Source: News Bharati English30 Dec 2015 15:56:14
Indore, Dec 30: Those attending the Vishwa Sangh Shivir (VSS) from different countries are actually the real ambassadors of Indian culture and life values. The Government appoints ambassadors for 2-3 years but you are the true cultural envoys of India, said Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of Lok Sabha here on Tuesday.
Mahajan was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Vishwa Sangh Shivir for the activists of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) at Emerald Heights School here on Tuesday. Over 750 participants from 45 countries are participating in this five-day event held in India every five years.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarkaryawah Suresh alias Bhayyaji Joshi, former Punjab DGP P C Dogra and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Drawing a comparison of participants with the never dying banyan tree which is held sacred in the Indian culture, Mahajan said like a never dying banyan tree these ambassadors are working relentlessly to spread Indian values and ethos amongst the world community.
Bhayyaji Joshi said in his inaugural address that the Hindus never had the ambition of enslaving the world. Instead, we influenced the world with our behaviour and high life standards and life values, he said.
The RSS leader said that we have accepted this world as a one family (Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam) and we intend to influence the world by our thought and philosophy. We are Hindus and take pride in calling ourselves so not because we are egoistic but because we feel proud to be Hindus.
The awakening amongst the Hindus is now visible. We are representatives of this Hindu culture and as such we must begin from the self. Once we follow our own culture and thoughts the world will automatically follow us, Joshi said.
He said that in the past also people from this land went to distant lands not with the intention of looting and enslaving the people there, but to give them science, philosophy and life values. The journey of HSS too represented that age-old tradition, he added.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sushama Swaraj has reached Indore and would be meeting the HSS participants on Wednesday. She has met Bhayyaji Joshi and office bearers of HSS from US, Australia, Myanmar.
Vishwa Vibhag Coordinator Saumitra Gokhale gave the information about HSS activities.
Ravi Kumar, Gokhale's assistant, US Sanghchalak Ved Nanda, founder president of VHP Australia Prof Nihal Singh Agra and Myanmar Sanghchalak Bajrangi Sharma said that the conclave would discuss education in poor countries, how to stop breaking of Hindu families in rich countries, and inculcating moral values in the children.
Ravi Kumar, Ved Nanda, Nihal SIngh Agra and Bajrangi Sharma shared their experiences. They said that the world is appreciating Hindu thought against the background of terrorism and ISIS. The growing liking for Yoga and Ayurveda is the indication of this change.