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?Karmayogi? screened for Sangh

A DOCUMENTARY - Karmayogi - based on the life and deeds of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)?s second sarsanghchalak Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar ?Guruji? was screened for Sangh Parivar members in the City on Sunday.

india Updated: Dec 04, 2006 17:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

A DOCUMENTARY - Karmayogi - based on the life and deeds of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)’s second sarsanghchalak Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar ‘Guruji’ was screened for Sangh Parivar members in the City on Sunday.

The documentary directed by actor-turned-politician Nitish Bhardwaj was screened by Shri Guruji Janmshatabdi Samaroh Samiti at Samanvay Bhavan, Apex Bank premises.

RSS all-India executive member Ram Madhav, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan were among the audience. The Chief Minister also dedicated the documentary to the public on the occasion.

Apart from painting the life and deeds of Guruji in the perspective of his ‘nationalist and Hindutva ideology’ the one-and-a-half hour documentary feature packed with songs and music tries to dispel the ‘villainous image’ of the RSS created by the Congress alleging that it was involved in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi and that the RSS did not play a role in the country’s freedom struggle.

The documentary shows how then Sarsanghchalak Guru Golwalkar had condemned the assassination saying he held Mahatma Gandhi in high esteem.

The documentary also shows how RSS swayamsevaks extended their support to the second rung freedom movement leaders of the Congress after the main leaders were arrested during Mahatma Gandhi’s satyagrah andolan.

The documentary is interspersed with quotes from Congress leaders including Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel about the good work done by the RSS.

Speaking before screening of the documentary Ram Madhav said it was very difficult for them to profile and enormous deeds of Guruji in a two-hour documentary, but added the end result was beautiful.

He said Guruji was a composed personality, never nurtured anger and did not use any impolite word about anybody. He did not hate any person even if he or she was ideologically opposed to him. His appreciation of Indira Gandhi’ leadership when India achieved victory over Pakistan in 1971 was an example of the same.

Chouhan described Guru Golwalkar as a saint. He said documentary would serve as a medium to apprise youngsters about the multifaceted personality of Guru Golwalkar.

Documentary director Nitish Bhardwaj said several artists of Madhya Pradesh played an important role in the documentary. The film narrated how Sangh grew from strength to strength and contributed chiefly to the making of nation under the able leadership of Guruji. Artists in the film are Arvind Bilgaiyan in lead role of Guruji, Anil Dave and Sharad Kanmadikar.

The music was composed by Neeraj Mahesh while Bunti Joshi also played a key role. Those present on the occasion were Swami Rajeshwaranand, Sanghchalak of RSS central province Shashi Bhai Seth, State BJP organising general secretary Kaptan Singh Solanki, Suresh Chokse, ministers Anoop Mishra, Ajay Vishnoi, Gopal Godani, social workers and art lovers. The programme was conducted by Hemant Muktibodh.

Media will be used to counter propaganda against RSS
RASHTRIYA SWAYAMSEVAK Sangh (RSS) national executive member Ram Madhav said audio-visual media would be used effectively to counter the propaganda against baseless allegations against the Sangh. In an informal talk with journalists at Samanvay Bhavan this afternoon Ram Madhav said documentaries like one made on Guru Golwalkar would dispel baseless charges against the Sangh.

He said a documentary would soon be made on RSS’s 70,000 service oriented work and be shown in different parts of the country. DVDs of the documentary on Guru Golwalkar would also be distributed among people. He said Guruji’s birth centenary celebrations would come to an end on February 18, 2007 with a programme in Delhi.

Earlier, before the screening of Guru Golwalkar’s documentary in a lighter vein Ram Madhav said he was satisfied with film, but not with its budgeting. He also said he had a ‘tiff’ with the director Nitish Bhardwaj on length of the documentary. Bhardwaj wanted the documentary to be two-and-a-half hours whereas he insisted on 45 minutes.

Referring to Guru Golwalkar’s personality he said a politician thinks about the next election while a statesman thinks about the next generation.

First Published: Dec 04, 2006 17:50 IST