“The Rashtriya Swayasevak Sangh (RSS) has shouldered the responsibility of equipping Bharat to fulfill its God-assigned mission for the entire world. RSS works for Bharat but Bharat has a global responsibility and we have taken up this fundamental task to prepare Bharat to fulfill that mission of spreading the message of peace, brotherhood and progress with perfect coordination with the nature.”
These views were expressed by RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat here on Thursday. He was speaking at the valedictory function of the 25-day long Third Year Sangh Shiksha Varg at the Reshambag ground in Nagpur, Maharastra. General Rukmang Katwal, former Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of Nepal Army was the chief guest. Sarvadhikari Prithviraj Singh, Vidarbha Prant Sah-Sanghchalak Ram Harkare, and Nagpur Mahanagar Sanghchalak Rajesh Loya shared the dais.
A galaxy of leaders including Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal, his cabinet colleague Hemant Biswa Sarma, Rajya Sabha MPs R K Sinha, Amar Sable, industrialist Anand Mahindra, Abhishek Singhvi, bureaucrat Durga Nagpal, BVR Mohan Reddy, Gautam Khandelwal, Nagpur Mayor Nanda Jichkar, MLAs Dr Milind Mane, Sudhakar Deshmukh, and Vikas Kumbhare were conspicuous by their presence.
Top RSS adhikaris including Rashtra Sevika Samiti Chief Shantakka, her predecessor Pramilatai Medhe, RSS Sah-Sarakryawah Bhagayya, Prachar Pramukh Dr Manmohan Vaidya, Mangesh Bhende, Anil Oak, Sunil Kulkarni and others graced the occasion.
In his brief but loaded speech Dr Bhagwat clarified that Bharat’s mission is to make the world happy and peaceful. For this, the country need not be a ‘super power’ but must be capable to fulfill its God-assigned mission that has been entrusted to it by tradition. Bharat is the only country in the world that accepted all the diversities experiencing the inherent oneness in them. Those who attained this unity in diversity are the people of this country now known as Hindus who have developed an innate relationship with this land.
This is a ‘Hindu Desh’, the RSS Sarsanghchalak said, adding that this country accepted all, understood all, respected and honored all. This has been the basis of the ‘Samskriti’ of Bharat. “Sabka sweekar aur samman”. Hindu is not a worship, it is way of life. And there is a dire need to impress upon the world torn asunder with conflicts and violence, this view of Hindu life to help it attain peace and happiness.
This is possible only when the Hindu society understands its mission, makes itself ready imbibing all the virtues and qualities to accomplish that mission. No single party, leader, or government could accomplish this task. It has to be achieved by the cooperation of and coordination with all. This had happened in the past and we have to make it happen in the present time, he said, adding that the RSS has taken up this most fundamental task of preparing Bharat for this mission by organizing the Hindu society.
Stating that RSS is not just another organization within the society but an organized state of the entire society, Bhagwat recalled how the founder Dr Hedgewar thought beyond the visible and took upon himself this daunting task of organizing Hindu society.
RSS works for Bharat and Bharat lives for the world. Therefore, it has to become strong not to bully the weak but to protect them. Bharat needs to be ‘Vishwaguru’ and not just a super power, he said. Bharat by tradition and nature is a ‘Sajjan’ country because of the Hindu society. Hence, the RSS is organizing the Hindus, he clarified.
With the passage of 90 years, there have been visible changes in the society. People have faith in RSS; they have expectations and aspirations from the RSS too. The country is marching ahead but it can gain momentum with the organization of the entire society. Still the path is not smooth. There are hurdles and we have to make our efforts with more speed.
Chief Guest Gen Rukmang Katwal in his speech praised the RSS for organizing the Hindu society. He said that the founder Dr Hedgewar had a vision beyond the visible and he started the RSS with a view to reviving Indian mindset with spirituality.
Stressing the need to preserve culture and values, Gen Katwal said that there is nothing called impossible for the dedicated and committed people and hoped with confidence that the RSS swayasmevaks can achieve this.
Describing the swayamsevaks as messengers of change he advised them to put service before self, imbibe character, sterling discipline, and dedication to set the example for others to emulate. This is the mission of RSS, he said.
Earlier, Nagpur Mahanagar Sanghchalak Rajesh Loya introduced the special dignitaries specially came for this program. Sarvadhikari of the camp Prithviraj Singh made introductory remarks and proposed vote of thanks. The Swayamsevaks presented eye-catching display of physical training and parade.