Two-day workshop on social harmony in Kolkata
Set an example by your conduct?Mohanrao Bhagwat
By Basudeb Pal
?We, the Sangh workers, should be honest and set an example by our own conduct. People examine our behaviour before joining us,? said Shri Mohanrao Bhagwat, Sarkaryavah of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He was addressing a group of Sangh workers assembled at a two-day workshop on social harmony held in Kolkata recently. Shri Bhagwat advised the workers to have unlimited patience and should not expect overall change in minutes. He emphasised the need for accelerating work for social harmony keeping in view the social scenario of different states.
The two-day workshop was organised by Sankhnad Samarasta Mission from July 24. A total of 150 workers drawn from West Bengal, Sikkim and Orissa attended the workshop. The participants also included MLAs, ministers and social workers from all walks of life.
The workshop was inaugurated by Shri Bhikhu Idate, Pashchim Kshetra Bauddhik Pramukh. Speaking on the occasion he expounded on the life and teachings of Dr B.R Ambedkar and also on his successful movement of Samrasta Manch. He said the RSS did not believe in untouchability and was working towards uprooting this evil from the society. Shri Bal Krishna Naik, general secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, stated that social equality existed in Hinduism and the world was looking at Hindu way of life for bringing about world peace and harmony.
Dr Krishan Gopal, Sah-Kshetra Pracharak, spoke on the social reformation brought about by saints during the period of about two thousand years, right from Lord Buddha to Swami Viveka-nanda, by trying to remove the practice of untouchability and promoting social equality. BJP MP, Ramnath Kovind, also spoke on the occasion. P.K. Choube, president, Sankhnad Samarasta Mission, proposed a vote of thanks.