Friday, May 27, 2011

And the student was……!

Class was going on; teacher was telling a famous story of Saint Eknath Maharaj.
...As a routine Saint Eknath took bath in holy Godavari River. As he was returning to home one Muslim person spat on him. He went back to take bath. Same thing happened 108 times and Saint Eknath forgives him every time. He just said, I am thankful to him, because of him I took holy bath for 108 times.  
Teacher finished the story and asked students, what are the teachings in this story?
Students answered…….
Sant Eknath was a great person
Forgiveness is a good quality.
We should not get angry
Real happiness is in forgiveness
We should keep our mind calm and peaceful in all situations
As this was going on, one student was sitting quietly in the classroom. Teacher asked him why are you not answering. What do you think?
The student stood up and said, whatever my friends answered is based on the teachings they had from their seniors, but after listening this story what I understood is….
“Hindu people were sleeping in that time as they are today”.
The teacher said, what are you saying? Do you think Saint Eknath was wrong?
The student replied, No sir! How I can say that Saint Eknath was wrong? Whatever Saint Eknath did, it was suitable to his personality. He was a great Saint. But when the Muslim was spitting on his body, Hindu people were looking silently. He spat more than 100 times, it would have been happening for whole day, but nobody opposed him.
Instead of opposing the wrong things we are teaching this story till today.
What I learn from this story is……
"To preserve our culture and protect the good people society should be awakened!"
Everybody looked at the student, and the student was ……..!
Great freedom fighter
Swatantryaveer  Vinayak Damodar Savarkar!

About Veer Savarkar-
Born: May 28, 1883
Achievements: Founded the Abhinav Bharat Society and Free India Society; brought out an authentic informative researched work on The Great Indian Revolt of 1857 called "The Indian War of Independence 1857"; founded Hindu Mahasabha.

Veer Savarkar occupies a unique place in the history of Indian freedom struggle. Veer Savarkar was also a great orator, prolific writer, historian, poet, philosopher and social worker. He was an extraordinary Hindu scholar. He coined Indian words for telephone, photography, the parliament, etc.

Veer Savarkar’s original name was Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. He was born on May 28, 1883 in the village of Bhagur near Nasik, Maharashtra.  He was one among four children born to Damodarpant Savarkar and Radhabai. Veer Savarkar had his initial education at the Shivaji School, Nasik. He lost his mother when he was only nine. Savarkar was a born rebel. He organized a gang of kids ,Vanarsena when he was just eleven.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Second day of my bike journey!

This is second day of my bike journey. I arrived at Ambajogai around 2 pm. I met to Avinash Mirge, Mansi, Anand and Kaustubh, TJY yatris. I visited engineering college and interacted with youngsters in the canteen. We met to Principal of the college, he felicitated me by giving shall, bouquet etc. We had lunch in a hotel and visited some ancient temples in the city.We met to Prasad Chikshe, had interaction with him for an hour. Prasad is an IIT graduate, devoted his life for the nation and transforming youngsters in and around the town. He studied at Vivekananda Kendra and transformed by Swami vivekananda’s thoughts. He came back to Ambajogai after serving in different parts of the country. Presently he has started different activities for different age groups. He has inspired hundreds of youngsters and formed different groups of youngsters; they are serving in the villages around the city. He conducts Personality development courses, camps, and training sessions.
He is a role model for village youngsters,