Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 8: Addressing the mammoth Hindu Sammelan at Betul in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday the Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat gave a clarion call to the Hindu society to achieve unity and harmony to make our country strong and a vibrant nation in the world.
“When we say Hindu society, it means an organised society. If we have any differences that mean our social health is not very sound. It is, therefore, necessary for us to get organised in order to achieve sound health. For this, we will have to give up all our differences, and honour diversities of all kinds. This was the teachings of our ancestors. India will become a world leader only when the Hindus get organised”, the RSS Sarsanghchalak said in his fervent appeal.
Bhagwat attracted the attention of the audience towards the mindless violence committed in the name of religion and economic status in various parts of the world. They do not have any solution for resolving these crises; he said adding that the world is looking to India for peaceful resolution of these problems.
The global community is eagerly looking towards India for guidance and the responsibility to make India a world leader rests with the Hindu society, the RSS chief said emphasising on eradication of all caste and religion-based differences from the society. He said that there were no differences in our society on caste and religion basis. We believed that the same spirit dwelt in all the beings.
Stressing on service to the society the RSS Sarsanghchalak urged people to take care of those poor, neglected and weaker sections of the society and make them strong and capable. He said that the British gave us a broken mirror which presented a distorted and disorganised image of our society plagued with various differences and discriminations. We need to throw away this broken mirror.
Explaining the objective of this Hindu sammelan Dr Bhagwat said that message of a strong and vibrant Hindu society would disseminate from this place to all the directions. The objective of this congregation is to make India strong and a powerful world leader.
All living in this country are Hindus: In his address, Dr Bhagwat further said that as the citizens of Japan are known as Japanese, those of USA are called Americans and those in Germany are identified as Germans, likewise all those living in India are known as Hindus. They may have different ways of worship, they may follow different religions but their nationality is same as they live in the same country called Hindustan. Each one having faith and respect for Bharatmata is a Hindu. We are all one despite our different religions and faiths, and therefore, we must live unitedly.
The Sarsanghchalak administered the following oaths to the congregation:
Noting that there are differences in Hindu society regarding languages, castes, and ways of worship, the RSS Chief said they do not pose any threat to our unity. This diversity is our identity as the language of our heart is “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”. This language reverberates from North to South and East to West in our country.
Addressing the gathering on this occasion famous ‘Ramkatha Vachak’ Pandit Shyamswarup Manavat said that in the entire world it was only India that declared its commitment to the welfare of the world. Our sages often repeated that resolve of attaining welfare of the entire world and all living and non-living beings. Our culture always promoted the victory of the righteous Dharma. It did not say victory to only Hindu Dharma. All religions received equal treatment and honour in India.
Spiritual leader from Uttarakhand Sant Satpal Maharaj batted for women empowerment and appealed to achieve this. He called upon the saints to use their spiritual power and prowess to re-establish the honour of womanhood in India once again.
RSS Sah-Sarkaryawah Suresh Soni, Chairman of Sammelan Samiti Gendulal Baraskar, Secretary Budhpal Singh Thakur, and senior social activist Dr Shaila Mule were conspicuous by their presence. The program was conducted by Mohan Nagar. A newspaper in Gondi Language ‘Lokanchal’ and souvenir on Betul ‘Satpuda Samagra’ were released.
Bhagwat visits Betul Jail: Sarsanghchalak Dr Bhagawat paid a visit to Betul jail where his predecessor M S Golwalkar alias Sri Guruji was incarcerated during the ban on RSS following the murder of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948. He was accompanied by Suresh Soni and RSS Kshetra Sanghchalak Ashok Sohni. Sri Guruji was interned here for a period of three months and the barrack where he was housed today sports his portrait. Dr Bhagwat offered floral tributes to his portrait.
The RSS Chief will grace the silver jubilee celebrations of Bhausahab Bhuskute Nyas at Bankhedi in Hoshangabad district on Thursday. The trust is formed in memory of senior RSS functionary late Sri Bhausaheb Bhuskute which runs vocational training for the jobless. The project has brought educational, social and economic reform and change in the lifestyle of the people of surrounding villages.