WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH  26TH   DECEMBER ,2021 (Post No.10,489)

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Post No. 10,489

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Anti-conversion bill: BJP in K’taka turns table on Congress

The ruling BJP in Karnataka which was expected to face the heat in the assembly on Anti-conversion Bill, turned the tables on Congress party on Thursday by stating that ‘The Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021’, popularly known as Anti-conversion bill, is a mere extension of the draft proposal prepared by the Congress back in 2016.

The Congress which had come fully prepared to nail the BJP on the bill was stumped after the revelation.

Minister for Home, Araga Jnanedra in his opening remarks on the bill said that the Anti-conversion bill is the brainchild of the Congress. Further, Minister for Law, J. Madhuswamy explained that the draft was prepared by the Law Commission as per the directions of the then Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

He further said that Siddaramaiah, as the then Chief Minister, had ordered to prepare the draft proposal on prevention of forceful conversions. Stunned Siddaramaiah refuted this and challenged the BJP to prove its claims.

Speaker Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri then read out his notes from the old file and asked him to verify it by himself at his office and adjourned the session briefly.

When the house resumed, Siddaramaiah, after verifying the notes, agreed that the notes were made during his time and tried to defend his position by saying that though he directed for the draft, it never came up before the cabinet and it was never considered till the end of his tenure.

Siddaramaiah, known for his poignant remarks and was expected to question the government on religious freedom, seemed to have lost steam.

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the Anti-conversion law is very much necessary to tame those elements who take advantage of the poverty of the people.

Siddaramaiah asked Bommai not to be emotional on the issue. Bommai stood up and replied that he is emotional and he wanted Siddaramaiah also to be emotional.

Former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy chided Siddaramaiah that he has no morality to speak on the issue of the Anti-conversion Bill. “In fact he had provided the draft to the BJP and posed himself as an icon of secularism.”

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Lankan Prime Minister had darshan at Tirumala Temple

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa along with his spouse Shiranthi Rajapaksa arrived at Tirumala on Thursday afternoon.  

He was accorded a warm reception by Deputy Chief Minister K Narayana Swamy on his arrival at Sri Padmavathi Rest House.

The Lankan Prime Minister and his entourage had darshan of Sri Venkateswara Swamy on Friday.

In the meanwhile a temple announcement says,

The online quota of SSD tokens (Sarva darshan) for the month of January in 2022 will be released by TTD on December 27 by 9am.

During Vaikunta Dwara Darshanam days from January 13 to 22 a quota of 5000 tickets per day while the remaining days 10 thousand tickets will be released in online.

TTD expresses ‘shock’ over Swamiji’s claims

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) on Friday denied the charges levelled by Sri Paripoornananda Swami and expressed shock over the ‘baseless’ allegations made by him.

In a press release, setting aside all charges made by the Swamiji, the TTD said after the abolition of the Mirasi system several persons voluntarily joined the TTD as employees and they were treated with utmost dignity by the officials. 

The release said, Swamiji is well aware that since several decades the TTD has been utilising the funds raised through donations, hundi collections and sale of Arjita seva tickets on various social welfare activities, including educational institutions, hospitals, old age homes, veda pathashalas, Veda University and many dharmic programmes.In a similar way, the TTD has mulled a Children’s superspecialty hospital to help the poor and needy children who are suffering from cardiac and other ailments.

The release said that Swamiji is also not ignorant of the massive two-day Gosammelanam convention undertaken by the TTD

TTD also reminds the Swamiji about the national Go Maha Sammelan held in Tirupati wherein all the Swamijis, Go sevaks from across the country participate, which also passed a resolution once again for recognition of Gomata as a national animal.

The Swamiji should note that the TTD has many times clarified that there was no pink diamond as such existed in TTD custody. The gift by Mysore Maharaja to the Sri Venkateswara Swamy in 1945 was a Ruby and not pink diamond. Even the Justice Wadhwa Commission and Justice Jagannatha Committee also declared the same.

As the matter of construction of Thousand pillar mandapam is now in Court and TTD will act as per the orders of Court.

In spite of knowing all these facts, the baseless allegations made by Swami Paripoornananda with some ulterior motive is truly shocking.

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HERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS FROM ODISAH

Vedas and modern education

Two Vedapathsalas of Odisha have been training children in all the four Vedas free of cost for several years now, writes Diana Sahu IN New Indian Express

The Vedapathsala at Berhampur and Sri Garuddhwaz Vasudev Yugvalkya Vedapathsala at Puri are the only institutions in the State today where young boys are taught all the four Vedas – Rig Veda (which is the oldest), Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and the Atharva Veda – in age-old gurukul style. Along with Vedas, they are also taught English, Mathematics, Science, Odia, Sanskrit and Social Sciences to make them eligible for mainstream education.

Governed by Maharishi Sandipani Rashtriya Ved Vidya Pratishthan at Ujjain, an independent body under the Ministry of Education, both the institutions provide degrees in Veda Bhushan and Veda Vibhushan (Class VI to XII) which are equivalent to Class X and Class XII respectively and can be used for admission to college. Residential in nature, the Vedapathsalas do not charge a penny from the children and instead pay them a stipend of Rs 1,000 every month.

At the two-decade-old Berhampur Vedapathsala, the day begins early for the 58 vidyarthis with chanting of slokas and mantras. While the mornings are meant for classes, the evenings are dedicated to ‘aratis’, sloka recitation, traditional games and music before they retire for the night by 9.30 pm. “Although it is a life of strict discipline for the vidyarthis at the school, we ensure that they are given some hours to unwind for their overall growth”, said principal Manoj Kumar Panigrahi.

The Puri Vedapathsala is currently home to 70 vidyarthis who also study the mainstream subjects apart from the Vedas. “Each child can choose to study one Veda along with the general subjects to keep up with the modern education system”, said Indramani Pati, a teacher of the institution. 

Both the institutions have hired 10 to 15 teachers each to train the students with the focus being on oral recitation. Pati said while the courses are developed on the lines of CBSE, students after completing their Veda Vibhushan can pursue higher education in Veda, Vedanga or Sanskrit studies.

Both Panigrahi and Pati feel that despite the rise in the number of English medium schools, interest in Vedic studies persists which is evident from the admissions. Every year, the institutions get students from all over India, particularly West Bengal, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh. However, the annual admissions are limited to around 10 to 15 students. 

“Since we provide free education and lodging, we only take the number of students that we can afford to take care of,” said Panigrahi. 

The batches are a mix of children from well to do families and those from poor economic backgrounds including orphans. Besides funds from Maharishi Sandipani Rashtriya Ved Vidya Pratishthan, the schools are managed with donations from Good Samaritans.

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