In order to make the country prosperous we must understand what is a country all about. While addressing a silver jubilee function of the Bhausahab Bhuskute Public Trust, RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr. Mohan Bhagwat Ji, said a country is comprised of people, water resources, forests, land and animals. When a country prospers, all these things prosper as well. But a real development and prospeiry would come about if a nation grows in accordance with its nature and culture. As the culture of Bharat is woven with water and forests, our roots are in villages, so development of water resources, forests and villages is the core to development of the country.
Talking about the need for growth in agriculture Dr. Bhagwat Ji said as in our personal life we observe “Yam” and “niyam”, similarly for ideal and prosperous agriculture we would have to observe five principles; cleanliness, contentment, right action, “swadhyaya” and “tap”.
Cleanliness means keeping your village and its environs clean and healthy. Under “swadhyaya” one needs to know about latest techniques in agriculture and understand the Indian way of farming. Under “tap” farmer should worship his piece of land selflessly as if its a god, and then serving one’s piece of land with contentment. All these things, said Dr. Bhagwat, were essential for good and healthy way of life.
Addressing a gram vikas samiti, Sarsangchalak Ji expressed concern over increasing deforestation, pollution of water resources and air in the name of development. There has been a debate going on between environmentalists and developmentalists. One says protection of environment is essential, another makes a case for development.
What could be the solution? Only Bharat culture has answer to it, that is why the world has been saying that development of Bharat is a must, because the concept of development in Bharat harms nobody.
In our agriculture tradition neither land is soiled nor the quality of food grains suffer. Dr. Bhagwat regretted that rampant use of chemical fertilizers had degraded the soil as a result of which food grains carry harmful chemicals. Use of chemical fertilizers has vitiated the soil, underground water and has harmed the health of people in a big way.
He said the RSS had been promoting organic farming in the country. He later visited an organic farm being run in Hoshangabad district.
Dr. Bhagwat Ji also talked about how the spirit of Bharat has found roots in other countries where ever our natives went looking for job opportunities. He said after the Independence war of 1857 as the British offered jobs for Indians in overseas countries, the spirit of Bharat struck there. For instance, he said, when he went to Veenezuala he found people reciting Hanuman Chalisa every Tuesday. Similarly in Mauritius they formed a Ganga Sagar and set up 13th Jyotirlinga Mauritiushesvar Mahadev.
Even as the British tried to divest us of our culture, but we refound it on foreign lands and set up mini Bharat there.
Mahamandaleshwar Sadhvi Kanakeshwari Devi Ji, who was chief guest at the function, said everybody who felt proud of Bharat culture was a true citizen of Bharat. By taking birth on the land of Bharat one becomes a legal citizen, but it is only after one started feeling proud of culture of Bharat that one would become a true Bharat citizen.