Take effective measures to safeguard the borders
RSS Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal Meeting in Gorakhpur
The RSS Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal Meeting concluded in Gorakhpur on October 16 with a call to the government to initiate effective measures to safeguard the borders including the Indo-Tibetan border, sea and aerospace borders and also protect the national interests in the entire oceanic region; and adopt strong measures to counter the challenge of separatism, terrorism and infiltration. The Meeting also appealed to the people of the country to be ever vigilant on the issue of national security and prevail upon the government to take effective measures in this regard.
The meeting was inaugurated on October 14 by RSS Sarsanaghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat and Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi. Around 400 delegates represented different organisations associated with the RSS. Sahsarkaryavahs Shri Suresh Soni and Shri Dattatreya Hosabale, Akhil Bharatiya Pracharak Pramukh Shri Madan Das and others were also present.
Prominent leaders from Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bharatiya Janata Party, Vidya Bharati, Vijnana Bharati, Kreeda Bharati, Sewa Bharati, Samskrit Bharati, Samskar Bharati, Laghu Udyog Bharati, Rashtra Sevika Samiti, Swadeshi Jagran Manch, Deendayal Research Institute, Bharat Vikas Parishad, Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh, etc attended the Meeting.
After the Meeting, Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi on October 16 apprised the media of the details about the discussions held in three days. He said it has been a tradition in the Sangh to proceed on all courses of action only after due diligence and discussions. This meeting also analysed several ongoing organisational activities of the Sangh. He said during the meeting there were elaborate discussions wherein it was deliberated upon how to take the thoughts and ideals of Swami Vivekananda to the masses, intellectuals and others. January 2013 would mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and the Sangh would initiate a series of functions to mark his birth anniversary.
He said the discussions also centred on the proposed Communal Violence Bill. The Bill, if becomes a law, would strike at the root of nation’s unity, would weaken the social fabric of the country, widen the gap between majority and minority communities and would endanger the integrity of the country. “The said Bill would lead to distrust within the society and lead to divisions within Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of the Hindu community. It will neither serve any purpose for the society nor for the country. The RSS will start a countrywide mass awareness campaign against this Bill,” Shri Bhaiyaji said.
He said concerns were also raised about the rising level of pollution in the River Ganga. There were discussions about making the Ganga water clean and pollution-free. He said it is quite clear that the foreign forces would pose a grave security threat for the country in near future. Specially, China’s growing influence with an eye on the country’s border and its increasing military presence on the borders testifies the fact that it has made elaborate plans to encircle Bharat. The strategists of the country should give serious thoughts to these issues and devise our own strategies accordingly.
China is building a massive infrastructure on its side of the Indo-China border. We expect the same from the Government of Bharat that it builds requisite security infrastructure at Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir and in Arunachal Pradesh. We demand that the government should look into this issue and implement a concrete plan of action. The morale of our armed forces is high, yet if due to lack of facilities it looks weak then it is a matter of grave concern for all of us. We urge the government that it should initiate action to ensure the nation’s security and secure our country’s border, he addd.
Responding to a question about Prashant Bhushan’s views on Kashmir, Shri Joshi expressed surprise and said this is the language of separatists. He said under no circumstances can Jammu & Kashmir be ever separated from the country.
On the issue of participation of Sangh swayamsevaks in Anna’s anti-corruption agitation, he said the swayamsevaks participated in the movement as common people, as it has been Sangh’s tradition that it does not feel necessary to take credit for any work done in the interests of the country.
In a statement issued on October 15, Bhaiyaji, however, termed the discussion about involvement of RSS in Anna’s anti-corruption movement as ‘ill-intentioned and a political conspiracy to weaken the movement’. “Shri Anna Hazare is a man committed to noble ideals. He has been leading a massive popular movement against corruption in the country. Entire credit for the success of this movement goes to him only. Thousands of other activists of the country and we are familiar with and inspired by the ideas articulated by him on several occasions and the developmental activity undertaken by him,” he said.
“In his reply to the redundant controversy raked up in a conspiratorial manner by Congress general secretary, Sri Anna had made some comments on the RSS chief Shri Mohan Bhagwat and also indicated that he viewed the letter written by me in support of his movement as a conspiracy. These views, which were published widely in the media, go beyond my comprehension and cause immense pain to me. It is tragic that a person of Anna’s stature too has got influenced by narrow political conspiracy. The views expressed in his letter would prove detrimental to the anti-corruption movement only. It will be most unfortunate,” Bhaiyaji said in the statement.
He said the RSS swayamsevaks along with millions of countrymen genuinely aspire to see a Bharat completely free from corruption. It is the paramount responsibility of the leaders of the anti-corruption movements to safeguard them from narrow and low-level conspiratorial politics. “The general public which plunges into such movements fired by the spirit of patriotism gets disturbed by such controversies. Hence, the leadership is expected to be vigilant. Who will be responsible if the people feel disillusioned and get disheartened? All the nationalist forces should close ranks to defeat such machinations. Country can expect to achieve freedom from corruption only when the movements reach their logical ends successfully,” the Sarkaryavah said. (FOC)