The samiti has its premises near the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and has been serving cancer patients from the facility. Tata has visited the premises and is aware of the NGO’s work, the Sangh functionary said.
The RSS’s decision to invite the former president to address its volunteers last month, and the latter’s decision to accept the invitation, had raised many eyebrows, with some Congress leaders criticising Mukherjee.
Reactions to Mukherjee’s visit to Nagpur hold the mirror to Left-liberals, not RSS
At Nagpur, Pranab Mukherjee lost an opportunity. Mohan Bhagwat seized it
Sharmistha Mukherjee, the president of the Delhi Congress women’s wing, alleged the right-wing organisations’ dirty tricks departments were at work in full swing.
“Any attempt to define our nation through religion, dogma or intolerance will only fade our existence,” former President and veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee said while delivering his maiden speech at the RSS’ Tritiya Varsh Training programme.
Pranab Mukherjee at RSS headquarters: “Today I came here to pay my respect and homage to a great son of Mother India,” Mukherjee wrote in the visitor’s book at Hedgewar’s birthplace.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said, “Irrespective of our diversity, we have to know that our ancestors were the same. Hindus are not just a majority. They are answerable for the country’s future.”
Mukherjee, who reached Nagpur last evening, has been invited by the RSS to address its Shiksha Varg and attend a parade by the Sangh workers on completion of the training camp.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee will address 600 RSS workers in Nagpur on June 7, the organisation has confirmed.
JD(U) spokesman Ajay Alok said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is sensitive towards maintaining harmony and the opposition “does not need to lecture” the government.
According to sources, after the three-day Sammelan, a draft declaration on the gurukul system will be submitted to the government.
BJP chief Amit Shah and the top new leadership of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) engaged in prolonged and intense deliberations with Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat and Sarkaryawah Bhaiyyaji Joshi.
Mohan Bhagwat said that economic policy must focus on increasing employment, rein in spiraling costs, increase production and exports and reduce imports. Bhagwat added that a completely cashless economy would not be possible in the Indian context.
“Divisive forces that are creating a divide in the society” is among the issues to be discussed in the meeting, said RSS Joint General Secretary Manmohan Vaidya, while speaking to mediapersons at the RSS office in Pune on Monday.