“Hindutva is our national identity (Asmita). A Hindu is the one who loves and cares for everyone in the society thinking above caste, gender and language barriers. Hindu observes the society with a Ekatma Bhaav (Integral Vision). Hindu is the one who always conserves the nature and never exploits it. (Prakruti kaa Poshan, not Shoshan). A Hindu practices the values such as sacrifice, selfless service, feeling of ‘we’ instead of ‘me’ in his daily life. Such a Sakriya Hindu is an RSS Swayamsevak. A Swayamsevak is the one who brings a transformation in the society” said RSS Sahsarkaryavah V Bhagaiah Ji in Bengaluru.
V Bhagaiah Ji was addressing a gathering of RSS Swayamsevaks celebrating Yugadi Utsav on the occasion of 128th Birth Anniversary of RSS Founder Dr. Keshav Baliram Hedgewar organised by RSS Bengaluru Dakshin Vibhag. RSS Bengaluru Dakshin Vibhag Karyavah Devananda Gaddam was present on the dais.
‘Yugadi coincides with the Birth Anniversary of RSS founder Dr. Hedgewar. It’s an annual rare opportunity for all Swayamsevaks to offer Aadya Sarsanghchalak Pranam and to pay tributes the great personality. RSS never believes in worshiping individuals. However, Yugadi is an opportunity to remind the life and legacy of Dr. Hedgewar, who himself dedicated everything for the cause of serving this nation.’ said V Bhagaih Ji.
‘In 1925 when RSS was founded by Dr. Hedgewar, he said there is nothing is new here. No new concepts, no new ideology, no new works. It is an effort to bring back the glory of this great nation. Reminding everyone about the national identity (asmita) of Hindutva. Dr. Hedgewar, who was a freedom fighter and jailed twice for his participation in freedom movement, founded RSS. Why? Hedgewar used to say, this is Hindu Rashtra. Whenever Hindu Samaj is united, the nation will be stronger. When Hindu Samaj is weakened then the nation will be weak. Hence realising the fact that I am a Hindu, I am part of Hindu Samaj and this is Hindu Rashtra, the prime need in making a stable and strong nation. Dr. Hedgewar began RSS and worked for a single cause till his death. RSS’s second Sarsanghchalak Guruji Golwalkar used to say that Dr. Hedgewar’s heart-blood-cells is filled with passion for social work and dedication to the society. Yugadi makes us to remember such a great personality” he added.
Even after 91 years of RSS and 70 years of Independence, we still see that nearly 40 to 50% of the society is still affected with illiteracy, drug abuse, and other social ailments. We need institutional changes to overcome all these problems. Special attention is necessary to improve qualitative service in government schools on education and government hospitals on healthcare.
RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Bouddhik Pramukh Mukunda CR, RSS senior Pracharaks Chandrashekar Bhandary, KS Nagaraj and others were present. The Yugadi Utsav was attended by over thousand swayamsevaks in Ganavesh and other citizens of the city. Keshava Darshan, a pictorial exhibition on life and legacy of RSS founder Dr. Hedgewar was organised in Keshavakrupa, RSS state headquarters since morning.