“There is no ban on the entry of anyone whether he is Hindu, Muslim, Christian or any other else, in the Sangh. Everybody born and brought up at this land is Hindu. Just a change in dress, language, traditions and way of worship does not change the ancestors and the culture. All people living here have the same Hindu blood. They all are inspired by the Hindu samskars and culture. The day everybody understands this fact, all disputes will be over. The Sangh has been working for organising such people and doors of the Sangh are open for all,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat. He was speaking at a function held in Karnavati (Ahmedabad) on September 6.
Prant Sanghachalak Shri Amritbhai Kariwala, Sahprant Sanghachalak Shri Jayantibhai Bhadesia and Karnavati Vibhag Sanghachalak Shri Vallabhbhai Sanvalia also shared the dais. Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi, former Chief Minister Shri Keshubhai Patel, BJP state president Shri Purushottam Rapala, various ministers of the state government and leaders of many organisations were also present on the occasion.
Shri Bhagwat further clarified that those who see the Sangh from outside do not understand it properly. “When they see the swayamevak doing exercise at shakha they feel it a military organisa-tion, when they see our Ghosh Varga they feel it a music consort and when they see our intellectual discourse they feel it a political organisation. Sangh cannot be understood from a distance. If one has to understand the Sangh, one will have to join it. Seventy eight percent people of the country agree with the Sangh ideology. They recognise it as the most disciplined and service-oriented organisation. The swayamsevaks are running more than 1.5 lakh service projects across the country,” Shri Bhagwat informed.
During his tour Shri Bhagwat also visited Swaminarayan temple at Shahi Bagh in Ahmedabad where he was received by Pramukh Swami of the temple. Shri Bahgwat remained in the temple for half an hour and performed pooja of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. He also had discussion with Pramukh Swamiji. Later, he visited the Sannyas Ahsram at Ashram Road where he was received by Mahamandaleshwar Swami Vishwadevanandji. Shri Bhagwat also visited the family of Major Rushikesh Ramani who sacrificed his life fighting against terrorists in Kashmir recently. He paid floral tribute at the picture of Major Ramani and met his parents.