RSS Sarasanghachalak Sri Mohanji Bhagwat hoisted National Flag on the occasion of 64th Independence Day on 15th August at Bangalore. At 9am in the premises of Rashtrottha Parishat – an RSS affiliated seva organization near Chamarajpet Bangalore Karnataka. Mohanji Bhagwat offered salute to the tricolor after hoisting. Other senior RSS leaders including Sri Suresh Joshi (Bhaiyyaji Joshi) All India general Secretary of RSS, Sri Dattatreya Hosabale All India Joint Secretary of RSS, Sri Madandas Devi, Sri MC Jayadev, Sri Mukund, Sri V Nagaraj, Sri Dinesh Hegde of General secretary Rashtrotthana Parishat were present during the occasion.
Speaking to a select audience Mohan Bhagwat said “the remembrance of glory of our country twice in an year during independence day on August 15 and republic day on January 26 is becoming part of our social life these days. Though it is a happy and good approach in a healthy society, it should not be mechanical. We need focus on the real importance behind these celebrations.”
“Even after 63 years of independence, our nation is not out of external & internal problems. Our Prime Minister in his speech listed several issues which are disturbing national integrity. Lack of unity amongst all is also a problem. Kashmir is burning and the exact problem there is not yet specifically pointed out. Border infiltration also causing a major threat. Though people are independent they need to focus more on self-discipline (Anushasan) to make a society which is highly healthier.”
“Since 1857 and even earlier to it freedom movement of India has witnessed several inspiring sacrifices to achieve independence. From 1857 to 1947; these 90 years are period of extreme struggle (sangharsh) and which was successful to achieve independence. After obtaining independence one should realize that independence is a responsibility. Each citizen of this nation individually has this responsibility. Being a democratic nation responsibility is to be shared individually by all and should not merely finger each time at government or politicians only.”
“Meanwhile one has to understand the meaning and importance of the term ‘swathanthrya’a and what ‘swa’ stands for? What is the importance of tricolor and Ashok chakra or dharma chakra in represented in national flag? Saffron represents sacrifice (thyaag) and knowledge (jnaan); white for peace (shanti) and purity (nirmalata) and green symbolizes prosperity(samruddhi). A nation requires all these 3 aspects equally from every citizen hence one need to focus on the self-contribution to the nation in these 3 aspects in each sector of life.”
“We became independent in 1947. Rulers were changed. Now we have democracy and we are republic. We got independence to make our society stronger and prosper in every aspect. Our works and duties should focus on overall prosperity of the nation. To bring all positive changes required to make our country superior and stronger; all of us should think and work towards it” Bhagwat opinioned.
The programme was orgasised by Rashtrotthana Parishat Chamarajpet Bangalore.