Source: News Bharati English03 Oct 2016 15:40:47

Nagpur, Oct 3: Each ‘sevika’ of the Samiti is inspired by the mission of the Samiti and used the training she received through her association with the Samiti to play her role in the life. Each woman has a definite role in the process of nation-building. Each woman is

Each woman is a symbol of power and energy. They should strive to awaken this latent energy and engage them in the mission of nation-building. Each woman must always remember the principle of ‘Nation is God’, exhorted

Each woman must always remember the principle of ‘Nation is God’, exhorted Dr. Uma Vaidya, Vice-Chancellor of Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek.

She was addressing the annual ‘Vijayadashami Utsav’ of Rashtra Sevika Samiti at Maharshi Vyasa Sabhagriha in Reshambag premises here on Sunday. Pramukh Sanchalika of Samiti Shantakka and Nagpur unit Karyavahika Karuna Sathe were seated on the dais.

Dr. Uma Vaidya appealed the ‘sevikas’ to channelize their inner strength for eliminating the evil forces and evil tendencies from the society. She said that family is considered as a small unit of the nation. A woman always plays an important role in building the family as well as the nation.

Dr. Vaidya illustrated her points with various examples of women like Gargi, Maitreyee, Rani of Jhansi, Ahalyabai Holkar, Saudamini Deshmukh, Kalpana Chawla, Indira Gandhi, and appealed to the ‘sevikas’ to imbibe good moral qualities, values, and wisdom to build inner strength and make the nation strong.

Shantakka, in her guiding speech, said that women are considered as a powerful source of divine energy. Navaratri is a festival of worshipping of that divine energy. Hence, on the occasion of ‘Vijayadashami’ women should take a vow to become a powerful source to build a strong nation, she added.

Citing that the prayer of the Samiti is the most beautiful expressing of qualities and strength of virtuous women of India, she said that it was because of these attributes women are given the status of a mother in Indian culture. Time has come again for the Indian women to demonstrate these powers for building the family, society and the nation, she said.

Shantakka termed the ‘Surgical strikes’ by the Indian Army carried out in the PoK and destroying the terrorist camps as a worship of divine energy. ‘Shakti’ is the basic principle of entire nature. It is the sublime, absolute and creative energy that is required to conquer the negative forces. Indian soldiers have shown their valour by destroying the terrorist forces and started worship of divine energy, she added.

Shantakka took a brief review of the social, political and economic situation in India after independence. She attributed the growth and development to selfless service of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

She also narrated the stories of Major Somnath, soldier Hanumanthappa's wife, and military training in Israel. Women in their role as mothers shape the families and when they become awakened they play an important role in protecting the motherland. Such women are required and the ‘sevikas’ should dedicate their lives to save the mothers and motherland, she appealed.

Earlier, the ‘sevikas’ demonstrated different physical drills, combating techniques, yoga asana, etc. Smita Pattarkine conducted the proceedings and Karuna Sathe proposed vote of thanks.

Prominent among those present on this occasion were former Pramukh Sanchalika Pramilatai Medhe, former Nagpur mayor Dr Kalpana Pandey, Akhil Bharatiya Sah-Sharirik Pramukh Manisha Sant, Vijaya BHusari of Sahkar Bharati, Amol Pusadkar of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, Mrinalini Waghmare of Vishwa Mangalya Sabha, Anita Shirpurkar of Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal and Nirupama Deshpande of Melghat Bamboo Project.