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RSS embarks upon Global outreach

Updated: Sep 03, 2016 16:35 IST

By Aiman Khan

Bangkok, Sept. 3 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) national executive member Indresh Kumar is on a three-day visit to Thailand as part of the RSS's s renewed global outreach with countries which share cultural similarities with India. Kumar's visit to Thailand marks a significant step towards the propagation of the organisation's ideology and thought process at an international level beginning with Thailand, a nation which shares heritage with India.

In an exclusive interview with ANI, Kumar said India and Thailand share very close and historical ties, adding both sides will help each other develop culturally and socially with mutual admiration.

"Today's day in Thailand was very busy and purposeful. This morning I met the workers from all 11 branches of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh situated in Thailand. During the meeting, we discussed methods to strengthen the relationship between Hindus and Buddhists. Meanwhile, we also talked about the measures to popularise the endeavours made by the Sangh among the Indians residing in the country. At the same time, we also talked about ways to increase our dialogue with the locals here," said Kumar, adding both nations have been and always will be one, as our fundamental DNA is same.

The senior RSS functionary also underlined the fact that violence and hatred can be brought to an end and peace can be established worldwide if Buddhism and Sanatan dharma amalgamate along with the rest of the religions, which originated in India.

Kumar also stressed the strengthening of cultural, business and security ties between India and Thailand.

"While speaking at the chamber of commerce, I said that the main objective of any embassy is to take care of its people in foreign land. It is supposed to behave like the parents take care of their children," he said while commenting on the role of the Indian Diplomatic missions abroad.

Kumar during his interaction with the business community in Thailand called upon them to step up trade between culturally similar nations - India and Thailand. He said that cultural outreach must translate into economic opportunities for countries having a common cultural heritage. The RSS, said Kumar, plans to step up its activities in Thailand and will work with local volunteers to serve the society.(ANI)