Answer to most problems of nation lies in success of Sangh work
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 09-Mar-2018

Nagpur, Mar 9: “Though there is an ever increasing response to Sangh in different parts of the country, there are elements and vested interested working hard to break the social harmony by inciting violence and internal strife, by hurting social sentiments and through expression of collective outrage. It should be our endeavor to hold high the respect and confidence in our justice and security system. Patiently and skillfully we have to move forward with persistence and hard work and with the faith that answer to most of these problems lies in the success of our work”, observed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarkaryawah Suresh (Bhayyaji) Joshi in his Annual Report presented to the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) on Friday.

The ABPS- highest decision making body of the RSS began its three-day conclave at Dr Hedgewar Smriti Bhavan premises from today. This meeting is more important as it will be electing the new Sarkaryawah- the top executive head of the largest Hindu organization.


RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat and Sarkaryawah Bhayyaji Joshi together inaugurated the meeting by lighting the lamp and offering floral tributes to the statue of ‘Bharat Mata’. The three-day conclave being held in spacious ‘Vyasa Sabhagriha’ is attended by over 1500 elected ‘pratinidhis’ coming from all over the country.

Besides, Sah-Sarkaryawah Dattatreya Hosabale, Suresh Soni, V Bhagayya, and Dr Krishna Gopal, Prachar Pramukh Dr Manmohan Vaidya, Sah-Prachar Pramukh Narendra, and other senior office-bearers, members of the Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini Mandal, office-bearers of nearly 35 RSS associated organizations including VHP, BMS, BKS, Vidya Bharati, Rashtra Sevika Samiti etc. are attending the meeting.

The annual report presented to the meeting noted the growing trust of people in Sangh work and along with that growing expectation from the RSS. It mentions the Hindu Sammelans held in Tripura and other north-eastern states were inspirational in many ways. It also underlined that the growing admiration by eminent personalities from social, religious, and industrial fields indicated the growing acceptability of Sangh work.


At the same time, the report sounded a warning bell about the divisive elements and fissiparous tendencies bent upon disturbing harmony and integrity of Hindu society and urged the swayamsevaks to foil their attempt by spreading the Sangh work with the firm and unshakable faith that the “answer to most of these problems lies in the success of our work”.

Sarsanghchalak meets dignitaries:

During the year under review Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat had interaction with dignitaries from the various facets of social life. During the course of his countrywide tour Dr Bhagwat met President of Ramakrishna Math Swami Smaranananda, highly respected Bohra Muslim Community leader Syedana Saheb, Isha Foundation’s Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev, Pojua Bhole Maharaj and Poojya Mangala Mata of Hans foundation.

The RSS Chief also had a meeting with the President of India Ramnath Kovind during his tour program.

Dr Bhagwt had an interaction with renowned music maestro Padmashri Rashid Khan, cine actor Ajay Devganm former soccer player Kalyan Chaube and G M Rao of the GMR Group.


His visit to integrated rural development project at Baripada village is worth mentioning. Under the able leadership of Chaitram Pawar, the villagers of this remote village are engaged for the last 25 years in achieving all round development of their village besides taking care of the environment and ecology in the surrounding. This project is a guiding example for those who are working in the field of rural development. During his visit Dr Bhagwat interacted with the villagers and inspected the development activities.

Sarakaryawah launches ‘Sewa Gatha’ website:

During his tour in the year under review Sarkaryawaah Bhayyaji Joshi launched the special website ‘Sewa Gatha’ developed by Sewa Vibhag of Sangh in Bhopal. This website gives stories based on experiences gathered while working in some service projects. He visited Hyderabad for a karyakarta camp of Telangana Prant which was attended by 1633 karyakartas while in Pune Joshi interacted with professionals in 35 shakhas. A harmony meeting was organized during his Odisha visit at Rourkela which was participated by 149 representatives of 42 communities.

Among other notable programs held in course of his nationwide itinerary a spectacle of many shakhas at one place in Dehradun, meeting of key persons of Bastis (localities) in Siliguri and meeting of karyakartas engaged in cow protection and conservation mission are worth mentioning.

Other activities:

The Sharirik Vibhag of Sangh organized ‘Akhil Bharatiya Prahar Mahayagya’ in which 4,45,811 swayamsevaks participated from 32,434 shakhas and 2306 weekly milans countrywide. Out of them 334,142 swayamsevaks were below 40 years of age.

The Prachar Vibhag held workshop for social media at Bhopal in which 148 karyakartas from 38 prants participated. The presence of journalists and masses in the Narad Jayanti programs is increasing. This year 40,000 people participated including 10,000 journalists. 1300 scribes were felicitated with Narad Puraskar.

The reach of Jagarana Patrikas is widening with 30 patrikas in 12 languages reaching to more than 2 lakh villages. 541 journalists participated in ‘Introduction to RSS’ program at various places. The Sampark Viubhag released ‘Coffee Table Book’ on RSS at Nagpur in presence of renowned industrialist Abhaykumar Firodia. The book presents the evolution of Sangh and lists important events in its march to development.

Besides, programs like Gau-Kathas, training of karyakartas engged in cow protection, and Panchgavya Chikitsa Seminars were organized. A meeting of karyakartas engaged in Samarasata activities was held.

Prant-wise programs:

Kerala organized a camp for Pravasi Karyakartas during the tour of Sarsanghchalak Dr Bhagwat in which 4308 karyakartas were present. In Telangana a special experiment was conducted on Vijayadashami by organizing a collective Vijayadashami Utsav of 10 districts. 11000 swayamsevkas participated from 765 localities in addition to 900 mothers and sisters.


Konkan Prant organized Hindu Chetana Sangam on January 7, 2018 in which on a single day gatherings were held at 255 places registering the presence of 34,448 swayamsevaks from 506 blocks, 2372 localities and 1471 villages. In addition to this 48,814 men and 24,268 women were also present.

Sant Sangam, a congregation of religious and spiritual leaders was held at Pandharpur in Maharashtra in which 327 sants participated. Sarsanghchalak Dr Bhagwat was present at the congregation. Swami Vivekananda Day was observed in colleges in Madhya Bharat during January 1 to 5, 2018. 112 colleges in 27 districts with 11, 213 students and 213 teachers participated.

Rashtrashakti Sammelan was held on January 23, 2018 in tribal dominated Patalkot near Chhindwara in Mahakoshal Prant in which 9245 men and 4500 women from 90 villages poarticipated. The participants resolved to protect five mothers viz. own mother, Narmada river, mother earth, gau mata, and Bharat Mata.

In Chittore 1355 Samajik Samarasata Meetings were held in which 26,764 men and 549 women from 35 communities and social groups participated.

Jaipur held a unique Ghosh shibir called ‘Swar Govindam’ on Nov 5, 2017 in nwhich 1251 instrumentalists participated from 108 blocks and nagars. Exhibition of 108 Rajasthani traditional music instruments was the center of attraction.


Similar Ghosh program called “Swar Sammohini” was organized on Novewmber 18, 2017 at Nagpur in presence of stalwarts from the field of music, cinema and instrumental music. They included Sri Sri Ravishankar, Suresh Wadkar and others. Sarsanghchalak Dr Bhagwat was prominently present on the occasion.

Haryana organized a workshop on organic farming in which 1200 farmers participated. A Samaras Ganga Mahotsav was held in Palwal on Dec 31, 2017 which witnessed participation of 18000 people from 298 villages.


The Rashtrodaya Swayamsevak Samagam at Meerut was unique in many aspects. It recorded a presence of 1,45,322 swayamsevaks in uniform amongst whom 1,01,712 were below the age of 40. They came from 7649 villages representing 987 mandals and 1553 bastis. Six lakh food packets were collected from three lakh families of three districts irrespective of caste, creed or religion.


A similar program titled “Luitporia Hindu Samavesh” was held at Guwahati on Jan 21, 2018 in which 31351 swayamsevaks were present in uniform. In addition 35000 common people were also present. Prominent persons from 75 tribal groups were present in addition to 65 sants and religious leaders reflecting the acceptance of Sangh in the society.

A massive Hindu Sammelan was held in Tripura on September 17, 2017 with more emphasis on reaching out to tribal societies. More than 26000 people and 800 karykartas participated in the mega event.