The unique element of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is brotherhood, and asking people to have unconditional love for motherland, thinking of what one can give to the nation, said Shri Ratan Sharda, in Hyderabad on August 5.
Shri Ratan Sharda, author and well-known TV panellist, was speaking on the occasion of the launch of his book “RSS 360°: Demystifying Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh”, organised by the Chetna, an NGO, at Centre for Cultural Resources & Training (CCRT), Madhapur.
He said writing “RSS 360°” is an attempt to document some of the umpteen sacrifices of unknown Sangh swayamsevaks, the heroes who drive this entire national movement.
While speaking on the occasion, Shri Sharda said that being Hindu is living with Dharmic values that we inherited from our land; it’s not about following the mode of worship.
While replying to the question of how to demystify Sangh among Muslims, he recalled an event where Sangh Swayamsevaks involved in rescue operations during a plane crash of Saudi Arabian Airlines in Charkhi Dadri , Haryana on 12 November 1996. Most of the passengers of were Muslims. He said RSS does not discriminate against anyone, it promotes and encourages everyone to love and live for the nation.
National work cannot happen in free time. One has to give a time on a consistent basis. If anyone decides to do so then Sangh has that can be offered, he added.
Cheif Guest of the event BK Mishra, Global Delivery Head, Tech Mahindra, emphasised on the importance of values and consistency and RSS’ role in nation building. Sri Ekka Chandrashekar Rao, RSS Khetra Seva Pramukh, addressed the audience and pointed out how RSS has increasingly become the focal point of discussion. The conviction and commitment of Swayamsevaks have increased the social work of RSS and people want to know more about it.