’
  4. Shri. Vilas Kale, President of ‘Gopalkrushna Vikas Mandal’ will be arranging ‘Mata Gaurav’ program during Diwali in which he has been planning to hold lectures and demos of HJS.
  5. Shri. Rajendra Kharade of ‘Phani Aali Taalim Mitra Mandal’ said that HJS drive was very good and getting trained in self-defence was the need of the hour.
  6. Shri. Sagar Dahibhate, the President of ‘Gajanan Mitra Mandal’ said that programs possible to be held under HJS drives, would be held and HJS was free to approach the ‘Mandal’ any time for any kind of help required for people.

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