Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Shri R.C.Vikal

Shri R.C.Vikal, Senior Member of Parliament, was greatly devoted to Shri Nathji. He prayed that Shri Nathji come to bless his son on the wedding reception at his house. Thus Shri Nathji attended the wedding on the 26th of June 1989.
Shri D.N.Sinha, along with a friend of his, arrived to take Shri Nathji and HH Priya Nath to the reception. The Manglaji went with them carrying drinking water and glucose.
 There, President Venkataraman comes and touches Shri Nathji’s feet. There is also the former President of India, Giani Zail Singh, who had welcomed Shri Nathji to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, President’s House in February 1987. He also comes and touches Shri Nathji’s feet. There are other Ministers of the government and members of Parliament who similarly pay their respects to Shri Nathji, as well as ordinary folk, including the servants and waiters there. Shri Nathji is meant for all, like the Sun and the Air.
Shri Vijay Kapahi has also arrived to be of service to his Lord and Master and fans Shri Nathji with a hand fan, while bringing the dignitaries to come and touch Shri Nathji’s feet.
Shri Nathji is then taken to a very crowded room inside Vikal’s bungalow where he is given an armchair next to the bride and bridegroom who touch his feet and are blessed by Him.
Shri Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, also touches Shri Nathji’s feet and is blessed by Shri Nathji with the words:
“My Blessings are always with you. This relationship is not only for today or tomorrow or a few days – it is forever!”
Rajiv Gandhi’s eyes close for a brief moment with love and spiritual bliss. He bows low and says to Shri Nathji:
“Thank You!
Many other dignitaries including the Lt. Governor of Delhi, touches Shri Nathji’s feet at the marriage reception.

Ram Chandra Vikal (8 November 1916, Nayagaon Basantpur, Ghaziabad district – 26 June 2011) was a Gurjar leader, freedom fighter and deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, India. He was an agriculture minister and was elected twice as a Member of Parliament as well as a five-time Member of the Legislative Assembly. He had charge of Jammu and Kashmir during the governments of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. He was also a well known yoga teacher.
Vikal was influenced by the ideology of the Arya Samaj from childhood and participated in the freedom movement from his student days. An agriculturist, Vikal championed the cause of the farmers, labourers and backward classes, and was instrumental in implementing various social welfare measures such as getting irrigation rates reduced and land revenue written off.
He also contributed to the setting up of various infrastructure facilities in the towns and villages of Uttar Pradesh by having bridges and railway lines constructed. He was also instrumental in getting several primary schools and colleges set up, establishing agricultural universities in Faizabad and Kanpur and a medical college in Meerut. Vikal was awarded the Degree of Vidyavachaspati, Honoris Causa, by the Gurukul Mahavidyalaya, Jwalapur (Haridwar).
Ram Chandra Vikal started his legislative career as a Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1952 and was Member of that Assembly from 1952 to 1971. He held various ministerial posts — Forests and Animal Husbandry, Excise, Agriculture,Irrigation, Jail and Fisheries  – in the government of Uttar Pradesh from 1969 to 1970. He was also Leader of the Opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1967 and Chairman of State Farms Corporation of India from 1982–84 .
Vikal was a Member of the Fifth Lok Sabha from Bagpat and represented Uttar Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha from April, 1984 to April, 1990. He died on 26 June 2011 at the age of 96 years.

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