NEW DELHI:What does business tycoon Azim Premji, spiritual leaders Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Jagadguru Shankracharya, industrialist G M Rao and film maker Subhash Ghai, have in common?
All of them, apart from other bigwigs from the industrial and the intellectual world, would assemble here in April to be a part of a mega function, which will showcase the strength and networking of RSS-affiliated 800 organisations that are working among the socially deprived sections of society.
Under the RSS’ umbrella community service organisation Sewa Bharti, close to 4,000 delegates, would participate in the three-day event to be held from April 4-6.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will inaugurate the ‘Rashtriya Seva Sangam,’ the second edition of the ‘National Shivir, held every five years, while senior Sangh leaders like Suresh Bhayyaji Joshi will provide the ideological direction.
Sewa Bharati officials said they have also extended an invite to Prime Minster Narendra Modi to attend the gathering.
Though, the organisers are quick to deny it, since the formation of the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre, the focus and scale of events in the national capital have increased.
Last year, the Vishva Hindu Parishad held the first World Hindu Congress that saw the participation of half-a-dozen Union Ministers and experts from various fields. Next month, the VHP will bring the spiritual leaders together for the Virat Hindu Sammelan, to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here.
With key names from industrial and intellectual world, the Rashtriya Seva Sangam is moving to two resorts – Blue Sapphire and City Park – on the outskirts of Delhi in Alipur. Sewa Bharati will officially announce the event during a media interaction next month at the India Habitat Centre.
Suhasrao Hiremath, Akhil Bharatiya Saha Seva Pramukh of the RSS which guides the organisation, told Express, “The purpose behind the congregation is to highlight the work done by these organisations in various sectors like health, women’s empowerment, education, and environment. The karyekartas will discuss the activities undertaken by them and decide the road map ahead in their group discussions.”