Climate: Carbon emissions, badger culls and extreme weather

Climate: Carbon emissions, badger culls and extreme weather

Carbon emissions, badger culls and extreme weather made for a terrible year for the environment. On a global level, a major report from the UN’s premier authority on climate change – the IPCC – concluded in September that the case for man-made global warming was overwhelming. But climate change summit, in Warsaw, is generally regarded as the worst since nearly 200 governments began meeting annually in 1992. Indeed, the fight against global warming arguably regressed during the meeting as Japan dramatically scaled back its commitments to reduce its carbon emissions while Australia moved to repeal its carbon tax. The Climate issue got a fuzzy “roadmap” towards a hugely ambitious global accord to tackle climate change in 2015.

Milkha Singh took one rupee for biopic!

Milkha Singh took one rupee for biopic!

Flying Sikh Milkha Singh charged only one rupee from Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra so that a film on his life can be made but the unique aspect of the currency note is that it was printed in 1958, when the athlete won the first gold medal for independent India in the Commonwealth Games. The biopic titled "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" has actor Farhan Akhtar in the lead role and is scheduled for a July release. As money was not Milkha's priority so something special was thought for him. The legendary athlete wants "it should be made in such a way that it inspires more youngsters to earn medals in athletics". The rupee one note was like a souvenir for Milkha Singh.

150 birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

150 birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

150th birth year of Swami Vivekanand was celebrated all over India as well as across the world. The main programs included ‘Bharat Jago daud’ Run for awakening India, mass Surya Namaskar, as well as number of social programs. Many dignitaries including President of India, Mata Amrutanandmayi participated in the events.


Vivid manifestations of Hindutva thought were seen in 2013: Bhaiyyaji Joshi

Abhijit Mulye
Nashik, December 30 : 

undefinedThe passing year put before us vivid manifestations and acceptability of the Hindutva thought amongst the intelligentsia of our society, SarKaryavah (General Secretary) of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS) Shri. Suresh (Bhaiyaji) Joshi told NewsBharati here today.  

Vivekananda 150th birth anniversary:growing acceptance of Hindutva  

Vivekananda Saardhashati (150th birth anniversary) celebrations started on 12th January 2013 got overwhelming response from all cross sections of the society. Through various symposia, lectures, seminars and other similar kind of events, efforts were made to reach out to the thought leaders of the society. These efforts were received very well and we could see a broader, brighter manifestation of the Hindutva thought through such interactions. We realized that the thought leaders of the society have a much more acceptance to Hindutva than what was perceived earlier, Joshi elaborated.

Rise of AAP is a clear signal to all political parties

In a special interview for the ‘Recap 2013’ section of NewsBharati, Shri. Joshi elaborated on various topics that made news in 2013. When asked about the much talked of success of Aam Aadami Party in Delhi assembly elections and the discussions regarding the new political culture that followed it, Joshi said that this is a clear signal for all the political parties that they should be more careful in choosing candidates.

Dignity of women: Not by law alone: it is a social responsibility

While speaking about the crime against women in our society, Joshi said that, these crimes are an outcome of ill, degraded minds. We, as a society, need to look into the ‘Samsakara’ factor or the values that are inculcated through our societal institutions like family, educational institutions, and media. We will have to ensure that right values are inculcated into the society and this won’t be possible merely by passing some legislation. He said, “Legislation is not an alternative to value system.” Joshi also expressed concern over the demands to nullify recent Supreme Court verdict regarding article 377. He said, homosexuality does not have social sanction in India and does not have any standing in Indian culture. Hence, any attempts to get legal status for that “would not be acceptable”.

Safety and security of Hindus all over the world is responsibility of Bharat 

When asked about the attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan, Joshi said that, it has always been our demand that Indian government should ensure safety and security of Hindus world over. Indian government should convey its concern over such cases to the respective country.

Weak and meek foreign policy towards neighbors

While speaking about the Chinese and Pakistani aggression on the borders along India during the year, Joshi said, such incidences are not new to us, in the sense that they are obvious side effects of the weak external affairs policy which our government has adopted. If we feel that such incidences should not repeat in future, we will have to have our foreign policy corrected. “Any lapse in internal or external security is always a danger. India should take all such actions by Pakistan and China very seriously. India should not bow to any kind of pressure from any international forces or groups. And our external policy needs to have correction in this regard”, he said.Joshi appreciated Indian government’s tough stand in the Devyani Khobragade case and said, this might be an effort to weaken and demoralize India. Government should ensure that nobody dares any such attempt in future.

Government machinery should be more trained to handle natural disasters

Joshi expressed deep condolences towards the lives lost in the natural calamity that hit the state of Uttarakhand earlier this year and said, “We need to ensure that the development plans are made after a due consideration to the geological and geographical factors and are implemented flawlessly”. He praised Indian military forces for their efforts during the calamity and also commended the way in which the voluntary organizations across the nation started relief and rehabilitation operations in the region. He expressed displeasure over the response of the government machinery and said government machinery should ensure proper and complete training in disaster management.