On the occasion of Vijayadashami, RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat highlighted the demographic imbalance in the country and said a policy has to be framed keeping all aspects in mind.
“Population requires resources. If it grows without building resources, it becomes a burden. There is another view in which the population is considered an asset. We need to work on a population policy for all, keeping both aspects in mind. Religion-based population imbalance is an important subject not to be ignored. Population imbalances lead to changes in geographical boundaries. Alongside the differences in birth rate, conversions by force, lure or greed & infiltration are also big reasons,” said RSS Sarsanghchalak.
He also said several forces are trying to break the country’s unity by creating social unrest and spreading fake news.
“Our economy is returning to normalcy post-Covid, and world economists are predicting that it will grow further. In sports also, our players make the country proud. Change is the rule of the world, but one should be firm on Sanatan Dharma. The second type of obstacle that hinders our Sanatan Dharma is created by forces who are inimical to Bharat’s unity and progress. They spread Fake Narratives, encourage anarchy, engage in criminal acts, and foment terror, conflict and social unrest,” he added.
Speaking on the New Education Policy, Bhagwat said the policy should make the students highly cultured and good human beings inspired by patriotism.
While delivering the speech, the Sarsanghchalak also batted for women’s empowerment and said women need to be treated equally and should be given to make their own choices.
RSS has a tradition of inviting an esteemed personality every year to its annual Vijayadashami function. For the first time in the organisation’s career, a woman has been invited as the chief guest, thus breaking the barrier. Acclaimed mountaineer Santosh Yadav has been invited by RSS to be the chief guest.
Speaking on women empowerment, Mohan Bhagwat said, “In Sangh, there is an old tradition of welcoming intellectual and accomplished women guests in its programmes. The Shakha methodology of ‘Vyakti Nirman’ is being operated separately by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Rashtra Sevika Samiti. Coincidently, the delightful and honourable presence of today’s chief guest, Santosh Yadav, represents power (Shakti). Twice, she has climbed the great heights of Gauri Shankar.”
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also attended the event.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)