RSS meet begins, expansion plans on agenda

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    RSS meet begins, expansion plans on agenda
    Bangalore, March 6 , 2014 (IANS)
    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief, Mohan Bhagwat . PTI Image

    The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Thursday began its annual meeting here to chalk out plans for expanding its activities across India.

    Clarifying that the three-day meeting had no political agenda and was not connected to the general elections, RSS publicity head Manamohan Vaidya told reporters that the meeting would evaluate its programmes and performance in diverse social domains.

    "No political decision will be taken at the meeting, which is being held to discuss and evaluate our work. The top brass will review our various activities state-wise and discuss issues of national importance," Vaidya said.

    He said the RSS was in favour of increasing participation by the electorate in the parliamentary elections.

    Vaidya said RSS cadres would work to generate awareness among the people to enroll as voters and exercise their franchise as a democratic right.

    The meeting of the Sangh's highest body for policy formulation and decision-making - the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) is being held in the city after 12 years.

    Besides the Sangh's Sarsanghchalak (chief) Mohan Bhagwat and sarkaryavah (general secretary) Suresh Joshi and a dozen office bearers, about 1,400 representatives of the outfit from across the country are taking part in the meeting.
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh will participate in the Sangh's national and provincial meeting Friday.

    Leaders from Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, tribal welfare organisation Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram, student organisation Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, workers' union Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and political party Bharatiya Janata Paksha are also attending the conference.
     
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    Stage set for high-profile Sangh meet

    Bangalore, March 5, 2014, DHNS:
    RSS leaders Mohan Bhagwat and Suresh Joshi take part in a session in Bangalore on Wednesday. DH Photo

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday inspected preparations being made for the three-day Akhila Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha, the meeting of the Sangh Parivar’s apex decision-making body, scheduled to be held at Rashtrothana Vidya Kendra at Thanisandra in Bangalore from March 7.

    Top functionaries of the Sangh Parivar and BJP national president Rajnath Singh will attend the meeting, which is scheduled to draw up a plan for among others their expansion activities.

    The meeting will review the activities conducted by the RSS in the last one year. As many as 1,400 representatives elected from different shakhas, State-level office-bearers and national functionaries affiliated to the Parivar organisations will attend, Manmohan Vaidya, RSS all-India media cell convenor, told reporters. Almost all representatives have already arrived in Bangalore.

    However, Rajnath Singh is scheduled to participate in the meeting only on March 8 as he will be busy canvassing for the Lok Sabha elections. The meeting is not scheduled to discuss politics. It will be confined to the activities of the RSS. Bhagwat will chair the meeting, he said.

    The meeting will review the activities of each of the 40 provinces of the RSS. It has been planned to conduct about 65 training camps across the country in the coming days. The meeting will finalise venues and dates for conducting the camps. Besides, evaluation of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda organised by the RSS will be conducted, he said.

    Asked whether the meeting will discuss the coming Lok Sabha elections, Vaidya said the meeting has nothing to do with politics. But the RSS workers have been involving themselves in awareness campaigns on the need for voting in the elections and they will continue to do so, he said.

    The meeting of the Akhila Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal of the RSS will be held on Thursday ahead of the Pratinidhi Sabha meeting. A huge pandal has been erected at a ground adjacent to the Rashtrothana Vidya Kendra for conducting the meeting. Arrangements are being made for organising an exhibition on the activities of the RSS.
     

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