Large cutouts of Ambedkar, Guru Nanak Dev grab eyeballs at RSS event in Pushkar
The exhibition has been organised by the Sangh’s Marwarh unit, alongside the coordination meeting, which is being attended by over 200 delegates of 35 RSS affiliated organisations.
Dalit icon BR Ambedkar and Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev are dominating annual conclave of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), currently underway at Pushkar in Rajasthan. The three-day-long conclave, which started on September 7, boasts of several life-size cutouts and paintings of the Dalit icon and the religious guru.
Apart from that, there are large hoardings of RSS thinkers, KB Hedgewar, MS Golwalkar as well as Swami Vivekananda. Among others, historical figures like Rana Sanga, Prithviraj Chauhan, Padmini, Sant Ramdas and Tripura Sundari have also found a place at the exhibition.
Brief life history of leaders of various tribes and scheduled castes, mainly from Rajasthan, have also been showcased at the exhibition.
The exhibition has been organised by the Sangh’s Marwarh unit, alongside the coordination meeting, which is being attended by over 200 delegates of 35 RSS affiliated organisations. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and BJP’s acting president JP Nadda are also attending the event.
When asked, a Sangh functionary who is part of the organising team of the meeting, said Guru Nanak’s cut-out is there as it is his 550 birth anniversary year, whereas Ambedkar is a dalit icon. The hoardings are in line with Sangh’s view of social harmony, he said.
The RSS conclave is an annual affair and last year it was held in Andhra Pradesh.
RSS workers and armed police personnel have been deployed at various locations. Media is allowed to enter inside the venue for coverage of the event.
During the meeting, no important proposals are likely to be put forth or passed. However, issues of Ram temple and Kashmir can come up for discussion. “Sangh’s Dattatreya Hasbole will inform about the issues of Ram temple and Kashmir on September 9,” Arun Kumar, Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh, RSS told India Today TV.
Courtesy: India Today