Vashi, Navi Mumbai: Swapna (Dreams), Sankalpa (Aspirations) finds fulfillment with Ishwariya Shakti (Divine Power) and Dr. Suresh Haware is the perfect example of this and he must have served Lord Rama over several births, for which he got the opportunity to be a kar sevak at the Babri demolition site in Ayodhya in this birth, remarked Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, the general secretary of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
He was addressing as the chief guest at the book release function of the chairman of the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Management Trust, Shirdi, chief executive of the Haware Builders Group, former nuclear scientist at BARC, former trustee of JNPT, author and motivational speaker Dr. Suresh Haware’s ‘Shidori’ in the august presence of Padma Bhushan awardee and historian Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandhare, Padma Sri awardee, veteran litereur and founder presIdent of Konkan Marathi Sahitya Parishad Madhu Mangesh Karnik and editor of Rajhans Prakashan Anand Hardikar.
The chairman of the Maharashtra State Vadar Samaj Welfare Board Vijay Chougule, Navi Mumbai BJP district president Ramchandra Gharat, corporator Dr. Jayaji Nath, president of Navi Mumbai Press Club Manoj Jalnawalla, BJP leaders Dashrath Bhagat, Gopalrao Gaikwad, Prof. Varsha Bhosale, C. V. Reddy, founder presIdent of Agri Sahitya Sammelan Mohan Bhoir also graced the occasion.
Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi termed Suresh Haware’s attributes as a scientist, businessman, administrator and social worker with a spiritual bent of mind as an inspiration to the society. Stating that the present generation citizens of India are fortunate to be living in the era of freedom after over 1200 years of foreign rule and further fortunate to witness the building of the grand temple of Lord Rama in Ayodhya, he pointed out that only the chosen ones get to participate in the construction of a temple, just as only the chosen ones out of the whole population in the city were present in the function that is graced by luminaries Babasaheb Purandhare, Madhu Mangesh Karnik and Anand Hardikar. He expressed honour in sharing the dais with them.
Referring to Haware’s book ‘Shidori’, Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi stated that Shidori, which meant food packed for consumption by rural folks when they embark on a long journey, would suffice only for the initial phase of the journey and hence the reader should generate a new energy to carry their own Shidori, by assimilating the lofty lessons and experiences outlined in the book, that will serve to complete the whole journey successfully.
Stating that the writing of a book calls for passion and a form of madness, Babasaheb Purandhare called upon the gathering to read and assimilate the contents of the book to avail it’s benefits.
Madhu Mangesh Karnik stated that life – touching literature can only come from pure, well-intentioned thoughts and Suresh Haware’s Shidori combines spiritual devotion with scientific temparement and a compilation of speeches made from the heart.
Anand Hardikar remarked the compilation of Suresh Haware’s 40 speeches in Shidori and the sutras and success mantras therein as a big inspiration.
Dr. Suresh Haware informed that there are 30 lakh temples in the country and 20 lakh schools and the temples are mostly unorganized. Announcing his next venture to write 2 books, one on Temple Management and the other on Solid Waste Management, Haware stated that the subject of Temple Management should be included in the University curriculum, which will generate employment opportunities and ensure efficient management of temples.
On solid waste management, he cited the example of Sweden, where after processing all solid waste in the country, they started importing solid waste from neighboring countries to process, as it had become a profitable business. He expressed his desire to write a book on Solid Waste Management as it could be a great opportunity for the country apart from ensuring very clean environs.
Stating that what Veda does not say vedana (anguish) say and to understand vedana, one must awaken the samvedana (sensitivity), Dr. Suresh Haware stated that he would be ever grateful to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis for giving him the responsibility of the chairman of the Shirdi Sansthan, that is a divine blessing.
Amar Haware, the younger of the two sons of Dr. Suresh Haware, stated that his father taught him never to be disheartened even in the worst crisis and to keep learning like his father, who did his Ph.D. at the age of 60 and as chairman of the Shirdi Sansthan incorporated in the Shirdi Sansthan, the best practices of other temples like Shegaon and Tirupati. He added that his father taught him, by his own example, to define his own capability, which was unlimited.
Dr. Suresh Haware’s eldest son Amit anchoring the entire proceedings of the function like a stalwart with episodes of wisdom that he gathered from the book ‘Shidori’ and from the life of his father and grandfather, Dadasaheb Haware, who lived by example, the life they taught.