Source: News Bharati English30 Oct 2015 15:14:59

Ranchi, Oct. 30: The three-day Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal (ABKM) meeting of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that began here from today is most likely to adopt a resolution demanding common population policy for the country in order to restrict what it called an ‘imbalance of population growth’.

It may be mentioned that the RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat had called for a common population policy in his Vijayadashami address on October 22 this year at Nagpur, referring to recently released religious census data of the 2011 national census.

The three-day RSS ABKM meeting was formally inaugurated by RSS Chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat and Sarkaryawah Suresh Bhayyaji Joshi on Friday morning. ABKM is the highest body of RSS that decides policy formulation and take decisions accordingly.

The meeting held in Ranchi for the first time is attended by state-level select office-bearers of RSS, National office-bearers of RSS affiliated organisations and members of RSS national executive.

The meeting began with obituary references to prominent personalities representing nation’s glorious tradition.

The three-day meeting will conclude on November 1. The meeting is expected to review the Sangh activities in the last six months and plan future programs for organizational growth and spread of Sangh work. Resolutions on national issues are expected to be passed in this meeting.

Interacting with the media on the eve of the ABKM meeting Dr Manmohan Vaidya, Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh of RSS said that the meeting is most likely expected to adopt a resolution on population imbalance. He said that there would be extensive deliberations on the subject during the meeting and a resolution in this regard may be adopted.

Prominent leaders from Bharateeya Kisan Sangh, Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram, Akhil Bharateeya Vidyarthi Parishad, Bharateeya Mazdoor Sangh, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bharatiya Janata Party, and other RSS affiliate organizations are attending the meeting.

Besides office-bearers of Vidya Bharati, Vijnana Bharati, Krida Bharati, Seva Bharati, Samskrit Bharati, Samskar Bharati, Laghu Udyog Bharati as well as leaders from Rashtra Sevika Samithi, Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, Deendayal Samshodhan Samsthan, Bharat Vikas Parishad, Shaikshanika Mahasangh, Dharmajagaran are participating in the conclave.

The Prant Sanghachalak, Karyavah and Pracharak heading each Prant unit of RSS from all over India are attending the ABKM. Other than these state functionaries, the 400 participants included prominent select activists from social organizations working in different walks of life in the society.

Dr Vaidya said that the recent census showed that the Muslim community had registered a moderate 0.8% growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, while Hindus population showed a decline by 0.7% at 96.63 crore during the period.

In his Vijaya Dashmi address last week, Bhagwat had said that facts and figures of the last two census reports and the imbalances that had come to notice as a result were being widely discussed.

“Our present and future is getting impacted by it. We need to rise above vote bank politics to formulate a holistic approach, equally applicable to all citizens, towards the population policy.

“Such a population policy be enforced by our governments or laws alone. Considerable efforts are required to tune society’s psyche to the same. It would be prudent to think about it during policy-making exercise,” he had said.

Vaidya also sought a countrywide debate over the Upamanyu Hazarika Commission’s report that illegal migration from Bangladesh is threatening to reduce the indigenous population of Assam to a minority by the year 2047.

“Recently, the Hazarika Commission report has given startling information about changing demographic situation in Assam and Bengal. If the trend continues then population of Indians would be reduced and foreigners would be increased,” he said.