NAGPUR: Though former President Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest at the valedictory function of the third year Sangha Shiksha Varga (SSV) there were several other invitees that included son of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and members from the family of the great freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose.
Sunil Shastri, son of Lal Bahadur Shastri, was present at the RSS function along with his wife Mira Devi. Film artist from West Bengal Ardhendu Bose, who belongs to the family of Azad Hind Army founder Subhash Chandra Bose, Famous author and exponent of Hindutva ideology Rajiv Malhotra, industrialist and member of Coffee board Chella Rajendra Prasad, MD of Mafatlal Denim Vishad Mafatlal and former captain of football team Kalyan Chaube were the other guests specially invited to witness the valedictory function of the Third Year SSV. Nagpur city Sanghachalak Rajesh Loya, who himself is a noted industrialist, introduced the guests to the audience at the beginning of the function.
The guests along with former President Pranab Mukherjee had dinner with over 700 participants of the SSV after the valedictory function.
Virendra Singh Sandhu, a lawyer from Uttarakhad High Court and Sanghachalak of Uttarakhand Prant had been in Nagpur for past 25 days to work as the 'Sarvadhikari' (guardian) of the SSV at Nagpur. He, along with Ram Manohar from Jodhpur, who was the Karyavah of the SSV, presented the report of the SSV before the audience.
The participants of the SSV included people from all walks of life. They include CAs, Doctors, Advocates, Engineers, Businessmen, Traders, Teachers, farmers and students. "This year a research associate was a participant of SSV," Ram Manohar said and added that all the participants paid their registration fees for the SSV by themselves and even made their own travel arrangements.
The SSV is a great example of co existance. The participants lived together for 25 days even while some of them had difficulty in understanding the language of others. The SSV had 27 departments from laundry, hair saloon anf travel desk to canteen, all of which were managed by volunteers from all over the country. Everybody also ate the same food cooked by volunteers even though their food habits might have been different.
A typical day of participants of SSV starts at 4.55 am and ends at 11 pm, during which they are trained in various aspects of the RSS work including the training in service like rescue and rehabilitation, Ram Manohar said.