Nagpur: With the theme Kurukshetra Mey Fir Se Hoga Asur Shakti Ka Purna Vinash, Man Mey Param Vijay Vishwas”, the Vijaydashami celebrations were held by Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) at sprawling Reshimbag ground at 7.30 am on October 11, 2016.
The dais hosted dignitaries including Nagpur Mahanagar Saha Sangh Chalak Shridhar Gadge, Vidarbha Prant Saha Sangh Chalak Ram Harkare, Chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Mohan Bhagawat, Chief Guest Former Indian Economic Service (IES) officer of 1976 batch Satyaprakash Rai, Zonal Sangh Chalak Dr Jayanti Bhai Bhadesia and Mahanagar Sangh Chalak Rajesh Loya.
The other dais had Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Guardian Minister and Minister for Energy, New and Renewable Energy Maharashtra and State Excise Chandrashekhar Bawankule and Mayor of Nagpur Praveen Datke along with a host of dignitaries from other parts of India and abroad. Singer Anuradha Poudwal was also present at the venue.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh recently changed their uniforms from khaki shorts to brown trousers. After the impressive march past by the young and energetic cadres of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, Salute of the flag was performed. Yogasanas were performed to the tunes of flute where separate ragas were played for different Yogasanas. This was followed by Samuhik Gan (Group singing) by all the Swayamsewaks, Chale Nirantar.. Man Mey Param Vijay Vishwas…”. The Shastra Puja was also performed by the guests.
Mahanagar Sangh Chalak Rajesh Loya delivered the introductory speech and introduced the guests. He claimed that the Chief Guest is a former Indian Economic Service (IES) officer of 1976 batch Satyaprakash Rai. During his tenure, he has held various prime positions like Collector, Commissioner etc. He has played a significant role in the bettering the civic amenities of slum areas in Delhi. After retirement too he had worked as President of Akhil Bharatiya Safai Mazdoor Sangh. He is National Secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Harijan League and Patron of Municipal Workers’ Sangh founded by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday accused Pakistan of encouraging separatist forces in Jammu and Kashmir and demanded strict action against people indulging in violence. “Pakistan is encouraging separatist forces in Kashmir. A large part of Kashmir is free of tension; we must act against those indulging in violence, strict action should be taken,” Bhagwat said while lauding Indian Army for surgical strikes across the LoC. Pakistan has got the message that there is a limit to our tolerance,” he said during his annual Vijayadashami speech at the Reshimbagh Ground here on 91st Foundation Day of RSS.
Bhagwat also sent a message to the hostile neighbour that Kashmir is an integral part of India and so is Gilgit-Baltistan. Entire Kashmir including Mirpur, Muzaffarabad and Gilgit-Baltistan belongs to India, he said.
Commending the Indian Army for successfully carrying out surgical strikes across the Line of Control against terrorist launch pads, Bhagwat also used the opportunity to hail the Narendra Modi government at Centre for working for country’s progress.
Bhagwat heartily congratulated Modi Government and the valorous soldiers and all the wings of our Armed Forces for carrying out surgical strikes. The government at Centre has taken a commendable step by carrying out surgical strikes at LoC. However, our borders should be guarded and well managed, he claimed.
“India is progressing under Prime Minister Narendra Modi; however, there are some parts of the world which do not want to see India progress,” he said in an apparent reference to Pakistan.
Protection, enrichment and growth of indigenous varieties of cows that form a significant part of our cattle wealth is one of the mottos spelt out in the Directive Principles of our Constitution. According the belief and tradition of the Bharatiya Society, it is a sacred duty. Not only the Sangh Swayamsewaks, but many saints and people throughout the country are carrying forward this work as a sacred mission, remaining strictly within the framework of Constitution and Law. In many of our states, Cow slaughter and cruelty to animals are prohibited by law. But sometimes in some places in these states, the Gau Sewaks have to do active campaigns to ensure proper implementation of such laws. But they cannot be compared to undesirable elements who by raking up the issue of cow slaughter or spreading unfounded rumours about cow slaughter are busy serving their narrow personal and political ends. Nevertheless, the sacred mission of the Gau Sewaks would continue and gather momentum.
Bhagwat asked political parties not to cross limits while playing politics. “Make sure people are not pitted against each other. Media also has a role to play. Media should be careful not to create divisions in the society.”
Our border forces should be prepared and well coordinated. Central government needs to take care of border and internal security, and state governments should support them. Regarding the nuisance in J&K from across the border, I congratulate the Army for the operations under the leadership of government. I congratulate the government for its diplomatic offensive. We need more such efforts. Even one moment of lax on the border could cost us heavily. The RSS chief issued instructions to BJP state governments, asks them to create an atmosphere of hope.
State and central governments should have coordination
Where goes the money on development works? The citizens feel they don’t receive anything from the government. Ensure transparent administration, said Bhagwat in presence of the Maharashtra Chief Minister. On Jammu & Kashmir issue, the RSS chief praised government statement on J&K and Baluchistan, but adds that, “Statements should also reflect in action.” There is an attempt to mislead by some forces. The RSS chief criticized opposition parties who oppose only for the sake of opposing. Attempts are made to blow small incidents out of proportion. This kind of a regime was needed to take on those headliner forces in the world who don’t want to see India progress.
One day our country will make its mark. India’s development is in the hands of its citizens. Bhagwat warned against divisions in society. RSS Chief lauded the Modi Government. He said that this regime has created hopes among the population. Surgical strike across LoC was a good move by the armed forces under the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The RSS always supported aggressive approach towards China and Pakistan. Justice should prevail in the society. We became Swayamsevaks, not to be an audience, but to bring justice to the people. The Sangh’s Swayamsevaks become a part in working towards people’s welfare. It is India’s duty to live among all the developments, and keep the culture alive. The society is filled with diversity. But India’s culture is such that, there should be unity in diversity. The RSS chief quoted Guru Gobind Singh and concluded his speech.
Chief Guest Former Indian Economic Service (IES) Officer Satyaprakash Rai while delivering the address said that Venerated, Patriot, Dutiful, Unequal Visionary Dr Hedgewar had established Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) in 1925 on the day of Vijayadashami. The foundation of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh was laid on Solid Patriotism, Love for Nation, Character building, Selflessness etc. When RSS was established, India was under the slavery of the British. Those days, every Swayamsewaks were made to take pledge that they will strive with all their mind, body, soul and money throughout their life for the freedom of the nation. There are many significant changes in the country, yet the condition of many cities and villages are a cause for worry. A few years ago, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat had said that there are separate temples, water resources and even crematoriums in many villages. Why is it like that? Is this not a social disparity? He expressed his happiness that Sangh volunteers are striving hard for equality and respect of all sections of the citizens. This work is laudable. He added that he has never seen in his life any Swayamsewaks practicing discrimination. Sangh Office and Swayamsewaks have always distanced themselves from discrimination. The Swayamsewaks are followers of Mahatma Gandhi in the true sense of the word. They are also working hard in accordance with the wishes of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. This too is an irrefutable fact that the trained Swayamsewaks voluntarily rendered their services whenever the country faced natural disasters. For example, Odisha’s Cyclone, Earthquake in Latur and Uttarkashi, Drought in Rajasthan, Floods in Assam, Rail accidents in Ferozabad and Patna and Plane crash in Charkhi Dadri.
Hailing Mahatma Gandhi, Satyaprakash Rai said that the Father of the Nation, in his last will has written on January 29, 1948, that unless the seven lakhs villages of our country get social, economic and moral freedom, the independence of the country will be considered partial. In 1909, Mahatma Gandhi had defined independence in unique words: Independence does not mean our rule but rule on ourselves meaning self discipline.
Gandhi or Bapu as he was fondly known had clarified in a Publication “Harijan” that the real meaning of Hindustan should be true, meaningful freedom to the common people. Independence should start from grassroots of the country. The people at the lowest rung should be brought up in the mainstream. Mahatma Gandhi hated untouchability and casteism.
Sanitation workers are too soldiers of country
Without doubt, India’s sanitation workers are soldiers of the country. While the soldiers fight with the enemy in the borders, the sanitation workers render their valuable services without higher salaries or facilities. They also help fight scores of diseases and protect the citizens just like the soldiers.
Outstanding Prime Minister
The out-of-the-books works done by Narendra Modi in the last two years has made him an outstanding Prime Minister. The popular Prime Minister has given the world a worthy message of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (one world one family). In fact, for the generous people, the entire world is like a family. History shows that no country other than India has given the living example of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. The country has opened its doors to the entire world in the field of Education, Trade, Culture, Civilization etc. We have even adopted many rituals, traditions, living style, languages etc of foreign countries too.