Mirambika – ek adhuri purani kahani

Based on Haar Ki Jeet by Shri Sudarshan

बुआ को अपने भतीजे  और किसान को अपने लहलहाते खेत देखकर जो आनंद आता है, वही आनंद माँ भारती के बच्चों कोअपना स्कूल देखकर आता था। भगवद्-भजन से जो समय बचता, वह स्कूल के खुले वातावरण में ख़ुशी ख़ुशी बीत  जाता।वह स्कूल बड़ा सुंदर था, हरा भरा , खुला खुला , आसमान आ – हवा – सूरज – ज़मीन से जुड़ा हुआ ।उससे सुन्दर स्कूल कहीं न था।माँ भारती के बच्चे उसे ‘मिराम्बिका’ कह कर पुकारते, अपने हाथों से उसे साफ़ करते, संवारते और वहीँ पढ़ – खेलकर प्रसन्न रहते ।माँ भारती के बच्चों की इस ख़ुशी के लिए उनके अभिभावकों ने रूपया, माल, असबाब, ज़मीन आदि अपना सब-कुछ कमकर या छोड़ स्कूल के आस पास ही घर बसा लिए , यहाँ तक कि वे भी स्कूल का एक अभिन्न  हिस्सा बन गए और कुच्छ वहां निस्वार्थ सेवा भी करने लगे । स्कूल से जुड़े लगभग सभी लोग एक समाधी के आस पास छोटे-छोटे कमरों में रहते और भगवान का भजन करते थे।”हम  मिराम्बिका के बिना नहीं रह सकेंगे “, उन्हें ऐसी भ्रान्ति सी हो गई थी। वे उसके बच्चों और वातावरण पर लट्टू थे। कहते, “ऐसे चलता है जैसे देवी माँ का यन्त्र जैव  हो नाच रहा हो।” जब तक वे सब सुबह से संध्या तक मिराम्बिका में आठ-दस घंटे  न बिता लेते, उन्हें चैन न आता।

दूर कहीं केचूहा सिंह अपने इलाके का प्रसिद्ध डाकू था। लोग उसका नाम सुनकर काँपते थे। होते-होते मिराम्बिका की कीर्ति उसके कानों तक भी पहुँची। उसका हृदय उसे देखने – पाने के लिए अधीर हो उठा।वह एक दिन दोपहर के समय एक गरीब अपाहिज साधू के वेश में बैसाखी सहारे माँ भारती के बच्चों के पास पहुँचा और अपना परिचय दे नमस्कार करके बैठ गया। दयालु बच्चों ने पूछा, “केचूहा सिंह, क्या हाल है?”

उसने सिर झुकाकर उत्तर दिया, “आपकी दया है।”

“कहो, इधर कैसे आ गए?”

“मिराम्बिका की चाह खींच लाई।”

“अद्भुद स्कूल है हमारा। देखोगे तो प्रसन्न हो जाओगे।”

“मैंने भी बड़ी प्रशंसा सुनी है।”

“इसका वातावरण तुम्हारा मन मोह लेगा!”

“कहते हैं देखने में भी बहुत सुँदर है।”

“क्या कहना! जो उसे एक बार देख लेता है, उसके हृदय पर उसकी छवि अंकित हो जाती है।”

“बहुत दिनों से अभिलाषा थी, आज उपस्थित हो सका हूँ।”

माँ भारती के बच्चों ने अपनी प्रियतम दीदी सुलोचना को केचूहासिंह को अपना स्कूल दिखाने को कहा और खुद केचूहासिंह के कहने पर बाहर निकल पेड़ों के बीच पिकनिक मनाने लगे। दीदी ने स्कूल दिखाया गर्व से, केचूहा सिंह ने देखा लालच से।उसने सैंकड़ो स्कूल देखे थे, परन्तु ऐसा सुंदर, हरा भरा , खुला खुला , आसमान – हवा – सूरज – ज़मीन से जुड़ा हुआ  स्कूल उसने सपने में भी न देखा था। सोचने लगा, भाग्य की बात है। ऐसा स्कूल तो केचूहा सिंह के पास होना चाहिए था, दीदी सुलोचना और माँ भारती के बच्चों को ऐसी चीज़ों से क्या लाभ? कुछ देर तक आश्चर्य से चुपचाप खड़ा रहा।इसके पश्चात् उसके हृदय में हलचल होने लगी की अगर वह स्कूल हड़प ले तो डाकू से राजा बन जाएगा। बालकों की-सी अधीरता से बोला, “सुलोचना दीदी, मैं कुछ समय अकेले ही इस देवी माँ का यन्त्र का अनुभव करना चाहता हूँ , आप भी बाहर निकल पेड़ों के बीच माँ भारती के बच्चों के संग पिकनिक मनाए थोड़ी देर?” सुलोचना दीदी स्कूल का ताला चाबी  केचूहासिंह को दे बाहर आ गयीं और माँ भारती के बच्चों को खोजने लगीं लेकिन माँ भारती के बच्चों को तब तक केचूहासिंह के साथी बंधक बना मिराम्बिका से दूर एक झोपड़ी में लेजा चुके थे।इधर केचूहासिंह ने स्कूल पर अपना ताला लगा दिया और बैसाखी फ़ेंक रावण समान अट्टहास कर सुलोचना दीदी को बोला “अगर तुमने स्कूल लौटने की कोशिश की तो माँ भारती के बच्चों को फिर कभी न देख पाओगी इसलिए चुपचाप मेरे साथी डकैतों की खींची लकीर के पार चली जाओ।” उसका असली रूप देख सुलोचना दीदी का दिल बैठ गया। वह डाकू था और जो वस्तु उसे पसंद आ जाए उस पर वह अपना अधिकार समझता था। उसके पास बाहुबल था और आदमी भी। सुलोचना दीदी ने निकट जाकर उसकी ओर ऐसी आँखों से देखा जैसे बकरा कसाई की ओर देखता है और कहा, “यह स्कूल तुम्हारा हो चुका है। मैं तुमसे इसे वापस करने के लिए न कहूँगी परंतु केचूहासिंह, केवल एक प्रार्थना करती हूँ, उसे अस्वीकार न करना, नहीं तो मेरा दिल टूट जाएगा।”

अपनी मूच्छों के नीचे एक कुटिल मुस्कान लिए बोला “दीदी, आज्ञा कीजिए। मैं आपका दास हूँ, केवल स्कूल न दूँगा।”

“अब स्कूल का नाम न लो मैं तुमसे इस विषय में कुछ न कहूँगी, मेरी प्रार्थना केवल यह है कि इस घटना को किसी के सामने प्रकट न करना।” केचूहासिंह का मुँह आश्चर्य से खुला रह गया।उसका विचार था कि उसे स्कूल  सुलोचना दीदी को जान से प्यारा था, परंतु उन्होंने केवल यह कहा कि इस घटना को किसी के सामने प्रकट न करना। इससे क्या प्रयोजन सिद्ध हो सकता है? केचूहासिंह ने बहुत सोचा, बहुत सिर मारा, परंतु कुछ समझ न सका। हारकर उसने अपनी आँखें दीदी के मुख पर गड़ा दीं और पूछा, “दीदी, इसमें आपको क्या डर है?”

सुनकर दीदी ने उत्तर दिया,”लोगों को यदि इस घटना का पता चला तो वे दीन-दुखियों पर विश्वास न करेंगे।” यह कहते कहते उन्होंने मिराम्बिका की ओर से इस तरह मुँह मोड़ लिया जैसे उनका उससे कभी कोई संबंध ही नहीं रहा हो।दीदी चली गए परंतु उनके शब्द केचूहासिंह के कानों में उसी प्रकार गूँज रहे थे।सोचता था, कैसे ऊँचे विचार हैं, कैसा पवित्र भाव है! उन्हें इस स्कूल से प्रेम था, इसे देखकर उनका मुख फूल की तरह खिल जाता था। कहती थीं , “इसके बिना मैं रह न सकूँगी ।” इसकी रखवाली में वे कई रात सोई नहीं। भजन-भक्ति संग रखवाली करती रहीं, परंतु आज उनके मुख पर दुख की रेखा तक दिखाई न पड़ती थी।उन्हें केवल यह ख्याल था कि कहीं लोग दीन-दुखियों पर विश्वास करना न छोड़ दे। ऐसी महिला, मनुष्य नहीं, देवी है।जैसे ही ये सद विचार केचूहासिंह के मन में आए वैसे ही उसके साथी डकैतों ने उसकी जयजयकार कर उसे अपना डाकूराज घोषित कर दिया और  फिर केचूहासिंह, केचूहासिंह महान हो गए !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAES announces Mirambika Institute of Science & Technology…..

….in a hush hush move after going all out but failing to hush up the Mirambika Free Progress School, in a blatant disregard of the Delhi High Court’s status quo order dated 6/5/2015, SAES this morning unfurled a banner at Mirambika school’s gate for the said Institute. An AICTE inspection and or inauguration party was secretly ushered into the Mirambika school building and some inspection and or inauguration conducted even as the petitioner parents and some Sarvodaya Enclave residents protested peacefully outside the inner campus gate. SAES had earlier written to the Deputy Commissioner of Police concerned and obtained uniformed policemen to scare the peaceful protesters. The Police officer present was shown the Delhi High Court’s status quo order dated 6/5/2015 as well as its order dated 8/7/2016 dismissing SAES application seeking vacation of the status quo order but he did not even go inside the Mirambika school building. He was seen and heard reporting to and receiving constant instructions over the phone.

A Didi was seen mocking the peaceful protesters from inside the illegal building. Another Didi was seen photographing the peaceful protesters from behind the gate. When these tactics did not excite the peaceful protesters, both these more loyal than the king protectors of  the 47 year plus Baby PJ the law breaker, came out to loudly ask them to leave. A finger pointing heated discussion followed between them and some parents and, in a clever move, after having got the same recorded by the already under SAES influence policemen present, both the Mother Hens returned to the barracks.

PJ’s resolve to kill Mirambika is sinister but remarkable in the face of the opposition mounted by the petitioner parents, the Court and the regulators. The petitioner parents have pledged to meet it with all legal means and, if required, drag SAES to the Supreme Court of India.

SAES continuing sinister actions against Mirambika

  1. Removing references to Mirambika from shriaurobindoashram.net website which now only refers to two schools, MIS – Delhi and the other one in Kechla – Odisha;
  2. Banning the attendance and participation of the parents of Mirambika children in Sports Day activities;
  3.  Banning the attendance and participation of the parents of Mirambika children in  Thanksgiving Day activities;
  4.  Stopping food for Mirambika children from the Ashram kitchen/canteen;
  5.  Shifting the entrance of Mirambika to a gate from where the parents are not able to enter the parking are;
  6. Stopping the regular interaction between the Diyas and the parents;
  7. Taking undertakings / affidavits from parents of new Red Group children disclaiming SAES responsibility for de-recognition or closure of Mirambika (already denied by the DoE) without mentioning that it shifted Mirambika to an illegal building built on encroached public land;
  8. Getting Diyas to counsel parents of new Red Group children against the ongoing efforts of petitioner parents to restore Mirambika to its legitimate building and space;
  9. Getting MIS teachers to counsel parents of newly admitted children that the ongoing efforts of petitioner parents to restore Mirambika to its legitimate building and space are against MIS;
  10. Trying to alter Mirambika’s legitimate building and space to render it unsuitable for a school;
  11. Creating a situation where Diyas leave Mirambika and leave it resource-less;
  12. Trying to shut the Red Group last year;
  13. Shutting 9th – 10th classes last year;
  14. Trying to shut 6th – 8th classes this year;
  15. ………………………watch for more……………the list is growing like Pinocchio’s nose!

Silent meditation under a spiral of questions

Our fellow Mirambika parent Jasmeet did not take a clear stand against the illegal shifting of Mirambika by SAES in April 2015 or later. Now she is undertaking silent meditation at the Samadhi after the following email announcement:

“For the past two years, we have all been in a collective spiral to destroy… From the move of the school to the cases in court to the factions of parents to parents not being a part of everyday school and many more. Every conversation brings more despair and hopelessness. Can the means and ends be separated? For any of us? What will it take for us, including the management, diyas and parents to come together to create? Pranjal has created a beautiful space in kechla where every child grows. Diyas have given their lives to Mirambika all these years in the same attempt. Every parent here found their way to Mirambika for the same reason. What will it take us to come to this common ground to create? And surely, it will take every single one of us to come forward for it… Whether we have been involved so far or not. Whether we have been silent or vocal. Can we live with ourselves saying what can I, a single person, do about it…I have questions but no answers. If and when you feel the call, come join me in silent meditation at the samadhi. May be together we can find answers.”

Jasmeet’s intentions appear honourable but the preface to her meditation “For the past two years, we have all been in a collective spiral to destroy…” is wrong. She should read the contemporary email exchange to understand the true background. The spiral has been created by Pranjal Jauhar and his advisers who, in order to illegally create space (means) for the engg college (end), together fabricated the baseless DDA threat to the Mirambika land story, suppressed facts and sent some parents on a wild goose chase to verify the alleged ‘DDA threat.’ Thanks to the perseverance of these parents and the Right to Information, the ‘DDA threat’ was discovered to be a figment of someone’s morbid imagination, in fact, a sick strategy to sacrifice Mirambika for an engg college. These parents talked long in vain to Pranjal and his advisers with all supporting documents debunking the ‘DDA threat’. They also advised Pranjal about the consequences of his then imminent actions. These consequences are unfolding now.  Yes, Jasmeet, the means and ends cannot be separated. Since the means used by Pranjal and his advisers to meet their end of the engg college were unethical and illegal, their consequences cannot be sweet.

May Jasmeet’s meditation reveal to her that had she and tribe joined hands with petitioner parents back in April 2015,  Pranjal and his advisers would not have been able to create the spiral of questions that have further clouded her mind and exposed the Ashram and even MIS to regulatory action. That, according to her, Pranjal has created a school in Kechla in Odisha (with whose money and resources?) cannot give him the license to kill Mirambika in New Delhi or be immune from the consequences of his Karma. As to the answer she is looking for, its simple. SAES should restore Mirambika to its pre 14 April 2015 legal space wherein it was recognised by the DoE back in 1988. In exchange, the petitioner parents will withdraw their ongoing case against SAES. SAES can then use such withdrawal to defend itself against various regulatory actions stating that the basis of such actions stands extinguished. If not, while right now its only about 6 acres of encroached public land slipping out of SAES / Ashram control, the day is not far when DDA will move in to repossess the now vacant 9.84 acres of land leased by it to SAES based on SAES representations about how it would use the same. This 9.84 acres can only be saved by restoring Mirambika to its pre 14 April 2015 legal space.

If wishes were fishes, we’d all cast nets

Interesting. Those Interweiner parents who assisted SAES on 13th – 14th April 2015 in the clandestine overnight shift of Mirambika out of its legally recognised building and space to the residential Ashram and later to an illegal under construction building and thus actively contributed to making Mirambika, MIS and the Ashram vulnerable to the ongoing regulatory scrutiny and action are still now, instead of joining hands with petitioner parents in seeking restoration of Mirambika to its legally recognised building and space, lobbying with the office of the Lt. Governor of Delhi and the Delhi Govt to let Mirambika continue, as Pranjal Johar wants, in a building illegally built on encroached public land. They think that will leave Mirambika’s legally recognised building and space vacant for Pranjal Johar’s engineering college and make him love them like his dogs…..but then

“If wishes were fishes, we’d all cast nets.”

It hasn’t dawned on these Interweiners that their assistance to SAES on 13th – 14th April 2015 is the reason behind the DoE inspection that discovered the many other irregularities committed by SAES including encroachment of public land. They don’t seem to understand that Mirambika’s legally recognised building is preserved for Mirambika  under a Delhi High Court stay order and even their Lord Pranjal Johar has had to stop altering it following MCD and police action. Unless AICTE officials want the CBI enquiry to extend to their dealings with SAES officials, they will soon follow suit and withdraw any approval that they may have given SAES for an engineering college in Mirambika’s legally recognised building and space. Watch this space for more!

Nero fiddles, Uncle Claudius’s fiefdom dwindles

Its funny. Everyone is running in circles to save Mirambika; some headless chickens, some scared doves, some doves converted to hawks but the molester of Mirambika sits with no remorse whatsoever in his glasshouse dressed in his new suit of clothes. He can be seen presiding over meetings where he rejects rightful pleas, threatens to mark those present as absent if they hesitate to sign his dictation, and tries to create some fancy record absolving himself. Many courtiers, fearful matrons and some living doormats surround and pat the air around him in adoration as he takes calls from fixers promising to dig this person and rig that process to insulate him from the consequences of his sins. They are succeeding like the weavers who promised an emperor a new suit of clothes that they said would be invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor steps out of his austere Merc in his new clothes, and heads to the Court, none from his retinue dares to say that they don’t see any suit of clothes on him for fear that they will be seen as “unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent”. Finally, an innocent Mirambika child cries out, “But the monster isn’t wearing anything at all!”

SAES committing contempt of court by altering the pre 14/4/2015 Mirambika building

The MCD and Delhi Police have visited the pre 14/4/2015 Mirambika building and recorded that some construction is going on in and around it. While dealing with these authorities, SAES tried to create a false impression that the stay order dated 6/5/2015 passed by Justice Bhakru requiring status quo to be maintained about the pre 14/4/2015 Mirambika building has been vacated by the order dated 8/7/2015 passed by Justice Endlaw.

SAES had indeed filed an Application for vacation of the stay order dated 6/5/2015 passed by Justice Bhakru but this Application stands dismissed vide order dated 8/7/2015 passed by Justice Endlaw which clearly states that all interim applications stand dismissed. So this order dismissed the application of the petitioner parents for status quo ante ie restoration of Mirambika to its pre 14/4/2015 building etc (based on a false affidavit filed by DoE, now withdrawn) together with SAES’ Application for vacation of the stay order. Thus, SAES’ construction activities in and around the pre 14/4/2015 Mirambika building are in contempt of the stay order dated 6/5/2015 passed by Justice Bhakru.