Chennai, Dec 29: “During disaster, naturally humanity in every human-being comes out. A swayamsevak is a person who has to do seva to the affected persons. Society is God. Many rise to occasion and there is a stimulus that keeps them active. But we swayamsevak need to be more active now as rehabilitation is there. We have to think on the need; serve the society continuously till it reaches the last man in the last row”, exhorted Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Saresanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat.
Bhagwat, who was on a two-day tour in Chennai was addressing a gathering of swayamsevaks engaged in service activities providing succour to the flood affected people of Chennai. They shared their experiences on this occasion. Bhagwat patted the swayamsevaks for the commendable work they did in this time of distress and helped the people hit by unprecedented floods in Chennai.
The gathering held at RSS Sakthi Karyalaya in Chennai saw participation of representatives of service centres from Chennai, Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, and Cuddalore who narrated their memorable experiences on ground in rescue and rehabilitation work.
Earlier, Prant Pracharak P M Ravikumar described the swayamsevaks’ participation in relief work. As per latest available data, 1350 persons were rescued and 161 medical camps were conducted. Around 315 women and 78 men went on ground for counselling for nearly 17 days; 4550 families were benefitted so far in counselling. 1,75,250 families were benefitted with kits. 21.6 lakh food packets were distributed.
Kalyan Singh, Mahanagar Sanghachalak and Prant Go-Seva Pramuk was present on the occasion.