Statement issued by Dr. Manmohan Vaidya on 15th August 2017
Poojaneeya SarSanghachalak Dr.Mohanji Bhagwat was invited by the management of Karnakayamman Higher Secondary school, Palakkad, Kerala, to participate in the golden jubilee celebrations of the school and Independence Day celebrations.
At 11 pm of 14th August 2017, the headmaster of the school received a notice from the District Collector stating that only the institutional heads or an elected representative can unfurl the national flag in the school. It is however, learnt that no other school had been given similar information.
After due consultations, the school authorities decided that they will proceed as planned and that Sarsanghchalakji must exercise his constitutional rights. Dr.Mohanji Bhagwat hoisted the flag along with other institutional heads of the school.
We condemn such brazen attempts by the CPI-M led government of Kerala to deny the basic citizen rights of celebrating Independence Day and their continuous attempts to poison the state of Kerala with divisive politics.
Dr. Manmohan Vaidya
Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh