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Monday, November 25, 2013

Social Welfare the Chief Aim of Management and Individuals in Garhwali Folktales

 (A Research Review on Garhwali-Kumaoni –Haridwar Folk Literature)
                                (Folktales for Managers Series)
                          Management Lessons in Garhwali-Kumaoni Folktales -3
                Management Lessons in Garhwali –Kumaoni Folk Literature part -5

                     Research and Review by: Bhishma Kukreti

                     Indian philosophy is not based on individual benefits but advocates human benefits as whole.  Epic Mahabharata speaks about social causes as chief aim of Kingdom management. The best book on management ‘Shukra Neeti’ stresses on social cause management by chief executive officer (King). Manu Smiriti talks about social benefits /social welfare are the sole job of king. Markandey Puran (Devi Mahatamya) advocates about prayers or rituals for group benefits; fear eradication devices for human beings, defending the world; growth for world; eradication of harms for world; Fear eradication from whole of world; creating disease free world; hassles free world; sin free world; poverty free world; etc.
                                      Garhwali folk stories are full of social cause /social welfare management lessons. The following community tale is example of social cause /social welfare management lesson in Garhwali folk stories-

                       Nath Ban Gaye (They accepted Nath Sect) a Garhwali Folktale for Managers

              There tens of community stories with each caste in Garhwal. The following story is a Kukreti community story from village Jaspur, Malla Dhangu, Pauri Garhwal, North India.
                    Long back a Kukreti from South India settled in Jaspur, Pauri Garhwal, North India. Once upon a time Kukreti of Jaspur was famous for Mantrik and Tantric (folk ritual priests). There were two brothers in the family named Jasdev Ji and Ran Dev Ji. Jas Dev Ji was elder than Ran Dev Ji.  Both had great respect and love for each other. Jas Dev Ji and Ran Dev Ji were great and famous Tantrik and Mantrik of the region. No other Mantrik and Tantrik could compete with them.
                However, after some time, Ran Dev Ji started using his Manta and Tantra knowledge for mischievous acts.  Ran Dev Ji used his Tantrik-Mantrik power to burn the standing crops. Ran Dev Ji started his Mantra-Tantra knowledge for harming people and animals. Even Ran Dev Ji burnt forest to show his supremacy. Many times, seniors of village and his own elder brother Jas Dev Ji made Ran Dev Ji understand to stop harmful application of Mantra and Tantra.
               Ran Dev Ji did not pay attention others advices and continue indulging himself in using his Mantrik –Tantrik power in harmful deeds for human beings.
                            One day, villagers decided to exile Ran Dev Ji from Jaspur to another place.  Jaspur villagers provided land to Ran Dev Ji two miles away from Jaspur in south west direction. Ran Dev Ji started residing in that place. Ran Dev Ji had great love for his mother land Jaspur. Ran Dev Ji requested Jaspur fellows to provide land for his cremation in his mother land Jaspur.  Jaspur fellow granted. Repenting for his misdeeds, Ran Dev Ji accepted a sect called Dalya or Nath Sampraday. A great Dalya Guru from Gorakhnath Sect accepted Ran Dev Ji as his disciple.
                The new village of Ran Dev Ji is called Raneth. Still, after so many hundreds years of Ran Dev Ji‘s migrating to Raneth village, the villagers bury their dead people in village Jaspur. The burial place of Dalyas of Raneth called Dalyon-Math.  It is said that Ran Dev Ji blessed that no Bhut-Pichas or notorious, dangerous, evil soul would harm any person of Jaspur. No Jaspur villagers feel any fear of catching by Bhut-Pisach in Math area. The Jaspur children play on the stones of Samadhi of Math but they never caught by Bhut-Pichas.
                     The villagers of the region respect Dalya of Raneth and pay respect them as they pay respect to Brahmin Guru.
**Late Shrimati Kwanra Devi Kukreti and her son late Shri Mohan Lal Kukreti of Jaspur narrated the story to me –Bhishma Kukreti

           Social Cause or Social Welfare as Main responsibility of Organizations and Individuals

  The primary task of any organization and its management is to enhance human values and social welfare.
                   Every organization and its management and individual should contribute in social cause works or social welfare acts without any second thought.
                        Unless and until the society gets benefits from organization an individual the organization and individuals are burden on the society.
             The public interest is not distinct or different than the organization or its management and individuals.
             There should be social issues in each act of organizations whether they are private, cooperative or government.
         Organization and individuals should pay attention on clean or pure geographical and social environment of the area.
There should be balance between organizational or individual ambitions and ambition of society where organization and individuals exist.
Each organization and for that matter individuals too should create strategies for social welfare.
Social welfare should be inbuilt within  organizational strategies.





Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti bckukreti@gmail.com  25/11/2013

     Notes on   Management Lessons in Garhwali –Kumaoni –Haridwar Folk Literature to be continued in part -4
Management Lessons in Garhwali-Kumaon Folktales, Folk Stories, traditional Narratives, Community stories to be continued on part -3
Research Review of Garhwali-Kumaoni Literature to be continued….
                  References
1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003 (story as Chhyunti, PP 26-27)
2-Anil Dabral, 2007, Garhwali Gadya Parampara, (story as Hilogi ka Lat, pp166)
3- Bhishma Kukreti, 2003, Salan Biten Lok Kathayen, Rant Raibar, Dehradun
4- Bhishma Kukreti, October 2007, Gadhwali Lok kathaon ma Prabandh Shastra ki suchna, Chitthi Patrika (Lok Ktha Visheshank), Dehradun
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