RSS is misinterpreted as a dictatorial organisation: Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) supremo Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said that the people often misinterpret the RSS as a dictatorial organisation.

On the opening day of ‘Bhavishya ka Bharat’ – a three-day lecture series organised by the RSS in Delhi, Bhagwat said, “The work that RSS does is unique. Whatever it does is incomparable. In order to understand RSS, one needs to start with Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, who was the founder of the Sangh. Without knowing him, it’s difficult to understand the Sangh. We call him a nationalist by birth.”

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Further, the RSS Chief said that the Congress played an important role in India’s freedom struggle. “Congress played a big role in the freedom movement and gave India many great personalities.”

Bhagwat also stressed that the lecture series has been organised so that people can understand the RSS better. “I am here to engage with you all and not to convince. People often misunderstand RSS… The Sangh does not impose its ideology on anyone. Whenever people see events of the Sangh, they see a man giving orders. So, people think that RSS is a dictatorial organisation.”

Underlining the vast diversity in the country, Bhagwat said that the diverse culture of the country must be respected, celebrated and it should not be a reason for any discord in society. “India is a country full of diversity and it must be respected and celebrated.”

BJP leaders Subramanian Swamy, Vijay Goel, Ram Madhav; and Bollywood celebrities like Manisha Koirala, Anu Malik, Ravi Kisen, Bhagyashree, and Annu Kapoor were among those who attended the event earlier today.

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