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250 people screened and diagnosed
Health-centric urban design can roll back epidemic of chronic diseases: Sushil
State Times; 16 January 2018
Jammu: Stressing on the need to place health at the centre of urban planning and policymaking so that a culture of health is within the reach, Dr Sushil Sharma, HoD Cardiology SSH and GMC Jammu held a medical camp at Trikuta Nagar area of Jammu city. The camp was organised in collaboration with Shakti Foundation and Bharat Vikas Parishad. More than 250 people were screened and diagnosed and free medicines were given as per the requirements.

During his interaction, Dr Sushil maintained that recent studies are indicative of the fact that most of the top ten causes of death directly or indirectly are influenced by faulty urban design and planning policies.

“Chronic non-communicable diseases have multiple factors (genetic, epigenetic, behavioural and environmental). In this context, conditions that are more frequent in the urban setting such as air pollution, social stress and climate change should be considered important health determinants and included in the policymaking and planning process to effectively contribute to health promotion at all social levels. Green environments are associated with better self-reported health, lower blood pressure, lower psychophysiological stress and lower mortality risks,” he said.

Management Committee of the Shakti Foundation and Bharat Vikas Parishad Jammu who were present included Yash Puri, D.P Arora, Parshotam Gupta, Ajay Gupta, Surinder Gupta, Rohit Mahajan and Lucky Puri expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Dr Sushil and his team for conducting the camp. Others who were prominently associated with this initiative include Dr Dhaneshwar Kapoor, Dr Kewal Sharma and Dr Chakshu Mahajan. Paramedics and volunteers who were part of the team included Vikas Kumar, Kamal Kishore, Sahil Raina, Amandeep Singh, Rajeev Vohra, Vikas Sabharwal, Gourav Sharma, Rajinder Singh, Bhanu Pratap Singh, Ankush Kohli and Akshay Kumar.
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Thane Medical Centre - Dr Lahane to give one day at the OPD
UNI; 16 December 2017 
Thane: Dr T P Lahane, the Padmashree awardee and a joint director at DMER, has offered to devote one full day for treating patients at Thane every month at the OPD set up by the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Konkan Prant.

Talking to media persons on Wednesday, Sangh Chalak of Thane Dr Vivek Wadke said Dr Lahane will inaugurate newly set up OPD by the Parishad on Saturday. Accepting an invitation of OPD, Dr Lahane said he would give his services at the OPD one full day in each month for the sake of the patients.

Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) which has more than 1600 permanent service projects being run across Bharat, is an institution working on five principles -- Sampark -fellowship, Sahayog- Cooperation, Sanskari-Moral Orientation, Sevai- Service and Samarpani Commitment.

The permanent service projects run by the BVP include Divyang Rehabilitation, Vanvasi Assistance, Village/Locality Integral Development, Health Care, Community Weddings and Environmental Protection.
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Minister Bishwajit calls on the needs for empowering women of the society
E-Pao; 19 November 2017
Imphal: RD & PR Minister Thongam Bishwajit today highlighted the importance of empowering women in bringing a peaceful and harmonious society. "We need to empower our women to maintain peace in our society", Bishwajit said while inaugurating the First North East India Regional women's conference at Marwari Dharamsala hall here in Imphal.

The conference was organized by Bharat Vikas Parishad, Manipur chapter on the theme 'Women's Empowerment' .  Speaking on the occasion Bishwajit further said women of the society should be provided proper education to improve economy of the country. 
"Education is the key to development and the more the women are educated unemployment problem in the state will be solved", Bishwajit maintained.  " Unlike in the past , women are doing very well in our state. They are excellent in every field.

At government hospital we see good numbers of women doctor, many women have now started appearing the competition exams conducted by MPSC and maximum numbers are selected", the minister added. He further added that crime against women will also be reduced if proper educations are provided to the women of our society. He also assures more secure workplace for women in the state.
On the other hand Bishwajit also stressed on the role of women in eradicating corruption from the society. "Until and unless we didn't solve women's problem corruption will continue in our society", Bishwajit said. He further asserted that women's participation is very much need for bringing development across the universe.

The inaugural session of the conference was attended by National president of Bharat Vikas Parishad Sitaram Pareek, Vice chancellor of Central Agricultural University, Iroisemba Dr M.Premjit Singh, National Additional Secretary General (NER) Bharat Vikas Parishad, Swadesh Ranjan Goswami, Regional Patron(NER) Dr S. Rajendra Singh, delegates and members of the Bharat Vikas Praishad.
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Assam Prant organised State-level ‘Bharat Ko Jano’ Qiz Competition
Assam Tribune;
03 November, 2017
GUWAHATI: Bharat Vikas Parisad, Assam Prant organised State-level ‘Bharat Ko Jano’ quiz competition on October 29, 2017 at the District Library Auditorium, Dhubri. Teams from different districts of the State participated in the event. Ritu Baran Sarmah, vice-chairman, Assam Electronic Development Corporation (AMTRON) graced the occasion as the chief guest while Tarun Ch Seal, Manager, State Bank of India, Kismat Hasdha Branch, Dhubri was present as the guest of honour. Dr B C Das Purkayastha conducted the quiz as quiz master, a press release stated.In senior group, Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Guwahati represented by Arman Afif and Kristhi Nayan Nath secured first position. Sainik School, Goalpara and SP English Medium School, Dhubri secured 2nd and 3rd position respectively. In junior group Sainik School, Goalpara represented by Prem Kumar and Anurag Kumar secured the 1st position. Science College, Kokrajhar and Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Silpukhuri secured 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
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Regional Level Round of National Group Song Competition
State Times;
12  October, 2017
JAMMU: Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP)on Thursday organised the regional level round of National Group Song Competition (NGSC) in RM Public School (RMPS) wherein students from various schools from the region participated and presented patriotic songs. The competition was held under the guidance of Arun Shayna, Chairman NGSC.

Rita Mengi, Trustee of RMPS was the Chief Guest and the function was presided over by Amita Sharma, President BVP. V.P Gupta (State Secretary), Gopal Sharma (Organising Secretary), Vaid, Trishula Mahajan, Ashok Kohli, Principal of RMPS, Ravinder Kour and Vice Principal, Magan Grover were among others present on the occasion.

Jodhamal School bagged the first prize while RMPS was adjudged second.
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Radheshyam Calls For Lending Support To Needy People
Kalinga Online;
24  September, 2017
Imphal: The attitude to help and support the downtrodden and poor people makes one a very rich human, for the wealthiest usually fails to provide the needy with their necessity, Education, Labour and Employment Minister Thokchom Radheshyam Singh has stated.  The Minister made the statement during the inaugural ceremony of the First State Level Annual Conference of Bharat Vikas Parishad, (BVP), Manipur held today at Ibotonsana Girls Higher Secondary School, organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad, (BVP) Manipur State.

Speaking as chief guest, Minister Radheshyam stated that the world needs such people of great wisdom and honesty to act and bring a positive change towards the society. He asserted that Bharat Vikas Parishad since its formation has been extending all possible help and support to the people. He lauded BVP Manipur State for providing aid and assistance to the people in the time of natural calamities in the State. To enable to carry out such task connecting, contacting and communicating the people is very important, he added. The Minister maintained that the Government has a motto of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ in order to bring an inclusive growth to one and all by facilitating with equality towards development, upliftment and progress. He observed that progress of a country can be achieved only when everyone has the same equality and equity in every field of life.

National Additional Secretary General North East BVP, Swadesh Ranjan Goswami who was present at the occasion stated that one of the main objectives of Bharat Vikas Parishad is to gather the elite, intellectuals and well-to-do citizens and motivate them to serve poor, disabled and illiterate people of the country towards development and growth in all the fields.

During the function, induction of new members of BVP was held. A souvenir Sampark : Contact and Communication was released by the dignitaries. The ceremony was also attended by Regional Patron BVP, North East Dr Rajendra Singh, president BVP, Manipur B Biramangal Sharma and the members of the Parishad.

The Paridshad was founded in the year 1963 by Lala Hans Raj and Dr Suraj Prakash motivated and guided by the ideals and teachings of Swami Vivekananda. Its vision is development and growth of India, Swasth- Samarth-Sanskarit Bharat.
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NGO distributes fruits, medicines to patients
The Tribune;
12  September, 2017
Amritsar: A city-based NGO Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) Amritsar Central today kicked off a drive to help underprivileged TB patients by distributing medicines, fruits and other items among them.

The items were distributed among 100 patients at the TB Hospital. The BVP president, Prof HS Walia, said it was decided by the executive committee of the parishad to provide help to patients either financially or in kind on the occasion of the birthdays of their members.

A district TB forum was constituted in which the district TB officer, Dr Naresh Chawla, Prof Walia and RD Sharma would be instrumental in helping poor TB patients.
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Charitable trust distributes artificial limbs
The Tribune;
08 August, 2017
Ludhiana: The annual general body meeting of Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust was held at Divyang Sahayata and Punarvas Kendra, Rishi Nagar, here on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Agarwal was the chief guest, besides chairman, Avon Cycles, Onkar Singh Pahwa, MD, Tech Auto, Anil Gupta, and PK Maheshwari were the guests of honour on the occasion.

Free artificial limbs distribution camp was also organised on the occasion. As many as 11 physically challenged persons were provided artificial limbs, calipers, tricycles and hearing aids at the camp.

A trustee, Pankaj Jindal, read out the annual report for 2016-17. He said, “Till now, as many as 965 lower limbs, 90 upper limbs, 134 tricycles, 502 callipers, 513 hearing aids and other helping aids have been given to physically challenged persons free of cost.”
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Bharat Vikas Parishad adopts Kotla village
Journey Line;
06 July, 2017
Reasi: Village Kotla is adopted by BVP for Development as Model Village. Prantiya Samagra Gram Project Implementation committee headed by Ved Parkash Sharma, Chairman and accompanied by S.N Sharma, Chief Advisor, Jagdish Chander Sharma & Gopal Sharma, Tech nical Convenor, Shiv Ram Sharma visited the village.

Rajesh Baru (Tehsildar), President, Shree Shiv Khori Shrine Gramin Branch Kotla & Jagdish Sharma, distt coordinator BVP briefed the committee regarding civil works to be taken up in village as per guidelines of project & held comprehensive tour of entire village. It was decided to develop pond of historic Bheem Goda of Pandava period & restoring religious sanctity of this historical pond besides construction of bathing, washing and cattle ghat. Much focus will be given on better sanitation of the village. A Village co-ordination and monitoring committe for implementation of said project was also formed. Public interaction meeting was also held in which Tehsildar, Pouni, Naib Tehsildar Ransoo, Local Sarpanch besides members of BVP were also present & village offered rousing welcome to delegation of BVP. Prominent among those who were present on this occasion were Karan Singh Om Parkash Ram Rattan Paras Ram Shabir Hussain Shobin Chander Bhushan Khajan Singh Amit Parveen Ashok Kumar Ravinder Rattan Singh Des Raj Bhushan Bodh Raj Ravi.

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So that they can walk again...
The Tribune;
17 July, 2017
Ludhiana: The 1,174th free artificial limbs distribution camp was organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust, Punjab, at Viklang Sahayata Kendra, Rishi Nagar, on Sunday, in which artificial limbs, calipers, tricycle and hearing aids were given to 35 needy people. Secretary of the Trust Narinder Mittal said since 1996, the Trust has organised 1,173 camps, in which artificial limbs, calipers, crutches, tricycle and hearing aids have been provided to more than 49,523 physically handicapped persons. The Trust has also organised polio surgery camps, in which 2,441 polio operations have been done successfully. RP Gupta, RK Walia, Dr Anand Prakash Tiwari, Puranchand and Tripta Mehta, among others, were present on the occasion. (Click the picture for larger image) 
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Wheelchairs distributed at Central Jail, Tajpur
The Tribune; 06 May, 2017
Ludhiana:  An NGO has come forward to help the physically challenged prisoners or those who cannot move around due to age and debility at the Central Jail. Two automated wheelchairs were donated to aid those prisoners by Help, an NGO, along with Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust.

NGO president Gaganpreet Singh said when they visited the jail, they saw old and disabled prisoners finding it difficult to move around due to lack of wheelchairs. There were numerous prisoners, who were not fit and needed wheelchairs, he said. The NGO decided to donate wheelchairs to help them. Jail authorities welcomed their effort.

“Last week, we visited the jail regarding some work and came to know regarding this situation. All members decided to extend their support. We have decided to donate two wheelchairs to the prisoners.” He said the NGO would continue to make efforts to help those in need, including prisoners.

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BVP Mokokchung branch inaugurated
The Nagaland Post; 27 April, 2017
Mokokchung: Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) Mokokchung branch was inaugurated on Thursday with BVP National Secretary Swadesh, Ranjan Goswami as chief guest and ADC Mokokchung, Sachin Jaiswal, as the guest of honour at MMC conference hall.

In his inaugural speech, the chief guest said BVP was established in the year 1963 as a service-cum-sanskar oriented, non-political, socio-cultural voluntary organisation. Goswami said BVP was dedicated in its vision for the development and growth of the country in all fields of human endeavours– cultural, social, academic, moral, national and spiritual by promoting a sense of patriotism, national unity and integrity.

He said BVP believes in dedicated service to the poor and needy people not as an act of charity but in the true spirit of “our” cultural tradition of treating service as worship. Goswami said BVP has approximately 1250 branches with more than 1 lakh 10 thousand members, rendering services in the field of environment, education, health sector, relief work, free legal aid, assisting the differently-abled people, enhancing skills in the rural areas and many other such programmes to uplift the people to lead a dignified and honourable life. In his speech, ADC Mokokchung, Sachin Jaiswal, congratulated Bharat Vikas Parishad for establishing a branch in Mokokchung and expressed hope that people in Nagaland could develop through the organisation.

On behalf of the newly inaugurated BVP Mokokchung Branch, the chief guest gifted CURE foundation with a set of computer along with classrooms materials to assist the management in the care of the differently-abled people.

The wards of the CURE Foundation presented a solo and an action song; welcome note was delivered by BVP Mokokchung Branch president Akangnungba Ao and the genesis of BVP Mokokchung Branch was highlighted by the branch chief advisor Imtisanen Ao. The programme was chaired by Aren Changkiri and dedicated by Missionary to Myanmar Longjendi.

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Deendayal Upadhyay’s economic vision hailed
Chandigarh: To mark the birth centenary celebrations of noted philosopher, economist and socialist, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, Bharat Vikas Parishad today organised a session themed, 'Akatm Manav Darshan' at Law Auditorium, Sector 37, Chandigarh. The session was chaired by Tarun Vijay, MP, Rajya Sabha, while Asha Jaswal, Mayor, was the chief guest on the occasion.

In his address, Tarun Vijay said, "Panditji's role in bringing about a revolutionary change in Indian polity was respected all around. In fact, he is the father of the modern Modi era. Being an economist, had he not dreamt of a progressive nation, these economic reforms would have been a day-dream."

He added that Upadhyay's role in collating Hinduism as organisational, security and national pride has given him an upper edge in Indian polity. The Mayor urged the politicians to follow the path shown by Upadhyay which helps in social welfare.

Present on the occasion, Ajay Dutta, national secretary, Bharat Vikas Parishad, and nominated councillor, said the objective of this session was to introduce the people about the life-sketch and thoughts of Upadhayay.

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Artificial limbs, calipers & hearing aids distributed
The Tribune; 19 February,  2017

A free artificial limbs distribution camp was held at Viklang Sahayata and Punarvas Kendra, today, where around 31 persons were given artificial limbs, calipers, tricycle and hearing aids. The camp was organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad and Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust, Punjab. RL Gupta, Dr Rajiv Gupta and Rajesh Mahajan were the chief guests on the occasion.

Narinder Mittal, Secretary, Trust, said the Trust had organised 1,130 camps since 1996, in which artificial limbs, calipers, crutches, tricycle and hearing aids have been provided to more than 48,186 physically challenged persons. The Trust has also organised polio surgery camps, in which 2,371 polio operations have been done successfully, he said.

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Aurangabad to get its own artificial limb centre
Times of India; 25 January,  2017
Aurangabad: The NGO, Bharat Vikas Parishad, will open a Vikalang Punarwansan Kendra on the premises of Dr Hedgewar Hospital to treat the patients free of cost. As of now three to four non-governmental organisations conduct camps twice or thrice a year and provide the famous artificial limbs. But there is no dedicated centre for it in the district due to which the patients specially coming from remote areas have to wait for months.

"We have recently identified space for the centre in the hospital and the concerned officials have given us in-principle approval for the noble cause. We hope that the centre will start treating patients from mid-February," Shirpad Takalkar, treasurer of Aurangabd branch of Bharat Vikas Parishad (Devgiri Prant), said.

With the new facility in place, the patients in and around the district would get artificial limbs within eight to 10 days. "As of now, after participating in the camps, the patients need to wait for 25-30 days to get the artificial limb. However, at our proposed centre, we will deploy a team of technicians who will prepare the foot within the shortest possible time," he said.

For the past many years, Bharat Vikas Parishad has been conducting camps across various locations in the district and providing Jaipur foot to the needy free of cost. "In a recent camp held in Vijapur, more than 115 physically handicapped persons approached us. However, only 53 of them could qualify for the foot on technical grounds and we offered them the artificial limbs in presence of Maharashtra state assembly speaker Haribhau Bagde," Takalkar said.

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72 couples tie the knot in ‘cashless wedding’
Hindustan Times; 17 December, 2016
Noida: : A wedding where the pandit accepts ‘dakshina’ (remuneration) in cheque, band artistes and wedding organisers are digital and the entire ceremony is managed cashless may be a pipe dream in these times of demonetisation. But that’s how the nuptials of 72 underprivileged couples from Delhi-NCR will take place on Saturday morning.

Bharat Vikas Parishad, a pan India cultural body, is organising the ‘cheque-only’ marriage ceremony. With a budget of around Rs80 lakh, the organisation plans to pay the pandal organisers, lighting equipment facilitators, band artistes, caterers and pandits in cheque, bank transfers and e-wallet payments. “Every single payment will be done in a cashless manner. When we began accepting donations from various organizations and residents in Noida, we made it clear that it is a strict cheque/online banking only wedding,” said Pankaj Jindal, Noida founder of Bharat Vikas Parishad.

The organisation has been holding community marriages for underprivileged couples in the past as well. There have been three such marriage events in the past in which more than 300 couples have tied the knot. But this is the first time that a cashless marriage ceremony is being organised. “Usually, we organise marriage of at least 100 couples, but this year, due to demonetisation, we could manage only 72 couples. We wanted to ensure that we follow the prime minister’s call to go digital,” said Rajiv Agarwal, president, Bharat Vikas Parishad. Of the 72 couples, 12 are from Bihar and the remaining from Delhi-NCR. The families had to apply for the wedding ceremony a few months ago.

“I am surprised and ecstatic about the fact that my daughter’s wedding is being conducted without cash. I believe every marriage should be done in this manner,” said Shakuntala Devi of Sasaram, Bihar. Apart from the wedding, the couples will also receive various gifts to begin their married life. The gift items were also bought without cash.

“The couples will also receive a dish set, blankets, fan, TV, gold mangal sutra, mattresses and furniture worth Rs90,000 so that they can begin their lives together easily. A majority of the fund come from our organisation and the remaining amount was received from various philanthropists in Noida. All our records are transparent and we are trying to set an example,” Jindal said.

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DyCM exhorts youth to imbibe spirit of patriotism
Excelsior; October 16 , 2016

Jammu: Youth  Oct 15: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today called on the youth to imbibe the spirit of patriotism in them and remain in touch with rich culture and traditions of their country. Deputy Chief Minister was addressing participants at State level National Group Song Competition in Hindi and Sanskrit language organized by Bharat Vikas Parishad at Abhinav Theatre.

Dr Singh lauded the role of organization in inculcating national spirit in youth and highlighted the importance for all-round development of children by organizing such type of activities. The organization is extending their services to the needy people and also conducts various activities which help in developing patriotic spirit among people, he said.
Deputy Chief Minister called upon the youth to channelize their energy into positive direction for achieving the goal of a strong and prosperous India.

Highlighting the importance of music, Dr Singh said it is a gift of God for soothing our souls and relieving stress. He asked the students to develop interest in music. He also stressed on teaching Hindi and Sanskrit languages in schools.

Appreciating BVP for holding the event, he said patriotic songs played a major role in imbibing the spirit of patriotism among the people during the freedom struggle. Dr Singh also released State Directory of Bharat Vikas Parishad(BVP) on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, National Vice President BVP Surinder Kumar Wadhwa highlighted the functioning of the organisation and its programmes and objectives. He said the organisation works for development of the country through its Sanskar and Sewa projects that are being run throughout India.

The team of Jain School secured 1st rank, while K C International and Doon International School bagged 2nd and 3rd position respectively. Deputy Chief Minister also gave away participation certificates and prizes to the winning teams. The winner team will now participate in National Level competition to be held in Pune.

Among others, Divisional Manager Traffic Railways Sudheer Kumar Singh, National Vice President BVP Surinder Kumar Wadhwa, State President BVP Dev Raj Sharma, Co-convener State BVP Mamta Singh, Senior leader Yudhvir Sethi, members of BVP, prominent citizens and students were present on the occasion.

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Inculcate good moral values among youth: Guv
The Tribune; October 12 , 2016

Shimla: Youth with good moral values and education make a great nation.
This was stated by Governor Acharya Devvrat while presiding over a prize distribution ceremony of the group song competition, organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad at Makri-Markand panchayat of Sadar development block in Bilaspur district today.



He said the youth always played a vital role in the country’s development and it was the duty of elders to guide them in achieving their goals in their lives and also contributing towards the betterment of the nation. He stressed that it was important to inculcate moral values and virtues in children from the very beginning so that they grew up as disciplined and responsible citizens.
He expressed concern over the fact that today the younger generation was not much concerned with the cultural heritage and it was our responsibility to make them aware of the importance of rich culture and high values.

Acharya Devvrat said the Britishers ruled India for a long period of time and Lord Macaulay strategically destroyed our education system. Today, we needed to preserve our culture and give good values to our children so that no force could harm our culture and integrity. He also urged students to read the biographies of great leaders and thinkers so that they got inspiration to lead a successful life.

He announced Rs 51,000 to the parishad for implementing its activities. The Governor released a souvenir of the parishad and distributed prizes among the winners.
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युवाओं को बनाएं संस्कारवान : राज्यपाल
दैनिक भास्कर;
 12 October, 2016

राज्यपाल आचार्य देवव्रत ने कहा कि किसी भी राष्ट्र की सबसे बड़ी पूंजी उसकी युवा शक्ति होती है और जब यह पीढ़ी संस्कारित हो जाती है तो वह देश महान हो जाता है। राज्यपाल बुधवार को बिलासपुर जिले के विकास खंड सदर की ग्राम पंचायत माकड़ी-मारकंड में भारत विकास परिषद के प्रांत स्तरीय समूह गान प्रतियोगिता के पुरस्कार वितरण समारोह की अध्यक्षता करते हुए बोल रहे थे।


उन्होंने कहा कि राष्ट्र के विकास में युवाओं का महत्वपूर्ण योगदान होता है।युवाओं की शक्ति को सही दिशा प्रदान करना बड़ों का कर्तव्य है, जिन्हें स्वयं अच्छे संस्कारों को अपनाकर आदर्श प्रस्तुत करना चाहिए। उन्होंने कहा कि स्वाभाविक ज्ञान के अतिरिक्त नेमेतिक ज्ञान को हम प्रशिक्षण से प्राप्त करते हैं और यह क्षमता मानव में सर्वश्रेष्ठ है। मनुष्य में सीखे हुए ज्ञान को बढ़ाने और तुरंत ग्रहण करने के विशेष गुण मौजूद हैं। बच्चों को शुरूआत से ही अच्छे संस्कार नहीं दिए तो वह कुछ भी नहीं सीखेगा। उन्होंने चिंता व्यक्त करते हुए कहा कि आज युवा पीढ़ी अपनी सांस्कृतिक विरासत भूल रही है और यह हमारा दायित्व है कि उन्हें अपनी समृद्ध संस्कृति और उच्च मूल्यों से परिचित करवाएं तभी हम सुदृढ़ राष्ट्र की परिकल्पना कर सकते हैं।

आचार्य देवव्रत ने कहा कि अंग्रेजों ने हम पर लंबे समय तक शासन किया और लार्ड मेकाले ने सुनियोजित तरीके से हमारी शिक्षा पद्धति को नष्ट किया ताकि इस देश पर राज कर सके। मगर आज हमें अपनी संस्कृति को बचाना है तो बच्चों को घर से ही संस्कार देने चाहिए। हमारी संस्कृति में 16 संस्कारों की बात की गई है, इसलिए भौतिक सुख से ज्यादा बच्चों को संस्कार देना अधिक जरूरी है।

संस्कृति के संरक्षण की दिशा में भारत विकास परिषद के प्रयासों की सराहना करते हुए उन्होंने कहा कि यह परिषद राष्ट्र उत्थान का कार्य कर रही है। उन्होंने परिषद को अपनी गतिविधियों को और प्रभावी तरीके से कार्यान्वित करने के लिए 51,000 रुपये देने की घोषणा की। राज्यपाल ने इस मौके पर परिषद की स्मारिका का विमोचन भी किया। प्रांत स्तरीय समूह गान प्रतियोगिता का प्रथम पुरस्कार बिलासपुर शाखा, द्वितीय पुरस्कार शिमला शाखा और तृतीय पुरस्कार पांवटा साहिब शाखा को प्रदान किया।


इससे पूर्व, भारत विकास परिषद के राष्ट्रीय संयुक्त महामंत्री विनीत गर्ग ने राज्यपाल का स्वागत करते हुए कहा कि परिषद की 1200 से अधिक शाखाएं देश भर में कार्यरत हैं और 50 हजार से अधिक सदस्य है। भारत विकास परिषद के राष्ट्रीय महामंत्री अजय दत्ता, राष्टीय मंत्री राकेश सहगल, पूर्व प्रांत के अध्यक्ष सलिल शमशेरी, बिलासपुर शाखा के अध्यक्ष अरुण गौतम और अन्य लोग भी इस अवसर पर उपस्थित रहे।

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