For the first time after nearly 52 years, the rastriya swayamsevak sangh (rss) hoisted the national tri-colour at their headquarters at mahal on saturday. similarly, the national flag was unfurled at “smruti bhawan” in reshimbagh, which houses the memorials of first two RSS chiefs, founder dr keshav baliram hedgewar and guruji golwalkar. chhotu bhaiyya dhakras, nagar sangh chalak of mohite vibhagh and shriramji joshi of dr hedgewar smarak samiti hoisted the flags respectively at the hq and smruti bhawan, according to rss office. the national flag was hoisted on previous occasions on august 15, 1947 and on january 26, 1950 and stopped since then, rss sources said.
Celebrating India’s 68th Independence Day, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat hoisted the national flag in Nagpur on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhagwat said, “The sacrifices made and the hard work on the basis of which we got independence, even the world is astonished at times, that we still are independent in spite of all the difficulties that we face as a nation. I wish that the glimpses of the sacrifices made and the hard work enlightens our nation.”
Hundreds of thousands of RSS volunteers actively campaigned during the 2014 election, using technology and sheer manpower to mobilise voters in regions where the BJP has traditionally been weak.
Many are recruited into the RSS as children and stay in the movement throughout their lives. In the 2014 election, these volunteers carried voter lists on tablet computers or mobile phones, the biggest operation by the organisation since 1977 when disparate opposition groups merged to beat former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her Congress Party. (ANI)
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Nagpur: A court in Nagpur discharged three activists of a local organisation for forcibly hoisting the tri-colour at the city RSS premises in 2001.
The trio was set free by the court of RR Lohia recently for lack of evidence.
Three activists of Rashtrapremi Yuwa Dal– its president Baba Mendhe, Ramesh Kalambe and Dilip Chattani — along with others allegedly entered the RSS premises in Reshimbagh in southern part of the city on 26 January in 2001 and forcibly hoisted the national flag there amid patriotic slogans.
The incharge of the premises Sunil Kathle first tried to stop them from entering the premises and later tried to prevent them from hoisting the tri-colour.
The activists initially told the RSS men there that they had come to pay homage to the RSS founder Dr Keshav Hedgewar but soon took out banners and flag.
They contended that RSS has never before or after independence, ever hoisted the tri-colour in their premises, even on Independence Day and Republic Day.
Offences under relevant section of Bombay Police Act and IPC were registered by Police against the trio, who were freed last week.