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The 10th National Conference of ABISY was held at Mysore from December 24th to 26th 2015 on “Women in Indian culture: From ancient to Modern” (1).

December 29, 2015

The 10th National Conference of ABISY was held at Mysore from December 24th to 26th 2015 on “Women in Indian culture: From ancient to Modern” (1).

Centenary Celebration Committee of University of Mysore

Naramada hostel one of the accommodations, where delegates stayed

24-12-2015 (Thursday): The Akhila Bharatiya Itihasa Sankalana Yojana (hereinafter mentioned as ABISY) New Delhi, has been conducting National Conferences once in three years in various parts of India on specfic themes. Of which “The Aryan Problem” had drawn the attention of national and international scholars creating an impact[1]. Besides, there have been national seminars, workshops and Scholars meet (Vidwat Parishads) conducted at different states on specified topics[2].

Sl.

No

Year Where held
1 December,  1991

 

Ujjain
2 Dravidian Problem Dec.26th and 27th 1992 Warangal
3 1994
4 1997
5 The Role of Bhakti movement in Hindu renaissance 2000

October 28th to 30th 1999

Mysore
6 2003
7 Saraswati and the War of Independence 1857 November 17th to 19th 2006 Khurukshetra
8 2009
9 Bharatiya Nationality from past to present October 26-28, 2012 Gwalior
10 Women in Indian culture: From ancient to Modern 2015 Mysuru
ABISY - Haribhava Vaze, president, talking with Balamund, Ratnesh Tripathi etc

ABISY – Haribhava Vaze, president, talking with Balamund, Ratnesh Tripathi etc

The 10th National Conference of ABISY was held at Mysore from December 24th to 26th 2015 on “Women in Indian culture: From ancient to Modern” jointly organized / sponsored by the Akhila Bharatiya Itihasa Sankalana Yojana  Centenary Celebration Committee of University of Mysore, Mysuru and Indian Council of historical reseach (hereinafter mentioned as ICHR).  As the theme attracted, some came with papers delving upon the main theme. On 23rd morning itself, about 200 delegates were there in the premises of Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Manasagangotri and they were accommodated in the hostels of Narmada, Krishna, Ganga etc. As more and more delegates started coming, they were accommodated in Terapanta Bhawan. VIP-delegates were accommodated in the University Guest House. The delegate fee of Rs. 750/- was charged and 870 were registered delegates as on 25-12-2015. The press was also briefed about it earlier[3].

ABISY - Centenary Celebration Committee of University of Mysore

ABISY – Centenary Celebration Committee of University of Mysore

Centenary Celebration Committee of University of Mysore[4]: For this, K.S Rangappa VC had appointed a centenary celebration committee. The committee consists of MPs, the former Prime Minister H.D Deve Gowda, former vice chancellors, litterateurs and other distinguished scientists[5]. After rigorous discussion the committee has come up with some projects with members of all shades of political and economic interests[6]. About the request of Rs.100 crores for the celebration and allocation of Rs.50 crires, “The Hindu” reported characteristically[7]. Even as the University of Mysore was getting ready to host its centenary celebration, the government, in a goodwill gesture, announced a grant of Rs. 50 crore for the historic fete which began on July 27, 2015, the day the university was established in 1916. The university had sought Rs. 100 crore from the government for the centenary fete. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, however, doled out Rs. 50 crore in the State Budget presented by him[8]. Expressing gratitude towards the government’s gesture, VC K.S. Rangappa said, “I thank the government for its benevolence. Actually, we had sought Rs. 100 crore from it for realising certain projects. But we are happy with the allocation.” A website was created and brochure issued[9]. Thus, among the other projects and programmes, the hosting of the Conference was included in the agenda by the Committee.

ABISY - Senate hall entrance - Inagural function

ABISY – Senate hall entrance – Inagural function

Inagural session (24-12-2015): The inaguration was held at the “Senate Hall” and there was secuirity checking, as two State Governors Karnataka HE Vajubhai Vala and Goa HE Mridula Sihna were participating. The delegates were taken to the venue from the Hostels by buses and the hall was full within half-an-hour. Sri Suresh Joshi Bhayyaji, Sarkaryavah, RSS was the guest speaker. Prof K. S. Rangappa, VC, University of Mysuru was the Chief Gust of Honour. They were waiting for the arrival of the Governors. On the stage nothing was there and the backdrop was just started putting up. The chairs were brought one by one and arranged on the stage. Three framed pictures were brought and placed on the chairs, but, they were not fittimg into, so two were removed and only one – that of Bharat Mata was accommodated in a chair. As mentioned, the programme was not started by 9.15, but by 10.15 am in a different way. The Zonal incharges of Bharatiya Itihasa Sankalana Samiti (hereinafter mentioned as BISS) were called.

ABISY - Senate hall entrance - Inagural function - secuirity check

ABISY – Senate hall entrance – Inagural function – secuirity check

Historians honoured by the organizedrs: 10.24 am: The programme was started. Each zonal incharge was asked to announce the historian selected. Thus, the following announced their respective historian as mentioned against each:

  1. Kataraia, Udaipur…………by……….
  2. Sher Singh announced………….
  3. Dilip Kumar Bhukkan announced for Assam by…………
  4. Anand Sharma (Uttaranchal)…………
  5. Rahman Ali, Ujjain was selected by………….
  6. Seernivasa Rao announced Prof A. Sundara.
  7. Anuradha (Telingana) announced Y. Sudhrshana Rao[10].

It was surprising that for the States, Seemanthra, Tamilnadu and Kerala, no historian of worth could be recognized and announced by them for honouring. It is clear that either the orgnizers or the Zonal incharge could have been so ignorant about their respective regions / States to select and nominate the historians or they did not want take such decision judiciously considering the facts. Ironically, the BISS, Tamilnadu shows many popular historians in their organization – Dr K. V. Raman, Dr R. Nagaswamy, Dr Rama Bai, Prof Dr K. M. Rao, Dr S. Kalyanaraman and others, yet the Zonal incharge could not think of anybody snd nominate nobody! Of course, there have been many-more in those states. When all were happening, many came (some important persons, scholars and elderly people) and returned, as none could recognize them or made them to seat! For instance, Tumkur University VC came and kept waiting and standing, for some time and he was not cared by anybody. Perhaps, the hall received more members to be acommodated than available seating arrangement!

Dr S Kalyana Raman lecture at IGNCA Bangalore Dec.23, 2001

Dr S Kalyana Raman lecture at IGNCA Bangalore Dec.23, 2001 – generally, he used to present on “Saraswati” related topics.

A presentation on “Sarasawati River Civilization”: 10.36 am: Inagural song was sung.

10.40 am: Welcoming the delegates, the person concluded with “Jai Hind, Jai Karnataka”!

11.01 am: Prashant Bharadwaj, Haryana Water Board, started explaining about the “Sarasawati River Civilization” with some slides, which were not at all attractive. Moreover, he was explaing in Hindi and thus evidently noot understood by the delegates coming from different states other than the Hindi speaking ones. It has to be mentioned that earlier Dr S. Kalyanaraman used to give presentation on “Sarasawati River Civilization” with many slides and lot of information, as he has been working on the subject and written many books[11].  He has published many books on the Sindhu-Saraswati civilization. Now, why he was not there was intriguing, as obviously, his absence was reveleaed through some slides used as noted.  However, it was learnt later that he had sent a PPT with many slides for presentation, but ignored by the organizers. About the differing views on “Saraswati” river, a comprehensive note can be seen here[12].

ABISY - inagural function - Press not accommodated initially

ABISY – inagural function – Press not accommodated initially

11.20 to 11.35 am: On RHS of the auditorioum, thee was commotion, as the seats meant for the press people were occupied by the delegates. So when chairs were put before the front road, the police objected to it on secuirity reasons.  The shouting stopped and they were made to settle down.

ABISY - inagural function - Press not accommodated initially- secuirity protest

ABISY – inagural function – Press not accommodated initially- secuirity protest

11.35 am: There were patriotic songs sung by different people. All these attempts were evidently meant for adjusting the delay caused for the arrival of the Governors.

© Vedaprakash

29-12-2015

[1] The all India seminar was held at Bangalore on July 21st to 23rd 1991and the book was published in June 1983 edited by S. B. Deo and Suryanath Kamath.

  1. B. Deo and Suryanath Kamath (Eds.), The Aryan Problem, Bharatiya Itihasa Sankalana Samiti, Pune, 1993.

[2] Seminar on the “Aryan Problem”, July 21-23, 1991 at Bangalore;

National workshop on Dating in Indian arechaeology, Dec.19-21, 1993, Mysore;

National seminar on Indian Civilization and its chronology, August 18-19, 1995 Madras;

Workshop on “Concept, source and changing pattern of History writing”, Jan.30, 31 and Feb.1, 1998, Uttan, Bhayandar; gama Sangoshti, June.20-22, 1998, Melekote;

National Seminar on “Contribution of South India to Indian Art and Architecture”,  January.26-29, 1999, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu; etc.

[3] http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/history-conference-from-thursday/article8016179.ece

[4] http://centenary.uni-mysore.ac.in/index.php

[5] http://thecompanion.in/university-of-mysore-glorifying-the-aura-of-a-historic-journey/

[6] http://centenary.uni-mysore.ac.in/advisory-committee

[7] http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/rs-50-crore-announced-for-centenary-celebration-of-university-of-mysore/article6993056.ece

[8] The Hindu, Rs. 50 crore announced for centenary celebration of University of Mysore, Shankar Bennur, Updated: March 14, 2015 05:42 IST.

[9] http://centenary.uni-mysore.ac.in/centenary-brochure

[10] It is intriguing to note that he resingned last month as the salary he demanded was not paid. While members of the ICHR contacted by The Hindu said they didn’t know any details about Prof Rao’s step, some confirmed that the Council had recommended an honorarium of Rs. 1.5-lakh per month for Prof. Rao to the government, but no decision had been taken on this yet. Significantly, the ICHR head’s position is an honorary one, for which no salary is paid.

 http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ichr-chairman-sudershan-rao-resigns/article7923496.ece

[11] Indus script deciphered, Indian Ocean Community, Rastram, A Theory for wealth of Nations, Public administration in India, Meluha – Tree of life, Akkadian Rising Sun, Sagan finds Saraswati, Indian Writings in Ancient Neat East and many othrers.

[12] https://bharatabharati.wordpress.com/category/saraswati-river/

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Congress, BJP and the so-called Hindu terror-I

July 17, 2010

Congress, BJP and the so-called Hindu terror-I

Congress cries wolf whenever it fails: When Krishna was utterly defeated diplomatically by the assertive and aggressive Qureshi, he was just keeping quiet without any proper response. The Muslim appeasement culture of Congress makes every Congress minister to play down serious issues whether it is Jihadi terror, Al-Queda terror, cross-border terror, Osama horror or anything.

The MP wrangle snowballing into Congress-BJP war: Congress wants to create problem in the BJP-ruled states. After all, as it has been power for many years, it has loyal officers at every place to get information. Thus, when it turned attention towards MP, Digvijaya Singh started pulling strings leading to his brother criticising BJP chief. Immediately, he was expelled from BJP[1]. Then he carried the story that Uma Bharathi actually wanted to join Congress in 1983 and it was her mistake to join BJP[2]. Madhya Pradesh BJP President Prabhat Jha on Friday alleged that Singh always favour the Naxalites[3]. Nitin Gadkari asked taunting the Congress over the delay in hanging Afzal Guru, Gadkari had asked the party whether the Parliament attack death row convict was its “son-in-law” evoking a strong reaction from the UPA party. Then Congress spokesmen and supporting Ministers started voicing against it.

To cover up Bhopal blunder, Congress wanted it and BJP fell trap to it: Media was exposing the complexities of the Congress in the escape of Anderson. How Rajiv Gandhi, Arjun Singh and others helped him to escape made the people to understand or rather recollect the just past. Thus, revival of the case has to be necessitated for Congress to save its face. Sonia has been particular to stop the smearing campaign against Rajiv Gandhi and they used Digvijay to carry out damage control. He started using his brother to attack BJP and it worked.
Son of Maharana Pratap or Shivaji or Aurangazeb[4]: It is all out war of words between Digvijay Singh and Nitin Gadkari with the senior Congress leader responding on Thursday to the BJP president’s jibe by asking him whether he is the son of Maharana Pratap or Shivaji. “Honourable Gadkari has questioned my paternity and he wanted to know whether I am a son of Shivaji or Aurangzeb? I am the son of Balbhadra Singh,” Singh told reporters at the Indore Press Club. “However, I want to know from Gadkariji whether he is the son of Maharana Pratap or Shivaji. I am not taking the name of Aurangzeb,” the AICC general secretary said. Taking a pointed dig at Singh, Gadkari referred to him as Mughal ruler Aurangzeb’s son for his visit to a Muslim-dominated area in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh[5]. “A Congress General Secretary is celebrating festivals with families of terrorists in Azamgarh. The Congress must decide who’s descendant is he – Shivaji and Maharana Pratap, or Aurangzeb?” Gadkari said while criticising Singh early this month. Singh also refused to comment on his younger brother and former BJP MP Laxman Singh’s remarks about Gadkari . “My younger brother has his own personality and politics. I don’t want to comment on them,” he said.

Rhetoric BJP is not match for Congress: That Sangh parivar organizations have been easily subjected to sting operations, prove that they have been talkative, rhetoric and garrulous without caring for any etiquette. It is quite natural that in villages, on the banks of ponds and rivers, ordinary people would talk exactly like the Video played by Headlines Today as the Singh Parivar people were reportedly chatting. They may excel loquacious women in their usage of colloquial Hindi with mixed local dialects. They have not learned lessons from Babgaru, Tehelka and other episodes.

Professional journalism and table-talk gossiping: That innocent people poisoned by MIC gas and killed like rats is a fact; that Anderson escaped with the help of Rajiv Gandhi is a fact; like these there have been simple facts, which could be easily understood by the common people, for which no media expert is required. But, “Hindus want to take revenge against Muslims” and if Hindus are prompted, they would come out and exoress their feelings so is very simple, as the Hindus have been suffering by all including the media. It is a psychological question and method that could not be experimented with emotional and patriotic people, as it would give totally wrong picture. RSS people would talk like that only, as it ie mere rhetyoric, talkative, childish etc., just like street-talk, bathroom-talk, table-talk………………and no congnizance could be taken.

Ethics and limits of sting-operations: In star hotels, during and after booze, the same politicians, their servant/slave-officers (IAS, IPS, IFS) and others talk so many things. Can they be videographed for sting operation and broadcast? Thus, there is a limit for the principles and ethics of sting-operation. If minister share beds with the wife of another minister, can it be videographed and broadcast as sting operation? Thus, it need not be explained and such arrogance of professionalism is nothing but ultra-modern barbarity and it would get back the same barbarity and that is what exactly happened.

The media should change its attitude of anti-Hindu psyche: Now common Hindu has undedrstood that he is targeted unnecessarily for everything. Therefore, he would respond differently only. Take the case of Government’s attempt of contemplating and Act to punish parents who beat their children. What type of Act it is? Tomorrow, there would be an Act to punish Children who beat their parents. Tomorrow, in the courts, we can have parents and children charged with criminal violations of all sorts. Thus, the stinking-sting operations with all manipulations would lead to such situation.

The Media and journalists and other experts and professionals are not angels: People know the weaknesses and indulgences of the media people. Now, situation has been without gift, cover, bottle or………………no media person would come cover any event. There have been few “Mahatmas”, “Jesus Christs”, “Buddhas”  who covder events with consciousness. Thus, when everybody knows about others, what is the logic of accusing each other. If they want to correct Indians do that work from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Rajasthan to Nagaland. Incidentally, these areas have been only dangerous to India.

Vedaprakash

17-06-2010


[1] http://www.centralchronicle.com/viewnews.asp?articleID=41640

[2] http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Uma-wanted-to-join-Congress-joined-BJP-by-mistake-Digvijay/articleshow/6173636.cms

[3] http://www.hindustantimes.com/Singh-always-favours-Naxalites-Jha/Article1-573222.aspx

[4] Digvijay hits back at Gadkari for Aurangzeb comments, Press Trust of India, Updated: July 15, 2010 20:45 IST

[5] Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/digvijay-hits-back-at-gadkari-for-aurangzeb-comments-37736?cp