New Delhi, April 5: The Indian philosophy and approach to selfless service envisages presence of God in every living being while similar activities conducted by other faith people have some inherent motives thus rendering that act contaminated, observed Dr Krishna Gopal, Sahsarkaryawah of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) here today.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the second Rashtrya Sewa Sangam organised by Rashtriya Sewa Bharti, an umbrella organizations engaged in service activities in India. The three-day conclave is being held at Samrasta Nagar, temporarily erected at Alipur on G T Karnal Road near here. The audience is named after the third Sarsanghchalak of RSS the late Balasaheb Devras who gave this dimension of sewa to Sangh work. In his most inspiring address Dr Krishna Gopal stressed that it was the bounden duty of the well-to-do people of the society to take care of the deprived and neglected sections and strive to bring them at par with them. In the first phase of our work, we would like to create such an environment in our own country and the second phase would see its extension for the entire world, he added.
The RSS leader recalled how the late Balasaheb Devras used RSS founder Dr Hedgewar’s birth centenary year to launch service activities in 1989. Devras discussed with his colleagues the possibility of launching 5000 service activities for the emancipation of the downtrodden, neglected and deprived sections of the society. His resolve was completed in the coming seven years and now the number of such service activities run into lakhs, he added.
He expressed hope and confidence that in the coming five years this number would cross the limit of three lakh. He suggested that Rashtriya Sewa Bharti and RSS swayamsevkas should achive this target with the involvement of other NGOs and competent and capable individuals of the society.
Dr Krishna Gopal further gave a call to create a mindset like famous Muslim poet Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana, who, during the time of Akabar, was engrossed into the devotion to Lord Krishna and the culture of this land, to root out the problems of the society that have been plaguing our society due to slavery of over 1000 years.
Revered Matha Amrithanandamayee called for creating a world where peace and satisfaction would prevail. She stressed on love, compassion and selfless service to the needy and warned that if the gap between the rich and poor was not filled, it would led to violence and even war.
Amma also called for inculcating good moral values (Sanskars) in the children through education. She suggested that services of retired teachers could be sought for this. Amma also released the souvenir “Sewa Sadhana” on this occasion.
Akhil Bharatiya Sah-Sewa Pramukh of RSS Ajit Prasad Mahapatra said that Rashtriya Sewa Bharati has been engaged in bringing smiles to the weaker, neglected sections of the society besides generating self-pride in them.
Subhash Chandra, Chairman of Zee Media group and President of the reception committee constituted for this event welcomed the guests and dignitaries and delegates. RSS Sarkaryawah Suresh alias Bhayyaji Joshi, businessman Atul Gupta, President of Rashtriya Sewa Bharti Surya Prakash Tonk shared the dais.
The Sangam is attended by over 4000 delegates belonging to 850 service organizations. These organizations have set up their stalls at the venue and their products are available for sale.
RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat, Chairmanm of Wipro Azim Premji, G M Rao of GMR Group, and others will be addressing the delegates in the Sangam.