Need to make country social discrimination-free: Bhagwat

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2018 08:08:54

Our Correspondent , and Agencies,


Jan 5,

RASHTRIYA Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday stressed on the need to unify India and make it a country free of social discrimination, and asked all citizens of the country to embrace each other.Bhagwat’s comments came at a time when violence on caste lines marred a celebration of Dalit groups in Maharashtra. The protests in Pune later spilled over to other parts of the State.

“We will have to accept all as we devote ourselves to the service of the motherland. We will have to free ourselves of all kinds of discrimination: mine-yours, higher-lower. We will have to treat everyone as equal,” he said at a programme after unveiling a 16-feet statue of Bharat Mata at a temple here. He urged all citizens to live together in harmony like “brothers and sisters”. “Where harmony resides, anger fades”.“We should always devote ourselves to Bharat Mata’s ‘akhand’ form,” he added.Bhagwat said: “We consider the whole world as one family. We see God inside us and everywhere. The fundamental idea of India is based on this philosophy.”

Earlier in the day, speaking in the inaugural function of the three-day ‘Shaiv Mahotsav’ here, Bhagwat said that it was India’s responsibility to guide the world as footprints of Indian culture were found all over the globe.“The footprints of our culture are found all over the world. The Indian culture is universal and teaches the art of living to entire world, he said.“Lord Shiva is the symbol of world unity. It is our duty to guide the world,” the RSS Chief said. “The first name of Lord Shiva was Rudra, which means power. There is no point in being Shiva without power. Rudra was Shiva who destroyed all evil powers,” Bhagwat said.

The character of a nation or an individual should be like Shiva, Bhagwat said. “There is no need of war for peace. For (achieving) this, all selfishness needs to be sacrificed,” he said.Bhagwat and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan presented Durgadas Ambadas Mule of Maharashtra with the ‘Mahakaleshwar Ved Alankaran’ award.Shankaracharya of Bhanpura Peeth, Swami Divyanand Tirth inaugurated the three-day long religious convention.

Meanwhile, BJP President Amit Shah met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat here on Friday, the first between the two after the BJP retained power in Gujarat and wrested Himachal Pradesh from the Congress. What transpired at the meeting was, however, not immediately known.