Don’t blame others for your own plight: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s message for ‘Hindu samaj’ at Kolkata rally
“We are a Hindu samaj and Bharat is our nation,” Bhagwat reminded swayamsevaks, adding that the biggest mistake Hindus could commit was to remain weak.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat today urged swayamsevaks in West Bengal to strengthen themselves with an aim to create a “potent Hindu samaj” for creating a powerful Bharat.
Addressing four thousand swayamsevaks on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti at Kolkata’s Birgade Parade ground, Bhagwat reminded that RSS was meant to work on its own and not in reaction to anything. “We must work to organise our own society. Our organisation is not to oppose anyone, but to safegaurd the interests of the Hindu samaj, its glorious heritage in this independent nation,” he said.
“We are a Hindu samaj and Bharat is our nation,” Bhagwat reminded swayamsevaks, adding that the biggest mistake Hindus could commit was to remain weak. “In a free country, can Hindus perform their religion without any hindrance? If we can’t, then how will we ever earn respect across the world,” Bhagwat asked.
Blaming the minority Hindu community for their plight in neighbouring Bangladesh, Bhagwat said, “Our founders had clearly stated that we should not blame others for our own plight.”
RSS MUST STRENGTHEN ORGANISATION ACROSS BENGAL: BHAGWAT
Steering clear from the controversy surrounding the event, Bhagwat stressed on the need for RSS to strengthen its organisation across Bengal. “We must organise ourselves, empower ourselves so that no one can stare back at us. One who has power will always command respect,” he said.
Saturday’s event had run into trouble after the Kolkata Police’s refusal to grant permission to RSS for both its proposed venues. Finally, the rally got a green signal after Calcutta High Court intervened on Friday asking the police to allow the event at Brigade Parade ground with certain conditions in place.