Social service should not become business – Suresh Bhayyaji Joshi
Hubbali. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarkaryavah Suresh Bhayyaji Joshi said that social service should not become a business, and social workers should try to build a better society by solving the problems of the poor and needy with love, compassion, and dedication. “We need social service organisations to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor, and to build a better society. We need to change the image of social work which is often seen as a business. Social service organisations should work selflessly and win the faith of society,” he said.
Addressing a public meeting on the second day of the Rashtriya Seva Bharati’s State-level ‘Seva Sangam’ programme here at Gokul Garden, Bhayyaji Joshi noted that social service requires no teaching in our country, but that its techniques and mechanisms can be learnt with benefit. Those who are deprived of basic facilities due to the caste system, or tribal people who consider themselves as Hindus and children of Bharat Mata should be helped on priority. We have to try to solve their problems, and to bring positive changes in their life, he added.
Shivakumar Swami Ji of Nandiveri Mutt at Kappatagudda recently gave a call to the people and government to save Kappatagudda in Gadag district which has rare medicinal plants which are under threat. Speaking at a function he said many commercial institutions had an eye on Kappatagudda as it is a gold mine for them. “We have already lost hills in Ballari and Sandur. Protecting Kappatagudda, which brings rain for North Karnataka region, is the duty of all”, he said and described the rainwater harvesting and sapling plantation initiatives undertaken at Kappatagudda.
Shivakumar Swami Ji, Dr. Ramu Mulagi, Kumuda, Nanasaheb Patil, Siddharameshwar Patted, Ravindra Deshmukh, and residents of Kodambi-Ramnagar in Mundgod taluk (dispute-free village) were felicitated for their work in the region.
The KLE Technological University (KLETU) Vice-Chancellor Ashok Shettar, Y Satish, Sundar Laxmanan, Pavitra Gowda, Govindappa Goudappagol, and others were present.
Earlier, Bhayaji Joshi addressed the youth convention, and called upon youth to come forward to engage in social service for the welfare of the poor. India has a huge young population. We have not sacrificed for the freedom of the country, but we are enjoying its benefits. Therefore, we have tosacrifice to seek a better future for our country, he added.
Poverty, malnutrition, poor health & education facilities in rural areas, corruption, violence against women and children, and bad habits among youth are major challenges that our country is facing. Youth should know the ground reality, and should come forward to solve problems, he said.
Asking youth to have moral values, good character, good culture, dedication, determination and compassion, he said, “it is our duty to help the poor in our society, considering their problem as our problem. If we do not do that, will Christian Missionaries come and do that?”