Way to Mithila-III
At Madhubani in that meeting were present Prabhunandan Shrivastav, Anil Kumar Jhaof Belhwad, Dhruv Narayan Tripathy,Advocate, Krishnamohan, Sarojanand Jha, Sohanji',Advocate, apart from Pramod Jha ,Advocate, Secretary , Gaya Prasad Chaudhary, President and Abhinandan Prasad, Advocate , a dynamic organizer at whose house, in front of the Mahila College the AMP, MDB office will run(maybe till AMP has its own or I may construct one for me, if I wish to settle at my ancestral land there in the heart of town though it is difficult to say whether I would opt for Madhubani/Forbesganj or nowhere as I wish to spend my time s a 'nomad' and or 'unknown.'Advocates were more as the meeting was called by an advocate- this is called horizontal transmission of an organization. It operates by different groups an organizer belong-his/her nativity, profession, caste, age, etc. Any organization should be amalgam of all possible modes if one is not to make 'gang'. We, in the AMP, wish to build a representative of the Maithil society which will contain different components for the society.There are many persons who have been in Mithila from other parts for generations- they all should be treated innate Maithils as even a nation grants natural citizenship to one who is born in its geographical territories(and ambassador's area n foreign) however only caution is to be taken that they should know Maithili. Once a met a Sikh medico from Madhubani and later I now there was a village in the interior of Mithila where Sikhs and Benglis live ,not only in towns. There are likewise many Marwadis, Sindhis etc. who all should join Mithila Movement. I recall Devidutt Poddar of Darbhanga, a great Socialist who had joined one of such meetings.Abhinandanjee's parents had come there from Champaran9which too was a part of Mithila) and so Tripathy's parents from Bhojpur. Once I had stayed at the house of Hardeo Munshi at Khajauli during my padyatra of the district in 1993 whose forefathers had come from Magadh.I presented a brief account of my work for Mithila and invited questions. Anil Jha had asked about the proposed capital of Mithila. I am very clear on the subject that it would depend upon the areas finally we would get as Mithila State and if we are granted George Grierson's demarcated (which more or less AMP follows) probably somewhere Barauni will be ideal though I would not have hesitation even for Deoghar or Purnea or Saharsa or Muzaffarpur which all will depend upon the struggle the area would do as well. If Champaran comes boldly for us, Muzaffarpur’s claim cannot be ignored and likewise if Munger comes who can ignore Begusarai?To this Anilji was pessimistic then what we will do with Mithila- Patna is better.I explained to them that we should have the magnanimity if we want that every area should come with us and further not necessarily every thing would be centralized in Mithila- We may have High Court, Public Service Commission, School Examination Board at different cities as Mithila is so compact one can travel to any place within few hours once the roads come up. Even from Hathida to Darbhanga a passenger ticket had cost me Rs.18 only.The Capital need not be central I stressed. Chennai , Bangalore and Thiruvanathpuram are located on tips.Nor the Capital needs to be in bog cites- Washington DC, Bonn are small places.Further wherever the Capital of Mithila would be all brilliant Maithils would assemble there automatically (in which Madhubani, Darbhanga will have large share) as they are now at Patna, Delhi and all major cities of India as well as places like New York where Maithil is spoken today.Only yesterday(21.5.2007) I read a report of Maithils assembled at New Jersy, a frail daughter of southern Mithila , married to a Maithil of Saharsa, a 26 year lady engineer, a mother of a little child had organized them. Mithila is awakening and let all should be part of that glory.President Dr. Gaya Prasad, a professor of Labour & Social Welfare supported me.It was decided that regular meeting would be held and visiting NRMs (Maithils in the foreign country) whenever would communicate there visit , meeting would be arranged for an exchange of views.I also suggested them for an annual festival in November or December every year.Pramodji and Abhinandanji walked with me to see off me at the Gangasagar Bus stand. I had a one hundred rupees note which I gave them suggesting to start collection for expenditure and as I too belong that district I owed a contribution which I gave. Though I had few rupees to reach Darbhanga I was going to be virtually penniless (which became at Darbhanga and could purchase a prasad from Rs. 2 only( Two Laddus-) at Manokamana Mandir and Shyama Mandir each walking on foot crossing the Raj campus to go to Dr. Sureshwar Jha's house at the Rajkumarganj- there was a con in my pocket but I could not find any beggar at Shyma Mandir so that I may once for realize the penniless state).That meeting of Madhubani was well reported in local newspapers when I phoned Pramodji from Delhi to know whether my Excel sheets of the addresses were left with them?This time I had an earnest desire to go to my village at 12 minutes walk from Bhitti Chowk but had no time, meeting was fixed at Darbhanga. Saw also Bhaura Kali mandir of Mata Guhyeshwari (Bhagawati in Gudamarg), a rare temple, I have not seen anywhere where I had been many times of my most difficult state which I may describe some years after and had promised to be there for full 10 days of Navaratri, if my problems were solved and may utilize daytime for organization…It is not that I am immune to desires though a student of Gita…I loved to got down from the bus near the boundary of the hostels in Raj campus and walked into. Even otherwise I had no money for giving to auto or rickshaw.. There were dilapidated hostels of the Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University, one was named after the Great Yajnyavalkya… The Sanskrit University I saw and I had a memory of its Senate Hall where I had attended a meeting of the ABVP with Sadasiv Deodhar and had then discussed for long with Govindacharya as to why not NMO's experiment be done out of Bihar at Jamnagar, Amritsar and Hyderabad when he asked me to continue work at Darbhanga only.I had said now that it was publicized nationally doing it a place will be against the prestige of me and even there at Darbhanga medicos may not like to share the NMO work and had said that being a science student he should try to seek result scientifically having some centers where I was not so that my interest did not unscientifically augment the work nor uncooperativeness of the workers of a place may deduce a negative result and though at once he did not reply probably was convinced on my arguments and then NMO could be floated at Bihar level on 26.1.1980 and could work nationally only when we were separated from the ABVP in 1986.* I recalled the two parrots of Mandan Mishra's house in shashtrartha when panibharni had said this to Adi Shankara that who did not now Mandan's house(at Mahisi, Saharsa) where parrots were discussing the essence of life and religion… Those parrots are the monogram of that Sanskrit University and despite time-pressed I went near asked for B N Thakur, the examination controller of the KSSDU, father of a medico at Mysore Sunil but he was at the VC residence.I went to small Hanuman Mandr- the Manokamna Mandir, uniquely made of white marbles, a tourist attraction but has been made famous if you write something on that it would be fulfilled- there were many devotees- someone was carrying a very sick child … I too went and this time I too wrote many things(including Mithila Rajya) as my Manokamna…There were some small shops for prasad…When I was at Darbhanga (1973-1985), it was amid jungle but now there were no jungle which has changed that's natural beauty.Then I went to Shyama Mandir..which too has been commercialized with the somehow improved economy which I guessed with many more shops. I again taking two laddus went inside and prayed. The priest (relative of Dr. Dharmanand Jha) was busy and could not give me DharmanandJi's number(I had no diary with me this time)..Dharmanandji's nephew, a fat person was doing some recitation(jap) whom I was knowing but did not disturb- long back in 1980s he was at Ranchi in a temple and had said me that I was an 'unsatisfied saint'.Getting Dharmanandji's number was important for me so that he could see me at Gorakhpur station next day which I took from his house in front of the mandir from a child who said that he was Dharmanandji's nati(son of daughter- may be of any niece as his daughters are yet in their teens).I knew this temple campus for long- Madhweshwar ,made around a pond where all idols are on the cremation place of Darbhanga Raj's kings(Rameshwari Shyama is main temple but so after Rudreshwari Kali,.., Kameshwar …etc.. and also a Gangamai Mandir, the priest of which once upon a time was my grandfather's elder brother. and there is a Shiv on my brother's final letter to leave friendship of a Christian Malyali friend of me I had addressed her as 'sister' and went straight there where is also a Bhaga(vaginal deity) on the back and had thought long for my aborted friendship or love when I was merely 20 years old in an infatuation of her.When we met after a log gap of years in our college's Platinum Jubilee we some of the classmates were there and she said, her daughter says seeing to me(whenever for organizational work I visited Kerala, I tried to meet her and her family),"Mummy your boy friend has come!"I had also asked Maithili workers to assemble on the conclusion of my cycle march in 1994-notably Udayshankar was there with many others.At that Shyama Mandir once a clerk of my college(DMC) Shiveshwar Babu in one such yatra had remarked me as "Gandhi of Mithila."I probably do not deserve that complement.And so many memoirs but I had to go to Sureshwar Babu's house and had no alternative than walking- pressed of time and money. I walked and reached.Not any arranged meeting again despite several reminders. I did not say anything and just exchanged talks with him – he expressed deep regret that though I go on appointed time from such a large distance of Bangalore he could not arrange meeting.He is 75 years old and I d not expect that he would do ground work – this I stated him clearly. Prof. Chadrkantbabu, retd. HOD, Chemistry, Marwari college and President AMP, Darbhanga came and we discussed some points, including signature campaign for the IIT at Darbhanga and involvement of youth in the organization.Sureshwar babu gave me a book on Sooraj Narayan singh and said that Tarababu read that and quoted that to LK Advani and had phoned him. Tarababu is a voracious reader but I have also read and sent comments on the books Sureshwar babu had given to me. I thought to read that book in the journey time(and I read- that book needs separate writing which I may do sometimes).Sureshwarbabu wanted a conference at Pune which I assured him that it would be done soon as there the unit of AMP had started already.He talked on Ireland and Mithila as I had written and so many other points.It was getting late and Chandrakant Babu asked me for dinner(Machh-bhat) but knowing that I was vegetarian they became said. We came to some distance together talking on Sumanji who had suggested me to fight election from Darbhanga parliamentary constituency as there were more BJP workers than Madhubani or Jhanjharpur. I also said them that it was his advice to contact press for Maithili work that I issue releases etc. otherwise I was against of press and publicity.I went to my sister's house – though she was not my niece was waiting for me with food and also my brother-in law.I decided that for the Samastipur meeting I can take a train around 7 30 am instead of early morning Patna bound Kamla passenger and could sleep but lo! It was a great hailstorm in night and I had to go inside and could sleep.