RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan has said the clash between Islam and Christianity would cause death of crores of innocent people in the world. ?Such a situation is about to arise because both these forces are destructive. In such a situation only India can spread the message of peace and brotherhood in the world. But without uniting the Hindu society we cannot show the right path to the world,? the Sarsanghachalak said. He was addressing a Hindu sammelan held in Shimla to celebrate the birth centenary of Shri Guruji. Kshetra Pracharak Shri Dinesh Chandra was also present on the occasion.
Thousands of people including the religious leaders of various sects, sub sects and representatives of social and religious organisations participated in the sammelan. Organised at the premises of Vikasnagar Saraswati Vidya Mandir, the sammelan was presided over by Shri Bhagram Ghai, president of Valmiki Sabha, Shimla (West). Swami Shukdev Maharaj and Mahant Yogi Shri Suryanath, president, Shri Guruji Birth Centenary Celebration Committee, Himachal Pradesh, were also present on the occasion. School children also presented colourful cultural activities on the occasion.
The Sarsanghachalak warned that both Islam and Christianity have pushed all efforts to establish their control over the whole world. ?Both these religions want to expand their territory by any mean and they have no faith in sarvadharmsambhav. In such a situation the world peace is in danger. One side, the Church is involved in the conspiracy of converting people of all countries like India where the followers of Hinduism or any other religion live and India has been a victim of such conspiracies for long. On the other hand, the Islamic terrorism has emerged as another threat to the world peace. The Hindu society has not only to protect itself but also has to spread the message of peace and brotherhood in the world,? he said.
Shri Sudarshan said the statistics of last one-century are witness that the population of Hindus is regularly declining in whole India. ?Nobody ever imagined that even after Partition of the country Hindus would become minority in their own country. It is a matter of serious thought that who will provide shelter to the people of India who had once provided shelter to Jews and Persians? We have no option other than Bharat. It is a challenge before every Hindu that the ratio of their population should not decline in their own country. It is necessary to protect the culture and civilisation of Bharat,? he said adding that the founder of RSS had 80 years back thought of the similar situation and started work for uniting Hindus.
The Sarsanghachalak said the untouchability developed in the country during the period of slavery. Our religious books have no mention of untouchablity. The Sangh has been active to eradicate such evil practices and is also working for development of Bharat where no Hindu will be untouchable and everybody would feel as brother of one mother. Citing the example of Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Lord Buddha, Maharishi Valmiki, Sant Ravidas, Guru Govind Singh and other great personalities, he said Bharat is our matribhoomi, pitrabhoomi and karmabhoomi and its protection is our duty.
Earlier, Swami Sukhdev Maharaj said every Hindu should oppose untouchability. He said taking undue advantage of some evil practices in the Hindu society the Christian missionaries are converting people and we should counter them bravely. Hindus are told to control population while the Muslims and Christians are kept outside the preview of family planning programmes. He cautioned Hindus against it. Stressing on unity among Hindus, he said everybody should follow the path shown by Dr Hedgewar.
Mahant Shri Suryanath said the conspiracy of conversion has been exposed in Himachal Pradesh. He narrated in detail the incident of taking some innocent girls by Christian missionary to a Church and converting them into Christianity in Chamba. He said the Hindu society would not tolerate such incidents. He said the Sangh has been arising the spirit of self-respect even among the sections of the society who have been treated untouchable for centuries. This is the section that gave birth to the personalities like the author of Ramayana Maharishi Valmiki, Sant Ravidas and the father of Indian Constitution Dr B.R. Ambedkar.
Presiding over the function, president of Valmiki Sabha, Shri Bhagram Ghai said the people of his community would protect the Hindu society with full strength. He praised the efforts of the Sangh to eradicate untouchability from Hindu society. The Sarsanghachalak honoured Shri Ghai with a shawl and a cap. Mahant Suryanath honoured the representatives of various sects and social and religious organisations. (VSK, Shimla)