Noting that the time has come when the "entire society wants RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh)", the right-wing organisation's chief Mohan Bhagwat today said its job was to "unite the Hindu society".
"The time has come when the entire society wants RSS and has expectations from it. To fulfil these expectations, the organisation must be expanded," the RSS chief said at the 'Rashtra Raksha Sangam' event in Kanpur.
"The job of the RSS is to unite the Hindu society and make it fearless, self-reliant and selfless," he said, adding that this cannot be done only through 'bhashans' (lectures).
"It has to be brought into practice... What is the meaning of RSS 'shakhaa'? We come together and forget everything else. Only 'bhagwa' (saffron) flag is in front of us and that is the symbol of pride," he said.
Mr Bhagwat said, "Often the word 'show of strength' crops up. When we organise such programmes, it is said that these are shows of strength by RSS. Those who do not have strength
need to show it. We don't need to do that. We have our own strength. RSS moves ahead on the basis of its own strength. It is our 'atma darshan'."
The RSS leader said there was nothing new in the ideology of the organisation but the "new thing is its method. There is so much diversity in the country, irrespective of caste, language or regional differences we all consider Bharat as our mother. We say Bharat Mata ki jai," he said
The four-day RSS 'manthan' or meeting, which will be held behind closed doors, is expected to discuss the organisation's strategy to galvanise and energise the cadre with elections in key states, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, not very far away.
As the meeting comes in the backdrop of the BJP's rout in Assembly polls in the national capital, it is likely to come up for discussion.
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