Strategic ‘Ishanya’ with musical symphony and Statesmanship
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 12-Aug-2016

A glance at ‘Poorvanchal’  viz., ‘ Iishanya  ‘Parva’----‘ Ishanya Symphony ’  RSS Geets MP3  CD

Sanskrit  was the ‘official’ language –the ‘Raj Bhasha’ for  several centuries in the  North East  India reminding us  the glorious past of North East India which includes 7 contiguous states viz., Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland , Mizoram and Tripura known as 7  sisters.

 North East boundry is strategically important

The  entire North East boundry is strategically important. Late Shri Golwalkar Guruji had been consistent in inviting the attention of the then Union Government while  emphasizing to be more vigilant towards  the Northeast region. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on its own part, had promptly deputed several young ‘Sangh Pracharak’ to the region to serve the strategically sensitive border area in and around 1950 such as late Thakur Ramsingh from Punjab , Madhukar ji Limaye from Maharashtra  (-till his demise in November 2015 at the age of 90), Dattaji  Shenolikar, Shrikant ji Joshi , Sudhakar Deshpande to name  only a few, all of  them served the Nation  in Assam. We find that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has contributed to the rise of the nationalist awakening , a sense of belonging and  awareness over half a century in the region through its unique mantra- the ‘shakha’ in Assam too.

The strategic importance and  seriousness is depicted from the statistics as following :

The population figures of the Northeastern States according to the 2011 census are : Assam—3.11 crores,   Tripura—36.71 lakhs,   Meghalaya—29.64 lakhs, Manipur—27.21 lakhs,  Nagaland—19.80 lakhs,  Arunachal Pradesh—13.82 lakhs,  Sikkim—6.07 lakhs  and   Mizoram—10.91 lakhs.

North-East region once upon a time was seen as a ‘gateway of commerce and culture which linked India with  South East Asia’

The   rate of decadal decline of the Hindus in the ‘poorvanchal’, according to a recently published  University research paper is :  in  Assam  -3.42%,  in Arunachal Pradesh -5.56% , in Meghalaya -1.74%, in Manipur -4.62%, in Mizoram -0.8%, in Nagaland 1.05%, in Tripura -2.22% and  Sikkim -3.17%.

As at present the demographic map of Northeastern states excluding  Assam has alarmed a rapid  variation, which has made the region seriously vulnerable to  foreign influences . The latest 2011 census  figures including that of 2001 census indicates the presence of several other communities which is on the rise whose  growth rate is  of the order of 50.06% especially in the recent decades whereas the growth rate of Hindus there has sharply declined to10% suffering an alarming  loss in its share of population.

In spite of the various tactics adopted and deployed by the foreign elements  in the region to alienate the tribal communities from their roots, there appears to be a reverse trend , that they are slowly reviving their  ancient traditions and customs.

North Indian ancient history around Kamrup or Pragjyotishpur( i.e. Guwahati) which had stretched across Tibet, part Bihar, Myanmar,West Bengal  and partly Bangladesh  is  adorned  by its makers since ancient and medieval period  such as Bhagadatta of the Pandav period Pushya Varman , Gadadhar Singh Swargadeo , Rudra Singh , Kumar Bhaskar Varman , Sukhaphaa ,  Shrimant  Shankar Deo, Shri Madhav Deo , or several centuries earlier great Sanskrit plays like ‘Mudrarakshas’ depicting socio-political history of the region, the great warriors like Veer  Chilaray, Lachit Badphukan, Rani Gaidinliu of Nagaland  in the recent times, besides Assami  dance culture known  as Shatriya  pioneered  by  Shrimant Shankar Deo for over several centuries, all these instances are  highlights of  the rich past of our ‘Poorvanchal’.    

RSS' glorious tradition of arousing nation building process

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh too has continued with this glorious tradition of arousing nation building process  through its tradition and ethos of nationalism expressed in its melodious  ‘geets’. Randomly identified Jana-Jati languages covered are Bodo , Karbi , Mising, Nyshi , Adi, Khasi , Garo , Galo , Tiwa-Lalung , Saduri , Manipuri , Kop Gorakh , Mizo , Nepali , Coch , Hajong , Rabha , Zemenaga , Dimasa , Apatani , Miji , Mishmi and  Monpa. A couple of Hindi songs too are performed by these ‘Jana-Jati’ singers. Over 100 melodious tribal songs are performed melodiously by  our  ‘jana-jati’ brethren  in the ‘Ishanya  Symphony ’.
The melodious treat in this  MP3 long play CD- ‘Ishanya Album’ ,  is an humble tribute  to  remember and resurrect  the lost ties  with the  musical  times  of  immemorial past. the  theme of which is  the inspiring life of Dr.Hedgewar  and Shri Guruji , nationalism, our motherland and glorious cultural past of India i.e.Bharat.

The  CD  is  slated to be released  in  Guwahati , Assam , on  Saturday ,  the 27th August 2016 at the august hands of  Hon’ble  Shri Naba Kumar Doley , Minister of  State  for Cultural Affairs , Government of Assam. The function is organized by the Samskar Bharati, Assam State .It will be attended by prominent personalities in the field of literature and music.