The RSS on Tuesday celebrated the Vijay Dashmi and its foundation day in Reshimbag in Nagpur. RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat in his annual address, paid tribute to RSS leader Deen Dayal Upadhyay and spoke about the teachings of Swami Vivekanand. Bhagwat also highlighted the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan.
“India is progressing but there are some forces in the world that fear India’s influence,” said Bhagwat. “Miscreant elements in Kashmir are encouraged by those from across the border, the whole world knows that,” he added.
Bhagwat said that the entire region of Jammu and Kashmir has always been an integral part of India.
He also congratulated the armed forces on the recent surgical strikes among other responses to cross border terrorism.
“A fitting reply has been given to these influences from across the border. Under the watchful eye of this government, our army has shown great courage,” Bhagwat spoke congratulating the army.
Mohan Bhagwat also spoke about recent events of cow vigilantism and even called out to “some shameful events”.
“Due to discrimination based on caste, creed, language a few incidents have takem place in our society which are shameful,” said the RSS chief. “We have not been able to eradicate biases. For that, education should empower, create values and should be made accessible to all,” he added.
Meanwhile, Bhagwat also emphasised on the importance of cow protection calling it an important part of directive principles of state policy.
“Small farmers are dependent on cows. When organic farming is carried out using cow produce, it increase production,” Bhagwat said. ” It is important to separate the ‘Gausevaks’ from the trouble-making ‘Gaurakshaks’,” he added.
For the first time, the RSS chief was seen in trousers, a major uniform change that was brought about earlier this year. Bhagwat also took part in the route march by RSS cadres on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted the RSS on their foundation day, wishing them best in their endeavours to serve the nation.
On the Sthapana Diwas of the RSS, my greetings to all Swayamsevaks & best wishes in their endeavours to serve our nation.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 11, 2016
The event was also attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the historic Ram Leela in Aishbagh area of Lucknow on Dussehra on Tuesday.