RSS to complete 100 years in 2025
To celebrate the centenary year in 2025, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is aiming to achieve the landmark of having its presence in each and every village of Uttar Pradesh.
Ashok Dubey, a senior RSS functionary, said that the plan for ‘shakhas’ at all villages could be completed by 2024 itself. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is currently in Uttar Pradesh. He visited Gorakhpur where he had a meeting with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. After Gorakhpur, Bhagwat is scheduled to visit Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The RSS has seen a massive surge in the number of its volunteers in recent years with over five lakh youths aged between 20-35 years having joined it in the past five years, RSS is deputing ‘vistaraks’ (whole timers) across the country to take care of the organization activities in every village.
The Lok Sabha polls are due in 2024 and the RSS will complete 100 years in 2025. The RSS’ rural expansion plan will hold the BJP in good stead ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, according to Dubey.
Apart from setting up ‘shakhas’ in rural pockets, RSS functionaries said the Sangh cadres would also talk about the need for a caste-free society. The caste-free society campaign is part of a long-standing RSS pitch to unite the Hindus into voting for a like-minded party.
Ashok Dubey said, “In Avadh Prant that has 13 districts, nearly 2,200 shakhas including weekly ‘milan’ (meets) and monthly ‘mandalis’ are being held.” He said that since 2017 when the BJP government was formed in the state, youths have shown a lot of interest in joining the Sangh. At many places, school and college-going students are now holding the shakhas, he further said.
The RSS is said to help the government in addressing the issue of unemployment. “This is the reason why the RSS has decided to involve its ‘Swadeshi Jagran Manch‘ in finding out ways to provide for a place where job seekers get knowledge about the number and nature of jobs that are available and the skill sets, they require. A plan is underway to ensure a mutual win-win kind of situation for both job seekers and job providers,” he added.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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