Bhilai, Sep 10: An intellectual lecture was organized by Prabuddha Parishad Chhattisgarh at Bhilai Niwas under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav which is being celebrated across the country from March 12, 2021 to August 15, 2023. “Self Pride in the Freedom Movement” was the theme of this lecture.
Nationalist thinker and writer Dr Sadanand Sapre delivered the keynote address. He said that the pride of self has been left somewhere in the history of the freedom movement which is being taught. We have to recognize the true history. Calling upon the enlightened people of the society, he urged them to study the subjects of their self-interest from the Indian point of view so that the independent Bharat can be made sovereign in true sense. He added Swa-tantra means – having an own system based on one’s own thoughts. Instead of words that increase slave mentality, we should use words that increase self-respect in speech and writing.
Milind M Gadre, Executive Director, Bhilai Steel Plant, presiding over the program, said that various opinions have been explained about our ancestors in history. In this regard, one has to know, recognize and assimilate the history which makes us proud.
In the beginning of the program, Atul Nagle, the provincial convener of the Prabuddha Parishad said that Pragya Pravah is an intellectual movement which is working in Chhattisgarh as Prabuddha Parishad. He also outlined in detail the functions of the Prabuddha Parishad in his welcome address.
The program was conducted by Dr Jyoti Dharkar and Sanjay Kumar Mishra proposed the vote of thanks. The program concluded with the song Vande Mataram by Sheela Lakurkar and Hemant Sagdev.
Former Vice Chancellor Dr Narendra Dixit, Ajay Dange, Hemant Naidu, Shivram Shukla, Dilip Deshpande, Kaushal Kumar Sahu, SM Chauthaivale, Anjani Dwivedi, Ramesh Mane, Siddhesh Nagle, Upasana Sahu, Sudhir Joshi, Vinod Mishra, Arun Srivastava, Dr Kuber Singh Gurupanch, Rajmani Dubey, Mukul Pendharkar and other dignitaries were present.