SurferSpeak: RSS, a beacon of humanity?
Calling the RSS communal is not right, says one of our surfers, a Muslim.Updated: May 10, 2006 14:36 IST
In a pluralistic society like India with various religious, cultural and ethnic groups inhabiting the country from time immemorial, the RSS stands for unity and integrity of India.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak is a social organisation which is engaged in social welfare activities, irrespective of caste, creed and culture.
The landmass of Bharat when viewed from a spaceship of an aircraft represents a landmass in the shape of a mother, the female element or shakti that permeates the entire world.
Without shakti or the female element, there is no life on earth. The RSS represents Mother India, Bharat. The sprit and ethos pervades the entire world.
In this regard the RSS which is looked down as communal force is the misconception by the advisories of India.
The RSS is not only a regional force but represents the entire humanity. The social welfare activities by the organisation is illustrated in one of the many examples and a case in point is Charkhi-Dadri air tragedy, where an aircraft carrying all Muslim passengers perished in the said disaster and the persons performed the obsequies of the dead were none other than the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak workers.
The RSS went out and sought the maulvies and mullas and took every care to see that the dead bodies burnt beyond recognition buried as per the rituals of Islam.
What is interesting in this case that though there were Muslim organisation in the place of disaster at that time, it was the RSS reached the spot first and took all necessary steps to recover the bodies from the wreckage.
Celebrating the human services of RSS, Al-Riyadh, an Arabic newspaper from the Riyadh, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia quoted, "Uptil now we were under the impression that RSS is a communal, anti- Muslim organisation. Now, we feel this view was totally wrong."
The tragedy of Machu reservoir embankments, wherein due to the breakdown of Machu reservoir thousands of people left homeless reminds of another heart appealing case.
Many of them were Muslims and it is pertinent to note that the calamity occurred during the month of Ramadhan fasting. The dedicated cadres of RSS took care to organise their food for Sehari and Ifthar and provided all facilities for namaz (prayer) keeping in mind the holy month of Ramadhan.
As stated earlier, the RSS is a cultural and social organisation that stands for high ideals laid down in the ancient text of Vedas which preaches "Sarvadharma Sambhavana", meaning equality of all religions and equal respect to all religions.
The RSS is not anti-Muslim or anti-Christian or anti any religion. The RSS stands out in society to protect the dignity and decorum of every single individual in India.
It stands for the Indianness of Indians teaming millions whether they are Muslims, Sikhs or Christians or any other segment of the society.
What the RSS preaches is that they shall all join the mainstream of Indian society as one voice and one people representing the cultural and spiritual fabric of Bharat.
In this regard RSS stands as a beacon of light for all segments of the society to protect Mother India and the values on which the edifice and the spiritual and cultural traditions of India is to be upheld at any cost.
In this context the RSS calls upon all the groups irrespective of caste, creed and culture to come together and uphold the ancient traditions and cultures of India which date backs to 5,000 years ago.
Just like a mother who cares for her children deeply and affectionately even though her children may misbehave or mistreat her.
The RSS is an organisation which is blended with aesthetic love and affection for Bharat mata and its citizens who have been swayed by the western culture and obviously, which is against the culture and traditions of this great country.
It is very pertinent to mention here that whenever there is an outburst of any communal violence or tensions in Indian society, it is squarely blamed on the RSS.
The RSS is a highly disciplined force that believes in complete truth and sacrifice to protect the integrity of India. Such a disciplined force never indulges in communal violence to create chaos and confusion with an intent to disrupt the society.
The integrity and transparency of the RSS is seen in its conduct in not entering the political arena. It is interested in the rapid progress and development of Indian society as a whole and in particular for the weaker sections of the society.
The RSS man is a silent worker dedicated to the programme and overall development of Bharat and in this regard the RSS sevaks will leave no stone unturned till the goal is reached.
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First Published: May 10, 2006 12:19 IST