Construction of Ram Temple will create atmosphere of goodwill in the country: Mohan Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat

Nagpur | Rashtriya Syawamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said that the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya is necessary from the self-esteem point of view and it will also pave the way for an atmosphere of goodwill and oneness in the nation.

Delivering his annual Vijayadashami speech on the occasion of Dussehra at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur, Bhagwat urged the Centre to bring in an ordinance to build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Criticising the Mughal Emperor Babur, Mohan Bhagwat said, “A horrific, merciless campaign began a long time ago in the shape of Babar’s invasion. He spared neither Muslims nor the Hindus of the country and under his campaign, the society of India was flattened.”

Speaking on the entry of women in the Sabarimala Temple, Bhagwat said, “The premise of the tradition that has been accepted by society and continuously followed for years together was not taken into consideration. The version of heads of religious denominations and faith of crore of devotees was not taken into account.” The RSS chief also expressed displeasure at the delay in implementation of schemes for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).

Praising the works of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagwat said, “Mahatma Gandhi, whose 150th birth anniversary is being celebrated, provided the political foundation of truth and non-violence to India’s independence movement.”

The RSS chief also praised the security forces of the nation, he said, “Efforts are being initiated and accelerated to enhance the morale of our armed and security forces, making them well-equipped and to provide them with the latest technology. This is one of the reasons that India’s prestige is rising in the world.” He further added, “It is necessary to be more attentive in enhancing the basic amenities of armed and security forces and their families. There have been some laudable efforts in this regard by the government.”

Supporting the Union government on the Indo-France Rafale deal, Bhagwat said, “The country cannot be assured about its security without the total self-reliance in the field of defence production even while continuing with the multilateral exchanges where necessary. The pace of national efforts in this direction has to be accelerated.”

Expressing his views on the ‘Urban Naxalism’ the RSS chief said, “To establish an anti-national leadership with blind followers solely committed to them is the Neo-Left doctrine of Urban Naxals. Their cohorts already established in social media and mainstream media, intellectual circles and other institutions are associated with such activities”.”Through the manufacturing of vicious atmosphere that weakens the social cohesion-essentially the bedrock of internal security of a nation–a world of psychological warfare is being carved out. This is called as ‘Mantrayuddh’ in our traditional Rajneeti Shastras,” he added.

Bhagwat also spoke that an organised Hindu society is the bedrock of unity, integrity&sustainable progress of the nation. The acceptance of eternal Hindutva ethos is the panacea for fundamentalism, selfishness, unrestrained consumerism arising out of hardcore materialism and insensitivity.

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