Stage set for high-profile Sangh meet

Stage set for high-profile Sangh meet

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday inspected preparations being made for the three-day Akhila Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha, the meeting of the Sangh Parivar’s apex decision-making body, scheduled to be held at Rashtrothana Vidya Kendra at Thanisandra in Bangalore from March 7.

Top functionaries of the Sangh Parivar and BJP national president Rajnath Singh will attend the meeting, which is scheduled to draw up a plan for among others their expansion activities.

The meeting will review the activities conducted by the RSS in the last one year. As many as 1,400 representatives elected from different shakhas, State-level office-bearers and national functionaries affiliated to the Parivar organisations will attend, Manmohan Vaidya, RSS all-India media cell convenor, told reporters. Almost all representatives have already arrived in Bangalore.

However, Rajnath Singh is scheduled to participate in the meeting only on March 8 as he will be busy canvassing for the Lok Sabha elections. The meeting is not scheduled to discuss politics. It will be confined to the activities of the RSS. Bhagwat will chair the meeting, he said.

The meeting will review the activities of each of the 40 provinces of the RSS. It has been planned to conduct about 65 training camps across the country in the coming days. The meeting will finalise venues and dates for conducting the camps. Besides, evaluation of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda organised by the RSS will be conducted, he said.

Asked whether the meeting will discuss the coming Lok Sabha elections, Vaidya said the meeting has nothing to do with politics. But the RSS workers have been involving themselves in awareness campaigns on the need for voting in the elections and they will continue to do so, he said.

The meeting of the Akhila Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal of the RSS will be held on Thursday ahead of the Pratinidhi Sabha meeting. A huge pandal has been erected at a ground adjacent to the Rashtrothana Vidya Kendra for conducting the meeting. Arrangements are being made for organising an exhibition on the activities of the RSS. 

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