15th Rashtriya Sabha, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh (24-26 Dec. 2021)
The Rashtriya Sabha (National Assembly) of Swadeshi Jagran Manch was held on 24-26 December 2021 at Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh). Presenting the report at the beginning of the meeting, its All India Convener Sh. R. Sundaram said that Swadeshi Jagran Manch continued its work uninterruptedly even during Corona period. During this period, the Swadeshi Swavalamban campaign reached to 14 lakh people. A Patent Free Vaccine and Universal Access to Vaccines and Medicines (UAVM) campaign was launched, which received support from 40 countries around the world and more than 14 lakh people digitally signed the petition across the world under this campaign.
In the inaugural session, Swami Rishabh Devanand Ji Maharaj (Founder Shrikrishnayan Deshi Gaushala), Smt. Kiran Chopra (Managing Director, Punjab Kesari), Man. Sh. V. Bhagaiah (Former Sah Sarkaryavah, RSS), Sh. R. Sundaram (National Convenor), Sh. Kashmiri Lal (National Organiser), Sh. Arun Ojha, Dr. Ashwini Mahajan, Sh. Ajay Patki, Dr. Dhanpat Ram Agarwal (National Co-Convenors), Smt. Amita Patki (Akhil Bhartiya Mahila Pramukh), Sh. Jitendra Gupta (Former President, Laghu Udyog Bharti), Prof. Vivek Pandey (Vice Chancellor, Laxmibai Institute of Physical Education) and Prof. S.K. Ram (Vice Chancellor, Agriculture University Gwalior) were present.
Inaugural Session (24th December, 2021)
The first session of the Rashtriya Sabha started with the introduction of All India Officersof the Manch and other participants. In the meeting, 365 swadeshi fighters (All India officers, Regional conveners & co-conveners, invited prominent karyakartas and personalities) from all over Bharat were present.
Smt. Kiran Chopra, Managing Director, Punjab Kesari in her address highlighted the role of MSMEs in country’s progress and pointed out that this sector is also the core of swadeshi philosophy. The more these industries progress, the more empowered the country will be.
Swami Rishabh Devanand ji Maharaj, the founder of Shrikrishnayan Deshi Gaushala, said that he established Shrikrishnayan Deshi Gaushala with the objective of protecting and promoting the indigenous cow.
In the middle of the program little girl Vanya Maheshwari presented Swadeshi song. In the same session, two books titled (1) Rojgar Srijan – Punnah Banaye Bharat Mahan written jointly by Sh. Satish Kumar & Prof. RK Mittal (Vice Chancellor, CBLU, Bhiwani) and (2) Swadeshi Movement of Bharat written by Sh. Manoneet Dalal were released.
SJM, National Co-convener, Dr. Ashwani Mahajan threw light on the economic policies formulated at the global level, which were conspiracies to be implemented by western countries to dominate the developing countries and after sensing which Rashtrarishi Dattopant ji Thengdi established the Swadeshi Jagran Manch on 22 November 1991.
At the end of the session, Shri Saket Singh Ji Rathod proposed vote of thanks.
Session (2) (24th December, 2021)
As a keynote speaker, All India co-organizer of Swadeshi Jagran Manch, Sh. Satish Kumar, explained in detail about Swavalambi Bharat Abhiyan. He said that we have to make India self-reliant, that is why the name of this campaign has also been named Swavalambi Bharat Abhiyan. The campaign has three objectives - (1) to bring Bharat to zero BPL. (2) Full employment to youth (3) To make the country a 10 trillion economy while protecting the environment.
He informed that 1000 years ago Bharat wasagriculture based super economic power. At that time, India’s contribution to the world’s GDP used to be 32 percent. All the people of Bharat lived with employment and at that time no one had even heard the word of unemployment, but over time Bharat was ruled by invaders and the British, due to which it became backward in economic field and today unemployment is with us as a major problem to be sorted out.
Recognising our power and using demographic dividend which Bharat today enjoy, having the world’s largest youth population, we can again reach the pinnacle of a global economic superpower. For this, we have to focus on the following points:
(1) In India, only government jobs are considered as employment, which is wrong, the complete definition of employment include employment in all sectors. (2) The main reason for unemployment is to consider GDP as the base of the economy, therefore the budget should be employment based, not GDP based. (3) Every country should recognise its strength; Bharat’s largestyouth power is its strength. (4) Bharat has to encash its demographic dividend. (5) The government should go for free trade agreements thoughtfully and make only those agreements which are beneficial for the country. (6) Employment generation through decentralisation-district-centred economy. (7) Entrepreneurship is the only solution-it needs to be promoted. (8) Employment generation is a social and economic movement.
He said that job mentality stagnates the physical and intellectual level of a person while entrepreneurship makes a person more creative.
At the end of the session, Sh. Ajay Patki gave his presidential address, highlighting the generation of economic activities and employment generation. The stage was conductedby Shri Manjunath.
Session-3 (24th December, 2021)
In the beginning of the session, the report of South Kshetra was presented by Shri Mahesh, followed by South Central by Sh. Manjunath and of the Western by Shri Ramesh Dave.
Sh. Dhanpat Ram Agrawal, while highlighting the First Resolution on Environment, said that global warming, depletion of ozone layer, end of rain forests & forests cover , threat to wild animals and flora, excess of methane gas, climate refuge and the melting of glaciersdue to which the sea level rises, etc. causes serious natural and human problems. The whole world needs to make efforts to address these issues.
Second Resolution on Cryptocurrencies was presented by Dr. Ashwini Mahajan. Dr. Mahajan informed that this is a computer generated currency in which neither the government nor the investor knows where, how and to whom the investment is going but still its trend has started increasing in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities also. Now it has also been established that crypto is also being used in criminal activities like drug mafia and extortion etc. Therefore, Swadeshi Jagran Manch is determined to curb crypto currency.
The session was conducted by Dr. Lingamurthy and presided by Sh. Annada Shankar Panigrahi.
Session-4 (24th December, 2021)
At the beginning of the session, Sh. Arushendra Sharma presented the progress report of the Central Region, Dr. Satish Acharya of Rajasthan Region, Prof. Somnath of North Region, Dr. Rajiv Kumar of West Uttar Pradesh, & Dr. Sarvesh Pandey of the East UP.
Dr. Dharmendra Dubey spoke on the topic Role of Media in Swadeshi Movement. He explained how different media channels like print media, electronic media and social media (You Tube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook etc.) in today’s time can be effectively used to spread the Swadeshi Jagran Manch’s philosophy and campaigns. The session was chaired by Prof. Raj Kumar Mittal andconducted by Smt. Alka Saini.
Session-5 (December 24, 2021)
In this session, 6 parallel sessions were held on different topics - (1) Environment by Sh. Annada Shankar Panigrahi (2) Family Enlightenment and Women Empowerment by Smt. Amita Patki (3) Health & Indigenous Medicines by Sh. Arun Ojha (4) Demographic Dividend by Prof. Raj Kumar Mittal (5) Agriculture by Dr. O.P. Chaudhary and (6) World Trade Organisationrelated issues by Dr. Ashwani Mahajan.
Night Session (24th December, 2021)
After dinner, the Regional Conveners held meetings with the participants of their respective region in which discussion was held and information was sought on issues like Swavalamban Bharat Abhiyan and collection of funds for the Swadeshi Shodh Sansthan at Delhi.
Session-6 (25th December, 2021)
At the beginning of the session was presented the report of Bihar by Sh. Sachindra Bariyar and of eastern region by Sh. Annada Shankar Panigrahi.
On the subject of our Agriculture, Dr. OP Chaudhary while speaking explained how was our agriculture during ancient time, what is modern agriculture and what should be the agriculture of the future.
Dr. Dhanpat Ram Agrawal and Dr. Ashwani Mahajan got the first and second resolution on environment and cryptocurrency respectively passed by members present with the sound of Om.
Dr. Rajiv Kumar, while presenting the proposal on e-commerce, said that Amazon, Walmart, Flipkart are rapidly capturing the retail business of India byadopting the policy of hook and crook. The recent example is of Rs. 9,887 crore bribery by Amazon.
Dr. Ranjit Singh in his address on Rastrarishi Dattopant Thengdi informed that now literature on Dattopant ji is available on www.dbthengdi.in along with his audios/videos.
Sh. Deepak Sharma explained in detail about the importance of land nutrition and the Bhumi Suposhan (land nutrition) program launched throughout the country.
Session-7 (25th December, 2021)
In this session, Dr. Somnath Sachdeva presented his views on the topic of employment generation (Rojgar Srijan), Dr. Rajesh Goyal explained the concept of employment generation centers (Rojgar Srijan Kendra) and Shri Jitendra Gupta explained the importance of public awareness for employment generation. In the same session Illa Shri Krishna, M.D. Bharat Biotech praised the Hon’ble Prime Minister for his contribution in development of Covaccine by simplifying the regulatory process.
Session-8 (25th December, 2021)
In this session progress review on important subjects such as organisational issues, campaigns, extension of work, review at district level etc. was undertaken. Sh. R. Sundram and Sh. Kashmiri Lal discussed these issues with State Conveners and above rank karyakartas. Dr Dhanpat Ram Aggarwal and Sh. Satish Kumar discussed these matters with the members of executive council at state level. Sh. Arun Ojha and Dr. Ashwani Mahajan interacted with Vibhag Conveners and other karyakartas having some responsibility assigned in the organisation. Shri Ajay Patki and Smt. Amita Patki interacted with karyakartas having no responsibility.
Swadeshi Sandesh Yatra
Swadesh Sandesh Yatra was taken out in Gwalior city by Swadeshi Karyakartas wearing traditional costumes/clothes according to their regions, carrying the banner of their state and the saffron flags in their hands, giving a call for the use of indigenous products and boycotting the foreign products and companies. During the procession they were greeted with garlands and flowers by the local people.
In the Shankhnad Sabha, Smt. Sunita Dahiya in her address said that change comes from the ideological system and the workers of Swadeshi Jagran Manch are working by becoming ideologically empowered. Shri Jitendra Gupta said that there is a need to be-self-supportive to make India to become Vishwaguru again.
Zoho Corporation CEO Sh. Sridhar Vembu said that intellectuals of India go to foreign countries and help in creating employment there, if these people somehow stayin the country then we can imagine how much employment would have been created here. The objective of establishing Zoho Corporation is to bring forward those intelligent children from small -small villages, who find it difficult to move forward due to circumstances.
Union Agriculture Minister Sh. Narendra Tomar said that we should make our own products in the agriculture sector, work on our productsby adopting swadeshi way of life and thus can create more and more jobs. Government at the centre is in agreement with Swadeshi on topics like strengthening the rural economy.
Saturday 25th December, 2021 Cultural Program (8:00 pm to 10:00 pm).
Session-9 (26th December, 2021)
Special issue of Swadeshi magazine on Women was released in the session. After releasing the issue Mrs. Amita Patki in her address explained the importance of millets and informed that the year 2023 has been declared as International Year of Millets. Due to high fiber and low glycemic index, nectar is perfect for diabetic patients.
All India Kosh Pramukh Sh. Balram Nandwani shared the information about the Swadeshi Shodh Sansthan and the fundraising programme presently being carried out.
Man. Sh. V. Bhagaiya ji conveyed his best wishes for Swavalambi Bharat Abhiyan and said that for this, worker of each level needs to be determined. We have to work with different people. He said that in mathematics one and one are two, but when there is a motto and we work for the society then one and one are eleven. For the fulfilment of our resolve, we have to work with dedication.
Session-10 (26 December 2021)
Sh. Devendra Bharadwaj anchored the session and was presided by Sh. Sachindra Bariyar. The chief guest was Sh. Sundaram Verma (Padamshree) from Dataramgarh village in Sikar district of Rajasthan, who developed the technique of making a tree bigger in only one litre of water, as well as collected 700 species of major crops of Rajasthan. Sh. Jagdish Parik (Padmashrid) from Ajitgarh in Sikar district who did pioneer work in organic farming and whose name is included in the Limca Book for growing 11 varieties of cabbage also spoke and explained why organic farming has become inevitable for us now. The book written by Sh. Parik ji was also released by the respected officials present on the stage, Sh. Shridhar Vembu and Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia (Union Civil Aviation Minister).
Sh. Shridhar Vembu pointed out that we are not making complex technologies but are using them. This will increase our expenses and will not be appropriate for the country. Therefore, we have to focus on the development of these technologies indigenously.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Sh. Jyotiraditya Scindia said that India was once the industrial capital of the world, but after its occupation by foreign powers, the pace of our development has stopped. Now we have to move on the path of becoming Vishwa Guru again, which is possible only by adopting the path of Swadeshi.
Session-10 (26th December, 2021)
Sh. Keshav Dubolia introduced the participants with Rastriya Sabha management team and applauded their role.
Swavalambi Bharat Abhiyan has been started for employment generation. To make the country self-reliant, it is necessary that the youth of the country become employable, for this National co-organizer of the Manch Sh. Satish Kumar presented Sankalp paper which was passed by the assembly with the sound of Om.
National Organiser Sh. Kashmiri Lal explained the plan related to the work to be done for the coming year and the expansion of the organisational work. Along with the need for a new list for indigenous items, he stressed on making a list of indigenous, foreign and local goods. He recommended observing 28 August every year as Amrita Devi Sacrifice Day.He also provided the path to be followed to pursue the programs for the whole year and called for working dedicatedly for attaining the goals of Swavalambi.
National Convenor Shri R. Sundaram ji announced new responsibilities for the expansion of Manch’s work and addressed the karyakartas at the end. qq
Prof. Raj Kumar Mittal
Akhil Bhartiya Vichar Vibhag Pramukh (SJM)
Sankalp Patra (E)