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THE NORTH-CHINA DAILY NEWS
Saturday, November 18, 1933
Indian Raja on Visit to Shanghai

With its aim the security of the individual made certain by world wide peace, the international Fellowship of Faiths was organized at the world parliament of religion, held in Chicago last Summer, as a direct result of addresses made by Raja J. P. Bahadur Singh, now a visitor to Shanghai.

For this former ruler of Bajang, little known Nepal state in the Southern Himalayas between British India and Tibet, who abdicated his throne in 1914, is convinced that only through intelligent co-operation between creeds, religious, ethical and political can the man in the street have the peace, security and hence the happiness to which he is entitled. Definitely optimistic as to the spiritual as well as the material advancement in the 'Century of Progress', the visitor declared yesterday to a representative of the "North-China Daily News" that, while at the first world parliament in 1893 the delegates primarily were concerned with their own beliefs as opposed to those of others, to-day they are able to subordinate creed to the exposition has been to thousands of visitors.

Humanism is the particular belief of the Raja who gave up a throne and fortune to follow his own interpretation of the golden rule because he "happened to have that sort of intellect", and he is convinced that when the men in China as well as the man in America and in India learns to treat others with forbearance, disarmament conferences will be superfluous.

Coming to china from Japan, accompanied by his secretary, he hopes to organize a branch of the fellowship of faiths here, or at least to hold a series of meetings during his three weeks, stay.
Japan, within herself is an excellent example of a country whose members have learned the lessons of self-restraint, the gentle rules for everyday life, which make for happiness he declared. And when every nation masters this difficult lesson, each nation will be strong and the world at peace.

Unassuming, deeply sincere, the Raja has no regrets for the position he renounced. He has learned the value of devotion to an idea. The former ruler of the Nepalese State of Bajang, Raja J. P. Bahadur Singh, who is visiting in Sanghai, will lecture to night at the Foreign Y. M. C. A. on "The object of the fellowship of faiths", the lecture to be broadcast beginning at 9.15 P.M. The lecture by Mr. Johan Maloney on "North China" which was previously announced for this date was postponed in order to make it possible Foe members of the association to hear Raja Singh while he is Shanghai. The Raja will lecture on the concerted plans for action to promote peace and security and bring about an absence of starvation and unemployment everywhere. He is a leader in the International Fellowship of Faiths, which was organized at the parliament of religions held in Chicago last summer. All members and friends of the foreign 'Y' are invited to hear the lecture.

Prince to lecture. Rajah Singh a Prince of Nepal, India, who is returning from a world lecture tour, will speak on 'Humanism and world peace" at the Chinese Y.M.C.A. 123 Boulevard dc Montigy on Friday, December1, at 8 P. M. Rajah Singh was a delegate at the congress of religion held in connection with the 'world progress exhibition in Chicago, and is spending a few days in Shanghai on his way back to India. The general public is welcome.

Ordinate the work so that direct beneficial results will shortly be seen. The Raja particularly believes that intelligent co-operation between the many creeds followed by the peoples of the world will bring man and women everywhere peace, security and happiness. So fully does the Raja believe in the principle of 'Humanism' that he gave up his throne and fortune to follow his 'fellowship to man' idea. He also believes that disarmament conferences would be necessary if people would learn to treat each other with forbearance and consideration. He arrived here this week from Japan and is accompanied by his secretary.

THE CHINA PRESS
Monday, December 4,1933
Visiting Prince of Nepal seeks to mediate In Fukien rebellion

Rajah Singh offers good offices: Wang Advises, care
Rajah Singh, Prince of Bajang, Nepal, has set a telegram to the Nanking Government offering his service in an effort to bring about a peaceful settlement of the Fukien situation, Rajah Singh has just returned here from Nanking and has been in china for two weeks.

The prince of Nepal sent the following telegram to Nanking "Determined to see United China and solve Fukien problem by methods of peace, I, who am here on a peace mission approach the central government to permit me to visit Fukien to plead with the rebels even laying down my life in need be in attempt as a last effort of my life long mission of peace " Wang Ching-Wei replies- Late yesterday afternoon Rajah Singh received the following reply, from Wang Ching-Wei, president of executive Yuan- "your telegram received with thank. Highly appreciate your interest in China and effort for peace but pending settlement of the trouble in Fukien, personally advise you carefully consider contemplated trip to that province."

Interviewed late yesterday at the palace Hotel by a China press reporter, the Rajah, who expected to sail tomorrow on the Fushima Maru for Singapore, Ceylon and India, was not definitely sure whether he would go to Fukien, though if it is possible for him to go, he will make every effort, and send telegrams to both parties, he said.

Rajah Singh ablated the throne of Nepal, only independent Hindu Kingdom, at the beginning of the World War is 1914, since that time he has spent his life as the leader of the World Fellowship Movement, branches of which he is organizing throughout his travels. He is come to China from the United Sates, where the attended the parliament of religions held last summer in Chicago. E. Route, he visited Japan.

Denounces Japan
Questioned as to the Japanese policy in Manchuria and China. Rajah Singh stated that, with Korea, as an example, "we must denounce the Japanese policy there is the possibility of another World War which may start in the Far-East and which may be caused by the jealousy that Japan has created".

In referring to India and Ghandi the Raja said that "…Ghandi has done good for India, but he can't do any more. I do not disapprove of the Congress Movement but, I do not agree with the Civil Disobedience Policy of Ghandi for I feel that it will never unit India".
Do you attach much significance to the non-aggression pacts made by Soviet Russia in the cause of world peace? He was asked.

Soviet Russia, when I was there in May of this year, is making improvement but conditions do no look so good as yet. As to the non-aggression pacts, I do not attach much significance to them because the future of world peace rests not in pads and treaties, but in the minds of the people themselves, concluded Rajah Singh.

The Shanghai Times,
Monday, December 4, 1933
Nepalese Prince Volunteers Peace Services to China

A timely visitor to china, it would seem, is Raja Singh, Nepalese Prince, who has relinquished his titles and privileges to devote himself to the realization of world-wide peace. In Shanghai yesterday morning, he declared himself ready to offer his services to stops the impending hostilities between Nanking and the separatist government in Fukien. Assisted by Mr. Chang Ming, the Chinese envoy who went to Nepal two years ago with the Chines Insignia of Luchuan Shang-Chiang for the late Maharaja Shamsher Jang, Prime Minister of Nepal, Raja Singh plans to deliver a series of speeches in the interests of peace and may also give lectures on relations between Nepal and Tibet, on Friday night at the Chinese Y.M.C.A. he spoke on he need for peace and volunteered his services to the National Government, "at the cost of my own life if need be."

Raja Singh recent returned from the world fellowship of faiths held in Chicago, U.S.A. from August 27 to September 17, 1933 where his speeches on methods of solving world problem; such as poverty, race prejudice, war and fear were published in pamphlet form. He is the publisher of a magazine, "The Humanist', which is devoted to discussion of the world fellowship.

In Chicago, Raja Singh gained considerable prestige as a disciple of world peace as he addressed a large gathering, which induced representatives of many Nations. Among other accomplishments, Raja Singh has composed a peace song, the opening verse of which follows:
"Peace be our aim,
Peace be our Stay
Peace be with us
For ever and for eye."

 


 
 
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