Excerpts from India's
Prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's musings from Goa (12/31/2002).
here for the full text of his
" ..... As a
matter of fact, there are tens of thousands of unsung or little-sung
heroes of development, both individuals and organisations, all over the
country. They are inspired by the spirit of nationalism and the true
meaning of religion as service to society --- Nar Seva is Narayan
Many of them
are young people. Few things bring me greater joy than when I get to meet
these selfless volunteers with soaring idealism. May the number of such
individuals and organizations increase a thousand fold, and may they
inspire each of us to do something more for our country in the New Year.
is in the "Religious" category, and its
main activity is “welfare/health care”. “Religious”? True enough, but only
the curious reader would bother to discover [7,8] that ".. the Miraj
Medical Center, affiliated with the Church of North India, is the
only fully comprehensive health care entity in a 150 mile radius...Ref.
[7 &8 ] are the websites of the Presbyterian Church, USA, and the
Church of North India, respectively.
International Center for Cultural Studies, Nagpur,
is also R-rated. It is also classified as being into “Hinduization”. ICCS
has established enough credibility with Maoris of New Zealand to be
running joint programs with them, according to the New Zealand website
. "Hinduizing" Maoris ?
(Ambedkar Medical Establishment). Sabrang /FOIL rating: “R”. Activity:
“e” – religious conversion. Dr. Ambedkar, world renowned jurist was one
of the fathers of the Indian Constitution. He was a passionate advocate
of the interests of underprivileged, so-called “low-caste” people – the
people whom Mahatma Gandhi named “Harijans” or “The Lord’s People”. They
are Hindus. The following unsolicited letter was received on Dec. 1,
2002 from a gentleman who has been there.
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