“They experienced the extreme conditions in which our defense personnel guard our borders as well as shared the experiences of our brothers and sisters who stay there,” he added.
Hosbole told the reporters that this year is the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanandaji and Swamiji’s Sardhashati samiti is organizing various programs throughout the country.
He said that on 12th Jan 2013, the actual birth date of Swamiji, Shobha Yatra was organized all over the country. Lakhs of brothers and sisters from all age groups, caste and creed participated in the same.?This sent a very strong message of nationalism and Hindutva in the society. 18th Feb 2013 was celebrated as Mass Surya Namashkar day in which more than 2.5 crore students from class 8th to 12th participated. A large number of Muslim and Christian students also participated in the programme. It was organized keeping in mind Swamiji’s ideology, “sound mind in sound body”.
He said that a press statement would be released on the present scenario of the country including economical, security, terrorism, appeasement and various issues related to the rivers of the country. He deplored that the plight of women in the country, at present, was a very serious issue and corrective steps should be taken on an urgent basis.
He strongly criticized the “unwarranted interference by Pakistan in the internal affairs of Bharat’, referring to the recent resolution passed by Pakistan parliament demanding the return of mortal remains of Afzal Guru to his family. Guru was executed and secretly buried in Delhi’s Tihar jail on February 9, 2013.
“This clearly shows the double standards of Pakistan because on one side they refuse to take the body of Ajmal Kasab or other 12 dead Pakistani terrorists in the Mumbai terror attacks and on another they demand the body of Afzal Guru (be returned to his family). Pakistan needs to put an immediate stop to this undue interference and should respect the law of the land,” he added.
He recalled that various Dharmacharyas and Sant Mahatma passed a resolution at Maha Kumbh for construction of Ram Mandir and petitioned to the Government to ensure the same is done as early as possible.
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