Everyone living in india is a 'hindu': R
EVERYONE LIVING IN INDIA IS A 'HINDU': RSS
New Delhi April 1:
The RSS said that everyone who lived in India was a "Hindu" irrespective of religion and suggested that the welfare of all should be considered.
Giving the examples of former president A P J Abdul Kalam and pioneer of milk co-operative movement Varghese Kurien, Mohan Bhagwat, who recently became the chief of the organisation, said that everyone residing in the country who believed in the welfare of all was a "Hindu".
"Hindu is not the name of community. It is a way of life. Each one who resides in Bharat, the greater Bharat before partition is a Hindu and should be proud of his or her identity. We are Hindu by nature and culture," the sixth chief of the RSS said addressing his felicitation ceremony here. He said that no leader, policy, or rule can be complete without the accommodation and respect for "people's aspirations".
"No Neta (leader), Niti (policy), Raj (rule)... Can be complete without respect for people's aspiration. The aspiration of people of this country, who are Hindus irrespective of the religion they belong ... Is the welfare of humanity," Bhagwat said. Bhagwat said the people of the nation aspire to be "world leaders". He said RSS has seen worst days "for the last 50 to 60 years" and also underwent a period when everyone showered praises and tried to associate with it," in an apparent reference to the six year long BJP-led NDA rule, as he traced the graph of the 83-year old organisation.