New Delhi: The RSS will expand its work and make it more organised to serve all sections, its chief Mohan Bhagwat said today, insisting that it would be “without any distinction, motives or selfish reasons”.
The RSS chief, who was speaking at a convention organised by a Sangh body ‘Rashtriya Sewa Bharati', said there is a need to create a peaceful society as an example before the world which is “disillusioned at the failure of experiments of two thousand years”.
“Considering as our own the whole world, which is disillusioned at the failure of experiments of two thousand years, giving it a new symbol, new peaceful, brotherly society and which takes everyone alone.... such a society we have to create,” Bhagwat said.
“So we have to expand our work in scope and make it more organised,” he added.
Addressing the gathering which included representatives of nearly 800 organisations involved in social work, Bhagwat said that all needy should be served “without any distinction, motives or selfish reasons”.
“Whether somebody is a Sangh swayamsewak or not, Hindu or not, this has nothing to with service. This we, in the Sangh, believe. We believe that anyone who is needy needs service ....There is no differentiation in serving. There is also no desire of getting something in return,” he said.
“If we serve like that, the number of our ‘shakhas' would increase, but that should not be the motive behind service,” he said.
Top business leaders Azim Premji of the Wipro group, G M Rao of GMR group and Subhash Chandra, chairman of the Zee Group, were also present at the event.
In his speech, Premji said that he was attending the event on the invitation of Bhagwat over which some people had expressed apprehension that it would appear as endorsing the ideology of the Sangh.
He said that he did not follow that advice as he is not a political person and felt that by merely speaking one cannot be seen as endorsing an ideology in totality. Premji also emphasised on the need for having a discussion if there are different views.
In his speech, Bhagwat said that the RSS had been established as its founder K B Hedgewar was concerned about the society and much had been accomplished. He, however, added that much needs to be done.
Referring to Premji, the RSS chief said that he had rightly mentioned earlier that a gigantic task “is before us and all need to come together for it”.
He said the RSS had created a separate body, the Rashtriya Sewa Bharati, so that it could support work of social welfare.
He, however, added that service should be done as a duty and not for fame or any other lure.
“If we serve, even than what is the big thing. It is human duty. That it was not done was a sin, which is now being washed away. Generation after generation, we insulted our own society. Now we want, that this society which is ours, should be made capable so that they say I don't need service but will serve others,” Bhagwat said.
He said that the Sangh workers were serving people right since inception and in 1926 itself swayamsewaks had served pilgrims on Ram Navami.
Speaking further, he added that sometimes it is said that the world reality is survival, but it is survival of all that is important.
Bhagwat said that though he is now referred to as the chief of the organisation, he feels maximum pride in being an ordinary RSS worker.
Earlier, Premji lauded the work done by many social sector organisations and emphasised on the need for quality education especially at the primary and secondary level where, he said, the government should play a key role.
The ‘Rashtriya Sewa Bharati, which is organising the three-day convention at a resort in the outskirts of the capital, is an umbrella organisation which extends support to several organisations that are involved in social service in various fields including for the benefit of differently-abled, women, children, cow protection and other fields.