All benefits for non-Hindus and all restrictions for only Hindus, is this secularism ? – Sunil Ghanavat, State Coordinator, HJS for Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh
Jalgaon : Grants are extended for religious places of non-Hindus. Similar aid is however, not given to Hindus’ religious places. In Andhra Pradesh, maulavis are paid Rs. 8500/- as salary per month while a priest in Hindu temple gets Rs.250/- as salary. All benefits for non-Hindus and all restrictions and restraints for Hindus; what kind of secularism is this, asked Shri. Sunil Ghanavat, State Coordinator of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) for Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh while addressing one-day ‘Hindu Rashtra Sanghatak’ workshop held at Sanatan’s ‘seva-kendra’ by HJS on 5th May from 10.00 a.m. to 6 p.m. in two sessions. Shri. Shreyas Pisolkar and Shri. Umesh Joshi did compeering of the workshop.
Shri. Sunil Ghanavat said further, “People of all religions should get equal opportunities; for which establishing Hindu Rashtra is necessary. Sanatan Sanstha’s Founder ‘Paratpar Guru’ Dr. Jayant Athavale has presented the concept of ‘Hindu Rashtra’ in 1998 in the holy book titled ‘Establishment of Divine Kingdom’. The workshop was started with blowing of conch; followed with lighting of lamp by Shri. Dattatreya Waghulade of Sanatan Sanstha and Shri. Sunil Ghanavat. Shri. Prashant Juvekar, District Coordinator of HJS for Jalgaon said that the purpose of holding such workshop was to inculcate God’s qualities in us by removing our personality defects and ego so as to acquire God’s grace.
Sou. Kshipra Juvekar said in her speech on the topic of ‘Spiritual Practice for establishing Hindu Rashtra and leading Happy Life’, “Chant ‘Kul-devata’s name as much you can as per the times, for leading happy life. Also chant ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ at least for half an hour daily for removal of spiritual problems. Chanting should be associated with prayers and gratitude should be offered after every act. It helps in creating ‘bhav’ that everything happened due to grace of God and we don’t take ‘doer-ship’ or take credit for anything.”
1. Participating devout Hindus tried to present topics given to them within 4 minutes allotted to them during the second session of the workshop.
2. Shri. Prashant Juvekar gave information on ‘Dharmashikshan’ and ‘Self-defence’ classes held by HJS; besides, staging ‘Rashtriya Hindu Andolan’, organizing ‘Hindu Rashtra-jagruti Sabha’ etc .
3. Sou. Kshipra Juvekar and Sou. Vaishnavi Pisolkar gave guidance on the topic of “removal of personality defects and ego’.
4. Discussions were held in two groups in concluding session on ‘My participation in the mission of establishing Hindu Rashtra’. All devout participants made a resolve to take active part in the mission.
Feedback given by devout Hindus while concluding the workshop !
1. I have attended many seminars so far; but what I learnt today, I never learnt anywhere earlier. ‘Spirituality’ was missing in my life that I got to learn today ! – Shri. Samir Kanade, Dhule
2. I felt like I was in a different world today. This world is very good and I don’t feel like leaving it. – Shri. Ahay Neve, Yaval
3. I learnt many subjects in today’s workshop; got lot of information on ‘Sadhana and Personality’. I will definitely try to put everything in practice ! – Shri. Rohit Parihar, Joint Manager, Muthut Finance (Jalgaon branch)
Devout Hindus participating in workshop with so much sincerity, by even giving up sleep !
Such devout Hindus are true strength of Hindu Dharma !
Few participating devout Hindus had not slept properly the previous night; but they took part with lot of enthusiasm. Shri. Vaibhav Baviskar from Nashik, Shri. Bhavesh Vani, Shri. Yogesh Chaudhari coming from Sonagir could sleep only for 3-4 hours, before attending the workshop. Shri. Jitendra Chaudhari from Paldhi had worked whole night in printing press before coming for workshop in the morning and he went back to the press from workshop.
Resolve by devout Hindus during group-discussions to take active part in the mission of Hindu Rashtra !
1. Every participant joined the group discussions held during the workshop, with lot of enthusiasm.
2. Though the participants didn’t know anything about removal of personality defects and ego, they participated without any inhibitions and frankly took active part in discussions.
3. Many devout participants took responsibility of various drives during discussions on planning for drives related to nation and Dharma. They showed interest in organizing meetings for Hindu ‘Rashtra-jagruti’, in displaying boards with ‘Dharma-jagruti’ matters, starting ‘Dharma-shikshan’ classes; imparting ‘Dharma-shikshan’ to Hindus etc.
Participation of devout Hindus
46 devout Hindus participated in the workshop coming from various places like Yaval, Sakali, Bhusaval, Kurha, Erandol, Paldhi, Dambhurni etc villages along with cities like Nashik, Dhule and Jalgaon. Family members of Shri. Bari, Shri. Neve and Shri. Bhole from ‘Dharmashikshan’ class attended the workshop and spontaneously took part in many ‘sevas’.