RSS Leader Says the Sangh is a Misunderstood Outfit

RSS Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale with Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna on Tuesday.

Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Patna: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, at a function in Patna on Tuesday said that just as Mahatma Gandhi had inspired millions of Indians to join the fight against the British Raj, the RSS had helped raise awareness about nationalism and what it means to be an Indian.

"The Sangh (short for RSS) is not an outfit, it is an ideology. It has given rise to appreciation for our culture and our way of thinking which is also known as Hindutva," he said at the Planetarium Convention Hall where he and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi released five books written on the life and philosophy of Sangh's former five chiefs.

Continuing to highlight the history of the RSS, Hosabale said that the establishment was an object of ridicule when it was first set up in 1925. "However, from the very beginning, the organization stressed on building character and selfless service to the nation. In its 92 years of existence, it has become stronger but its ideals remain the same, that is to build individual character and develop a sense of responsibility towards our beloved nation," he said.

The RSS leader also mentioned the time when RSS was banned by the British and later by the Indian government.

"People used to say that Hindus were not organized enough to go in the same direction unless they were carrying a dead body on their shoulders. Not only the British banned the outfit once but our own governments also put a ban on RSS for political reasons. Today, it is stronger than ever before with more than 50,000 'shakhas' being held daily across the nation," he said.

Modi, in his speech, invited all RSS detractors to come to any 'shakha' and see what goes on in there.

"It will be an eye-opener for those who are constantly criticizing a noble organization like RSS. I invite them to come to any 'shakha' and see what goes inside it. The door of the Sangh is open not just for the Hindus but people of any religion," the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

More News...

IGIMS Service Affected Following Boycott by Contract Nurses

Feb 19, 2018
Contract nurses protesting outside IGIMS in Patna on Monday.
Patna: Contract nurses at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna on Monday boycotted their work and protested outside the…

ABVP Sweeps PUSU Election; Independent Candidate Elected President

Feb 18, 2018
PUSU President-elect and independent candidae Divyanshu Bhardwaj.
Patna: Sending a strong message to the leftists, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students' wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),…

Modi Mocks Tejaswi for Pretending to Be Inspired by Karpoori Thakur

Feb 18, 2018
Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi pays tribute to Karpoori Thakur (file photo).
Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, speaking at a function to mark the death anniversary of former Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur,…

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Leaves for Japan with a Large Entourage

Feb 18, 2018
CM being given warm send-off in Patna before leaving for Japan on Sunday.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was given a warm send-off by party leaders and senior officials at the Patna Airport on Sunday when he left for…

Tej Pratap Says He Vacated Government Bungalow because of Ghosts

Feb 18, 2018
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav (file photo).
Patna: Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, has decided to vacate the government-provided sprawling bungalow to him…

Abhiram Sharma is the JD-U Candidate from Jehanabad

Feb 18, 2018
JD-U candidate from Jehanabad Abhiram Sharma.
Patna: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asked the Janata Dal – U to field its own candidate from the Jehanabad seat for the upcoming special…

View Your Patna

/30

Your Favorite Recipes on PD

Recipes

Latest Comments

Recent Articles in Readers Write, Lifestyle, Feature, and Blog Sections