Tour of Param Pujaneeya Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagawat ji:
This year it was planned that P P Sarsanghachalak would seek audience with prominent personalities from all walks of life. They included prominent saints, persons from social, religious, educational, business and industry, agriculture, judiciary and arts fields besides those working in administration and retired officers. These meetings were held one-on-one, or in groups or by paying visits to their families.
Prominent amongst those were revered Swami Suprakashanand ji of Ramakrishna Mutt, Vrindavan, Sri Rameshbaba ji of Vrindavan, Swami Pragyananand of Puri, Sri Umeshnath Yogi of Valmikidham, Ujjain, and revered Mahant Swami of Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayana Sect.
Sarsanghachalak ji also met Sri Pratap Reddy of Apollo Hospital of Bahgyanagar (Hyderabad), Mohan Reddy of Infotech, Padmashree T V Narayanan and Sri Raju of Nagarajuna Group. Padmavibhushan Ratan Tata visited the Nagpur Sangh Karyalaya and met Sarsanghchalak ji.
In Gujarat, Vasada State Maharaja Sri Digvijendra, Sanjay Lalbhai of Arvind Group and Karsanbhai Patel of Nirma Group called on Dr. Bhagwat. He had the opportunity to meet and enjoy the classical Dhrupad music from Gundecha brothers and their colleagues in Ujjain.
During his Odisha tour, Sarsanghachalakji visited Khinda village near Sambalpur where famous freedom fighter Surendra Sai who was martyred on 28th Feb 1884 in the Asirgarh fort where he was incarcerated by the British. P P Sarsanghachalakji met with his descendants on the occasion of the martyr’s birth anniversary.
During his tour of all the 11 kshetras, special programs were also arranged in addition to regular organizational work, and meetings of karyakartas. Notable amongst such programs are ‘Arun Chetna’ Sammelan and Indigenous Faith Leaders’ Meet held in Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, ‘Shankhanaad’ in Jammu, district congregation in Thirunelveli in Tamilnadu, ‘Nagar Sanghik’ in Jamshedpur and ‘Sanghik’ of Professional youth in Bhagyanagar. The ‘Gana Samata’ (Platoon Drill) in Nagpur Mahanagar and Vibhag Congregation in Bhilwara also need special mention in this list.
Besides these, meeting of CAs in Nagpur, Yuva Sewa Karyakarta meeting, felicitation of sportspersons in Vidarbha organized by Krida Bharati in Nagpur, Veer Mata Samman organized by Vishwa Mangalya Sabha, gathering of lecturers in Agra and gathering of newly-wed couples by Kutumb Prabhodhan also deserve mention as special programs.