Tumakuru, Karnataka. Dr Shivakumar Swamiji of Siddaganga Matha along with RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat inaugurated historic Sant Sammelan at Siddaganga Matha on Tuesday morning, which was organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishat as part of its Golden Jubilee celebration at November 11.
Nearly 600 Swamijis, Sants of various representing various religions of Hindu Society gathered at the Sant Sammelan. Dr Shivakumar Swamiji of Siddaganga Matha Tumakuru, Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji, Sri Nirmalanathananda Swamiji of Adichunchanagiri Matha, Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji, Sri Sri Ravishankar of Art of Living, Sri of Beli Matha Swamiji , Swarnavalli Sonda Swamiji, Dr Veerendra Heggade off Dharmasthala and many other prominent Swamijis were on the dias.
VHP International General secretary Champat Roy said” VHP is organising this event during 50th year of celebration, mainly to discuss several issues haunting hindu society. We have to discuss several issues of Socio-treligious importance. Sant community have high potentiality to solve all problems which the Hindu society is facing”.
Dr Shivakumar Swamiji of Siddaganga Matha applauded the efforts of Vishwa Hindu Parishad during his inaugural address.
RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat delivered key note address. ‘Bharat is the source of universal spiritual unity. I request all Swamijis here to analyse and discuss the values of spirituality to be filled in life of each citizen of Bharat. We need to discuss are the programs to be organised and steps to be taken to implement these values by which the one is misguided (Pathabhrasht) should be corrected and guided properly.This task has be done only through Swamiji’s efforts. RSS-VHP will be there in the supporting background with our social activities. If Sant-Swamijis are leading the society, we will be there following the religious leadership’ said Mohan Bhagwat.
‘Few forces of the world want to dissect Hindu society. Such forces took away our own people. These people later became the made to become the enemies of Hindu society. We need to remind them that they were part of Hindu society and efforts are to be made to bring them back to the mainstream of Hindu society’ added Bhagwat.
‘We are the believers of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam concept. For an Hindu no one is Paraaya (outsider) in Hindu society. Each religious sector of India should make this concept clear amongst themselves. They should educate everyone in their community about this wide concept. From the minds of the people, the narrow thoughts of casteism should be eradicated. We need show a mirror which images the unity to each Hindu. Such a task can be effectively taken by Sant- Swamiji’s of the Hindu Society’ said RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat.
Mohan Bhagwat released a book authored by senior RSS Pracharak Chandrashekhar Bhandari on Vishwa Hindu Parishat. Bhagwat also released a special issue published by leading Kannada Daily by ‘Santa Samagama’ and Kannada weekly Vikrama’s ‘Santa Parampare’ during the occasion.
Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of living expressed his concerns on growing religious conversions across jails in India. Sri Sri opinioned that there should be effective measures should be adopted to stop conversion He also told that ‘population in India is not a curse but a boon. The society should seriously come forward to eradicate social evils like blind believes, casteism”.
Sri Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji of Adichunchanagiri Matha, Madara Sri Basavamurthy Chennayya Swamiji of Chitradurga, Sri Swarnavalli Swamiji of Sonda Matha, Sadhvi Umabharati of Nelamangala, Sri Santhosh Guruji addressed during the inaugural session.
RSS top leaders including Mai Cha Jayadev, Mangesh Bhende, Pranth Sanghachalak M Venkataram, Dr Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat, Kajampady Subramanya Bhat, Pranth Karyabah N Tippeswamy, Sah Prant Karyavah BV Sreedharaswamy, Pranth Pracharak Mukunda, Sah Pranth Pracharak Sudhir, VHP’s Gopal, YK Raghavendra Rao, Keshava Hegade and several others were present.
Afternoon at 3.30pm RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat attended an interactive session with Swamijis, discussed several socio-religious issues.
The two-day Sant Sammelan will conclude tomorrow on Wednesday Nov-12, in which VHP Veteran Ashok Singhal will address the valedictory.