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                         BVP IN THE NEWS                                


Outfits mourn Sai Baba's demise
Indian Express : 25 Apr 2011

KOCHI: Several organisations have mourned the demise of Sathya Sai Baba. The state unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, described Sathya Sai Baba as the pillar of strength to several hundreds of devotees. His demise has left a huge vacuum, it said in a statement.

The Hindu Aikyavedi has termed Baba as a symbol of India's rich spiritual heritage. "He made it even more richer with his presence. His contributions for the welfare of the poor, underprivileged and unemployed remain unique," Kummanam Rajasekharan said in a statement.

In a statement K P Harikumar, national convenor of the Bharat Vikas Parishad, wished that the crores of his devotees will continue to carry forward his teachings.

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"Save Earth, Save yourself" Resonated in Udaipur
Udaipur Times; April 22, 2011`

"Don’t be mean, go green.
Don’t be so hollow, or civilization will be swallowed.
We’re the green team, not the mean team.
Take part in Earth Day, and in the future it will pay."

Words & Slogans like the above ones were reverberating in the City of Lakes-Udaipur on 21st April at 6pm, an evening prior to the World Earth Day. Earth day was celebrated in Udaipur at Gangaur Ghat by Alok Sansthan, Alok Interact Club, Aravali Lake and Environment federation, Bharat Vikas Parishad Mewar and Rotary Club of Udaipur.

The main guests were Dr. Ramgopal (ex-Director General, Defense Research Department.), Shyam lal Kumawat (Chairman of Alok Sansthan.) and chief guests included, L.S. Karnawat (President of Rotary Club Udaipur), B.L Mehta (Secretary of Rotary Club Udaipur) and S.K. Verma (National Secretary of Bharat Vikas Parishad) & N.C. Jain (Chief Conservator Officer of Forest Wildlife).

The program begun by the approval of Pradeep Kumawat (Administrator of Alok Sansthan). Heritage walk was organized in the city by students of Alok Sansthan & Alok club interact. This consciousness rally had all students holding boards of slogans to save the Earth & water. There was an attempt for the mass appeal to spread the message of “Save the Earth.”

After the rally reached Gangaur Ghat, the event was inaugurated by placing all five symbolic elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Wind & Sky with the soil of Haldighati in a pot.

Messages like saving water, reducing pollution and use of Polythene. Proper use of stored water from rain for irrigation, rain water harvesting, proper use of electricity, safety of lakes and plantation were the major spotlight of the program.

The broadcast of 3 important films "kal kal chal chal behti" with "Earth Song" of Michael Jackson made it an awe-inspiringly thought provoking event. "Save Planet Earth" named movie, which is directed by Pradeep Kumawat, were insightful trials to reignite the love for the Earth & Environment in general mass.

Poster competition also did its bit to support the Earth Day celebration. Students prepared outstanding posters to encourage people.

First prize was bagged by Himanshu Kalra, followed by Ayushi Purohit (2nd in poster competition) and Nishal Soni got 3rd prize in poster competition.

A dance performance was given by Vibhangi Aameta & "Swapna me dharti maa ne kaha" was performed by Ujjwal Nagda.

"The performance of play about the Earth was a real achievement of Alok Sansthan. This is the high time we should save the Earth, otherwise it would turn out disastrous." Dr Ramgopal uttered.

"We call the Earth our mother, so we should take care of it in the same way we do for our mother. We are forgetting that pollution is deteriorating the natural environment of Earth. Joint steps are needed to make it green & clean again." Shyam lal Kumawat explained to the public.

In the end, earthen lamps were floated by Alok Sansthan’s students to make the event more serene

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Blood donation camp to support Anna
The Indian Post

Chandigarh, April 9: There may be lots of ways to show one’s revolt to condemn an evil of the society. Some choose fast on to death; some choose taking out candle light march; some this and some that. But today, on 8th April, 2011, Department of Laws, Panjab University Chandigarh chose a unique way to express their feelings to fight against corruption by organizing a Blood donation camp in association of Bharat Vikas Parishad. A small group of students, teaching and non teaching staff of the university came forward to donate blood to strengthen the movement against corruption. The camp was managed by team from the PGI, Sector 12 Chandigarh and was inaugurated by Prof Naval Kishore, Dean Students Welfare, PU. and was presided by Dr. Tankeshwar Kumar, President, Bharat Vikas Parishad North-III. Sixty units of blood were donated said Mr. Rakesh Mohindra, coordinator of the camp. This was part of series of such events being organized and supported by Bharat Vikas Parishad to serve for the human cause.

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BVP organises free medical check-up camp
State Times; Saturday, April 16, 2011

AMMU: Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP), Jammu East conducted free medical check-up camp in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society in front of Red Cross Complex, Kachi Chawni, Jammu on Saturday. In this camp three checks for the different diseases in common masses i.e. diabetes, blood grouping and blood pressure were performed. 126 persons visited this camp and got thoroughly checked up.

About 35 persons were tested +ve for diabetes, 11 persons were found acute patients of diabetes and it is worth mentioned that they got tested for the first time in their life.

It was also informed that during this year BVP intends to conduct at least five more such medical camps in slum areas duly identified for this purpose.

Prominent among those who were present on this occasion include Prof. S. C Anand (National Chairman, BVP), Er. Gopal Sharma (President BVP, Jammu East), Anil Padha (Hony. Secreatary IRCS (Region), Anil Sharma, Shalender Gupta, D. V. Satti, Dr. S. M Anand, Usha Anand, Rakesh Gupta and I. P Sharma. The volunteer services of the IRCS Medical Staff were utilised for conducting all these tests.

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BVP constructs wash room
State Times; Saturday, April 16, 2011

: Extending yet another helping hand of civic help to Apna Ghar-Short Stay Home for Kargil war victims where 17 orphan girls are residing. Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP), Trikuta Nagar Branch got constructed one wash room as it was an urgent need felt by members of BVP who visited Apna Ghar to celebrate festival among these girls. The Wash Room was inaugurated and dedicated to Apna Ghar by Chairman BVP Dr. V.P Gupta.

Appreciating the efforts of Trikuta Branch, he apprised the participants regarding five Sutras i.e Sanskar, Sehyog, Sampark, Sewa and Samarpan.

Rita Jetinder and Prof, Kohli thanked BVP for coming forward to help the destitute home. Ex Corporator Ward No-53, S.C Verma provided 1 Geyser for the newly constructed bathroom. He also assured to provide flood lights and repair the link road to Apna Ghar. President SC Gupta and General Secretary Vanita Kohli welcomed and thanked all the participants including members for their whole hearted cooperation.

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BVP holds Holi Milan samaroh
The Tribune; Sunday, March 20, 2011, Chandigarh, India

Dehradun, March 19. On occasion of Holi, the Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP), Uttarakhand, held a Holi Milan samaroh at the Gandhi Park here today.

A large number of people gathered on the occasion and enjoyed the cultural programme conducted by the parishad. The programme began with the Vande Mataram followed by offering prayers to the Almighty. Famous singer Ravi presented a patriotic song "Har karam apna karenge" and enthralled the audience. The local artistes also presented a Garhwali dance.

While addressing the event, president of the parishad Savita Kapoor greeted everyone a very happy Holi and congratulated the members of the association for putting up a wonderful event on the eve of Holi. Chief guest on the occasion was Assembly Speaker Harbans Kapoor.

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Dr.Uma Sharma (President, Bharat Vikas Parishad Mohali)
bestowed with a Kesari Woman Award

Punjab Newsline Network; Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Dr. Uma Sharma social worker has been bestowed with a Kesri Woman Award on the occasion of International Women's Day in New Delhi.

She is the only woman from the Punjab State who was amongst the 48 women selected from all over India out of 80,263 entries. Renuka Shah Nawaz gave away this award in the categories of social work to Dr. Uma Sharma during an international function organized by Punjab Kesri Delhi.

It may be recalled here that Dr. Uma Sharma who is presently discharging her duties as Senior Information & Public Relations Officer in the Department of Information & Public Relations Punjab Chandigarh got the inspiration to become a social activist from her freedom fighter father late Dr. Gobind Ram Sharma from Fazilka.

Dr. Uma Sharma who is the president of Bharat Vikas Parishad Mohali, Nari Shakti Sabhyacharak Mohali, Nand Lal Noorpuri Sabhyacharak Manch Mohali and Dr. Gobind Ram Welfare Society Fazilka, Chief Advisor Malwa Women Association Mohali, General Secretary NSS helpline Mohali, Vice president Public Relations Council of India Chandigarh Chapter, Patron Consumer Forum Mohali, Executive Member Prerna Society Mohali and Shaheedon ki Smadh Asif Wala Fazilka has been actively involved in bringing social awareness in the masses regarding education, healthcare, female foeticide, drug-de-addiction in general and protection of women rights in particular.

Appreciating the life time achievement of Dr. Uma Sharma, Kiran Chopra Chairperson Varishat Nagrik Kesri Club Delhi said, " All the awardees through out India have been short listed in three stages by the panel of selectors and jury members and I being a daughter of Punjab congratulate Dr. Uma Sharma for this rare honour and hope that she will continue her endeavour to promote women folk in the state in future with more enthusiasm and zeal."

On the occasion Sushma Swaraj leader of opposition Lok Sabha Delhi was the Chief Guest, Kiran Bedi, Sangeeta Jetli and Sonakshi Sinha were the guest of honour

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Over 400 delegates to attend BVP meet
Sakaal Times; Thursday, March 10, 2011 AT 07:04 PM (IST)

PUNE: Over 400 delegates from all over Maharashtra will participate in the state-level convention of social organisation 'Bharat Vikas Parishad' (BVP), to be held at Narayanidham at Lonavla from March 12.

"The two-day event will have lectures, symposiums, elocution competition and a host of other events themed on social, cultural and other issues," regional president of organisation, Dattaji Chitale said in a press meet here on Wednesday.

BVP executive president Ishwardatta Oza will inaugurate the convention, followed by an address by Mumbai-based Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini director Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.

Former Maharashtra DGP Arvind Inamdar will deliver address on 'Corruption, Eroding Values and Role Of An Individual', religious scholar Sanjay Upadhye will talk on 'Rejuvenation of Mind', while BVP secretary Usha Asthana will speak on the women's issues on the opening day.

Lectures by historian Pandurang Balkawde and social thinker Vivek Ghalsasi, and presentations by different branches of BVP are some of the activities scheduled on the concluding day.

"Our aim at Bharat Vikas Parishad is to develop India into a strong nation in all aspects, " Chitale said.

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BVP organises Guru Vandan Chattar Abinandan programme
Jammu Kashmir Newspoint; February 26, 2011

Pathankot, February 19: Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) Pathankot today organized a Guru Vandan Chattar Abinandan programme at Arya Girls School. On this occasion President Pankaj Gupta, National Convenior Lalit Mahajan, district president KK Mahajan, Principal Ranju Nijavan, Chairman, Avtar Abrol, B D Sharma inaugurated the program by lighting the traditional lamp. Speaking on the occasion President, Pankaj Gupta said that BVP works for many project and youth is the leader of nation and BVP honoured Chanchal Saini, Savita Gupta teachers of Army School and Bharti, Seema, Dimple, Harpinder students honoured by parishad. While addressing on the occasion National Convener Lalit Mahajan said that BVP is non political organization and working in all aspects for the development of children. Speaking on the occasion Principal Ranju Nijhawan praised the BVP works. On this occasion Avtar Abrol, KK Mahajan, BD Sharma, M L Sharma, Prof. Chakarvarti, Ashok, Munish, Manu Sharma, Dr. Shobha Prashar, Madhu and Pankaj Gupta were present.

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Bharat Vikas Parishad celebrates Republic Day
State Times; Friday, January 28, 2011

Bharat Vikas Parishad , East celebrated Republic Day in the premises of Bal Niketan Amphalla, Jammu. Tri-colour was hoisted jointly by the office bearers of Bharat Vikash Parishad and Ved Mandir Committee. On this occasion a colourful cultural programme was conducted by President Gopal Sharma in which orphan students of Bal Niketan presented different items showcasing their inherent talent.

Prominent persons among those who were present and spoke on the occasion include Inder Prakash Sharma, Kushal Kumar, Rakesh Gupta, Anil Sharma, Shalender Gupta, K.K Mengi, Kuldeep Gupta, Chawla and Sanjay Gupta.
Sweets and biscuits were distributed among all the children. The function concluded with National Anthem.

Meanwhile, Bharat Vika Parishad, Jammu West also celebrated Republic Day. The National Flag was hoisted by ex Principal GGM Science College Prof. Vijay Parkash at Sarwal Colony which was followed by National Anthem. A two minutes silence was observed to pay homage to martyrs and gallant army personnel who sacrificed their lives in protecting the motherland.

Parkash highlighted the importance of the day which was achieved after the sacrifices of patriots. He remembered Rani Laxmi Bai, Tantya Tope, Neta ji Subhash Chander Bose, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Chander Shekhar and many other patriots on the occasion. India became Sovereign Republic on this day, he said.

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Competitions held to mark Bharati Day
The Hindu; January 14, 2011

Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP), Ashok Nagar Branch, Rotary Club of Pallava and Dharma Vikaas Charitable Trust celebrated Bharati Day on December 12 at Jawahar Vidyalaya School, Ashok Nagar.

Essay writing, singing and oratorical competitions were conducted for Corporation, Government High Schools and private school students, in which more than 100 students participated.

Saradha Nambi Arooran, Commissioner, Right to Information, was the chief guest. She gave away prizes to the winners of the competition. The chief guest was welcomed by the Secretary Jayasree Sridharan and president Usha Hariharan. Ms. Arooran, in her speech, showered encomium on Bharati and Avvai and narrated how Bharati admired Avvai. Jayagopal Garodia School (West Mambalam) students performed a folk dance which earned them adulation and prize at the National Group Song Competition held at Sonepet, Haryana, conducted by Bharat Vikas Parishad. BVP along with Dharma Vikaas Charitable Trust donated artificial limb to K. Raman (78) who lost his leg due to diabetics. Annamalai, president of Rotaty Club Pallava, along with Kannan, Founder-Managing Trustee, delivered the limb.

The judges for the competition were Ramani Bhagawathar and Narasimhan, former GM of Bank of Baroda.

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Spreading traffic awareness among drivers

Bassi Pathana, January 10: The police, in collaboration with the Truck Union and Bharat Vikas Parishad, organised a seminar to spread awareness among drivers about the traffic rules here today. DSP SP Singh was the chief guest, while Raj Kumar Wadhwa, president, Bharat Vikas Parishad, presided over the seminar.

A large number of drivers from truck union, tempo union, auto-rickshaw union and prominent citizens attended the seminar.

The DSP said deaths due to accidents were on the rise, so the need of the hour was to control accidents. He said the law forcing agencies couldn’t control the traffic by enforcing the law, rather everyone had to take the responsibility to obey traffic rules, and only then the road accidents could be controlled. He said it was unfortunate that our drivers drive negligently here in India, where as they drive carefully while in abroad.

He appreciated the efforts of the Bharat Vikas Parishad and truck union in organising such a seminar.

He stressed upon the need that parents must stop their below 18 children from driving.

Raj Kumar Wadhwa said certain accidents took place only due to traffic police, as after seeing the police, the drivers tried to speed up the vehicle just to avoid harassment. Ravinder Singh Virk, president, Truck Union, Balraj Singla, Rajwant Singh, city in charge, were all present.

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Faridkot girls win IQ contest
The Tribune;
Monday, January 10, 2011

Two girls of Class VIII, Aastha Garg and Sukhan Deep Kaur, both students of the local Dashmesh Public School, have won the third position in the national-level IQ competition ‘Bharat Ko Jano’ held by the Bharat Vikas Parishad in Lucknow recently. They were among the 70 finalists selected from different states in the state-level competitions held by the parishad last month. The aim of the competition was to check the knowledge of students, under 14 years of age on various topics. Earlier, they topped in the school, district and state-level competitions before qualifying for the national event.

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IQ competition
Times of India; Sat, Jan 08, 2011

Two girls students of Faridkot, Aastha and Sukhandeep have won the third position in National IQ competition organized by Bharat Vikas Parishad. Aastha Garg and Sukhan Deep Kaur were amongst the 70 finalists selected of the statewide competition organized by Parishad last month. The competition named BHARAT KO JANO was to check the knowledge of students under 14 years of age, on the topics about their country, covering all the fields of culture, religion, history, geography, sports, mythology, and current affairs.

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