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Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat (Mangalore)- A True Patriot

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Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat was the intellectual head of the Mangalore division. Aseema was the editor of a Kannada monthly. An article on Sonda Narayan Bhat by Narayan Shevire, senior campaigner of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

He is a professor of Sanskrit in a college. He had come from far away and had bought land and built a house in the town where he was studying. One rainy night, when for some reason she left the house, Anati saw a light far away in a place that had never seen light.

Stared. Went closer. A couple from a laborer’s family were sleeping with their children under an umbrella in the rain. On inquiry it was found out; It was a poor family from a village in Bagalkot who had come to Surilda town for their Annasari.

Paravva – Hanuman took the family home. They arranged to spend that night at their house. Next, the family called a contractor they knew to build a temporary roof on the side of their house.

  • Where is the headship, where is Sanskrit, where is the laboring family?
  • A subtle sensation can fuse everywhere.
  • Dr. who had such a sensitive personality. Sonda Narayana Bhatt.

Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat- A balanced talent

Shirsi’s Sonda is his hometown. In the sixties, they had to rely on the Varanna system even when they were doing their primary and secondary education in the outskirts of the town.

For college education, Shirsi, which was twenty kilometers away, seemed to be a hundred kilometers away at that time, and had to make an additional arrangement for free accommodation along with Varanna.

Under such difficulties, while education was going on carelessly, the student life was dedicated to fighting against the emergency situation that had destroyed democracy in the country. The hardships he faced during the struggle and in the later days are again added to the additional calculation. In spite of all these difficulties, study and move on without getting up.

Student life was not only hampered by the barrage of hardships faced and dragged upon me, but also further weeded by brilliant talent. Not only was first place reserved for him in any examination of any class.

He used to excel in more than ten competitions such as speech, essay, debate etc. But he was in the feeling that this was not him, not his, and he was one with everyone.

For the last eleven years of his life, as the editor of ‘Aseema’, a monthly magazine of national affairs, he lived up to it by writing highly thought-provoking articles that made everyone wait and read.

He wrote more than fifty national anthems that are still hummed by many. Thus both the poet and the scholar within him were balanced and active with a noble quality.

Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat- Satyagraha for truth

Even though there is immense talent, it is an exceptional talent among all. There is a common perception that gifted people are very ‘sattvika’, nobody’s businessmen. There is also an image in front of the society that it is a common feature of ‘talent’ to run away when something is wrong or unfair. Narayana Bhatt is a true genius who is in the opposite direction to such perception-images.

Once at Govindadas College, Suratkal, where he was the principal, the principal decided to change a line in the college prayer, ‘Satya Shiva Sundara’. The reason for his decision was knowing that this line would interfere with the principal’s secular agenda.

If it is true, it should not interfere with any ideology, but it is a compatible line. Preferably a phrase with an Indian background. Bhatt not only opposed his principal’s decision, but said he would go on strike in front of the college if the row was removed.

A few more pracharyas, who had been quiet until then, got energized by Bhatt’s encouragement and entered the arena. The principal’s decision to change changed. The line ‘Satya Shiva Sundara’ remained.

Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat- The logic of justice

Bhatt’s protest against injustice was fearless and above board.

Once upon a time: a bus ride. It was full of passengers. The Bhatt’s and their families were staying in it while traveling. Administrator Mahasaya was seated in his seat. An old woman boarded a bus at Isaluru near Shirsi. Even though she was old, she looked like a villager and a poor person, but no one had given her a seat.

Meanwhile, a rich looking young man in a crisply ironed suit boarded the bus. Whether he boarded or not, the administrator’s seat was respectfully vacated for his service. Whether it was empty or not, Bhatt’s righteous indignation was awakened.

“How did you give up a seat to a young person without giving up a seat to an old man who is also a daughter?” he threw his angry question at the conductor. At least that manager is not an Asami. He said, ‘My seat, my favorite’.

Theirs is a logic of law that has no sense of humanity. Even that rich young man did not want to give his seat to the people with low-income old man! Hoikoi took place between the logic of law and the logic of justice. A few other fellow travelers joined Bhatt. Stopped the bus. In the end, the logic of justice won.

He would not rest until a case was taken to its logical conclusion on the basis of justice.

Humble tribute to dr bhatt sir by RSS

Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat, editor of Aseema, a Kannada monthly, passed away in Mangalore on September 3. He was 48. He was cremated in his native village near Sonda. Dr Bhat was founder-editor of Aseema and was also Vibhag Bauddhik Pramukh of Mangalore. He had written various Sangh songs in Kannada. A multifaceted talent with very humble and disciplined nature, Dr Sonda was a well-known personality. He was a Sanskrit professor at Govinddas College in Surathkal. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. Senior Sangh workers and local Swayamsevaks paid their tributes to the departed soul.

Published in RSS’s main newspaper Organizer (link)

Exemplary opposition!

Once his son Pranav had to give a keynote address on the subject of Nehru during the children’s day celebration at his school. Nehru gave his son a book containing critical details of his life.

In it, along with Nehru’s achievements, there are documented details about the pain he caused to the country. Apart from that he wrote some more books and wrote a letter. He made a speech based on that.

The headmistress of the school called him to her room and in the presence of all the teachers raised objections to his speech. When this matter came to his attention, Narayan Bhatt met the headmaster and objected to the manner in which his son was behaving.

He asked what was wrong with the matter presented and read the basis of it. After first loudly objecting to the rude manner of that teacher, after taking him into confidence,

Bhatt’s handling of both the intellectualism and crudeness of the dissenting teachers was top notch. Also, his way of handling Ed’s case without leaving any bitterness in the mind of that rough teacher was exemplary.

Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat- An asset of education

His overriding concern was that not only should no one suffer for education, but everyone should get education.

This care should start at home. His landlady, Vilasini, had only an undergraduate education. That was the time when the system of getting post graduate education directly through post started.

Responsibility for children was taken to a new level. MA in Kannada Besides instructing his wife to build, he also got a Kannada MA.

Determined to do. It was his hope that by studying together, his wife would not only be interested in studying, but also create a learning environment in their home where they have children who are studying. But fate did not allow him to fulfill this due to a long illness!

While getting his doctorate degree from Karnataka University, he picked up his one-and-a-half-year-old son and received the certificate. When asked why; He said that even if the child does not know the importance of education, he will get the visual culture related to it.

When Vilasini said that while talking about the children’s future, they should not think about property, gold, etc., Bhattar replied: Let’s make the children property by giving them a good education.

Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat- Parents of students

Bhatt, who was well aware of the importance of education, was concerned that others should not suffer the hardships he had to go through to get it.

Therefore, one of the goals of his life was that education should be accessible to all without difficulty and should be adapted to the difficulties of students. If there were poor among the students associated with the ‘National Volunteer Association’ in which he was socially involved, he would handle it as a duty to provide funds to them.

He also used to make all kinds of necessary arrangements, including funding for the poor students of his college. It continued to be a practice for many students to pay their own college fees.

He used to bring some students along with him for lunch at his house. It is the experience of all those connected with that house that Vilasini, who was his co-religionist even in charity, was truly Annapurna.

The Bhatts used to celebrate their children’s birthdays in a unique way. On those days, he used to call final year Sanskrit students of his college to his house, perform aarti for the child, distribute sweets and other snacks etc.

All in all, those students of his were the focal point of that program. Such was his philosophy of combining birthday, education, students and making a vision for his children and students.

Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat- Donor without debt

It was his nature to get into trouble with anyone. Once, a beggar-like man fell on the way he was walking. When he went closer and inquired, he came to know that he was a fainting patient.

As the disease was bothering them too, they gave him some pills that they were taking. In addition, he sent him away after collecting a good amount of money from his relatives, a lecturer of his own.

Helping poor students, paying their fees, etc., along with providing financial assistance to many attendants and helpers of his college, was the duty of getting salary.

Relatives and acquaintances used to come to him from distant places seeking help; Relatives used to come from his mother’s hometown of Kanhangad in Kerala.

His giving quality cannot be matched. He joined the college as a lecturer and did not borrow from anyone. At the time of his death in 2004. He owed tens of millions of rupees worth of debts owed to others. But they did not owe a single rupee to each other.

Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat- Daily communion

His house was the center of social harmony. It is impossible to imagine any kind of question in their house where caste can be estimated. Not only Sangh people but also people who knew nothing about Sangh used to come to his house.

Among them there were people of all castes. Some were shy to enter the house because of their caste. Then he and his family used to remove all such shyness by their warm behavior.

The Paravva-Hanuman couple is mentioned. The couple has three young children; Parasurama, Lakshmibai and Yellalinga. Yellalinga, who was full of nipples, had no qualms about going anywhere inside the house. Lakshmibai is still four years old. Strong stick. In general, all the children’s games, lessons and meals were going on there.

Guruji, who was the second convenor of the association, lived his life impeccably from the point of view of social harmony and later sowed that idea in the society.

In Tannimitta Sangh houses, it is customary to invite the so-called Dalitbandhus to their homes and have communion with them on their birthdays. Narayana Bhatt’s house was no exception. But his home was not limited to that one day.

Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat- Atheist’s God

Narayana Bhatt did not believe in God. He had no qualms about claiming to be an atheist. He used to say that the propagandists of the association are God and men are God.

The respect he gave even to the preachers who were much younger than him, the all kinds of help he gave to the people with low-income – when we see these things. It seems that the words ‘pracharak devo bhava, manhshin devo bhava’, which he used to say, are no longer an exaggeration.

For the rest, there was a God’s room in his house. But they did not like to worship God. Senior publicist N. At Krishnappa’s insistence, he made it a habit to worship earnestly once a week, on Thursdays. He used to do daily bhajan for the children. Such was the nature of the emotionally thinking poet working within the logical thinking Bhatta!

He often reminded the family that their house should always be a shelter for the people with low-income and social workers.

A couple of days were enough without the members of the association coming, and they were complaining about why no one came. They were not so bored when there were only family members for dinner!

Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat- A short lifetime but the most important

She had a thyroid problem before marriage. In the following days the challenge of epilepsy was added. After seeing the girl, both sides agreed. After this, he explained his illness problem to the girl, the girl’s feelings and the girl’s doctor Dr. Mangalore.

Madhava took her to Bhandari and got married only after promising both parties. He was not the lucky person to tell a thousand lies and get married by telling even one lie. It was not their nature to build their future at the cost of someone else’s future.

Despite his illness, he managed his family life and social life with balance. No matter what level of workers came, workers from any field, Bhatt’s time and guidance would be available to them as much as they felt satisfied.

The laborers and beggars of someone’s building used to find solace with him. to son Pranava and daughter Bhamati; He would have plenty of time to attend to school related matters and perform rituals.

A schoolmate of both the children was quick to respond to prepare them for programs such as song, speech, essay etc. He used to respond to the ups and downs of a common man’s private life with the same devotion.

Pranav was 16 years old and Bhamati was 12 years old when they passed away due to illness in 2004. He took care not to touch his two children due to his illness.

‘It never happened that father was not available for any of our work. As a father, he gave us all that he should have given us in his lifetime, in the midst of his illness, in a short period of his life,’ says Bhamati still remembering her father.

Dr Sonda Narayan Bhat- Personality Index

  • Mukunda, who was closely connected to the Bhattar house, was then a campaigner in the Mangalore division. In the conversation between the two of them.
  • A wide world of ideas was opening up, from arts and literature to foreign countries. In between, the creation of association related literature was going on.
  • He had a creative talent in fine arts such as music, drama, etc., and had a unique personality with innovative features in intellectual matters such as writing, speech, etc. It benefited the association, the village, and the household.
  • Many people who had formed an image of Narayan Bhatt as an such as older people. Solid scholar after reading his editorial writings of lofty thoughts with rich traces in ‘Aseema.’
  • Were surprised to see him in person. Many, knowing his knowledge of Sanskrit literature, have thumbed their noses at how he became an atheist!
  • Before marriage, Vilasini was a Sevavratini of Hindu Seva Pratishthan. He was conversant in Sanskrit. After becoming a householder, Bhatta’s home language became Sanskrit instead of Havyaka. It became the mother tongue.
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  • Bhamati did her MSc in Chemistry but studied MA in Sanskrit to be ahead of her father. As per her father’s inspiration, she is now continuing in her father’s path as a lecturer.
  • A teacher who objected to Pranava’s speech on national issues was taken to task. But; In the Sangh’s training class held in Suratkal.
  • When a teacher scolded Pranav due to a misunderstanding, he did not object to the teacher and told his son that ‘you should not expect someone else to be like you’.
  • He was not a compromiser either on the subject or on changing his character.
  • The night of the two children would be spent listening to the story of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata etc. from their father. The children were also given rites through this.
  • He will get his PhD degree and present his thesis in Devanagari script by hand writing. When the printing system is improved enough, he should be the only one who has done such an adventure!
  • He had the rare talent of continuously reading Kannada language literature (translated) in Sanskrit with great fluency.
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  • Pranava-Bhamati used to correct the wrong language used by the activists and others with the same care as correcting the music they were practicing. They were making sure that no one got hurt for any reason in this repair.
  • It could be a campaign brochure, a wedding invitation; He was such an inclusive master that the activists and others rushed to the master’s house thinking that let’s show its lyrics to Narayana Master.
  • When it was discussed that an episode of ‘Aseema’ should be brought on the ill effects of watching too much TV, he said, let some more time be spent on it.
  • The reason for that is; His attitude is that only after watching TV at home can one get the power to write an editorial about it!

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