Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat while addressinhg the gathering on the occasion of RSS’ annual ‘Vijayadashmi Utsav’ stated that the people at large should beaware of those who are trying to disrupt the peace and harmony in the country through their nefarious designs.
In his address, Dr Bhagwat stated that there are a lot of anti-Bharat forces that are active on the ground and are trying to mislead the nation. He said that the people of the country should not be misled by propaganda or guided by assumptions. It is pertinent to persevere with our efforts for a long time, with patience, restraint and tolerance, shunning extremism, anger and fear in one’s words and actions, with resolve and determination.
He explained that efforts are being made to ensure that this transformation is not achieved, that the social cohesion and unity gets ruptured, and conflicts increase. Due to our ignorance, imprudence, mutual distrust or carelessness, such undesirable disturbances and divisions are increasingly being witnessed in some places in the society. The purpose of Bharat’s rise has always been the welfare of the world. But as a natural consequence of this rise, the selfish, discriminatory and deceitful forces seeking their sectarian interests are subject to curbs and regulations. Hence, there is a continuous opposition from them. He further elaborated, “Although these forces wear the mask of some ideology or the other, and claim to be working for some lofty goals, their real objectives are something else. People with credibility, who genuinely work selflessly, irrespective of their ideology and whatever kind of work they do, always prove to be a hindrance for such deceitful and destructive forces. These destructive, all-devouring forces call themselves cultural Marxists or Woke, or the awakened ones. But they have forgotten Marx since the 1920s. They are opposed to all orderliness and morality, beneficence, culture, dignity and restraint in the world. In order for a handful of people to have a complete control over the entire human race, they reward, promote and spread anarchy and indiscretion. Their modus operandi involve taking control of the media and academia, and plunging education, culture, politics and social environment into confusion, chaos, and corruption. Such an environment enables the creation of a vicious cycle of fear, confusion and hatred. A society that is divided and entangled in mutual conflicts and confusion becomes weak and easily and unknowingly falls prey to these destructive forces that are seeking their own dominance everywhere. In Bharatiya tradition, this style of functioning which creates disbelief, confusion and mutual hatred among the people of any particular nation is called Mantra Viplav”.
While commenting on the pravailing political situation, he said, “To achieve narrow political gains, attempts are being made to forge alliances with these undesirable forces in the country to defeat political rivals. This is unwise and harmful for the country. The society has already become amnesiac, ravaged by all sorts of divisions, and is caught up in a deadly pursuit of selfish interests steeped in jealousy and hatred. That is why these demonic powers are able to get the support of internal or external forces who want to break the society and the nation”.
As a solution, he underscores, “The right answer to this ‘Mantra Viplav’, has to be found only through the unity of the society. This constant and unfailing sense of unity is the key element that keeps the conscience of the society awake”.
Dr Bhagwat reiterated that regardless of the provocations, it is important and mandatory to adhere to law and order, abide by the Constitution, and maintain discipline. In an independent country, this behaviour is considered an expression of patriotism.
Speaking about the upcoming Lok Sabha polls that are scheduled to take place in 2024, Dr Bhagwat added, “attempts to harvest votes by inflaming emotions are not desirable, but they still keep happening. Let us avoid these things, as they hurt the unity of the society.”
He further said that a nation prospers only when society stays united and vigilant and makes selfless efforts in all domains of human enterprise. Dr Bhagwat added that a nation attains glory and radiance when the governance is welfare-oriented and administration is people-centic, driven by sustained cooperation based on the ideals of ‘Swa’.
The annual ‘Vijayadashmi Utsav’ event of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) started with workers’ ‘Path Sanchalan’ (route march) at Maharashtra’s Nagpur earlier today and was graced by singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan as chief guest.
Earlier in the day, RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat paid tribute to the founder of the organisation, KB Hedgewar. Musician Shankar Mahadevan was also seen offering floral tributes at the statue of KB Hedgewar. Dr Mohan Bhagwat also performed ‘Shastra Pooja’ on the occasion of ‘Vijayadashami Utsav’.
RSS was founded in 1925 in Nagpur on Vijayadashami day. Since then, RSS has celebrated Vijayadashami Utsav every year. Dignitaries from various fields are invited as chief guests every year for the Utsav to grace the occasion.