Laying all speculations and probabilities regarding his address to Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh tritiya sangh shiksha varg samapan samaroh former President Pranab Mukherjee called for freeing the public discourse from all forms of violence, physical and verbal to make India a happy country in the world.
“We must move from anger, violence and conflict to harmony and happiness“ he said appealing to Swayamsevaks to be agents of peace, harmony and happiness as this and only this will be able to create a happy nation where Nationalism flows automatically.”
Stating that he accepted the invitation of RSS as he wanted to share his understanding of the concepts of nation, nationalism and patriotism in the context of India that is Bharat former president explained at length what these concepts meant to him.
He said that India has been an open society connected to the world by silk and spice routes that exchanged besides mercantile and commerce the ideas of culture, faith and inventions as the merchants, scholars and sages traversed the mountains and crossed the deserts, seas and oceans. Nalanda, Vikramshila, Takshashila, Valabhi, Somapura were some of the universities that catered to the educational and academic needs of the world for over 1800 years.
Let the objective of spreading peace, harmony and happiness inform the formulation of our public policy and guide all the actions of our states and citizens in their everyday life. This and only this will be able to create a happy nation where nationalism flows automatically” the former president concluded.
Breaking the RSS tradition Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat who spoke before the chief guest expressed gratitude to Pranab Mukherjee whom he described as rich in knowledge and rich in experience and for accepting invitation to address Swayamsevaks drawn from all over the country.
Bhagwat categorically stated that the RSS always upheld the age old tradition of India of celebrating the diversity and to experience the latent unity in the diversity. Everyone born in this country is a “Bharatwasi ” and difference of language sect or Sampradaya and Political ideologies notwithstanding all are one. The RSS respects this diversity and experiences the inherent unity.
While explaining organizational power of Sangh is not for dominating, dividing and destroying the society but the power of Sangh is for purely devoted to the motherland. Though, there are many thoughts of school but aim is to serve the motherland. RSS is binded for Samajunnayan. There are many divisions in the society but RSS build the man with well character for society. Now the period of “Anukulta” but till as a “Sajagata” for the all Swayamsevak.
Earlier the participants of the camp performed physical drill and demonstrations. Sarvadhikari of the camp Sardar Gajendra Singh Sandhu introduced Pranab Mukhrjee and Sarsanghcalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat welcomed him with a floral bouquet. Varg karywaha Shyam Manohar gave the details of the camp and Nagpur Mahanagar Sanghchalk Rajesh Loya introduced the dignitaries present.
Earlier Pranab Mukharji visited house of RSS founder Dr K.B Hedgewar in Mahal and wrote in the visitors book , “Today I came here to pay my respect and homage to a great son of mother India K B Hedgewarji ”
The programme was attended by prominent personalities drawn from various segments of the society. They included Sunil Shastri and his wife Ardhendu Bose from Netajis Subhash Chandra Bose’ family, Rajiv Malhotra, C. Reajendra Prasad, Vishad Mafatlal, Rashtra Sevika Samiti Pramukh Shantakka, and Gajendra Chouhan.