Jammu, October 08: Mookherjee Nagar branch, Jammu Mahanagar of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), took out a “Path Sanchalan”, route march on the occasion of “Vijay Dashmi” at Talab Tillo.
Before taking out the procession, “Shastra Poojan” was also performed by the “Swayamsewaks” with all rituals. For the event, RSS volunteers brought licensed weapons, majority of which included traditional “Dands (Bamboo sticks)” carried by the volunteers while in full dress.
The volunteers could be seen parading in their full dresses after the “Shastra Poojan” and were soon on the roads. The Path Sanchalan started from Poonch House, moved through Talab Tillo main Road till Bohri, then moved towards Colonel Colony. After combing through various inroads of Colonel Colony, Path Sanchalan proceeded through Kabir Colony before finally culminating at its initial point at Poonch House.
The whole programme was conducted under the supervision of “Sangh Nagar Karyavah” Pawan, who while giving details of the programmes said that RSS was established on the day of “Vijay Dashmi” marking the victory of good over evil, in 1925 by Dr. Keshav Baliram Hedgewar and so the organization observes this day every year as one of the prime festivals of Sangha.
RSS Prant Seh-Vyavastha Pramukh, Darshan Choudhary provided useful information about the beginning and the working of RSS to all the volunteers and prominent Civil Society members in his “Bodhik”. He said that at the time of continued oppression by the British, Dr. Baliram Hedgewar felt the dire need to unify the whole society by infusion of Nationalism in common masses. RSS was formed to infuse strong Nationalism in the core of every Indian, which intends to prevent it from the existent dangers as well as the potential dangers of the future. It also serves the purpose of character building in the society, he said and added that RSS has been working for 94 years now to achieve this aim as Dr. Hedgewar believed that a handful of British was able to rule over the vast country of India because of lack of unity in Indian society. RSS promotes the ideals of upholding Indian culture and the values of civil society, to fulfil the mission, he said.
Darshan Choudhary, added that RSS believes in the principle of “Vasudev Kutumbhkam (the whole world is one family)” and works for achieving the broader aim of “sarve bhavantu sukhinah, sarve santu niramyah, sarve bhadraani psyantu, ma kaschit dukhbhagbhavet” which means all are to be happy, be healthy, see good, may all enjoy prosperity, may none suffer and added that the typical RSS volunteer works whole life to achieve this selfless aim.
Choudhary, further said that the tradition of “Shastra Poojan” is not started today, but the tradition goes back to the dates of Mahabharata and Ramayana times. He said that this is a way to give respect to and taking care of our arms. While earlier it was typically observed by the kings their armies and other warriors, he said that the tradition is still followed even today with full fervor and enthusiasm.
Prominent among those who were present during the programme were RSS Mahanagar Sewa Pramukh Sahdev, Mahanagar Kutmbh Prabhodhan Pramukh Dr. Mohan, Nagar Bodhik Pramukh Rajvir, Nagar Vyavashtha Pramukh Radhe, Nagar Seh-Karyawah Surinder, Nagar Seh-Prachar Pramukhs Anil, Ramesh, Shakha Mukhya Shikshak Ajay, Shakha Karyawah Koushal, local JMC Councillor Sanjay, Dr. Pardeep, Ayodhya, Kesri Singh and others.