- Mohan Bhagwat addressed an awards function in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
- Bhagwat said that the way society should have moved forward after Independence did not happen.
- He recognized organizations working at the grassroots level for socially backward classes.
During an address in Delhi, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday, said that there is nothing wrong in chanting 'Jai Shree Ram', but one should also walk on the path followed by Lord Ram.
"Man has religion. Everyone starts worshipping as soon as they hear religion. Worship is a small part of religion.", he said. "You will fall in the pit after running after material happiness... this is also true", he further added.
The work of service and public welfare is not only about raising slogans, for it one has to be conscious and do work on the ground, but he also said at an awards function in Vigyan Bhawan, organized by Sant Eshwer Foundation in association with Sewa Bharti, recognizing individuals and organizations working at the grassroots level for socially backward classes.
Bhagwat said that the way society should have moved forward after Independence did not happen but if it were to leave aside ego and make sensibility and compassion the basis, one can attain development faster. "We did not walk the path that could've taken us towards progress. If we walk it, we will surely reach there", he said.
Emphasizing the importance of work of service in nation-building, he said the country has not achieved its desired growth in the last seven decades or so but it can grow as much as it desires in the coming years, provided it moves on the right path.
"There a tradition from the time of Vedas that assumes entire India belongs to you. This compassion towards this land which we treat as our motherland and all those born here as our siblings, our brothers and sisters. If we work with this compassion there is nothing which can stop India from growing at the desired pace. At times we feel 75 years have passed but if we wake up like this, then everything will be fine in the next 15-20 years," he said.