New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh met representatives of veterans protesting over non-implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme and assured them of his support here on Friday. “The minister said he will do his best in sorting out the issue,” spokesperson of the ex-servicemen front, Col. Anil Kaul (retd.) told. Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh (retd.) said they urged the home minister to keep the promise he made as BJP president.
“We urged him to keep the promise he made as BJP president. He said he will discuss the issue with the PM,” he said. The home minister had earlier this week met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and some Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh representatives over the issue. Friday was the 75th day of agitation by ex-servicemen over OROP at Jantar Mantar in the national capital.
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.