December 17, 2016 3:15:33 am
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Friday evening reached Vadodara to attend a four-day meeting of pracharaks, which will begin on Saturday. The event will be held on the premises of Swaminarayan temple in Atladara, where around 200 RSS leaders from Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra are expected to assemble.
The event will witness senior RSS leaders discussing several matters, including the ongoing Virat Hindu Sammelans, being held across Gujarat in which the organisation trying to ‘bring back’ tribals to the religious fold.
On Saturday, Bhagwat will meet the prant karyakartas and on Sunday, a meeting will be held with vibhag sanchalaks, prant karyakartas and pracharaks. On Monday, the RSS chief will meet vibhag pracharaks separately.
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On December 20, Vadodara will host an assembly of RSS karyakartas at Navlakhi Ground, where Bhagwat is slated to make a public address in the presence of three Chief Ministers — Vijay Rupani of Gujarat, Laxmikant Parsekar of Goa, and Devendra Fadnavis of Maharashtra.
Bhaskar Bhatt, RSS spokesperson in Vadodara, said, “It is a gathering of RSS leaders to discuss ways to strengthen the Hindu community in the ongoing Virat Hindu Sammelan.”
Bhatt said Bhagwat is set to return to Gujarat on December 31 for a large gathering of tribals at a Virat Hindu Sammelan in Vansda, Navsari. Bhatt said, “We are organising Virat Hindu Sammelans in the entire state to stop conversions of tribals… We have held sammelans in Jhalod and Dediapada, and similar sammelans will now be held in Kawant (Chhota Udepur) and Vansda (Navsari), where conversions by enticement are high. Bhagwatji will personally attend the event in Vasda on December 31.”
Before reaching Vadodara, Bhagwat visited RSS leader B Santosh’s home in Silvassa, the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. He then met Mahant Swami, successor of the late Pramukh Swami of the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan (BAPS) Sanstha.
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