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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.