‘If invited, ‘Ghosh Dal’ will happily participate in R-Day parade’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jan 2018 12:41:54


Staff Reporter,


THE Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangha (RSS) has asserted that if the central government invites its ‘Ghosh Dal’ for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, then the proposition will not only be welcomed by organisation but it will happily accept the invitation.

Sunil Kulkarni, All India Physical Education Head of RSS, informed that RSS was invited by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to take part in the Indian Republic day parade of 1963. When queried as to why the then Prime Minister had invited RSS for R-Day parade, he said during 1962 Sino-Indian war, the RSS swayamsewaks had not only helped in maintaining law and order situation as well as participated in the safety and service of common citizens. Due to this service, the then Prime Minister was very much influenced and had invited RSS for R-day parade. The RSS had at that time honoured the invitation and had sent a Ghosh Dal for the R-Day parade in 1963.

Due to participation in R-Day parade, the image of RSS among the countrymen became that of a disciplined, well-mannered and committee organisation. This was first time that RSS which is a social organisation had been invited for participate in R-Day parade alike NSS. He also added that if the government of the day sends invitation in this direction, it would definitely participate in R-Day parade. However, he clarified that RSS will never approach the government of its own.

Kulkarni further informed that on December 16, the RSS had organized its annual ‘Danda Prahar Yagna’ at its shakhas all over the country. Accordingly, there are 52300 shakas and 32434 sub-shakhas functioning in the country, where 20,48,365 swayamsewaks and 4,43,811 sahabhagi swayamsewaks participated and carried out total 23,47,72,768 Dand Prahar. In Chhattisgarh, at total of 33539 swayamsewaks and 8297 sahabhagi swayamsewaks participated and carried out total 54,31,292 Dand Prahar at 1363 shakhas and 638 sub-shakhas.