Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat hoists National Flag in Bangalore
Rajesh Padmar in Bengaluru
RSS Sarasanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat hoisted the national flag at Rashtrotthana Parishat, a RSS organisation at Chamarajpet, Bangalore in the morning of August 15. After hoisting the tricolor Shri Bhagwat offered dhwaj vandan (flag salute) along with other senior Sangh functionaries of Karnataka.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Mohan Bhagwat said, “Each organism in this world needs one or other type of freedom. Independence day is an occasion of happiness and celebration for every one globally. Along with the celebration of Independence this day, we try to recall and realise our social responsibility”
“Achieving freedom is not an accidental phenomenon, but it was a continuous process (prakriya). Multiform attempts should go further, for a long time to preserve the values of achieved freedom. We fought successfully to achieve freedom, aiming to regain our sovereignty, integrity and security. Even after 65years one need to introspect that whether we have achieved complete freedom in all sectors,” said Shri Bhagwat.
“In 1947 the foreign rule came to an end in India. However the shadows of them still persists. We have a specific identity in the world because of the diverse and endemic tradition, culture, flora-fauna and the people (Jan, Jangal, Janwar and zameen) who live on this land. Though we have political freedom, several social sectors still needs better reforms, progress and upliftment. Each citizen should think of contributing his best to the society. To recall this social responsibility, we citizens celebrate Independence day each year,” Shri Bhagwat added.
Shri Mohan Bhagwat also remembered Swami Vivekananda during his speech, said “Swami Vivekananda neither had political power nor economic richness. But because of his contribution to the society, we still remember him. Thousands of freedom fighters were inspired by the life and thoughts of Swami Vivekananda. In achieving the freedom, Vivekananda has an inspiring role. Society still needs such great personalities who can inspire young generation, to achieve complete freedom in all sectors where we still lagging. ”
Veteran Sangh Ideologue, President of Rashtrotthana Parishat Dr SR Ramaswamy presided over the Independence day celebration.
Senior RSS Functionaries Mai Cha Jayadev, Mangesh Bhende, Kru Narahari, V Nagaraj, Da Ma Ravindra, Chandrashekar Bhandary, Mukunda were present during the Independence day program.