Living for the nation was more difficult than sacrificing for the country-Sudarsanji

via From Media Reports published on May 11, 2008

Under Sangh Pariwar organisations – ‘Naman-1857’ Tributes were paid to unsung Heroes of India’s First Freedom struggle by observing two-and-half minute silence at 18.57 hours

Adressing the swayamsevaks and Nationalistic Hindus in the function organised by Samskara Bharathi and Krishna Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition Society at Vijayawada, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)Sarsanghchalak K. S. Sudarshan narrated the incidents that inspired and stimulated the movement.

Swayamsevaks lit 150 lamps arranged in the shape of the number ˜1857”, at Tyagaraya Kalavedika in Swaraj Maidan.

Sudarsanji in his address opined that, The nation now required people who could live for the country rather than die for it. Living for the nation was more difficult than sacrificing for the country.

Sudarsanji recollected inspiring and motivating incidents and urged the youth to read books like ˜The Indian War of Independence” written by Shri Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

As many as 4 lakh people sacrificed their lives, while more than 4 crore people either directly or indirectly were associated with the movement. Only 8,000 sepoys were with the British, though the total strength of the army was 1.35 lakhs- Still British opted to call it as a Mutiny, for the reasons best known to them! Many researches had later proved that it was not just a mutiny, Told Sudarsanji

RSS leader and Retd Judge S.Paravata Rao, Samskara Bharati Vijayawada unit president B. Venkatrama Varma,
industrialist Gokaraju Gangaraju, senior journalist Turlapaty Kutumba Rao and others spoke.

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