Nagpur: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat stressed that there is a need to apply religious discipline in leading the financial matters. Backing his views eminent scientist and Niti Ayog member too aired similar views at Vijayadashmi Utsav organised at RSS headquarters here on Thursday morning.
Also present on the occasion were State’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Nagpur MP and Union Surface Transport MInister Nitin Gadkari, Mahanagar Sanghchalak Ashok Loya along with other sangchalaks.
In his address Bhagwat said, “The current time is optimistic. But the situation was not the same 2 years back. Now people’s trust has increased. There has been significant presence of India in foreign nations.”
He added, “The primary thing to think about is how to make India a leading nation in the world. Raavan was a great king, Ram sent Laxman to him to learn how to rule a kingdom. And yet today, we talk about how Ram ruled.”
Bhagwat said, “The planning commission representative has cleared his policies just now. We need to bring religious discipline to overcome our financial shortcomings. Religion is not about worshiping but about behaviour and deeds. Life which teaches discipline binds all – This is religion. We have to proceed with with our financial policy in this way only.”
He stressed the need to consider the development for the next 50 years and carve the policy keeping population rise in mind. Commercialisation of education should be completely eliminated. There is an urgent need for change in education policy. We need to evaluate the reports of commission.
Taking a jibe on allegation of being Hindu oriented, Bhagwat said, “When we talk of human things, some say we are Hindutvawaadi. Sangh sevaks have visited at New Delhi’s Nizamuddin mosque where we have been warmly received.”
He added, “To connect everyone is Hindu culture and we only follow this regime. Our holistic culture is the embodiment of unity and brotherhood. It is the history of our ancestors that we have been following. RSS has been uniting nation on the basis of Hindutva for the last 90 years and we have surpassed the test of times.
He also appealed to the youth that onstead of being a Sangh spectator, become a Sangh Member.
In his welcome speech, Saraswat said, “We need to take our nation from developing nation to Developed India. We have achieved quite a progress in this direction for the last 2 years. But we have to equally pay attention towards rectifying our shortcomings.
Without directly naming Smart City project, Saraswat said, “Urbanization should not mean developing cities but providing urban facilities in rural areas. Indian is an agricultural land and 30 crore people live in villages. We have increase GDP share of agriculture sector. At present this is just 4 percent. We have to take it to 14 percent. We have to form IIT for agricultural education, There should be proper monitoring system in PPP model, he added.