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
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
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.
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."