Published On : Thu, Jul 20th, 2017

RSS starts family counselling campaign; Kutumb Prabodhan

The Rashtriya Swaymsevak Sangh has taken responsibility to perk up the proverb ‘Family that eats together, stays together’ by commencing its new crusade ‘Kutumb Prabodhan’, a family awakening and counselling program. In the campaign, the RSS Swayamsevaks will be appealing the families to bring a change in their lifestyles.

The members of the sangh have divided Nagpur in twelve regions and are approaching the families. The same will be carried out all over the country and will continue till 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

In the pan India campaign, the family members will be told what to wear, what to discuss with the family, how to celebrate birthdays and have at least one meal with the family in a week. They will also promote Indian attire and vegetarianism to inculcate ‘Indian values and ethics’. The sangh members will inform about the ‘so called’ erroneous ways in which the Western Culture has demeaned the Indian Culture.

“Among other things, the swayamsevaks told families to chant mantras before meals, avoid talking about cricket or politics during meals and family time”, state the reports.

The oppositions have already started countering this campaign. “Sangh people do not need to tell people what to wear or what to eat”, said Digvijay Singh, General Secretary, Indian National Congress. Internet, Mobile and other modern technologies are being considered as further catalyst to the disruption of Indian culture, which has already been challenged by ‘demands of modern life’ and emergence of nuclear families, according to RSS.

RSS leaders are reaching out to families in villages and cities and asking them to spend at least one hour together every week and know about each others. The discussion may involve family issues , childhood memories or comparison of “this generation with the earlier ones and their challenges” or any other social issue.