RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said each person living in our nation is a Hindu and the DNA of all Indians is the same and asserted there was no need for anybody to change his way of offering rituals.

Addressing an event of Swayamsevaks (Sangh volunteers) in Ambikapur, the headquarters of Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district, he repeatedly highlighted unity in diversity as India’s age-old feature and said Hindutva is the only idea in the world that believes in taking everyone along.

“We have been telling since 1925 (when RSS was founded) that everyone living in India is a Hindu. Those who consider India as their ‘matrubhoomi’ (motherland) and want to live with a culture of unity in diversity and make efforts in this direction, irrespective of whatever religion, culture, language and food habits, and ideology they follow, are Hindus,” Bhagwat said.

He said the ideology of Hindutva perceives diversity and believes in solidarity among people.

“Hindutva is the only idea in the entire world that believes in unifying diversities because it has carried such diversities together in this country for thousands of years. This is the truth and you have to speak it firmly. Based on it we can be united. The Sangh’s work is to build individual and national character and bring unity among people,” added the RSS leader.

He emphasized respecting everyone’s faith and asserted the DNA of all Indians is the same and they had common ancestors. “Despite having diversities we all are like one…We had common ancestors. Every Indian who is part of the 40,000-year-old ‘Akhand Bharat’ has common DNA. Our ancestors had taught that everyone should stick to their faith and rituals and not try to convert others’ faith. Every path leads to a commonplace,” said Bhagwat.

The RSS pioneer called for respecting all religious beliefs and rituals. “Respect everyone’s faith and rituals. Accept everyone and walk in your way. Fulfill your wishes, but don’t be so selfish to not take care of the wellbeing of others,” he added. The RSS Cheif said the entire country fought together with the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our culture connects us. No matter how much we fight among ourselves, we become united in times of crisis. We fight together when the country faces some kind of trouble. During the coronavirus pandemic the whole country stood as one to deal with it,” he added. Appealing to people to visit Sangh’s ‘sakhas’ (congregation of RSS workers), he said the 97-year-old organization aims to unite people and make societies influential while walking on the path of truth.

“Don’t look at the Sangh from a distance as a spectator. Make your personality useful for the country and work for the welfare of the country and society. Become swayamsevak to lead such life,” he added.

By Archana

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