The Saffron Surge

via VSK Chennai published on March 25, 2008

The strength of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the premier organisation of Hindus in Bharat, is reflected in the number of shakhas (its branches) spread across all 600 plus districts in the country. The number, as in January 2008, was 40,781. Add to this the 8,039 weekly
gatherings of swayamsevaks and the 6,551 monthly meets.

The number of swayamsevaks who received training in the annual RSS worker training camps last May and after was 16,067.
This includes the participants in I, II and III year camps for young swayamsevaks, those in similar camps for elderly swayamsevaks as also in the camps for college student swayamsevaks. 


The 150 th anniversary of the great upheaval of 1857 was celebrated in all prants across Bharat. Of special significance is the effort of East Andhra prant swayamsevaks. They took
the patriotic message of 1857 War of Indepedence to as many as 94,100 households. They arranged special student sessions to put across the message to students in which 93,270 boys and girls of 901 educational institutions (colleges, professional colleges and schools) participated.

Baesd on the annual report of Shri Mohan Bhagwat, Sarkaryawah of RSS,at the March 2008 all-Bharat meet of the

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