RSS vibhag level ‘Sanghik’ to see record attendance

published on January 28, 2013

MANGALORE: The Mangalore Vibhag (Division) level Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) meet ‘Sanghik’ which will be held on February 3 will see a record number of participants converging in Mangalore.

RSS media incharge Ravichandra PM said that the numbers will cross the one lakh mark of which 75,000 will be uniformed RSS swayamsevaks and rest will be well wishers. Not being able to accommodate such a huge crowd at the Nehru Maidan here, the ‘Sanghik’ which will also intends to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, will be held in 65 acre space available near the old airport at Bajpe.

Mangalore division comprises of the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kodagu and Kasargod district in Kerala. The last Mangalore division sanghik was held in Mangalore in 1995, which was attended by 45,000. It was attended by Rajendra Singh also known as Rajju Bhaiya, the fourth Sarsanghchalak of the RSS. He was chief of RSS between 1994 and 2000. RSS Sarasanghchalak Mohan M Bhagwat will attend the Sanghik on February 3.

One unique feature of this Sanghik preparation which has been going since six months is that there will no posters, flex banners or handouts. “The awareness campaign will be carried out all villages by the swayamsevaks through door to door visit. Already 1,152 villages have been covered,” said Ravichandra.

Preparations at the venue is on full swing which includes leveling the grounds and erecting the huge pandal.

RSS founded in 1925 by K B Hedgewar had entered Mangalore in 1940. Since then, it has its presence in 80% of the villages in the districts under the purview of Mangalore Vibhag.

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