All communities in India will live together in harmony: Bhagwat

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Oct 2017 08:54:06



RASHTRIYA Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said all communities would live together in harmony in the country, irrespective of their diverse culture, religion, language and food habits. “Everybody will live in harmony as the sons of Mother India. All of us will live together, irrespective of the diversity of culture, religion, language and food habits,” he said.

Quoting Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, Bhagwat said, “Tagore had once told the British not to think that the Hindus and Muslims (of India) would be wiped out by fighting against each other as this would never happen. Despite their differences, they (Hindus and Muslims) will find a path of coexistence and that path will be the Hindu path.” The RSS chief addressed a programme to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Sister Nivedita, a disciple of Swami Vivekananda.

Bhagwat recalled an incident when a former RS member, who now runs an Urdu daily, had asked him why was he opposed to the Sachar Committee report. “He had told me that all the Muslims in India were originally Hindus and that somehow, they had become Muslims and now, they would remain so. “He had also told me that there was a tradition of singing ‘qawwali’ among the Indian Muslims and one would not find that in any other country and the reason behind that was that they had not forgotten the practice of singing bhajans. “These were his words. He had said that if all of us came to know the truth, these differences would disappear. For this, he had said, we needed education and the Sachar Committee report would help the Muslims get it,” Bhagwat said.