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Strengthen family system to keep nation united, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Updated: Nov 12, 2016 17:22 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov.12 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayam Sewak (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has again reiterated the importance of strengthening the family system in India, as this is the key for society and the nation to remain steadfastly united in the face of looming threats.

Addressing the inaugural function of a three-day Prerana Shivir (training camp) of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti, Bhagwat said, "We should sacrifice our selfish motives because self-centeredness is the biggest reason for the destruction of mankind."

"Man thinks the entire nature is under his command. We deal with the nature as a consumer which is the fault line and it will lead us to devastation. Without the help of 'Mathru Shakti' it is not possible to regain our lost glory," he added.

Touching upon some current social issues, Bhagwat said that in a country where travelling was a taboo once upon a time, India's scientists have now gone upto Mars.

India, he said, is taking on the challenge of environmental issues because of its scientific and technological advancement.

He also welcomed the demonetisation of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency notes, saying, "Looking at the current technology, it seems that the whole of financial exchange will be cashless in the near future."

Expressing his concerns over rising terrorism and extremism in the world, he said, "Due to extreme thinking, men have become enemies of each other. Nations discussing terrorism (Read Pakistan) are themselves supporting and backing it."

The Prerana Shivir was organised to mark the 80th foundation year of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti.

More than 3000 Sevikas from across India are participating in this convention at at Chattarpur.

Jain Muni Jayantkumarji blessed the occasion with his presence.

He said that the RSS and the Jain Sampraday both are doing great things for the betterment of society and the nation.

He said that sacrifice for greater good is the very basis of Indian philosophy.

He alos used the platform to express his concern over most people in government thinking about themselves first and then about their party and nation last. The nation, he said, should always be the top most priority.

A. Sita, Pramukh Karyavahika of Rashtra Sevika Samiti described the glorious journey of 80 years and presented the details of the programs and activities taken up by the organisation.

Many elite personalities were present in this inaugural function. Dr.Mrudula Sinha,Governor of Goa and Kiran Chopra, Director of the Punjab Kesari Group, besides others. (ANI)