RSS would strive to “unite” Hindu society, must expand: Bhagwat

Kanpur, PTI | Updated : 15 February 2015, 11:54 PM

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat today said his organisation would strive to “unite” the Hindu society and that it must “expand” to meet the expectations of people. Bhagwat also said that RSS moves ahead on the basis of its “own strength”.

“RSS’ work is to unite Hindu society, to make it fearless, self-reliant, selfless and the one which is ready to live and die for the country.

“Time has come when the entire society wants RSS and has expectations from it. To fulfill those expectations the organisation must expand. No matter what caste, language or sect a person belongs to in the Sangh we should all stand together,” Bhagwat said at a ‘Rashtra Raksha Sangam’ here.

He said that this could not be done only through “bhashan” (speeches).

“It has to be brought into practice. What is the meaning of RSS, shakhaa?. We come together, forget everything else.  Only ‘bhagwa (saffron) flag’ is in front of us which is symbol of our pride,” he said.

Bhagwat said, “Often the word ‘show of strength’ crops up. When we organise such programmes, it is said that these are show of strength by RSS. Those who do not have strength need to show it. We don’t need to do that. We have our own strength. RSS moves ahead on the basis of its own strength. It is our ‘atma darshan’”.

The RSS leader said there was nothing new in the ideology of the organisation.

“The new thing is its method. There is so much diversity in the country, irrespective of caste, language or regional differences we all consider Bharat as mother. We say Bharat Mata ki jai,” he said.

The four-day RSS ‘manthan’, which will be held behind closed doors, will discuss the organisation’s strategy to galvanise and energise the cadre with elections in key states Bihar and Uttar Pradesh not very far away.

As the meeting came in the backdrop of the BJP’s rout in Assembly polls in Delhi, the meet is expected to discuss the matter.

“In history, we were not behind anyone, but a handful of people made us slaves. In the last meeting of the Constituent Assembly, Dr (B R) Ambedkar said that the country was not lagging behind in anthing, but due to selfishness some people gifted it to the Britishers on a silver platter and unless we practice brotherhood the threat will continue," Bhagwat said.

First Published: Sunday, February 15, 2015 11:53 PM
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