On the 77th birth anniversary of farmers’ leader Mahendra Singh Tikait, a mahapanchayat was organized in Sisauli, his native place.
Swami Ramdevji Maharaj too was invited, who announced to hold Kisan Panchayats in Lucknow and Delhi to highlight the problems of farmers and to take the fight, initiated by Mahendra Singh Tikait to the logical conclusion.
The birth anniversary of Tikait was celebrated as Kisan Jagrati Diwas. The busts of Takait and Najunda Swami were unveiled. A museum, in memory of Tikait was also inaugurated. While addressing the Mahapanchayat, Yogguru Swami Ramdev said that the culture and tradition of our country are alive due to the farmers’ community and not due to political leaders. Gandhi family did nothing for the nation, except looting it. He said that Tikait has always struggled for the cause of farmers. He termed the policy-makers of the nation as dishonest and sought help, bringing back Rs 400 lakh crore ill-gotten money, deposited in foreign banks. He said that if that money is brought back, each village would get share of Rs 100 crore for the development and civic amenities.
The former Chief Minister of Haryana, Omprakash Chautala said that whenever, farmers are suppressed, a new kisan leader is born.
The all India spokesman of Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), Rakesh Singh Takait announced that to highlight the problems of the farmers’ two kisan panchayats would be arranged. In Lucknow, kisan panchayat would be held on February 18 and in Delhi on March 18. Swami Ramdevji Maharaj also unveiled the idols of Chaudhary Mahendra Singh Tikait and Najunda Swami in Kisan Bhavan.
Source : Yog Sandesh Nov 2012
Under the aegis of Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) the 38th all India group song competition `Spandan`, held in Patanjali Yogpeeth, Phase two. The general secretary of Patanjali Yogpeeth Acharya Balkrishna, Justice Vishnu Kokje and other dignitaries lighted the lamp to inaugurate the competition.
While speaking on the first day of the two day program, Acharya Balkrishna said that Bharat Vikas Parishad is holding the national group song competition since last 37 years to bind the nation in single thread of cultural unity. He said that it has lent strength to the nationalistic sentiments, harmony and unity. On the occasion, Maharajshri also gave certificates to the participants.
While addressing the conclusion ceremony of the two-day competition, organized by Bharat Vikas Parishad, Yogrishi Ramdevji Maharaj said that Indian music, poetry,literature and culture are unparallel in the world. Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) has made relentless efforts to carry Indian values, traditions and culture forward. He asked the participants to work in the interest of the nation and said that our country is the crown of the world where personality is prayed and not any individual.
In the 38th all India group song competition, participants from Bengal performed excelled. The competition was based on national and regional songs. Swami Ramdevji Maharaj also gave prizes to the winners on the conclusion of the competition. Participants from over 45 towns competed in the competition. On the occasion `Spandan`, a souvenir of Bharat Vikas Parishad was also eleased. Scores of people attended the program.
Source : Yog Sandesh Jan 2013
Baba Ramdev ji has said that the next Parliament elections are akin to dharma-yudha in which the people, having foreign lineage would understand the meaning of playing with the dignity of the nation. The preparation for the purpose has been started at war-footing. The journey for the nation always starts from Uttar Pradesh and `dharma-yudha` would begin from here itself.
Baba Ramdev was addressing `Rashtra Dharma Sankalp sabha`, held under the aegis of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel memorial committee in Patel Park in front of GPO. The President of the committee is former minister Rajkumar Verma. He, while addressing the gathering said that `tehravi` ritual of all the sinners would be performed in the next Parliament polls in 2013 for which cast your ballot, where he (Baba) suggests. Baba does not want anything. He said that Uttar Pradesh is the land of Ramkrishna and Shiva and added that we are followers of such big personalities. Now each of us shall follow `rashtra dharma`or else would be called traitor.
Baba called on the people not to vote any of the sinners in the Parliament polls and hence block their entry in the lower house. He suggested voting for good candidates in other parties and extending support to them. He said that the party, which does not have any character, no contribution in the development and the growth of the nation is ruling the nation, and nothing could be bigger shameful than this. He said that had Patel led the nation, the condition would not have so pathetic at this junction. Rajkumar Verma welcomed Baba and discussed the contribution of Patel and the objectives of Baba.
While echoing the issue of reservation in promotion,he said that the matter has been raised to divide the community and now pressure should be mounted on representation than reservation. He recalled that Dr Ambedkar and honorable Kanshiram has always emphasized on education, health and better environment for the downtrodden class.
Source : Yog Sandesh Feb 2013
The Government has to bring black money
Yoga guru Swami Ramdev has demanded that the black money hidden in foreign banks be declared as national assets. In this connection, he has written a letter to the Prime Minister. Baba told that of the total 40 lakh crore black money, over 25 percent is hidden in the nation and invested in gold and property. The union Government has, hitherto, not taken even a single decision, which indicates the seriousness of the Government to bring black money back to the nation. He reiterated that over 70 percent of the black money is stashed in Switzerland and if this money alone is brought back to the country, it would make miraculous changes.
While addressing a press conference in Patanjali Yogpeeth, Baba said that he would make people healthy with the yoga and also continue work to nation building, via Swabhiman trust. He said that it is the moral responsibility of the union Government to pass Jan Lokpal bill in the winter session of the Parliament. In a letter written to the Prime Minister, he demanded that the millions of illegal money stashed in foreign banks be declared black money and make efforts to bring it back to the nation. He alleged that most of the black money has been deposited by the politicians.
The industrialists being patronized by the politicians too have earned black money. The black money has damaged the backbone of the nation. If we want to re-build the nation, the Prime Minister should shed tenacity and take concrete steps to bring black money back to the nation. Baba Ramdev said that he is not distantly associated with the politics but has vowed to clean politics. He reiterated the need of Lokpal for the purpose.
Source: Yog Sandesh Jan 2012
Yogguru Swami Ramdev, in a meeting organized at Buxar launched scathing attack on Congress and said that the Congress is trying to sell the nation via FDI. This is disastrous for the nation and hence, in next Lok Sabha election, the party should be thrown out of power. He also gave Yoga tips to the people attending the meeting.
The public meeting was arranged under the banner of Bharat Swabhiman. While addressing the meeting Swami Ramdev said that first he would talk of the desh (nation) and then deh (body).
While criticizing the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said that Manmohan Singh is being remote controlled by Ms Sonia Gandhi. He said that those, who are not with us on the issue of corruption and black money would get defeated in the coming Parliamentary election. He claimed that any figure, between 300-400 of such people would reach Parliament, who agree to our views. Swami Ramdev said that to maintain Bharat Swabhiman, boycott of foreign goods is essential, adopting swadeshi. He said that the people are fed-up with mounting corruption and injustice prevalent everywhere.
He questioned that when Congress does not want to bring back millions of rupees ill-gotten money, stashed in foreign banks back to the nation, how the nation would develop? He said that inviting FDI, the central Government has hit the very basic of poor people. He said that many thousands of people would be rendered without any source of earning, if FDI is permitted in the nation.
He called on the people for a final and decisive assault on the union Government as the time has ripe for final war after 65 years of independence. The people should not be divided on caste and community lines and join hands against corruption. People need to give befitting reply to Congress in the coming Parliamentary election. He urged the farmers to increase the area of cultivation and told that if farmers get power and water in time, they would not be forced to commit suicide.
He lamented that the Government is not safeguarding interests of Hindus and said that India has become the largest exporter of cow meat in the world. He directly attacked the Prime Minister and said that he is a representative of foreign companies. He said that had the Congress been honest to the country, we would not have been among the poorest nations. He said that the body and blood of Congress was imported already and now their soul is also like a foreigner. He said that the pyre of Congress is ready and only funeral is left.
Source : Yog Sandesh Nov 2012