Haridwar/ Nagpur: Chief of RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), Mohan Bhagwat has claimed that all the Indians were originally Hindus and that the doors of Hinduism are open to all. The above statement was given during an event in Patnjali Yogpeeth organised by Baba Ramdev.
“No matter which community or clan we represent today, we believe that our forefathers were Hindus and that makes all us, originally, a Hindu. This is the reason why we do not consider converting people into Hindus, as they already are”, said Bhagwat.
Ramdev gifted the RSS chief a mace on his birthday and appealed to him to keep the flame of Hinduism burning.
Earlier in the day, Bhagwat had visited the Suratgiri Ashram for a Ganga Arti. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also arrived at the ashram to greet him and gifted him a book and a replica of the Kedarnath shrine.
Parents of Captain Vikram Batra and Captain Manoj Pandey, who were killed during the 1999 Kargil war, were also honoured.
Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Premchand Agrawal, cabinet minister Madan Kaushik and Ashram chief Jagadguru Vishweshwaranand Giri were among those who attended the programme.