India is an agriculture predominant country. Farmers and agriculture as well as agro based businesses are the main strength of our nation. Indian nation’s expression cannot be visualized without farmer and agriculture. In spite of such good growth and development all around the world, the Indian village based farmer is feeling cheated and helpless. He seems to have been left behind in the pace of development. Many organizations of Nation are trying to rectify this anomaly but most of them are either mouth pieces of some individual (or individuals), or either associated with political parties. These are using farmers to meet their own selfish ends or to fulfill high personal ambitions. The need of the hour at present is to have a non political organization which can awaken the farmers towards creatively achieving their just rights without forgetting their duties as citizens of the country.
Realizing above situation and need, nation’s great thinker of international repute the Right Honorable Dattopantji Thengdi made great efforts to raise an organization of Indian farmers with non political nationalist ideology.
Under the able guidance of Shri Thengdiji, Shri Bhau Saheb Bhaskuteji as the guiding soul, formed for the first time Bhartiya Kisan Sangh in Madhya Pradesh in 1978 and began its activities after getting the organization duely registered. The first meeting and the registration took place in the Kasera Dharamsala of Hoshangabad distt. Next year Shri Bhaskuteji travelled the whole nation length and breadth over motivated 650 farmer representatives and organized their first conference at Kota (Rajasthan) on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of March 1979. In this very conference the all India organization of Indian farmers – The “Bhartiya Kisan Sangh” was established on 4th March by Shri Thengdiji. On this very occasion Shri Thengdiji declared emphatically and in clear words that this “Organization would be a non political body of the farmers, for the farmers and by the farmers”
Stead fastly working according to the opening declarations given above, the Bhartiya Kisan Sangh is progressing positively and at present is the nations largest organization of farmers.
In democracy to maintain the farmers honor, in creative struggles against the system the most effective method is non violent movements and demonstrations.
Thus maintaining the constitutional norms and conventions of democracy the BKS has organized many movements and is continuing some of them at present, according to its numerical and moral strength. The BKS has been successful in most of them. It has given its stand on some of the outstanding issues of times, and the opinion has been universally accepted and abided.
The flag of BKS is ochre coloured, signifying nations history, tradition and life. Ochre being similar to that of morning light signifies regularity and radiance like that of sun. Like fire it signifies purity and power, as robes of seers and monks it denotes knowledge and renunciation. To sum up the ochre flag is a symbol of noble ancient eternal Indian Culture. To have uniformity in flag, this has been kept rectangular with ratio of length : breadth at 3:2. In the centre of the flag is embossed the emblem of BKS
(Krishi Mit Krishaswa) meaning do farming itself. This phrase is a part of larger Rg Vedic mantra from Akshdevan Suktam which means Don’t gamble, do farming itself, and live graciously on its earnings.