Nagpur, June 6 : First of its kind with modified syllabus, the 25-day RSS supreme Cadre training camp 3rd Year SANGH SHIKSHA VARG concluded in traditional Sangh style at historic Reshimbhag grounds on Thursday.
Addressing the valedictory, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat, made a strong case for restoring Dharma that is value system that holds society together to put the fast declining social, political and economic situation back on rails once again.
RSS Chief Bhagwat was addressing the concluding function of the Third Year RSS Sangh Shiksha Varg at Nagpur wherein 612 select swayamsevaks from all over the country participated at Reshimbag grounds. Sri Sri Sri Nirmalanandnath Mahaswami, head priest of AdiChunchungiri Mutt, Karnataka, was the chief guest while scion of Baroda Maharaja Samarjit Sing Gaekwad graced the occasion with his special presence. Sarvadhikari of the camp Sri Pawan Jindal and Nagpur Mahanagar Sanghchalak Dr Dilip Gupta were also present on the dais.
For committed activists, who get their initial first two years of training at their work locations, the third year camp at Nagpur, that too when summer is in full blast here, has always been a challenge. But that has never deterred them, and this year too Swayamsevaks from all parts of the country, some of them doctors, engineers and self-employed professionals are participating in the camp, which is marked by strict discipline. Swayamsevaks from USA, UK and Nepal also attending the camp.
Varg Karyavah, (Deputy chief of the camp) Sri Vithal Rao Kamble from Navi Mumbai, however, denied that attendance had shrunk. “Departing from earlier norms, this year only those with three-four years’ of Sangh experience, and especially those carrying out some responsible work, have been chosen. These participants are in the age group of 18 to 40. A separate camp is conducted for higher age groups in November,” Kamble told reporters at Reshimbagh’s Smruti Mandir complex. Sri Pawan Kumar Jindal, a businessman and RSS functionary from Haryana, is the Varg Sarvadhikari overall in-charge of the camp.
A day at the camp typically begins at the crack of dawn. Drills, physical education and lectures on Hindu values and traditions are necessary part of the raining, said Kamble. Asked if the course structure has evolved over the years, Kamble said newer topics like environment protection have been introduced. But there are no courses on political issues or even good governance.
Earlier on May 13th, the Sangh Shiksha Varg was inaugurated by lighting the traditional lamp by Dr Krishna Gopal, Sah-Sarkaryawah of RSS, Pawan Jindal, Sarvadhikari of the camp, Vitthal Kamble, Karyawah and K C Kannan. Dr Krishna Gopal introduced the various adhikaris of the camp.
The inaugural session was attended among others by RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sharirik Shikshan Pramukh Anil Oke, his deputy Jagadish, All India Bouddhik Pramukh Bhagayya, his deputy Mahavir, Sampark Pramukh Hastimal, Shankar Lal, Balkarishna Tripathi, Dr Shankar Tatwavadi, senior pracharak Rambhau Bondale, Ramnarain, Vidarbha Prant Sahsanghchalak Ram Harkare, and western region RSS sahkaryawah Dr Ravindra Joshi.