Mrunal Manmay Dash

The closing ceremony of Sangh Shiksha Varg - Tritiya Varsh of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was held at Nagpur on Thursday.

The event was held at the Maharshi Vyas Sabhagriha in Dr. Hedgewar Smriti Bhavan premises at Reshimbagh in Nagpur. Dr Mallikarjun Viswaradhya Shivacharya Mahaswami joined the ceremony as the chief guest.

Bharatiya Janata Party’s National Vice President Baijayant Panda and his family, Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji, folk singer Padma Shri Anwar Khan, Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu were the other dignitaries who adorned the stage at the event.

Panda met the RSS members who went from Odisha and exchanged ideas with them on nation building.

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, who managed the whole event that started on November 14 took to the podium to address thousands of Swayamsevaks.

He said, “India has a caste system. And people are proud of belonging to particular castes. Exactly like your mother tongue, there is nothing wrong to take pride in belonging to a caste. India is a diverse country. We have many languages, many regions, but above all, we all are Indians and nationalism should be treated as paramount by every Indian. Being said that we should not forget our social responsibilities. We can’t live alone. We have to take everybody with us to make India even greater.”

“Different people in India use different mother tongues. And as far as communication is concerned, there should be a common Indian language which can bridge two people with different mother tongues. Like different regions, there are different languages in our country too, but all are Indian languages. And we should take pride in them too.”

The first Sangh Shiksha Varg was held in 1927. Since then, the Varg has been a continuous event. However, the restrictions imposed on the Sangh in 1948, 1977 and the Corona period were the only exceptions.

All the Swayamsevak completed their training in 25 days. They were barred to keep mobile phones with them all this time. Different Adhikaris of Sangh Shiksha Varg - Tritiya Varsh and Akhil Bharatiya Adhikari who was present were introduced in the opening function.

Pushparchan was done by Sahsarkaryavah Mukund Ji on November 14. A total of 632 swayamsevaks participated in the Varg. Pathsanchalan was conducted on November 28 and the class was concluded on December 8, 2022.