“Leave the mentality of depending upon others, start taking initiatives for the society'sand country'sprogress,? said Shri Mohan Bhagwat, Sarkaryavah of RSS. He was talking to representatives of various communities of Delhi and Haryana assembled at a Sadbhavna Baithak in Delhi on February 15. He called upon the workers to visit the backward localities of their respective areas and start sharing the sorrows and happiness of the people there. ?Improve relations with them and meet them at least once a month. Then start some service projects as per their requirements. Only after improving the relations the mutual trust will strengthen,? he added.
The Sadbhavna Baithak was part of the initiative taken by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh during the birth centenary year of Shri Guruji last year to bring all sections of the Hindu society closer and to improve social harmony. During the birth centenary year this initiative proved to be a very effective tool for interaction with various communities and the Sangh workers interacted with all the sections of the society.
More than 100 representatives from Akhil Bharatiya Valmiki Sangh, Ravidas Janmotsav Committee, Ramgariya, Akhil Bharatiya Kashyap Mallah Nishad Jankalyan Parishad, Akhil Bharatvarshiya Jat Mahasabha, Delhi Dhobi Samaj, Jhajhar Vikas Parishad, Sindhi Samaj, Vashya Agrawal Sabha, Jain Shwetamber Terapanth and Koli Mahasangh participated in the meeting and gave their suggestions to improve solidarity in the Hindu society. Swami Raghvananda, president of Sanatan Dharma Pratinidhi Sabha, Delhi, presided over the meeting. Kshetra Sanghachalak Dr Bajranglal Gupt, Kshetra Pracharak Shri Dinesh Chandra, Delhi Prant Sanghachalak Shri Ramesh Prakash, former Prant Sanghachalak Shri Satyanarayan Bansal, Delhi Prant Pracharak Shri Prem Kumar and Haryana Prant Pracharak Shri Suresh Jain were also present on the occasion.
Shri Bhagwat advised the participants to celebrate the anniversaries of the great personalities together as the great personalities belong to the whole nation and not to any particular community. ?It will improve social harmony and people will come together. We need to be careful that no one could damage the unity of the Hindu society. We are one therefore we have to get united. All the ideologies developed in this country have only one ideology?the manav dharma. But the ideologies, which came from outside the country believe that only they are right and all others are wrong. Sometimes the liberal people also have to resort to fundamentalism to protect the sovereignty of the nation. If we have to show our greatness to the world, we all will have to move together,? Shri Bhagwat added.
He further said the Sangh swayamsevaks refrain from politics as politics divides and even makes the nearest and dearest an enemy. Commenting on the suggestions made by some leaders at the meeting that the caste system should be broken; he said changing castes or breaking the caste system would not work, as the whole society would not concur with it. He stressed the need to organise such meetings at least thrice or four times a year. ?Every time when we sit, we should discuss what steps were taken based on the decisions taken in the previous meetings,? he added. He said the initiative of such meetings is not to increase the base of the Sangh. It is for the unity of the country as only a united country makes progress. It has been the tradition of this country to get untied during the calamities. But we have to live united during the peaceful time too, as those who create troubles do not discriminate and hit at all.
Earlier presiding over the meeting Swami Raghvananda stressed the need to start from ourselves. ?Don'thave expectations from others. Start from youself,? he said further adding that the community organisations should think about the problems of their groups instead of having political ambitions. In the beginning Dr Bajranglal Gupt started the discussion. Then representatives of various communities gave their suggestions to improve social harmony. Uttar Kshetra Karyavah Shri Sitaram Vyas conducted the proceedings.