NAGPUR: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today performed ‘shastra puja’ (Ritual for weapons) at the annual Vijayadashmi festival in Maharashtra’s Nagpur. He was seen giving a thumbs up while the RSS band performed after drill exercises by swayamsevaks (workers).
Dussehra holds a special importance for sarsanghchalaks (organisational heads) as the RSS was founded on this day in 1925.
Founder of IT company HCL Technologies, Shiv Nadar, is the chief guest for this year’s event. Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Gen VK Singh (retd) and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were among the others present at the event.