Forty Second National Group Song Competition of Bharat Vikas
Parishad was held at Pune on the 12th November 2016. Out of 68
prants, as many as 52 prant teams took part in this year’s event.
Teams from the prants – J & K to Kanyakumari and Gujarat to Assam
It was grand atmosphere where a picture of miniature India was seen
and experienced. In these days different neighbouring states are
disputing on water sharing issue, language issue etc. but students
from these states unitedly sang patriotic songs from one platform of
BVP. Southern states are opposing the use of Hindi language and
sometimes hate to speak in Hindi, but south Indian students sing
Hindi patriotic songs on the forum of BVP with full enthusiasm. In
the state like J & K where some people are averse to unfurling of
Tricolor Indian National Flag but in NGSC competitions a team from
J&K shouts and chants the slogan of ‘Bharat Mata KI Jai’ with a
Tricolor National Flag in their hands. This unique scene of National
unity is always experienced and observed on the platform of BVP.
Competitions were held at a specious venue three star like hotel at
Alandi. Fruitwale Dharmshala has a beautiful auditorium of 1000
capacity and 80 rooms where in all 800 students were accommodated
for two days. National President Shri Sitaram Pareek, Chairman NGSC
Shri S.K. Jain, Secretary NGSC Dr. Tribhuwan Sharma and Shri Vinod
Shah were present for these competitions.
The event was inaugurated by renowned industrialist Shri
Abhaykumarji Firodiya. He stressed the need of inculcating national
spirit in students and said that genuine secularism means Hinduism
only. He defined the meaning of word ‘Hindu’ as ‘हिं’
violence and ‘दू’-
means unhappy. Hindu always grieves due to violence. He admired the
efforts taken by BVP to develop national integrity in young
generation through different cultural programs and activities.
Citing the example of Saint Dnyaneshwar he emphasized on gaining the
real knowledge which is ‘Dnyan’.
Prize distribution ceremony took place on 13th November
2016 in the presence of chief guest Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, Founder
Director of Symbiosis Institute. He was highly impressed by the
performance of different teams. He said that such cultural events
are useful in protecting, preserving and propagating the moral
values which are necessary for character building.
This event was organized in Pune after 20 years. Pune branch of BVP
hosted the same event of NGSC in the year 1996 when only 32 teams
took part in the same. Coincidently, after 20 years 20 more teams
participated in this event.
Shri. Rajendra Jog was chief convener of NGSC. National Additional
Secretary General Shri. D. B. Chitale guided and monitored the
management of the event. All participants and guests were extremely
happy and satisfied with the arrangements. S/Shri Prashant Bhogate,
Lalit Sharma, Amit Thakkar, Aniruddha Todkar, Arati Sardesai, Atul
Salagare, Shrinivas Kulkarni, Sachin Ganjve, Nitin Apte had taken
lot of pains to make this event a grand success.
unique theme was offered to the teams by member families of BVP in
Pune. On 12th November 2016 the dinner was served by each
family to a particular team with a heritage sweet dish called
puranpoli. All 52 teams were connected and linked to 52 families in
Pune. Each family hosted the dinner to one team and they sat
together and enjoyed the dinner with an informal family chat. A
special bond was developed between the two. This scheme was highly
appreciated by the students from different states.
separate competition for the songs in regional languages or in the
mother tongue with folk dances of respective state was organized in
the evening. Teams from different states presented their peculiar
and traditional folk songs with variety of drapery and attires.
the end all seven fifty students held a small Tricolor National Flag
in their hands and sang and chanted a common patriotic group song