New Delhi: Officials of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), are in talks with the madrasas nationwide for hoisting the flag and singing the national anthem on the eve of Republic day. They want the Muslim seminaries to remember the freedom martyrs from 1857 to 1947.
The Muslim Rashtriya Manch or the nationalist Muslim front have asked their area conveners to hold discussions with the madrasas in their areas.
The Manch’s national leaders and state conveners will meet to discuss the details of the hoisting of flags in various madrasas in Varanasi on 20 and 21 January. Senior RSS official Indresh Kumar is the mentor.
At the recent RSS seminar held for the discussion on secularism, many members laid their views on the idea of representing different religions in the flag, saying “tricolor” as a reference to communalism.
The Manch wants the madrasas to hoist the flag on every republic day, stating “We want this practice to be routine, Madrasas should do this every year on January 26 and August 15,” said Mohammad Afzal, the Manch convener, also confirming his presence at two madrasas on republic day. (Photo: www.ibtl.in)
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.