Joshi is in Goa to speak at a two-day conclave on ‘Vishwaguru Bharat – An RSS perspective’, which is promoted as an effort to propagate RSS’ vision.
Panaji| The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi said that those who want to work for the ‘Idea of Bharat (India)’ will have to work for Hindus, claiming Hindus are the “core of this nation”.
Addressing a lecture on the topic “Vishwaguru Bharat, an RSS perspective” at Dona Paula in Panaji, Mr Joshi referred to his communication with an intellectual who had said that India should become a “super-rashtra” in the year 2020.
“India cannot be separated from Hindus. If India is still ‘living’ the reason is Hindus. At the core of this nation is Hindus, and whoever wants to work in this country, he will have to work for the Hindu community,” RSS leader said.
“He will have to work for Hindus, he will have to work taking along Hindu community and also strengthen the Hindu community and create awareness of the Hindu samaj,” he said.
Joshi pointed out that it didn’t mean working against any other community but rather working essentially for Hindus.
He also added that since Hindus are not communal or antagonist, “nobody should be reluctant to work for the Hindu community”.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was among those who attended the lecture.
“India will never end. It’s probably the only nation which has seen so much oppression… it has always still risen. In fact, India was from eternity and it will remain for eternity. In that sense Hindu samaj will never die,” Joshi said.
Recalling history, Joshi said Hindus never attacked other countries. “Whatever wars (they had fought) were for self-defence. Everyone has the right to self-defence,” he said.
“It is India’s duty to teach the world to walk on the path of ”samanvay” (coordination). Nobody else other than India and Hindus can do this,” Mr Joshi said.
He said some communities in the world keep preaching that only their path is “great”.
“But we are from the (Hindu) community which says that we have our own path so as you. When the world will accept this ideology, then all the issues would get solved. It is the duty of India to take the world on that path,” he added.