Pandit Upadhyay gave the philosophy of integral humanism when the country had no direction


After the attainment of independence, when the country’s politics started, it had neither its own direction nor any principle, at that time he gave the country the philosophy of integral humanism. The core of this integral humanism is cultural nationalism, which gives freedom to think apart from socialism and individualism.

February 11, 1968 is a sad day for every citizen of India, who is a supporter of purity in his nation, eternal culture and personal life. Because, this was the ill-fated day on which we lost Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, a great personality of visionary thinking, equanimous principles, excellent thinking and surrendering everything for the nation. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, who created a place in the hearts and minds of the people of India due to his ideals and thoughts and who gave the ideology of Integral Humanism, who strengthened the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and was one of the founders of the Jana Sangh, will always be remembered as a true servant of Mother India. Will remain on the mind of the countrymen.

After the attainment of independence, when the country’s politics started, it had neither its own direction nor any principle, at that time he gave the country the philosophy of integral humanism. The core of this integral humanism is cultural nationalism, which gives freedom to think apart from socialism and individualism. In Integral Humanism, a classless, casteless and conflict-free social system was talked about for the country, which is completely different from communism. This ideology has been defined as an idea based on purely Indian thought. Pandit ji believed that there should be integration of Indian culture in social, economic and political way. After independence it was felt that India was feeling suffocated despite being an independent nation. The reason for this is that due to western ideologies – capitalism, socialism, communism and individualism, the development of the country is being hindered along with the decrease in the original Indian ideology.

Due to his engrossment in nation building and public service, Panditji had no personal life of his own. This was the reason that his thoughts proved him different from other people. Deendayal Upadhyay is considered the creator of the Rashtra Jeevan Darshana of the Jana Sangh. His aim was to provide a purely Indian philosophy for efforts to reconstruct independence. Presenting India’s Sanatan ideology in a contemporary form, he gave India the ideology of integral humanism. He thought that the main objective of economic development should be the happiness of the common man. He used to say that “the human group living in India, having a feeling of affection towards it, is a people. Their way of life, art, literature, philosophy are all Indian culture. That’s why this culture is the basis of Indian nationalism. India will remain united only if there is loyalty in this culture. For the qualitative upliftment of any person or society, not only the economic and social side, its all-round development is essential. Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay ji was of the opinion that qualitative progress is not possible without removing the poverty and illiteracy of the nation. Under Integral Humanism, the philosophy of Antyodaya’s ideological leader Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay was not limited to writing and his contemplation, but whenever he went for migration due to the work of the organization, on the basis of priority, he stayed in the families standing at the last position in the society. Were. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay paved the way to provide quality to individual and community life, which in the present times, life in the society also has to imbibe the values ​​and rituals derived from integral humanism.

In Indian politics, when political parties did politics only on the basis of dynasty and family, public interest or public welfare did not find any place in it. While keeping integral humanism at the core, at present the Narendra Modi government is working for the upliftment and development of the poorest of the poor, with the resolve to uplift the weak and poor sections of the society, then the picture and destiny of the country has started changing. . The government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay’s philosophy of integral humanism and the ideology of Antyodaya by realizing its goal of poor-welfare. The Central Government is continuously working for “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas”. The Narendra Modi government has a direct effect that the poor, deprived and exploited are getting maximum benefits of Antyodaya schemes. Whether it is an epidemic or war, global tension or the corona crisis that has hit the world, the whole world is expecting from India. Definitely behind this are the policies based on integral humanism of the Modi government.

In every aspect of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay’s life, be it a thinker, editor, philosopher or economist, he has given a major place to cooperation, coordination and co-existence in every field. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, the father of Antyodaya, also provided the right vision to give priority to shared social responsibilities for promoting the interests of the deprived sections.

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay was born on 25 September 1916 at Nagla Chandrabhan in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. Born in a middle class family, Deendayal Upadhyay ji had seen the calamities closely. After losing his father at the age of two and a half and his mother at the age of eight, his maternal grandfather, who raised him, also left him at the age of 10. At a very young age, the responsibility of taking care of the younger brother also came. Any man would have given up in front of these calamities, but he did not give up and kept moving forward.

Having come in contact with Dr. Hedgewar and Bhaurao Deoras, the founders of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Kanpur, Panditji, who was endowed with unique talent, got influenced by the ideology of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and joined the Sangh. While unmarried, without worrying about earning a living, he dedicated his life to the country and the society. As the successful editor of Rashtradharma, Panchjanya and Swadesh, he asserted the nationalist voice. In this way, he became journalist Deendayal, economist Deendayal and Deendayal of the poor.

Due to his political understanding and amazing organization ability, he was made the first general secretary of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, founded by Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee in 1951. Became the president of Jansangh in 1967, but was able to work only for 44 days. Seeing his talent and efficiency, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee had to say that if I get two such Deendayals, I will change the political map of the country. The brutal murder of such a great man who gave direction to the country was done on February 11, 1968, then the whole country was shocked. Narendra Modi’s government paid true tribute to him by renaming the Mughalsarai railway station after Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay ji in his memory. For the people standing in the last row, the journey of the poor was made easier by installing all-convenient Deendayalu coaches in the railways. Salute to such a great man on his death anniversary.

-Doctor. Rakesh Mishra

(The author has been working secretary to former BJP national president)

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