GANDHINAGAR: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has chosen Christmas holidays, when most NRIs head home, to organise a camp for its cadres from all over the world to sit and discuss how to promote the cause of Hindutva. Over 500 RSS men and women from across the 40 countries are attending the ‘Vishwa Sangh Shibir’ which was inaugurated by chief K C Sudarshan at Koba, near here on Monday. Though media has been kept out of the camp, insiders said a normal day for participants begin with prayer "Namaste Sada Vatsale" followed by physical exercises and other games which are popular in the ‘shakhas’. In the morning and evening, sessions are held about the influence and relevance of Hindutva, quoting extensively from the Bhagvad Gita, Ramayan and Vedas.
Sangh workers from Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle-East have landed here to spend a week of orientation. The refresher training course is being conducted by eminent scholars like Adhish Kumar (prachar pramukh) and Ranga Hariji (baudhik pramukh).
"The participants at the Koba camp would learn lessons of Hindu philosophy amid other programmes of the Sangh carried out in various fields like community service, health and education in backward areas of Gujarat," said Mukundrao Devbhanker, a local RSS leader who has played key role in organising the camp.
The participants, a majority of them NRIs from Gujarat, are likely to visit Science City on the outskirts of Ahmedabad to have a glimpse of the progress the state has achieved in last few years. Sources said the participants have also distributed leaflets on achievement of the Narendra Modi government
Anil Pathak, Tuesday, December 27, 2005 TIMES NEWS NETWORK