Unity among people of the nation and combined effort to make Indian Society strong is need of the hour, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarkaryavah (general secretary) Suresh Joshi.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion of Ghosh Tarang of the Paschmi state unit of RSS at Nizam College Grounds here Sunday, Joshi said that for eons, Indians had preached and practiced universal peace.
Better known as Bhayaji Joshi, he said RSS that though the unit always believed in peace, it would not hesitate to lift arms for self-protection and self-respect.
“History is a witness. For years, external forces have been attacking the country in an effort destabilise and disintegrate our very fabric. Our society is based on the foundations of morals and ethics passed on from generations and it will remain strong, as long as we follow our traditions,” he said.
He was caustic in his remarks over political manipulations to appease a particular community for vote-bank politics. He also found fault with oft repeated of Hindu terrorism and said that Hindu can never be a terrorist.
He also questioned the silence of good in the society. Quoting Chanikya of Arthasastra, he said silence of the good does more damage than the external forces.
He also expressed concern over increasing atrocities against women and female feticides. “Our cultural foundation has been strong as ever, but it is the building constructed on it that has weakened. There is need for reconstruction of a new stronger building on that foundation,” he said.
Chief guest on the occasion, noted lyricist Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry said RSS was another name for discipline and selfless service. He said that individual and society are interdependent and the fine balance needed to be maintained to ensure a healthy society. Noted Mrudangam artiste Yella Venkateswara Rao was all praise for the performance of the members of Ghosh Tarang.
862 Activists Attend The Tarang
For last three days, RSS had conducted practice camp for Ghosh Tarang, which was attended by 862 RSS activists from 223 villages of Telangana and Rayalaseema region.
Without missing a beat on their drums, they had given a splendid display of discipline and coordination, while making different formations including Swastik, Padma, Square, Circles, Chakra and Maha Dharma Chakra.