Governor Bandaru Dattatraya said that Dattopant Thengadi strived to end inequality till his last breath. He was a visionary man who believes in harmony. He formed organizations in various fields and guided them according to the country, time and situation. All this, he contributed for ending inequality.The Governor was speaking on the occasion of the birth centenary closing ceremony of Shri Dattopant Thengadi organized by Shri Dattopant Thengadi Janmshatabdi Smaroh Samiti, Himachal Pradesh at HP University, Shimla, today. He said that Shri Thengadi was a man of extraordinary and remarkable ability, a pioneer of great change, and a guide in every sphere of society, a great thinker who shown the path based on Indian philosophy. He used to say, "No matter how big or superior a person is, our effort should be that he should be strengthened by ideology. And this strengthening is possible with the organization. Selfless people should always be involved to the organization so that their contribution can ensure the progress of the country. "The Governor said that Thengadi was a visionary person. The organization of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, which he founded in 1955, became the largest trade union of India in the next three decades by 1979 and today, there were so many workers in this organization, which were more than the total number of members of all the labour organizations working in India. He created the largest trade union of the country and also gave ideological dimension to labour organizations, he added. He said that Thengadi's organization was never associated with violence, nor did he allow his organization to be a hanger of any political party. He said that despite being the leader of the trade union, he never immersed himself in the urban glare like others.
He also set up India's largest organization, the Indian Farmers Union, in agriculture, he added.Shri Dattatraya said that the comprehensive vision created by Dattopant through the companionship and dedication of great personalities was in line with our ancient traditions and was clear that if there was inequality in the society, then the country cannot survive. His approach was clear and there was no political implication behind it, he added. He said that equality was not possible without harmony, it requires brotherhood. He said that harmony was formed in society only when we have to bow a little to lift the people who were left behind in society.The Governor also released a book based on the centenary programme of Dattopant Thengari. He also launched a website of Bhartiya Kisan Sangh, Himachal Pradesh on the occasion.Dr. Kuldeep Chand Agnihotri, President of the organizing Committee and Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh, Central University said that Shri Thengadi always said "there are limits of power but no limit to contemplation, so moving with power destroys your views." He was inspired by Indian thought and said that Shri Thengadi used to say “human beings can’t be understood in the block, they must have an integrated approach to understand it.” This thought was understood by Pt. Deen Dayal and explained by Shri Thengadi.He said that Shri Thengadi believed that those who have the means of production tend to hire labour, therefore, labour should also be considered as capital. He said that according to Shri Thengadi, today the development model of the country does not suit us as it accepts foreign thinking.
“The last unit in this model is the individual while the last unit in the Indian tradition is the family.” quoted the words of Shri Thengari. He said that Shri Deendayal and Thengadi kept the model of development based on the family.On the occasion, Specific Guest of the programms and Kshetriy Pracharak of RSS Shri Rameshwar Singh said that Shri Thengadi had a desire to work for the country and society since his childhood. He formed the ‘Vanar Dal’ in his school time, which worked for the freedom of the country and to awaken the society. He was associated with the programs of society and nation.He said that despite being a Pracharak, he worked in a trade union and later formed a labour organization based on national ideology. He advocated the industrialization of the nation, labour dominating industries and nationalization of workers. He was a skilled organizer and had a public accumulating nature.Prof. Sikander Kumar, Vice-Chancellor welcomed and honoured the Governor on the occasion and said that Shri Dattopant Thengadi understood the problems of workers and peasants. He said that Shri Thengadi worked for social harmony. Dr. Som Dev, President, Bhartiya Kisan Sangh proposed a vote of thanks.MP and State BJP President Suresh Kashyap, members of Birth Centenary Celebration Committee, senior officials of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and members of various organizations were also present on the occasion.