15th National Praudh Sanskar Shivir of Bharat Vikas Parishad was organised at Katra
(J&K) from 29th Feb. to 2nd March, 2008.
251 Praudhs from different prants of the country attended the Shivir.
The Shivir was inaugurated 29th Feb, 08 by lighting of lamp by
the chief guest Shri Jugal Kishore Sharma Hon'ble Minister of J&K
Govt. assisted by Shri R.P.Sharma National Working President, Shri
I.D. Ojha, National Secretary General, Shri S. Ramanna, National Organizing Secretary and Shri R.P. Gupta Additional Secretary General.
Vande Mataram was sung by Smt. Sneh Gupta of Trikuta Nagar (Jammu)
In the Inaugural session Prof. Suresh Gupta, State President welcomed the guests. Shri I.D.Ojha gave details about Bharat
Vikas Parishad activities. The main speaker was Shri S. Ramanna who
spoke on "Old age is a boon". Hon'ble Minister Shri Jugal Kishore
Sharma stressed upon the Senior Citizens to work for the upliftment of
the country. Souvenir "Aashirwad" was released on this occasion. Presidential
remarks were given by Shri R.P.Sharma while the session was conducted by Prof. Satish Anand, National Secretary.
2nd Session was chaired by Shri I.D.Ojha, while Shri A.R.P.Sihna National Chairman spoke on "The necessity of holding Sanskar
Shivirs." The delegates were introduced by their group leaders.
On1st March, 08 3rd Session was chaired by Shri R.P.Gupta, National Additional Secretary General. A lecture on Yoga was
delivered by Shri S.K.Jain General Secretay Yoga Sansthan followed by
practial demonstration by Shri B.R.Gupta and Smt. Sushma Gupta. A lecture
on health by Dr. Subash Gupta, Ex-Principal Govt. Medical College,
Jammu were the highlights of the session. Quiz competition on BVP was
4th Session started with a lecture by Shri Suresh Chandra of Ghaziabad and
compered by Shri S.N.Sharma National Convener. Delegates were divided into 3 groups and group discussions were
held on the following topics : A : Role of Bharat Vikas Parishad in
eradicating social evils. B : Steps to expand Bharat Vikas Parishad at
branch level and C : Role of elders in giving Sanskars in a family. Cultural programme was presented by the school children of Katra branch in the 5th session. Shri S. Ramanna chaired the session.
Concluding session was chaired by Shri Varinder Sabharwal,
National Finance Secretary on 2nd March and conducted by Dr. Santosh
Gupta, Zonal Convener. In this session Dr. Harsh of Bikaner (Raj.)
spoke on "How to keep fit". Swami Hirdayanand Ji the chief guest spoke on
spiritual tips for Praudhs. Mementos were given to the local organizers.
Dr. Bishwanath Verma of Gaya (Bihar) was honoured for attending
12/14 Shivirs so far organized by BVP at National level. Mementos were
also given to the 1st and 2nd position holders of Quiz competition.
For the first time participation certificates were given to all the
delegates. The Shivir ended with the singing of National Anthem.
On 3rd Mach, 08 about 100 delegates were taken to Patnitop a beautiful Hill Resort, having immense