Bangalore: Rashtreeya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Bangalore city unit has organised annual Pandit Deendayal Memorial lecture on September 25th, 2013 at NMKRV College Auditorium Bangalore. Sept 25th happens to be 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

Details of the event:

Date: Wednesday, September 25th, 2013.

Venue: Mangala Mantapa, NMKRV College, Jayanagar

Time to be at venue: 6.45pm

Speech by : BL Santhosh, RSS Pracharak, BJP Organizing Secretary of Karnataka.
‘Those Interested are requested to attend the programme ahead of scheduled time, as late comers are NOT allowed inside the hall’, said one of the organiser of the event.

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BL Santhosh, RSS Pracharak

BL Santhosh, RSS Pracharak

About Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya:

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya (September 25, 1916 – February 11, 1968) was an Indian philosopher, economist,sociologist, historian, journalist, and political activist. He was one of the most important leaders of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the present day Bharatiya Janata Party. A revered icon of Integral Humanism, he was an ideologue and a guiding force for a alternative model of governance and politics.

While he was a student at Sanatan Dharma College, Kanpur, in 1937 he joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He dedicated himself to full-time work in the RSS from 1942. Deendayal Upadhyaya was a man of soaring idealism and had a tremendous capacity for organisation. He started a monthly Rashtra Dharma, a weekly Panchjanya and a daily Swadesh.

Upadhyaya conceived the political philosophy Integral Humanism – the guiding philosophy of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The philosophy of Integral Humanism advocate the simultaneous and integrated program of the body, mind and intellect and soul of each human being. His philosophy of Integral Humanism, which is a synthesis of the material and the spiritual, the individual and the collective, bears eloquent testimony to this. In the field of politics and economics, he was pragmatic and down to earth. He visualized for India a decentralized polity and self-reliant economy with the village as the base.

Deendayal Upadhyay was convinced that we as an independent nation cannot rely upon Western concepts like individualism, democracy, socialism,communism, capitalism etc. and he was of the view that the Indian polity after our independence has been raised upon these superficial Western foundations and not rooted in the timeless traditions of our ancient culture. He was of the view that the Indian intellect was getting suffocated by Western theories and ideologies and consequently there was a big roadblock on the growth and expansion of original Bharatiya thought. He said that there was an urgent public need for a fresh breeze.