Source: News Bharati English06 Apr 2015 16:28:21
New Delhi, April 6: India can set an example to the world disillusioned by the ‘failed experiments’ of nearly 2000 years, by creating a peaceful society that ‘takes everyone along’, said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat.
He was addressing the gathering on the second day of the three-day Rashtriya Sewa Sangam organized by Rashtriya Sewa Bharti, an umbrella body of all the RSS-inspired NGOs working in service sector. The Sewa Sangam, the second of its kind is being held at Samrasta Nagar, on GT Karnal Road, Alipur, New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Matha Amrithanandamayee and RSS Sarkaryawah Suresh alias Bhayyaji Joshi and Sahsarkaryawah Dr Krishna Gopal on April 4.
Addressing the gathering of over 4000 activists associated with varied service activities the RSS Sarsanghchalak said “we have to expand our work in scope and make it more organized to fulfil our predestined mission of giving a new symbol, creating a new peaceful, brotherly society that takes everyone along on to path of progress and prosperity and peace”.
Founder Chairman of Wipro Azim Pramji, GM Rao of GMR Group, and Subhasha Chandra of Zee Media House were prominently present on the occasion.
Bhagwat called for providing service to the needy and neglected sections of the society sans any motives or selfish reasons. “Whether somebody is a Sangh Swayamsewak or not, Hindu or not, this has nothing to do with service. This we, in the Sangh, believe. We believe that anyone who is needy needs service ….There is no differentiation in serving. There is also no desire of getting something in return,” he said.
“If we serve like that, the number of our ‘shakhas’ would increase, but that should not be the motive behind service,” he said.
Bhagwat said that the RSS was established as its founder Dr K B Hedgewar was concerned about the society. In the last nine decades much had been accomplished, he said, adding however, much needs to be done.
Referring to Premji, the RSS chief said that he had rightly mentioned earlier that a gigantic task "is before us and all need to come together for it".
He said the RSS had created a separate body, the Rashtriya Sewa Bharati, so that it could support work of social welfare.
He, however, added that service should be done as a duty and not for fame or any other lure.
"If we serve, even than what is the big thing. It is human duty. That it was not done was a sin, which is now being washed away. Generation after generation, we insulted our own society. Now we want, that this society which is ours, should be made capable so that they say I don't need service but will serve others," Bhagwat said.
He said that the Sangh workers were serving people right since inception and in 1926 itself swayamsewaks had served pilgrims on Ram Navami.
Speaking further, he added that sometimes it is said that the world reality is survival, but it is survival of all that is important.
Bhagwat said that though he is now referred to as the chief of the organisation, he feels maximum pride in being an ordinary RSS worker.
Earlier, Premji lauded the work done by many social sector organisations and emphasised on the need for quality education especially at the primary and secondary level where, he said, the government should play a key role.
The 'Rashtriya Sewa Bharati, which is organising the three-day convention at a resort in the outskirts of the capital, is an umbrella organisation which extends support to several organisations that are involved in social service in various fields including for the benefit of differently-abled, women, children, cow protection and other fields.