RSS national annual meet; ABPS-2011 inaugurated at Puttur
RSS national annual meet Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) was inaugurated today morning at Vivekananda College Premises, Puttur. Param Poojaneeya Mohanji Bhagwat, Sarasanghachalak, lighted the traditional lamp as well as unfurled the coconut flower as part of the local tradition. Vedic chanting along with traditional panchavadyam were resounding the premises. Sri Suresh Joshi, Sarakaryavah was also present in Dias. Later there was a Press-briefing by RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Dr Manamohan Vaidya.
Around 1400 delegates from across the country are participating in this 3-day annual meet. Office bearers of various organisations inspired by Sangh including VHP, Bharateeya Kisan Sangh which works among farmers, Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram – a tribal welfare organization; Akhil Bharateeya Vidyarthi Parishad – one of the biggest students’ organization in the country; Bharateeya Mazdoor Sangh – a leading trade union; Bharatiya Janata Party – one of the leading nationalistic political party of Bharat are in attendance.
This apart, Office bearers of Vidhya Bharati, Vijnana Bharati, Kreeda Bharati, Seva Bharati, Samskrit Bharati, Samskar Bharati, Laghu Udyog Bharati as well as leaders from Rashtra Sevika Samithi, Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, Deendayal Samshodhan Samsthan, Bharat Vikas Parishad, Shaikshanika Mahasangh, Dharma Jagaran are also part of the conclave.
Organizations which focuses on special issues like – Sakshama which works among the blind; Seema Suraksha Parishat – commitedly working among the people of border districts of our country in boosting their confidence, Poorva Sainik Parishat – working among the retired soldiers are also representing.
All these organizations will present a report of their activities and their progress. State-wise activities of the RSS will also be reviewed. The delegates will be discussing important national issues and pass resolutions during these three days of conclave.
(Panchavadyam, literally meaning an orchestra of five instruments, is basically a temple art form that has evolved in Kerala. Of the five instruments, four — timila, maddalam, ilathalam and idakka — belong to the percussion category, while the fifth one, kombu, is a wind instrument.)