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Estd:19/October/1897  

Regd No: 1350/1982-83

Renewal No: 2261-2009-2010

HAPPY DIWALI

Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha

Head Office: Bela Shakti Sati Mandir, Jhandewalan Extention, near Anarkali Market

New Delhi - 110055

Shatabadi Samaroh Celebrated at Ram Leela Maidan Delhi on 19/10/1997

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INTRODUCTION

 


The Kshatriyas are an order  form whom were born saints like  Ram Krishana, Vishvamitra,Buddha, Jain Tirthankars and Sikh Gurus.
The martial qualities of the Kshatriya Community is  renowned  throughout the  world  in warfare, in the  act of  fairplay and  forgiveness which  has been an integral part of its  tradition. It is these qualities which have made history.


          Moreover, the qualities of giving one's life to keep a promise and give protection to those who seek it are legendary in the folklore of India and have been the foundation or Kshatriya ideology.
          Samrat Ashok, Samrat Vikramaditya, Raja Bhoj, Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan, Samrat Krishnadeva Raya, Maharana  Partap, Chhatrapati Shivaji , are only some of these glorious names.

 

          It was the Kshatriyas who stood up against the Muslim in roads and many battles were fought to defend the culture and beliefs of the society. Even in the struggle for independence in 1857, Kshatriya warriors despite their inter-necine warfare had fought the outsiders and many 'fell' on the battlefield. In that period the ' Kshatriya Hitkarni Sabha' had created strong opposition against the imperialistic expansion of the  British and revolts were organised in Azamgarh, Gorakhpur, Balia Chhapra and in the Punjab.

 

 

AKHIL BHARTIYA KSHATRIYA MAHASABHA

In 1897 Raja Balwant  Singhji of Awagadh  took  Leadership in coordination with  Thakur Umarao Singhji of Kotla, Raja Uday Pratap Singhji of Bhinga in  registering the  Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Maha Sabha on 19 Oct 1997  to initiate for the first time in the history of india of creating a platform to  promote the cause of  the Kashatriyas. They even proposed launching a news letter called ' Rajput Monthly'  on the 20 Feb 1898 under  the  presidentship of Judge Babu Sanwal  Singhji  of Benaras. The Maha Sabha had its first conference in the Rajput Boarding House at Agra. Thereafter, Maharaja  Pratap Singhji  of Jammu and Kashmir sponsored the launching of an Urdu Publication called the Rajput  Gazette  as a fortnightly form  Lahore. it was edited by  Thakur Sukh Ram Das Chauhan. Thereafter creating awareness through publicity and meetings in many parts of india were  initiated.

          In the filed  of education Raja Uday  Pratap Singhji of Bhinga Built a  College  in Varansai named after  himself  Raja Balwant  Singhji  of Awagadh set up a college in Agra  Sir Pratap Singhji of Idar set up the ' Chaupansni School ' for  Rajputs in Johpur and  several schools and  boardings wre setup by former Rajput rulers in different states of  India  to give  special attention to their  Rajput  bretheren. So, were  the princely schools at  Rajkot, Ajmer, Lahore, Raipur and  Indore they set up.

 

 

          In the field of social upliftment, in the course of meetings  and  gatherings throughout India, directions were  given to raise the level of education , to overcome the  practice of  debilitating vices,  shake up the community from slothfulness and  in general give inspiration to the society  right  down to the Panchayat level.

 

          Most of all the Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Maha Sabha has  played a vital role in bringing about effective coordination between thousands of Kashatriya  Organisations at the taluka and the district levels for  grassroot Involvement.

 

 

THE KSHATRIYAS BEFORE INDEPENDENCE

          The history of  India  would have been  written  differently  had the Kashatriyas not  played a vital  role . Protecting the frontiers, defending the  weak  and establishing justice were the objectives of Kshatriya leadership  throughout  the history  of India. The epics of the Ramayana and Mahabharata reflect the most glorious chapters of  the history  of  India and they represent the  essence of Kahatriya Philosophy.

 

          Protecting the weak from the exploiter was what gave them the position to be accepted as rulers of the entire society. The people believed  that only a Kashatriya can enforce law and order.

          Moreover, the generosity and  tradition of giving of alms further endeared the Kshatriya rulers to  the people. A thousand  names of the great Kashatryas in the history of India  could be  listed who  made an impact and  influenced the  life style of the people.

          Much of the Kshatriya down-fall came because of  their  stead- fastness of sticking to the  truth, protecting the  weak and standing by those who  had be-  friended them,

          The inroad of the Moguls, swept over  India with  fanatism followed by the  British and the French who  used their diplomatic skills in dividing the  Kshatriya rulers by putting  one against the  other that, India became subjugated and over ruled by foreign  powers. It  was  only because of lack of unity between Kashatriya powers that  India lost its independence and thereby its cultural heritage of the past, One third of India continued to be ruled by Princes uptill independence and  most of them were  Kshatriyas.  The 20th  Centenary did bring about  spontaneous support  offered by  the Kshatriya rulers for  enchancing the well being of  their  kith in their own areas. The Kshatriya Zamindars of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh also helped in enhancing their well being.

 

 

THE KSHATRIYAS AFTER INDEPENDENCE

 

          Within a year after independence in 1974, the Princes of India handed over the reigns of their administration to the people of India to meet with the demands of social progress and  democracy based on adult  franchise. It must not be forgotten that the greatest sacrifice that  any community  has made after  independence in achieving this  goal has been  the Kshatriyas. Those  who were  princes gave up their traditional  rulership  which  had been  enjoyed for  thousands of years  and hundreds of generations without  blood - shed, Those who were Zamindars did similary. Even  the compensation they  got was only  notional and even these are now  forgotten, Therefore , it must always be remembered that when  the time comes and where there is a peoples' demand no other community in India will come forward  to make  such sacrifices and contributions as Kshatriyas have done. In all other  corners of the would  wherever such revolutions have taken place it has been  with blood - shed and if there was no blood- shed in India, it was  only because of the magnanimity, sagacity and the commonsense which every Kshatriya is endowed with.

          In  the democratic setup also the Kshatriyas have  played  a vital role right from the  Panchayat level to the Prime Ministership and  it is well known that whether a Kshatriya has remained in political office for long or short or whether  he has been successful  in his career or not he always stood by his principles of being just and keeping  scrupulously away from  corrupt  practices.
          Rajputs converted to  islam are now  proudly invited to be  affiiliated as  Muslim Rajput organisations both  in India and abroad.

          Organisationally in fund collection the Kshatriya may lag behind which is  obviously seen in the performance of the Kshatriyas social organisations today.
          However a positve trend is developing of working  for effective  coordination not only to support each other but also to create the  needed infrastructure. New educational institutions. boarding houses, kanya chhatarwas, guest  houses, pilgrim lodges, heritage hotels  comprising of old palaces and  forts, directories and research institutions have  come up and more will certainly be setup in the years to come .
          The  Kshatriyas are now coming up in every vacation and  it is a very  welcome sign to see certain dynamic families doing  exceedingly well in the field of industries, trade, building  construction, administration and civil  services, transport business and  most of all in disciplines which  are traditionally  theirs such  as Army , Navy and Air Force and Police.

             As a fall out from  the centenary celebrations of Oct 19,1997 a new  spirit of optimism has  grown amongst the  Kshatriyas whereby the leadership qualities they  have inherited  shall be put to test and they shall come out with flying colours.

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATION

          The spirit of adventure is ingrained in the Kshatriya ethos which  has taken  them to every corner of the globe  more particulary the USA, UK, Africa and South  East Asia where the Rajp8t more Particulary the USA  UK, Africa and  South East  Asia, Where the Rajput  Associations are  alll active and ripe for effective coordination both inter-se and with  sister  organisations in India.
          The Akhil Bhartya Kshatriya Mahasabha ( ABKMS) strives to establish a meaningful rapport with all such organizations spread around the world.  under the dynamc Ledership of its national  President former union minister of India Raja Dr Digvijay Singhji ( Wankaner ) 

 

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

Akhil Bhartiya Khastriya Maha Sabha Celebrated its centenary, on Oct 19,1997 at Lal Kila Maidan Delhi,  under the dynamic ledership of its national President, former union minister of India , Raja Dr Digvijay Singhji ( Wankaner) Gujrat, on this occasion all the prominent Kashtriya leaders including five  Chief Ministers, former minister, more than fifty royal princes and dignitaries from India and abroad participated,  Sh Digvijay Singhji  the then Chief Minister of Madya Prdesh was the Chief Guest and Dr Karan Singh former Union Minister of India was the Guest of  Honour, on this occasion, It was resoled to unite and strengthen the organisation   and unite the kashtriyas of India  and abroad for the social  economic cultural, educational  and over all development of the Samaj,  Raja Dr Digvijay Singhji ( Wankaner )  and office bearers of the Maha Sabha  attended a numbers of meetings through out the country including Haridwar, Kurukshetra, ( Haryana )  15/16 April 1995, 5/6 August 1995,  Rajgir Bihar,  5/6 August 1995  U.P, Jammu ( J&K) Punjab,  Chandigarh, Bhopal ( M.P)  Bombay, Gujrat,  Jaipur
Rajisthan, and number of other state of India in connacation with  Centenary Celebrations as a  resulte  of which  more than  Two Lac Kashitriyas attended  the above said historic Sammelan,
          The National Kashitriya Milan Samaroh was Celebrated at  Begam Hajrat Mehal Park Lucknow  ( U.P) on  8 Nov 1998 under the leadership of its national Presedent Raja Dr Digvijay Singhji and its National working President Thakur Bhola Singhji,  Dr Karan Singh former union minister, Jagadambika Pal former Chief Minister of U.P, Raja Bhaiya, Sanjay Singh Amethi former union minister  and a number of National and State Kashatriya leaders attended the  above said sammelan.

          On Oct 15, 2000 a Vishal National Kashtriya Milan Smaharo of Akhil Bhartiya Kashitriya Maha Sabha  was Celebrated at Lal Prade Ground Bhopal under the leadership of  Sh Digvijay Singhji, the then Chief Minister of Madhya Prdesh in which Aadi Shankaracharya of Kanchi Matha, Raja Dr Digvijay Singhji National  President, Thakur Bhola Singh, National President,  and all  prominent national and state leaders of Kashtriya Maha  Sabha as well as lacs of Kashitriyas participated in the sammelan and it was resoles to strengthen the organisation and Samaj and  to give up social evils like Mrityu Bhoj etc.
          Akhil Bhartiya Kashtriya Maha Sabha  has organisd the meetings of national executive, national  core commtee, national sammelan etc. In more than twenty States of India i.e J&K Himachal, Punjab, Haryana , Chandigarh, Delhi, U.P, Rajsthan, M.P, Bihar,  Jharkhand, Chatishgarh, orisa, Bangal, Gujrat, Maharastra , Karnatka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Prdesh, etc.  

          Akhil Bhartiya Kashtriya Maha Sabha resolved and demanded since 1980 the resarvation  should be given on  the basis of  ecnomic condition and not on the basis of Cast or religion, In the year 2001 lacs of singnatures and memorandun  containg lacs of  signatures was submitted to Hon'ble  Governors through District Collectors,  demanding reservation on the basis of  economic condition and not on the basis of caste or religion.


Rath Yatra from jammu to kanyakumari for reservation on economic basis

from 17/10/2010-13/3/2011

         
          Akhil Bhartiya Kashtriaya Maha Sabha organised a nation - wide Rath Yatra from Jammu to Kaniya Kumari  demanding reservation on the economic basis and not on caste basis from Oct 17, 2010 to 13 March 2011, Raja Dr Digvijay Singh National President Flagged off Rath Yatra From Hostoric Place Amar Kashatriya Bhawan Jammu on 17/10/2010 on the EVE of Dussehra day demanding reservation on economic basis instead of caste basis, eradication of Rampant Corruption and agriculture should be given tax free facilities like industry, Rath Yatra Reached Kanya Kumari on 14/01/2011 Passing through J&K, Himachal, Punjab, Haryana, Uttrakhand, U.P, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, and there after reached  Delhi on 13/03/2011 Passing Through Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Maharastra, Gujrat, Rajsthan, Uttar Pradesh, etc. on 13/03/2011. A meeting was held at Ram Leela Ground Delhi and after a demonstration at Janttar Manttar Delhi a Memorandum was given to Hon'ble President and Prime Minister of India, Hon'ble Speaker of Lok Sabha, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha and Smt Sonia Gandhi Chair Person of U.P.A. The above said Rath Yatra was given warm Welcome by all sections of society throughout the country.
Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha alongwith  Aggrawal and Brhaman and Punjabi communities Staged a Dharna at Jantter Mantter from 27 December 2011 to 02/01/2012  for the above said demands and   again a memorandum was submitted to the above mentioned dignitaries.  

 

 

 
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