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December 2021

विवाह पंचमी का महत्व

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श्री राम – मानस में मर्यादाओं के जीवंत रूप का नाम। जीवनशैली के आदर्शतम स्वरुप का प्रतीक। उच्चतम आस्थाओं के शिखर को छू लेती मानव जाति का श्रेष्ठतम बिंदु, जिसे वचन में बंधना अच्छा लगे, निभाना और भी प्रिय हो। प्रेम के वशिभूत हो शबरी के भी झूठे फल खाएं, अहिल्या सी शिला समान जड़ के हृदय में जीवंत आस्थाओं का समुद्र बहा दें,  भक्ति की नई रिचाओं को दिग्दर्शित करें, तो शत्रु के भी सम्मान का भान भी करें।

किसी व्यवस्था की श्रेष्ठतम अवस्था को प्राप्त करती स्थिति के संवाहक मेरे राम, जिनकी राज व्यवस्था प्रतिकात्मक रूप से मुहावरा हो जाए – रामराज्य, सुनकर ही मन में कलकल करती मंदाकिनी बह जाए।

राजा के लिए कुछ भी त्याज्य नहीं की अवधारणा के बीच, एकपत्निव्रत का निर्वाह करते मेरे राम, एक वचन के निर्वहन को खाक छान, जंगलों में वनवास काट दें।

पर्यावरण की महत्ता का अनुपालन देखिये, सीता के वियोग में पत्तियों और लताओं से भी सीता माँ का पता पूछते मेरे राम, संदेश देते हैं जनमानस को, कि जड़ नहीं चैतन्य हैं वनस्पति, पेड़, पौधे, मान कीजिये इनका भी।

बाली से बलशाली को त्याग, सुग्रीव से वंचित वनवासी की सहायता करते मेरे राम, वंचितों और पीड़ितों की सहायता को सदैव तत्पर, प्रण लेकर। सहायता करते हैं तो गिलहरी के परिश्रम को परख उसको फल भी देते हैं।

राम आदर्शतम मनोवृत्ति हैं, स्वीकार्यता की, प्रेम की, अपनत्व के एकाकी भाव की, परंपराओं के सतत निर्वाह की, त्याग और समर्पण की, संयम और संतुलन की। राम सा राजा और राम सा पुत्र- और कहाँ। राम सा साधक, राम सा साधन और राम सी साधना भी कहाँ? जो रोम रोम में रमे वो राम, जो मोह से मने, वो राम, राम मतलब रामत्व, जो बड़ा है खुद राम से, परिकल्पनाओं के सागर से विशाल हृदय, कमल से सुंदर राजीव नयन, रुप जिनसे रंग का दान मांगे, पौरुष के इकलौते वरदान – मेरे राम!!

आज प्रभु श्रीराम का माता जानकी के साथ विवाह हुआ था। विवाह पंचमी के रूप में उद्धृत इस तिथि का पौराणिक महत्व है। ‘सनातन विवाह’ से पुरातन और पावन व्यवस्था इस संपूर्ण सृष्टि में दूसरी कोई नहीं। इससे संबंध जोड़े जाते हैं, पीढ़ियों के लिए ही नहीं, युगों के लिए। आज भी मिथिला और अवध के निवासी आपस में खुद को एक दूसरे का संबंधी मानते हैं। हजारों वर्ष पूर्व हुआ वह विवाह कितना विराट, कितना महान और कितना अविरल होगा, जिसकी चर्चा आमजनमानस आज भी गाहेबगाहे कर ही लेता है। आज भारतवर्ष की आत्मा के प्राण सीता-राम के विवाह की वर्षगाँठ है।

इतिहास साक्षी है कि प्रभु श्रीराम ने जितना प्रेम माँ सीता से किया, युग युगांतर तक नहीं किया जा सका। कोई पुरुष अपनी पत्नी के वियोग में नहीं रोता, रोता भी हो तो लोकलाज के भय से अकेले में। आज के आधुनिक और नारीवाद के डिजिटल युग में भी कोई पुरुष किसी के सामने नहीं रोता क्यूंकि पुरुषत्व रूपी अहंकार रोक देता है, किंतु राम पेड़, पौधे, लता, पत्रादि को पकड़कर रोये। राम अपने समय के सर्वश्रेष्ठ योद्धा थे, उनके रुदन में सारी सृष्टि उनके साथ रो पड़ी होगी। ये राम का प्रेम और उस प्रेम का सामर्थ्य ही था जिससे आकृष्ट होकर वनक्षेत्र में भी, उनकी सहायक बनकर, वानरों और भालुओं की एक सेना आ खड़ी हुई। कितनी बड़भागी थीं माँ सीता जो उन्होंने राम का वरण किया।

आप सभी को विवाह पंचमी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ !!

The Armed Forces Flag Day

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The Armed Forces Flag Day is commemorated in India on the 7th of December every year. This ceremony has been organised since 1949 to remember all the Indian soldiers, sailors, as well as air force staffers who have battled to safeguard the nation.

A noteworthy activity during this day is the collection of donations from the public which will be utilised for enhancing the well-being of the Members Of the armed forces, notably the three components of the Indian Armed Forces – the Army, Air Force, as well as the Navy. Professionals from all these three departments also organise events that highlight to the people how they safeguard the country.

Throughout this particular day of commemoration, the Indian Army staff arranges numerous social events, festivities, and performances that are intended at spreading awareness as to how the Indian people are secured and how their security is guaranteed. The Indian Armed force hoist the National flag with the colours of red, light blue, and dark blue which depicts the three components of the Indian Armed forces.

The Indians demonstrate their love and respect for the National military troops by contributing aid, all utilized for the wellbeing of these individuals.

Since India earned its freedom, the Government of India intended to promote the interest of the national military forces. On August 28, 1949, a commission under the defence minister established the 7th of December as Flag Day. The day sought to deliver little flags to the people of the country which they may purchase for a modest price. Over time, Flag Day became a prominent festival in the country. The people wanted to express their thanks to the individuals who safeguard the nation and their families.

Why Commemorate Armed Forces Flag Day?

The following are the primary arguments why you should attend the commemoration of the Armed Forces Flag Day:

  • To Support the Rehabilitation of the Armed Forces

The very first cause why you should commemorate this day is that with the contributions given on this day, you may support in a significant manner the rehab of the military forces. They are the ones who safeguard the nation by battling unrest and extremism. Several of them put their lives at risk. They become incapacitated when they lose their limbs, develop infections due to the toxic items they are introduced to, and many even offer supreme sacrifice. For all those who survive but require rehabilitation, the money that you provide can support them.

  • To Support the Nation

It’d also be excellent to commemorate this day to demonstrate your respect for your nation. If you express your love for the military who fight with their life safeguarding the nation, you are also indirectly displaying your respect for the nation.

A soldier joins the force, gets into combat mode, fights, and comes back, either as a winner or in the tricolour. In case he returns well, he is marched onto another combative role. In case he offers supreme sacrifice, he leaves behind a family to look after. He leaves behind a story to hear about, to speak about, and a story to remember.

Nobody can wipe off the tears of the family of a martyr but one can offer them support to lead a life with no shortage. The children of a martyr should get Quality education. The parents and wife should get the respect they deserve. We donate no money but their share of esteem, their share of the respect which they deserve because one has laid off his life to the nation, for the safety of fellow countrymen. 

In contrary to this, this is our moral and social duty to spread awareness about their welfare. After all, they deserve what they sacrifice, i.e., Respect and Honour because someone has earned martyr hood. 

In the capacity of a social organization, working for the welfare of all, VatsalyaGram has stepped up to encourage people to donate and spread awareness about them. In the capacity of a social welfare organization, we share stories of those brave hearts among all we come across. We celebrate this day in Samvid Gurukulam and Donate. 

As patriotic citizens, we stand with our forces in every moment. As a social institution, we wish and pray for the protection of our soldiers. We make them feel that you are the brother of every sister of this country, at times when they are away from their families because they are trying to protect the country in the remote deserts and cold mountains.

This is exactly what Vatsalyagram does every year at the holy festival of Rakshabandhan by visiting the borders.

Not only this, as an educational institute Samvid Gurukulam, Nalagarh is educating students with a mission to make them employable in the armed forces. Vatsalyagram strives to educate the children of those who sacrifice their lives on the line of duty, patrolling and safeguarding the borders in its Vrindavan or Nalagarh campus. 

We, at VatsalyaGram, are doing our bit. You do yours. Donate now to make them realise their significance in our lives. 

शौर्य दिवस – गर्व है !!

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इतिहास साक्षी है कि जब जब हिंदू संस्कृति पर विदेशी आक्रांता ओं द्वारा आघात हुआ है तब-तब हिंदू मान बिंदुओं की रक्षा के लिए संत-महात्मा, महापुरुषों हिंदू योद्धा सामने आए हैं और उन्होंने समाज की रक्षा के लिए स्वयं को आहूत किया है ।चाहे वह कृष्ण जन्मभूमि हो चाहे काशी विश्वनाथ का मंदिर चाहे सोमनाथ मंदिर हो अथवा अयोध्या की राम जन्म भूमि हो
त्याग और बलिदान की यह परंपरा सदियों से चली आ रही है समय दिन काल,युग बदलते रहे किंतु संघर्ष की श्रंखला अनवरत चलती रही पीढ़ी दर पीढ़ी देश और धर्म की रक्षा खप गयीं।
देश की आजादी के बाद भी हम अपने मान बिंदुओं को दासता के चंगुल से मुक्त नहीं कर पाए। यही कारण है हिंदू समाज को एक बार फिर से आवाज उठानी पड़ी ।

स्वतंत्र भारत में भी अपने धार्मिक एवं सांस्कृतिक प्रतीकों को दास्ता के कलंक से मुक्त कराने के लिए बलिदान देने पड़े और ना जाने अभी और कितने देने होंगे।

अयोध्या श्री राम जन्मभूमि पर बने बाबरी ढांचे को हटाना इसका प्रत्यक्ष उदाहरण है जिसकी कार सेवा में असंख्य साधु संत राम भक्तों का बलिदान हुआ ।सत्ता लोलुप शासकों ने अपनी निर्दयता का प्रत्यक्ष उदाहरण प्रस्तुत किया और राम भक्त हिंदू समर्थक शासक शासन ने अपनी शह्रयता का परिचय दिया ।
6 दिसंबर को हिंदू शौर्य दिवस के रुप में पूरे देश में बड़े गर्व के साथ मनाया जाता है ।
परम पूज्या दीदी मां साध्वी ऋतंभरा जी के अहर्निश प्रयास, त्याग-तपस्या एवं हिंदू जागरण के शंखनाद के कारण 6 दिसंबर 92 को हिंदू समाज पर आताताई बाबर के द्वारा लगे कलंक को धोया गया था, जिसकी परिणति में आज अयोध्या में श्री राम जन्मभूमि पर भगवान श्री राम का भव्य एवं दिव्य मंदिर का निर्माण हो रहा है। यह देश और सम्पूर्ण हिन्दू समाज पूज्य दीदी मां जी के प्रति सदैव कृतज्ञ रहेगा ।
शौर्य दिवस की आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं ।

The Day when Indian Navy Bombed Karachi: Indian Navy Day

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India is known as the country of Gandhi. The man who teaches the aspects of Ahimsa and Truth to the world. His ideologies of Non-Violence made him what he is today. Indian society is, therefore, known as a peace-loving and conflict-avoiding society as a whole.

But,

India is known for the valour and courage as well. The British won various battes in World War just because of the Indian soldiers. Afghanistan is known to be the ‘Graveyard of Kingdoms’ but Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji has conquered Afghans too. This is the level of strength, courage and bravery indian society possess.

It was way back in 1971, when Pakistani Army started torturing and molesting bengali society in present day Bangladesh because bengalis wanted to get rid of the imposed urdu domination. They wanted to save their language and culture and because of the rigorous tortures and injustices prevailing in the Bangladesh, resulted into the influx of huge number of bangladeshi populace into indian territories, due to the porous borders.

On the night of 3rd December 1971, Pakistan started bombing 11 Indian Airforce stations. Admiral SM Nanda was seething with rage. Inside the strategy room of the naval headquarters, The strategic team planned the best of the modern day attack in the recent times. To cut the connect of west command with the eastern command, Karachi would be the optimal subject to attack and ensure blockade of the Pakisatani Navy.

As per the plan, three Vidyut-class missiles INS Nipat, INS Veer and INS Nirghat got deployed in Okha (Gujarat) and the fleet was extended to outfit each of the missile ships with four Styx missiles apiece. Besides these, 2 Arnala class submarine corvettes – INS Kiltan plus INS Katchall – as well as a marine tanker was introduced to the fleet. The fleet reached Karachi and bombarded Karachi to ashes. It is said that after that successful attack, Pakistan’s economic capital burnt for seven long days.

It is the success that Navy achieved in bombing down Karachi, we commemorate December 4th as Indian Navy Day.

Indian Navy Day is honoured by a Beating Retreat and Tattoo Ceremonies at the Gateway of India. Several activities like sprints, competitions etc are arranged to make the public aware of the significance of the Indian Navy.

We at Vatsalya Parivar pay our tribute to the Bravehearts. Jai Hind.

Impact Stories: A Tale of Hardships, Support and Determination

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God – The almighty tries and tests us with the testing times. Tough exams makes us strong and fine tunes us to get prepared for the hardships of battles. This is a general story of a normal story and then, there are lives which became inspiration for all of us. Richa Parmanand is one such beautiful tale of determination and enthusiasm. Overcoming the hurdles with the support of family with no definitions of a family.

Richa Parmanand was a tiny toddler when she was handed over to VatsalyaGram in Vrindavan. She wasn’t even aware of the meanings of family when she got a family in VatsalyaGram. Unlike most of us, she grew up in a family where the definitions of family breaks the stipulated meanings of a conventional family. She became a member of a family of mothers, siblings and grannies, with whom she could learn the true meanings of life and love, care, togetherness and being happy.

She grew up in a family which is headed by PP Didi Maa Ji. She completed her schooling from the inbuilt Samvid Gurukulam where she learnt the chapters of school curriculum as well as the moral values from Sanskaram classes by Didi Maa Ji.

As a tradition to grow children in VatsalyaGram, Richa also pursued her higher education and completed her law degree and passed the All India Bar Examination to practice her career of choice. She is willing to fight for the rights of the people. She has became an Advocate.

This is what a true value system like VatsalyaGram can change. Richa is an advocate today. Her sister Riddhi is a practicing medial practitioner who cleared MBBS from BHU. She is married happily.

This is VatsalyaGram. Changing lives, making lives of the destitute beautiful and mainstream, forever.

Gift of Sight: Eye Camp at VatsalyaGram

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The eye camps in India have a significant impact on the lives of poor people. The services are free, which means the poor don’t have to spend money on medical fees, which are often quite costly. Eye health is one of the most important factors when it comes to a person’s quality of life. The ability to see is what allows us to navigate our world, and the loss of this ability can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life.

The human body is the miracle of nature. It has to be treated with equal care and concern. The eyes are one of the most delicate organs of the body. The eye is the window to the world.

One of the biggest problems in India is the lack of medical facilities available to people. Eye care is one of the major concerns as many people cannot afford to visit a doctor for regular checkups.

For all these sections of society, VatsalyaGram is offering help. Free eye camps are a usual thing for VatsalyaGram since so long. One of the best othalomologist, Dr. Shyam Agrawal used to perform medical checkups and surgical procedures in VatsalyaGram and thousands have been benefitted. Since long, Dr. Agarwal has organized free eye camps across India. These camps provide thousands of people, especially the poor, with eye care and surgeries. The significance of these services can hardly be overstated. For many poor people, vision is the only sense that allows them to function in the world.

In the year 2008, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a global initiative called the “VISION 2020: The Right to Sight”. The aim of this program was to eliminate avoidable blindness in all countries around the world by the year 2020. According to WHO, blindness is defined as visual impairment that cannot be improved with usual eyeglasses or contact lenses. For those who can read and those who cannot this short essay is an appeal to the Indian Medical Association and the Central and State Governments to pay urgent attention to the need of the hour in India. The situation is very grave. Let us do something immediately. We would be failing in our duty as a human being and as a citizen of this great country if we, as a society do not attempt to draw the attention of the Indian Medical Association and the Central and State Governments to a very serious problem.

As an attempt to this serious issue, we at VatsalyaGram, are arranging a free medical eye camp for two days, i.e., 10th and 11th of December. This initiative is a regular exercise in the premises of VatsalyaGram by the inspiration of PP Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambhara Ji. She is the one who comprehends the basic requirements of human life and her attempt to substitute oldage homes and orphanages by the concept of ‘Vatsalya Families’ is applauded by one and all. Her attempt to reach out to the very backward citizen of this country makes her highly respectable across the sections of the society.

This eye camp will last for two days where a specialist team of ophthalmologists from Mumbai under the supervision of senior ophthalmologist, Dr. Agrawal will be performing the surgical procedures and distribute free spectacles and medicines with free consultation.

Let’s make it BIG. Let’s make it a huge Success. Gift the sight to those who can not afford it.