Monday, 11 February 2019

TV Debate: Ramalingam murdered over religious conversion? Why such silence!

TV Debate: कांग्रेस का JOSH HIGH या KHAUF HIGH?

The Saint who actualised Antyodaya through Gramodaya

I wrote this article on Nanaji Deshmukh for Organiser. You can read a version of the article below:

We are not for ourselves but for those who are exploited and vulnerable.” Nanaji Deshmukh said and lived his entire life by this motto. Eight years after his death, the Government of India conferred on him the Bharat Ratna, on the eve of the Republic Day. He is the one who turned the idea of Antyodaya into reality through Gramodaya. He was an able organiser, thinker, revolutionary and a social architect (Samaj Shilpi). He made successful efforts to implement the ideas of Gandhi’s Gram Swaraj, Deendayal’s Antyoday and JP’s Sarvodaya through Gramodaya.
Born in Maharashtra he devoted his entire life to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) making Uttar Pradesh his area of working as an RSS pracharak. He was based in Gorakhpur and expanded the RSS work in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. In 1950, he opened the first Saraswati Shishu Mandir in Gorakhpur, which has now bloomed into over 18,000 branches across the length and breadth of the country. He worked closely with Deendayal Upadhyay, whom he treated like his senior even though they were of the same age. When the magazines ‘Panchjanya’ and ‘Rashtra Dharma’ were published from Lucknow, Nanaji Deshmukh was made its Managing Editor with Atal Behari Vajpayee as its Editor.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Seminar in Dubai on Democracy & Governance

Seminar: 'Delivering Democracy & Governance'
Spoke on how technology is being used to impact marginalised
With Prafulla Ketkarji and VK Malhotraji
Seminar organised by CGI, Dubai & ICCR
Participants included Emirati businessmen, professionals and expats

Saturday, 2 February 2019

At BJP National Council Meeting in New Delhi

For those of us who feel a deep innate allegiance to the ideals of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the national council meeting held from January 11-12 in New Delhi was a special occasion. It was a time to meet like-minded colleagues, interact with senior leaders and to feel proud of the great family that we are - not united by family lineages but by ideals.
Here are some snapshots from the event.   

Yuva Kumbh preparations

In the run-up to Yuva Kumbh in Lucknow, several meetings were held with various sections of society to ensure responsive participation and representation of all views. Here are the snapshots from one such meeting at Noida which was graced by Shri Sunil Ambekar ji, National Organising Secretary of ABVP.

Trouble in AMU over Tiranga Yatra: Here is my take