Gadchiroli Jan. 28 (District Correspondent) Some reactionary forces have been trying to pollute the social harmony and fraternity. We have to take forward the social movements for the betterment of society in a positive manner. The more participation of women has to be sought in this process.
This was stated by Mr. Purushottam Khedekar, founder President of the Sangha while speaking at the Sanvad Meeting organized by the Gadchiroli unit of the sangha at Shivaji English School here the other day.
‘Poverty and illiteracy are the enemies of Bahujan communities. They have to become economically efficient. The women from these communities need to move out of blind faith and old rituals. The deserving students are deprived of education. Marataha Sewa Sangh is working on these issues for the last over 30 years and this movement needs to be carried further with a renewed vigour’.
Prof. Arjun Tanpure, senior Advisor of MSS, Dr. Dilip Chaudhari, President of Sambhaji Brigade, Dadaji Chafle, Shaligram Vidhate, former Presidents of Sewa Sangha, Maroti Dudhbawre, District President of Sambhaji Brigade, Ms. Kavita Zade of Jijau Brigade were prominently seated on the dais.
Marathas should be given reservation under constitutional framework is the stand of Maratha Sewa Sangha from the beginning, Khedekar pointed out. The government policy of giving ration free of cost is wrong. Instead, the state should provide jobs to the youths and make them self-reliant, he opined.
Dr. Dilip Chaudhari said Maratha Sewa Sangh has worked for creating an atmosphere of social and cultural harmony in Maharashtra and this work will be continued as it is quite necessary in the present situation. There is a threat to the constitutional structure which needs to be stopped. The growing interference of the reactionary forces in social, educational fields needs to be stopped. All the like-minded people should work together for this, he stated.
The activists of various social organizations raised various important issues which were discussed in the meeting. Ms. Kusum Alam, tribal poetess, Prof. sheshrao Yelekar of OBC Mahasangha, Vilas Nimborkar of Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti, Manohar Hepat of IIYF, Dharmanand Meshram of Movement for Justice, Prof. Prakash Dudhe of Republican Party, Pandurang Nagapure of Maratha Sewa Sangha and others participated in the discussions.
Mr. Suresh Ladke, Working President of Maratha Sewa Sangh made an introductory speech, Vijay kuttarmare conducted the programme and Mr. Maroti Dudhbawre proposed the vote of thanks.