New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday paid homage to founding father of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Keshav Baliram Hedgewar on the latter’s death anniversary.
Shah said that national interest was the only goal of K.B. Hedgewar. In order to strengthen the nation and to awaken, activate and unite the whole society from the national point of view, he established the RSS.
Shah said. “I bow down to the great personality who was unique in discipline and patriotism, on his death anniversary.”
राष्ट्रहित ही डॉ. हेडगेवार जी का एकमात्र संकल्प था। राष्ट्र को सुदृढ़ बनाने और सम्पूर्ण समाज को राष्ट्रीय दृष्टि से जागृत, सक्रिय व संगठित करने के लिए ही उन्होंने @RSSorg की स्थापना की।
देशभक्ति व अनुशासन के अद्वितीय प्रतिबिंब ऐसे महामानव की पुण्यतिथि पर उन्हें कोटि-कोटि वंदन।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 21, 2020
Hedgewar actively participated in Indian National Congress in the 1920s, but he became disillusioned with their policies and politics. The outbreak of the Hindu-Muslim riot in 1923 made him ponder over an alternate model of nation-building in India. He was deeply influenced by the writings of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Babarao Savarkar and B. S. Moonje . He considered that the cultural and religious heritage of Hindus should be the basis of Indian nationhood.
Hedgewar founded RSS in 1925 on the day of Vijayadashami with an aim to organise Hindu community for its cultural and spiritual regeneration and make it a tool in getting the country free from foreign domination.