The sudden demise of respected Shri Jagadevaram ji Oraon, President, Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, today is an unbearable shock for all of us ,Sangh swayamsevaks and volunteers of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram.
His association with the Kalyan Ashram and the Sangh began when he was a tender teenager and he has uncompromisingly devoted his entire life with a mission to serve the Society until his very last breath. Due to his soft-spoken demeanour and mature intellect, he commanded the respect of all karyakartas and emerged as their leader. He became the voice of Vanavasis through his steering of Kalyan Ashram. Along with his responsibilities at Kalyan Ashram, his dedicated work expanded to make him grow like a Banyan Tree, as the custodian of the Karyakartas of Kalyan Ashram as well as in the consolidation of the ideological ethos of the Ashram. Due to his sudden departure, his family members, Karyakartas of Kalyan Ashram and Swayamsevaks of the Sangh have lost the cool, sheltering shade of this Banyan like persona and are all equally grief-stricken.
In this moment of great sorrow, we have to acknowledge that the onerous task that Jagdevram ji has been carrying on his entire life is still pending. And his sacred memory shall bestow upon us the patience, dedication, organisational capabilities required to carry forward that mission.
I would like to personally and on behalf of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh express my profound grief at the passing of Shri Jagdevram ji Oraon and pray for Sadgati for the departed soul.
Suresh ( Bhaiyyaji) Joshi,
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh