CITIZENS of Chennai had to miss an impressive route march by RSS swayamsevaks on January 31 because of an unjust ban on the procession even having permitted it. Despite this unjust, the path sanchalan was taken out the same day and a total of 1090 swayamsevaks participated in it. The sanchalan took place at 6 places in the city.
In North Chennai, out of total 570 swayamsevaks, 419 got arrested. Shri RK Nathan of Nathan Driving School, also honorary chief of South Indian Driving School, presided over the function. Shri Viswanathan from Vidya Bharati addressed the gathering. Shri R K Nathan voluntarily got arrested on seeing the enthusiasm among the swayamsevaks. Women filled the scheduled road for route march with colourful rangolis.
In Madhya Chennai, around 300 uniformed swayamsevaks participated in the path sanchalan. A total of 119 swayamsevaks got arrested there. Shri Stanumaalayan, Prant Pracharak of RSS Uttar Tamil Nadu, addressed the gathering. Shri Misa Ganesan of Emergency fame, a staunch Dravidian leader and former DMK MP, presided over the function. In his speech he said though he belongs to a different ideology, he agreed to preside over the RSS function because he has been an admirer of the RSS discipline. Such discipline is all the more necessary for the present-day youngsters who are prone to fall astray very easily. He was impressed by the solo song which highlighted the unity of the Hindus and the need to shed the caste differences.
In South Chennai, out of 305 uniformed swayamsevaks, 95 got arrested. Shri Ram Gopalan, president of Hindu Munnani, addressed the swayamsevaks. Shri DS Raghavan, former chairman of Indian Bank, appreciated the discipline that is being followed by the RSS. Local people came to know more about RSS and they also took part at all the places. (FOC)