Source: News Bharati English05 Jun 2015 13:41:38

Nagpur, June 5: The entire Hindu society should proudly accept its Hindu identity and remove all the differences of castes; creed etc. appealed Karnataka Dharmasthal Dharmadhikari Padmavibhushan Dr D Virendra Hegde here on Thursday.

Addressing the valedictory function of the Third Year Summer Training Camp of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) here at Reshambag ground Dr Hegde strongly advocated for creating a sense of equality and harmony in the society.

Dr Hegde, who is associated with the Dharmasthala where Lord Manjunatha (Shiva) is the presiding deity, recalled how Vishwa Hindu Parishad succeeded in bringing together 170 saints and religious leaders on one platform and made an announcement that all Hindus are brethrens.

He also recalled his association with the late Sri Guruji Golwalkar, the second Sarsanghchalak of RSS and mentioned his contribution in removing social disparity.

He said that he was witnessing the changes in the society over the last 50 years. There has been revolution with the spread of education and mindsets have changed strengthening the feeling of Hindutva.

But this is not yet accepted by all sections, he lamented and appealed to swayamsevaks to strive to make it acceptable to all. Our ways of worship may be different, but we are all Hindus should feel proud of our Hindu identity, he said.

Recalling how all people in villages now associate with the work of temple renovation he said that this has been instrumental in eradicating differences based on caste. “I am the witness of this transformation”, he said.

Giving example of an American taxi driver who would not tolerate the insult of his nation, De Hegde said that we need to imbibe that kind of patriotism by awakening this pride and nationalism.

He praised the RSS swayamsevaks for rushing to the relief and rescue whenever there was natural calamity and referred to such activities during the recent earthquake in Nepal.

Earlier, Yashvantbhai Chaudhary, Karyawah of the Camp made introductory remarks and introduced the guests. He said that there were 875 participants in the camp who had come from all over the country. They represented 16 linguistic groups but communicated in simple Hindi during the 25 day camp presenting an enviable example of unity in diversity.

Sarvadhikari Govind Singh Tank, Chittor Prant Sanghchalak and President of Pratap Gaurav Nyas, Udaypur was also present on the occasion.