Sri Guruji was like a Rishi: Mohan Bhagwat
Nagpur. The ancestral house of the second Sarsanghachalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) the late Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar, popularly known as Shri Guruji was renovated and dedicated to the nation at the hands of Param Pujya Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat recently at an impressive ceremony held at Ramtek, 50 km from Nagpur. Acharya Govinddev Giri Mahraj, RSS Sarkaryavaha Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi and many other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
Shri Guruji had donated the house and the plot to Bharatiya Utkarsha Mandal. Presently, it houses the RSS Karyalaya. Swayamsevaks from all over the country visit this ‘holy’ place and draw inspiration for accelerating the RSS mission of man-making and nation-building.
This building has completed 90 years of its existence. Constructed in old fashion design, the house started showing signs of decay. To stop its further deterioration, it was planned to renovate the same without losing its original plan, design and decor. Senior RSS adhikaris provided the necessary guidance in accomplishing this task. The expenditure of Rs 45 lakh required for this renovation was collected by swayamsevaks from each household.
After renovation the new house has been named “Sw. Bhauji-Tai Golwalkar Smruti Bhavan” in memory of Shri Guruji’s parents.
Sharing his emotions after inauguration Shri Bhagwat said Sri Guruji’s persona resembled to that of a Vedic rishi. In spite of his sharp intellect and deep knowledge, he was easily accessible to all. He took on many challenges of his times and successfully steered clear the organisation through strife and turbulence. He appealed to the swayamsevaks to dedicate themselves to the service of the nation following the ideal of Shri Guruji.
Acharya Govind Dev Giri also praised the mission of Shri Guruji citing good number of examples to substantiate his point of view.
The function was also attended by Vidarbha Prant Sah Sanghachalak Shri Ram Harkare, Ramtek Zilla Sangha-chalak Shri Jayant Mulmule, President of Bharatiya Utkarsha Mandal Shri Sanjay Dani and senior RSS swayamsevak Shri MG Vaidya. MP from Ramtek Shri Krupal Tumane, MLA Shri Mallikarjun Reddy, Shri Anil Sole, Nagpur Mayor Shri Pravin Datke and BJP Maharashtra Pradesh organising secretary Shri Ravindra Bhusari were prominently present.
(Source : Organiser weekly)