Stating that India has always been trusted by the world as a “reliable nation”, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has called upon Hindu society to internalise the values of samarasata (homogeneity) and togetherness to reinstall India as vishwaguru (teacher of the world).
Speaking at the valedictory function of the RSS third year training camp, Bhagwat said, “Many countries have strategic and economic power. India too is going up in these respects. But India’s real strength is the value of reliability, which is a very big attribute.”
Referring to the RSS idea of ‘akhand bharat’ in a veiled manner, Bhagwat said, “India is not merely a piece of land. It had a certain map when the British ruled us. The map changed when they left and if we show enough purusharth (masculinity), the map may change again. But India is not a country that will change with the changes in the lines of the map. India, since the beginning, has been a nation that had not pursued any selfish agenda as an ulterior motive behind doing good work. This character has been India’s real identity through the ages. We consider the whole world as our family. This is our culture.”
He added, “We need to internalise…the quality to move together with others. This is sine qua non for organisation of the entire Hindu society.”
Stating that the “sense of division” must go, Bhagwat said, “Hindu society must stand up by accepting brotherhood as religion and humanity as culture to make India world’s foremost nation. The world will respect us more if we re-establish ourselves as a nation that had never attacked or looted any other nation.” He said the government would do whatever it could as per the Constitution, the the society must do many things on its own. “But to enable the society to do it, it has to be given a sense of self-realisation. The RSS is engaged in doing the same,” Bhagwat said.
He said many “right and wrong things” were spoken about the RSS due to lack of understanding. “We have no anger against them. They are also our own people. We will try to enlighten them. But if India has to rise in the comity of nations as vishwaguru, it must re-acquire its glorious character and strength.”