RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat addressed a rally at the RSS Dussehra Celebrations on Tuesday, October 8. During his speech, he asserted that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is firm on its vision that "Bharat is a Hindu Rashtra". He also highlighted the importance of staying united while, recognising differences, he further added that a society's strength lies in staying United.
Addressing the Vijayadashmi function of the RSS at Reshimbagh ground in Maharashtra's Nagpur city, he said all Bharatiyas working for the nation's glory and enhancing its peace are "Hindus". "The vision and proclamation of the Sangh regarding the identity of the nation, the social identity of all of us, and the identity of the country's nature are clear, well-thought-of and firm that Bharat is Hindustan, Hindu Rashtra," he said.
"Those who belong to Bharat, those who are descendants of Bharatiya ancestors, those who are working for the ultimate glory of the nation and joining hands in enhancing peace, respecting and welcoming all diversities; all those Bharatiyas are Hindus," he asserted.
The RSS chief also spoke about the Abrogation of Article 370 and praised the Government for its decision. He said the Government is capable of making decisions that the people wanted for a long time.
In his speech, he also asserted that all sections of the society have supported the decision to abrogate Article 370. "When the decision to abrogate Article 370 happened, all sections of the society supported the decision. The decision was not taken alone,it was introduced in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Through this, the Government has shaped what the people of India wished for a long time," he said.
Bhagwat was addressing sarsanghchalaks on the occasion of the Sangh's annual Vijayadashmi event, during which he also performed 'Shastra puja'. HCL founder Shiv Nadar was the chief guest for this year's event. Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Gen V K Singh (retd) and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were among those present at the event.
HCL founder Shiv Nadar was invited as the chief guest for this year's event. Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Gen V K Singh (retd) and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were among the others present at the event. Vijayadashami also marks the celebration of Dussehra, the day holds significance to RSS as the organisation was formed on the same day in 1925.
(with PTI inputs)