‘Bharat’, in the pre-colonial
era identifies as a nation that practiced Sanātana Dharma as a way of life.
The identity of this nation was not an outcome of geographical boundaries, but assimilation; amalgamation and co-existence of thousands of distinct and unique cultures and heritage with a chequered history.
However, a series of the catastrophic invasions by foreigners, particularly the Colonial Rule by the British and the subsequent socio-political developments in the country have nearly destroyed this great nation.
An Irrational and almost devout presumption of West being the pinnacle of civilization; that the Hindus were ‘a nation-in-the making’, that the Hindus had achieved nothing of significance in the past and that Westernization was the only hope for ‘the dying race’. Their vice-like grip on the education system and intellectuals had virtually become mandatory for anyone with the slightest pretensions to education or intellectuality to accept such numerous myths.
Unfortunately, even after seven decades of Independence, a segment of so-called intellectuals and products of western influence under the garb of secularism even today display a singular lack of national consciousness even after witnessing such horrendous insult to nation hoods partition of the country.
Systematic brainwashing of generations of people perpetuated by the Britishers’ self-interest has resulted in a degenerated population that lives in self-oblivion.
Need for propagate a champion to the ideals of nationalism and the recognition of the Hindu national identity.
The fact that such a breed continues to exist even after so much historical and recent experience provides the strongest raison for intense and continuous propagation of the ideal of nationalism and the recognition of the Hindu national identity. Any compromise in this regard is bound to cause peril to hard earned freedom. It is a fact of history that national consciousness should not merely remain an idea or concept, but shouldbe reflectedin everysingleactivityoflife.
Amidst such an environment, RSS is unique for its apolitical stance and taking up the highly difficult task of inculcating patriotism in all citizens and in all life’s activities. National reconstruction demands the fostering of a national character, uncompromising devotion to the Motherland, discipline self-restraint, courage, and heroism. It is these sentiments which have to be instilled in each child. Obviously, this task is beyond the capabilities of political institutions. This is basically a task for the socially conscious segment of the society with nationalistic ideals.
Absence of idealism and existence of divisive politics has been at the root of most problems hauntingthis nation
Rise of RSS; the people’ Champion for nationalism and Hindu culture.
A unique phenomenon in the history of Bharat in the twentieth century is the birth and unceasing growth of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). It represents a corpus of thought and action firmly rooted in genuine nationalism and in the age-old tradition of this country. Sangh-inspired institutions and movements today form a strong presence in social, cultural, educational, labour, developmental, political and other fields of nationalist endeavor.
As a movement for national reconstruction totally nurtured by the people, Sangh has no parallel in Bharat or elsewhere. The growth of the Sangh – as a movement for the assertion of Bharat’s national identity – acquires added significance when we remember that the birth of the Sangh was preceded by a mental, cultural and economic onslaught by alien rulers for long decades.
No other movement or institution has attracted such vast numbers of adherents, several thousands of them making social work their life’s mission, whose character and integrity are not doubted even by their most virulent critics.