Impressive route march by HSS volunteers from across the world

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Jul 2017 08:54:52


Staff Reporter,

The residents of Nagpur witnessed an impressive and a disciplined route march (Path Sanchalan) taken out by volunteers of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) from various countries.

The volunteers comprised Hindu students, professionals, and businessman residing outside India, who have come to Nagpur for an orientation course organised by Shri Vishwa Niketan, Delhi, for past fifteen days. Shri Vishwa Niketan is a registered organisation at Delhi working for promotion of Indian heritage and culture among non-resident Indians (NRI)/people of Indian origin (PIO) communities outside India.

Shri Vishwa Niketan has organised a 21-day residential course for volunteers of HSS from various countries at Suraburdi in Nagpur. It commenced on July 15 and will conclude on August 5. A total of 65 participants from 13 countries including USA, Europe, Guyana, and Australia are participating in various activities like Yoga, traditional Indian games, discourses on Hindu culture and heritage etc.
As a part of this programme, a route march was organised on Saturday. It started from Madhav Nagar ground and passed through Bajaj Nagar, Abhyankar Nagar and concluded at Madhav Nagar ground. The course participants, guided by volunteers from Nagpur, marched to the tunes of the band expressing confidence and resolve of Hindu society abroad to work for the cause of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, stated a press release issued by Anil Vartak, Trustee.

The route march was enthusiastically welcomed by Nagpurians in various localities by showering flowers and raising slogans like ‘Bharat Mata ki Jay’, ‘Vishwa Dharm ki Jay’. Suresh Soni, Sah-Sarkaryavah of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS); Adv Alok Kumar, Course In-charge; Prof Ravindra Joshi, Course Co-ordinator, inspected the route march in Abhyankar Nagar. The girls from Devi Ahalya Mandir hostel also welcomed the participants of the route march.

For many participants like the ones from Caribbean countries of Guyana, Trinidad, it is their first visit to their land of ancestors and they look at it as a pilgrimage.
There are several Hindu organisations working for preservation and promotion of Hindu culture outside India like HSS-USA, HSS-Australia, HSS-Canada, Sewa International-USA etc.

Many men and women are contributing selflessly and relentlessly for imparting our traditions and culture in the younger generation of Hindus and making the larger society in those countries aware about glorious traditions of Hindu culture.

They organise weekly gatherings for youth, carry out various kinds of charity works and other such endeavours. Volunteers taking up this work have a strong desire to visit India, experience uninterrupted stream of Hindu civilisation and the rising India and learn the skills like Yoga, Sanskrit, traditional Indian games etc.