Raipur: Mohan Bhagwat, the Sarasanghachalak (chief) of the RSS has stressed the need to impart primary education in native languages.
Bhagwat was speaking at the silver jubilee function of the Vidya Bharati institute in Raipur on Tuesday.
“If mother tongue is the medium of learning during the initial education, it makes learning easier in further education. This is not possible if one starts learning in a foreign language since childhood,” he said.
He added that many people who studied in their native language have served the country at the highest levels.
Stressing the need to first become well-grounded in native languages and only then to accomplish mastery over other languages, he said: “We should know our mother tongue. Hindi unites the entire country and the number of people who know Hindi is increasing. After having a complete knowledge of the mother tongue, we should also learn foreign languages to make our country shine at the international platforms.”
However, Bhagwat clarified that RSS is not opposed to the teaching of any foreign languages, only that learning of mother tongues should be given priority.
Asserting that Hindus neither oppose anybody nor aspire to dominate, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said the community needs to unite to end its centuries of sufferings.
Speaking at the 2nd World Hindu Congress here, Bhagwat said the key to unite the world is to control ego and accepting the consensus.
“We do not have any aspects of dominance. Hindus do not live to oppose anybody. We even allow the pests to live. There are people who may oppose us. You have to tackle them without harming them,” said Bhagwat addressing delegates from across the globe.
“Why are we suffering for 1000 years? We had everything but we forgot to practise values. We also forgot to work together. Hindu society has largest number of meritorious people in many sectors. But they never come together, stay together.
“Coming together of Hindus itself was a difficult task. Earlier, when our Swayamsevaks would try to organise people, they would say ‘a lion never walks in a group’, but even that lion or a Royal Bengal tiger who is the king of the jungle… if he is alone, wild dogs together can invade and destroy him…,” he said calling upon Hindus to unite.
The 2nd World Hindu Congress is being held on the occasion of 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech at the Parliament of World Religions in 1893.
Talking about uniting the world, Bhagwat cited the example of Lord Krishna and Yudhishthir from the Mahabharata, who he said never contradicted each other.
“One of the key values to bring the whole world into a team is to have controlled ego and learn to accept the consensus.
“It is time the Hindu society showcased its oneness to the world and went back to its ancient wisdom and values,” Bhagwat said.
He said that the negative influence of ego should always be avoided.