RSS Vijayadashami 2017 : Call for Constructive Power
Vijayadashami is the foundation day of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. In his speech on the occasion, Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat took an overview of the national scenario including Jammu & Kashmir, national security, economic development, agricultural crisis, water management, education, social tensions, intellectual colonialism, etc He argued that social preparedness along with the right policies based on national vision is a precondition for making Bharat the Vishwaguru. He gave a clarion call to all the citizens to join this process of reinventing the Eternal Bharat
Virag Pachpore from Nagpur
“Perfect coordination between the Government, administration and society alone can ensure proper and just distribution of development besides strengthening the age-old concept of Bharat as a cultural nation, diversity of language, religion, sect, caste, etc. notwithstanding,” asserted the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur on September 30. He was addressing a fairly large gathering of swayamsevaks in uniform and thousands of RSS sympathisers who had gathered at the Reshim Bagh Ground, Nagpur on the occasion of 93rd Foundation Day of the RSS.
Baba Nirmal Das of Sri Guru Ravidas Sadhusant Society, Jalandhar (Punjab) who was supposed to be the Chief Guest of the function could not make it due to ill health. He, however, sent his message which was read out by Shridhar Gadge.
RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhayyaji Joshi, veteran BJP leader Shri Lal Krishna Advani, Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadanvis, Power Minister Shri Chandrashekhar Bawankule, MPs Shri Ajay Sancheti and Dr Vikas Mahatme, MLAs Shri Sudhakar Deshmukh, Shri Krishna Khopade, Shri Anil Sole, Rashtra Sevika Samiti Pramukh Sanchalika Sushri Shantakka, her predecessor Sushri Pramilatai Medhe, Nagpur Mayor Smt Nanda Jichkar were some of the prominent figures who graced the occasion.
A group of girls from Drishti Girls Hostel run by Sewa Bharati in Jammu and delegation from Arunachal Pradesh under ‘Bharat Mera Ghar’ programme were added attractions of the Vijayadashami function. Besides, among the specially invited
personalities from different spheres of national life were father and family members of senior Sangh Pracharak Shri Arun Kumar, Shri AVS Raju of Nagarjun Construction Company, Shri Sudarshan Venu of TVS Automobiles, Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare and the Sangh Pracharak from Kerala Shri Amal Krishna, who survived a brutal attack on his life. The parents of Shri Krishna were also present.
On the occasion, swayamsevaks of Nagpur undertook a disciplined route march. The main programme started with the conclusion of route march. The Sarsanghachalak and Sarkaryavah performed the shastrapujan. Swayamsevaks presented a fabulous display of collective activities such as yoga, ghosh, drills and song.
Baba Nirmal Das, Pradhan of Sri Guru Ravidas Sadhusant Society, Jalandhar (Punjab) was to attend the RSS Vijayadashami function but could not make it because of sudden illness that warranted his hospitalisation in Delhi. However he sent a message which was read out by Shridhar Gadge:
In his exhaustive address spread over a time of over one hour Shri Bhagwat touched almost all the pertinent issues of national importance ranging from Bharat’s national vision towards global humanity as expounded by Swami Vivekananda and Buddhist scholar Kushok Bakula Rinpoche to national security concerns, to economy, to education, to finance and agriculture and to social security. In the beginning itself he expressed condolences over the people killed in a stampede in Mumbai on September 29.
Praising the Government for the various initiative it has taken to improve a lot of the society, the Sarsanghachalak called for awakening what he called ‘Sajjan Shakti’ of the society to strike a perfect coordination between the Government,
administration and the society to monitor whether the fruits of these welfare schemes are reaching to the last man standing in the last row.
Shastrapujan by Bal swayamsevaks
“If you want to succeed in life set a goal and accomplish it,” said noted homeopath of Nagpur Dr Munnavar Yusuf. He was addressing the “Shastrapujan and Vijayadashami Utsav” of Bal-Shishu swayamsevaks of RSS on September 24.
Government’s job is to formulate policies, the administration is there to implement them and the awakened society can monitor whether these schemes are being implemented in the desired manner and stipulated time frame, he stressed.
Patting the Government for a strong approach in containing
infiltration of terrorists and firing from across the Pakistan border, he showered praises on the Government for effectively dealing the bullying
tactics of China in Doklam. “Bharat’s strong and determined stand has been visible in the incidents like Doklam, on the borders as well as in international diplomacy. This definitely makes us realise about our strength and at the same time provides new international standing to Bharat,” he said.
Stating that there was a need to settle the refugees from Kashmir who are paying the price of being Bharatiya and being Hindu in their own motherland, Shri Bhagwat called for a durable peace in Jammu & Kashmir by ensuring equitable development in all the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh.
Referring to the situation in border States other than J&K, he indicated to the happenings in Kerala and Bengal where violence is taking high toll of human life. He indicated to a dangerous game being played by anti-national forces by stimulating the unrest, separatism, violence, enmity or hatred amongst group or local identities on the basis of language, region, sects, religion etc. “The State Governments and their systematically politicised administrative systems are not only apathetic to this serious national crisis but are also lending a helping hand to the anti-national forces for petty political interests,” he lamented.
Besides smuggling of cows along the Bangladesh border and influx of Bangladeshi Muslims in India, Shri Bhagwat pointed to more recent migration phenomenon of Rohingya Muslims in India in the recent time. The Rohingyas who are chased form Myanmar for their links with terrorist groups and involvement in violent activities have infiltrated into India. “Any decision regarding them should be taken by keeping in mind that they will definitely be a threat to national security and integrity” he warned stating that the Government seems to be thinking on the same line.
Pointing out that the GDP model of judging the economic progress was acknowledged as faulty by many economists, the Sarsanghchalak stressed for evolving and developing our own Bharateeya model of economy. “Altogether, our dream of presenting a model of Antyodaya at domestic level and that of balanced, sustainable and dynamic economy at the global level is not possible unless our economic thinking is not based on decentralising economic production, restraining consumption, increasing employability, conserving energy, securing environment and taking the individual on righteous path,” he said.
He stressed that while moving ahead from the present economic condition this fundamental point should be remembered. There are many provisions at the Union and State levels for the benefit of deprived sections of the society like Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Nomadic Tribes, etc. Those benefits should reach to everyone from these sections.
The RSS Sarsanghachalak also called for encouraging cost effective farming practices essentially centered a round cow and cow rearing and cow promotion. Referring to the recent
incidents of cow vigilantism he stated in plain words that the pious mission of cow protection and cow promotion will go on within the limits of law and the Constitution. He stated that it was wrong to defame those engaged in cow protection as criminals before knowing the facts or reality. “It is unfair to link the cow protectors or entire activity of cow protection with violent incidences or communal feelings
without knowing or neglecting the facts”, he said.
Shri Bhagwat also called for revamping the education system to inculcate moral values and ethos among the students. But this is not the only job of the schools and teachers. The family, and society too have their responsibility to inculcate good moral values and sanskars among the children and rear them to be responsible citizens of the future. He said the media, especially the internet media impact our thinking and actions and the game of Blue Whale is a classic example of this. To save our innocent kids from these vicious circles, family, society and governments will have to take the effective steps. Along with the Sangh Swayamsevaks, many
organisations and individuals are already working relentlessly through their selfless connect and service and trying to create the atmosphere of justice, empathy and Samarasata. However, to achieve the desired results, entire society will have to get rid of the contradictions of evil practices and
conduct and imbibe the virtues of cognate and egalitarian behaviour. We all will have to commit ourselves and be active after refining all aspects of our life with this approach.
In the present condition, Shri Bhagwat said the organised, qualitative and disciplined march of the society is as much necessary as the formulation of policies based on Bharatiya values by the Governments and an honest transparent and flawless execution of the same by the administration. The Eternal Bharat is reincarnating itself with the requirements of new age. All virtuous people with their efforts in various fields are ready to welcome it. Now social preparedness is the need of the hour.
Since 1925, the RSS is striving for this, he said concluding his address. While entering the 93rd year of its inception, Sangh is trying to build a nation-wide conglomeration of Karyakartas (activists) who have the clear understanding of our Rashtra, who are daring enough to articulate that with the same clarity, who are cherishing the devotion for this sacred and unified motherland and sensitive and affectionate towards each and every member of this family, the courage and sacrifice of our ancestors is the foundation of whose heart, and taking this nation to the pinnacle of its glory is the only inspiration of his collective aspirations and actions. This work is continuously growing.
He gave a call to all the citizens in joining the efforts to create an organised and virtuous society by eliminating the flaws of divisions, egocentric attitude, idleness, self-abomination, etc. The conducive atmosphere is experienced everywhere and it is our duty to quickly seize this opportunity for which he suggested a four-point formula. “The right policies based on our ethos, excellent implementation and cooperation of all Sajjan Shakti and on the basis of that organised, industrious and integral social conduct is the fourfold combination that can lead to the
manifestation of Bharat as an all-prosperous Vishwaguru in the coming decades,” he concluded.