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Sustainable development has origins in India, says RSS chief

“The values of the world do not speak of a sustainable world. The word ‘sustainable’ has come from Indian culture. It has become a part of the global vocabulary out of necessity, " Bhagwat said.

rss, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, mohan bhagwat, sustainability, RSS brass abnd event, RSS bengaluru event, india news, latest news RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and Former Chairman of ISRO K Radhakrishna during the valedictory ceremony of RSS Akhil Bhartiya Shrung Ghosh Shibir”Swaranajali” at Yelhanka in Bengaluru on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

The concept of sustainable development has origins in Indian culture and did not exist in the value system of the rest of the world, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Sunday. He was speaking at the valedictory ceremony of the RSS brass band training camp.

“The values of the world do not speak of a sustainable world. The word ‘sustainable’ has come from Indian culture. It has become a part of the global vocabulary out of necessity…Now the world is hoping that India will set an example and show the way…’’ said the RSS chief.

Bhagwat addressed over 2,000 attendees at the four-day brass band camp, the RSS Shrung Ghosh Shibir — Swaranjali 2016.

At the camp, 2,185 RSS members fine-tuned their skills in playing four new instruments — the saxophone, the clarinet, the euphonium and the trumpet called naganga, swarad, gomuka and turya by the RSS, respectively.

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The Indian names for the instruments, the RSS chief said, will gradually become a part of the music culture.

In the past, the instruments used by the RSS band were restricted to the side drums (anaka), bass drums (panava), bugle (shankha), flute (vamshi), triangle (tribhuja) and cymbals (jhallari).

In the four-day camp at Bengaluru this year, the RSS band developed compositions based on Carnatic and Hindustani ragas.

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The RSS band played compositions like Shivaranjini, based on Shivaranjani raga, at the valedictory on Sunday using the newly inducted instruments.

One of the aims of the RSS in organising the brass band camp is “to enhance the quality of the band set, learn new instruments and compositions and understand the overall implementation of compositions.’’

The focus is also on using the large brass band set up “for inculcating qualities of a swayamsevak and strengthening shakhas,’’ the RSS said.

 

First published on: 11-01-2016 at 02:14:24 am
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