Nija Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada (on 17th October 2020), the first day of Sharadiya Navratra, is the 18th anniversary of the establishment of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. On this momentous occasion, we are sharing this birds eye view of the nationwide work of the Samiti for the establishment of Hindu Rashtra!
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti – Today, the name is not limited to a few states in the country but has spread to all the corners of the country as well as overseas. The Samiti is considered in the list of leading pro-Hindu organizations in the country. The Samiti has succeeded in instilling pride and love for Dharma and Rashtra as well as create an awareness about the need for Hindu Rashtra among millions of Hindus. Numerous devout Hindus have started the pious work of Hindutva under the guidance of the Samiti, while hundreds of pro-Hindu leaders, Dharmapremi and Hindu activists are carrying out the work of Hindutva with divine support. Seeing the Samiti’s ongoing tasks of Dharmajagruti, Rashtrarakshan and Hindutvarakshan happen through thousands of activists who have attained this divine support through Sadhana (spiritual practice), thousands of Hindus including pro-Hindu thinkers, advocates, entrepreneurs and journalists have come to believe that ‘Bharatkhand will soon see the dawn of Hindu Rashtra’. The rapid nationwide growth of the Samiti can only be attributed to Divine Grace and the support of many Saints across the nation.
1. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti is born !
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj organized the Mavlas (his soldiers) effectively and resolved to establish the Hindavi Swarajya with the belief that ‘it is Shri’s wish that this State should be established’. Similarly on the day of Ghatasthapana, that is, Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada (October 7, 2002), the ‘Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’ came into being at Chiplun (Ratnagiri, Maharashtra) with the sole aim of establishing a Hindu Rashtra based on Dharmik idelas. For the last 18 years, the Samiti has been working tirelessly to create an ideal society by making the society aware of its duties towards the nation, including preventing the mockery/denigration of Deities and Saints that regularly takes place through dramas, films, advertisements and other means, raising awareness among Hindus about the dangers plaguing Dharma, instilling pride for Dharma in them, and inspiring them to practise Dharma.
2. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’s contribution to the Rashtra and Dharma
A. Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Rashtra Adhiveshan, as well as district, provincial and state level conventions
Hundreds of small and large pro-Hindu organizations across the country are also working for Hindutva against the attacks on Hindu Dharma. With the firm understanding that the establishment of a Hindu Rashtra is the only answer to these problems, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti united pro-Hindu organizations, Dharmapremis etc. and started organizing the ‘Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Rashtra Adhiveshans’ from the year 2012. In August 2020, the Ninth All India Hindu Rashtra Convention was held online, during the lockdown period. It received overwhelming response from pro-Hindus.
Hindu Rashtra Conventions are held at the district, state and state levels to provide pro-Hindu activists at the district, state and state levels with a common platform of view of uniting those working for the establishment of Hindu Rashtra. As of October 2020, the Samiti has organized 43 district level, 58 provincial and 12 state level conventions.
B. Rashtriya Hindu Andolan
Today, hundreds of pro-Hindu organizations across the country are taking to the streets and carrying out agitations in a legal way against attacks on Hindu Dharma, scriptures, Saints and national heroes. At present, concerted efforts are required. The Rashtriya Hindu Andolan was created through the Hindu Rashtra Convention to bring the united voice of Hindus across India to the government to present the just demands of Hindus. The USP of this Andolan is that they are carried out on the same day in many cities across the country. Till date, 1,707 agitations have been organized to address various issues.
The Rashtriya Patrakar Manch, an association of patriotic journalists, has been established through the Hindu Rashtra Conventions. Through this, scriptural information about Hindu festivals, celebrations, vratas, religious rituals is disseminated to the people, as well as news related to Rashtra-Dharma is given priority.
C. Hindu Rashtra-Jagruti Sabha
To create awareness among Hindus about the attacks on Hindus, and the efforts to prevent these attacks in a legal way, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has organized 1896 district, taluka and village level Hindu Rashtra-jagruti Sabhas across various states. Due to the rallies, Hindus even in remote villages have started rallying together. Youth from many villages have started spiritual practice, they have started abiding by Dharma, many have rid themselves of their addictions, and internal differences have been resolved resulting in greater Hindu unity. What more can the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, which is struggling for unification of Hindus, ask for?
D. Dharmashikshan varga – classes on Dharma
Due to blind imitation of the West and lack of spiritual guidance and practice, Hindus today are ashamed to call themselves ‘Hindus’. The root cause for this is the acute lack of Dharma education among Hindus! With this in mind, the Samiti organizes free Dharmashikshan classes. Through these classes, awareness is created among Hindus on religious practices, sadhana, problems facing the nation, etc.
Starting from the lockdown period, Samiti has been conducting ‘online’ Dharmashikshan. These classes too have received an overwhelmingly positive response from the people. Today, there are a total of 322 online Dharmashikshan vargs being conducted, through which are benefiting thousands of people.
E. Preventing denigration of Deities
The Samiti raised its voice in a legal way against hundreds of cases of denigration of Hindu deities taking place through dramas, advertisements, films and vestments. Therefore, in many cases (e.g. anti-Hindu painter MF Hussain’s obscene portraits of Deities, mockery of Deities in the movie ‘Singham Returns’) the Samiti succeeded in putting an end to the denigration. The Samiti continues to protest such denigration of Hindu faith, in a legal way. More than 400 incidents of denigration of Deities have been legally prevented through the widespread awareness created by the Samiti’s website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
F. ‘Jago Hindu’ message
Every day, more than a million Hindus across the nation received updates from the Samiti about seldom reported attacks on society, nation and religion. The messages are not merely limited to giving the news but also aim at providing the right perspective that one should harbour about the incident. These ‘Jago Hindu’ messages are sent via the Samiti’s WhatsApp and Telegram channels. You too can participate in Dharmakarya by sending this message to your relatives, friends etc. every day.
G. Surajya Abhiyan and Arogya Sahaya Samiti
On the auspicious occasion of Akshayya Tritiya, 2017, the Samiti launched ‘Surajya Abhiyan’ to fight against social evils in a constitutional way. Today, corruption is rampant in all areas. Everyone is upset about this; but since not everyone is aware what can be done about it, they become trapped and a part of the corrupt system. The main objective of the campaign is to fight against malpractices in the governmental and social sectors in a constitutional manner and to create awareness among the masses.
The Arogya Sahaya Samiti is an outcome of the 2018 All India Hindu Rashtra Adhiveshan. The main objective of the initiative is to legitimately challenge the injustice and corruption in the health sector, as well as to organize honest doctors, nurses and technicians. The Samiti raised the issue of corruption in Municipal corporations, adulteration of fuel and food, under the aegis of Surajya Abhiyan and Arogya Sahaya Samiti. Complaints have been lodged against hospitals charging exorbitant rates, as well as unchecked water pollution caused by industries and factories.
H. First aid training
Every citizen should obtain ‘first aid training’ as a duty to the society and the nation. Hence the Samiti has started this project. The first aid training course being conducted online during the lockdown period, is seeing an increasingly positive response. At present, 143 first aid training classes are being conducted by the Samiti and 3 thousand people are benefiting from it.
I. Self-defence Training and Shourya Jagaran initiative
Self-defence training is the need of the hour to protect oneself and one’s family from murderers, robbers, rapists and extortion. Hence the Samiti has been conducting free self-defence training classes. At present, 70 self-defence training courses are running online.
Through the Shourya Jagran initiative, the history of mighty Hindu kings, national heroes and revolutionaries is relived. This is an attempt to awaken the valour in our youth as well as pride for the nation and Dharma. This program also celebrates festivals like Vijayadashami, and Shiv Jayanti which are associated with bravery.
J. Udyogpati Parishad (Council of Businessmen)
The Udyogpati Parishad is an association of patriotic and Dharmik businessmen, traders and industrialists. The council was established in June 2018 at the 7th All India Hindu Convention.
The Samiti has compiled various books to expose the attacks on Hindus. These include books like ‘The need for Hindu Rashtra’, ‘Go Samvardhan’, ‘Love Jihad’, ‘Religious conversion and purification of converts’, ‘Protect Devanadi Ganga!’, ‘Beware of Fake Gurus / Saints!’. These books have helped in bringing about an ideological clarity among the pro-Hindu activists about a range of issues.
L. National Defence
Legally protests against the distortion of the map of India, ‘Respect the National Anthem’, as well as the ‘Respect the National Flag’ campaigns, campaigns to highlight various distortions in textbooks like ‘insult of national heroes and the glorification of foreign invaders’ are being carried out by the Samiti.
M. Preserving and propagating culture
For the last several years, the Samiti has been providing guidance on observance of Hindu culture (e.g. bathing, dress, food, etc.), while also campaigning against the malpractices of celebrating New Year on 31st December, ‘Valentine’s Day’ and ‘Friendship Day’ etc.
N. Social Service
The Samiti’s volunteers have undertaken part in social service like temple cleaning, blood donation camps, providing direct assistance to flood and earthquake victims, crowd management in Kumbh Melas, organizing fairs in villages, ‘Khadakwasla Reservoir Protection Campaign’ to save the reservoir from being polluted during Rangpanchami, afforestation etc. .
During the Covid19 lockdown period, the Samiti’s volunteers provided the police patrols with food and tea.
3. Uniting Hindus world over through social media!
A. Website : The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti website www.HinduJagruti.Org has become a rightful platform for the Hindus today. This website has more than 2 lakh readers per month across Marathi, Hindi and English languages. This website is the gateway for Hindus across the world to participate in the Samiti’s campaigns. More than 48,000 people have been connected with the work of the Samiti.
B. YouTube Channel : The Samiti’s YouTube channel, YouTube.com/HinduJagruti, has received a huge response from Hindus and has been visited by over 6.1 million people till date.
C. Facebook : 14 lakh 50 thousand people are connected to the official Facebook of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti Facebook.com/HinduAdhiveshan. This has been instrumental in fostering Hindu unity online.
D. Twitter : Samiti’s twitter.com/HinduJagrutiOrg account has 45,000 followers, numbers which are increasing every day.
The blessings of Bhagwan ShriKrishna, the Deity of the establishment of Dharma, Paratpar Guru Dr. Jayant Athavale, various Saints, the cooperation of the pro-Hindus and the support of the Hindus is the reason why the Samiti’s service to Hindutva has successfully sailed through 18 years. We are eternally grateful at their feet.
We also offer gratitude to all the Hindu brethren who helped the work of the Samiti financially, materially, in good faith, directly as well as indirectly! Gratitude to all Hindus for their overwhelming response!
On this auspicious day of Ghatasthapana, we pray at the holy feet of Bhagwan ShriKrishna that even more Hindus derive inspiration form the Samiti and become active for the establishment of Hindu Rashtra!
– Shri. Sunil Ghanwat, State-coordinator for Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti.