Religion is nation’s base, should not be ignored, says RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat

He said India was among the leading countries of the world a thousand years ago, but was relegated to the tail-end after the foreign rule which followed.

By: PTI | Yavatmal | Published:October 8, 2016 10:10 pm
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One should not ignore religion as it is the “base of the nation”, RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat said in Yavatmal on Saturday. He was speaking at a function to commemorate the birth centenary of late Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya. Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir was also present on the occasion.

“One should not ignore one’s religion as it is the base of a nation and a nation runs on the concept of family and India’s concept of family is unique,” Bhagwat said, adding that the Indian philosophy and culture spoke volumes about the country’s unity in diversity.

He said India was among the leading countries of the world a thousand years ago, but was relegated to the tail-end after the foreign rule which followed. Talking about the farmers’ issues, he noted that Upadhyaya had cautioned the government against the use of chemical fertilisers and promoted the use of organic fertilisers.

Expressing concern over the farmer suicides in Vidarbha, Bhagwat said the farmers must get a competitive price for their produces and be encouraged to use all the technologies which were not harmful to the humanity and nature. “Pandit Deendayal was a selfless person who devoted his life to the service of the last man in the society as without his (the last man’s) development, nothing can be claimed as development,” the RSS supremo said.

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    Sj
    Oct 9, 2016 at 9:22 am
    The consution is the base of the nation.
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      Nazeer Hussain
      Oct 9, 2016 at 8:41 am
      U mean caste system which kept an entire m of people in dark for generations should be the base of nation??? I don't think Lufthansa will agree to have first ,business, economy in four sectors to all its flights operating in India.
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        P
        Oct 9, 2016 at 3:17 am
        When we accept religion as basis of the country why not we have study centres disturbed all over India to discuss comparitive religions taking good aspects of all religions accepted as code of conduct and reduce the rigidity to decode them for a congenial live and let live atmosphere of murual respect.
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          V.V.Chandrasekaran
          Oct 9, 2016 at 4:33 am
          Then castes is the base of Hindu religion,but which is prime and how is the moot question.For minority baiting religion is important but for reservation is crucial in caste matters to garner upper caste votes.Farmers do not count at all,probably Corporates were not there when D.Ubadhyaya was there.
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