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Ram Mandir Vital for Self-Esteem: Bhagwat at Vijayadashami Event

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, who is the chief guest for the event, addressed the sangh as well.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat delivered his annual Vijayadashami address at the Reshimbagh Ground in Nagpur.

Addressing the members of the Sangh, Bhagwat spoke on the issue of Ram mandir, Indian culture, armed forces and also took a dig at Pakistan for the continuous battle along the border.

Speaking on the issue of the construction of Ram Mandir on the site of Babri Masjid demolition, Bhagwat said, “The construction of the temple is necessary from the self-esteem point of view; it will also pave the way for an atmosphere of goodwill and oneness in the country.”

Bhagwat also took a dig at Pakistan and said that the attacks along the borders haven't stopped despite a new government taking over. He also expressed solidarity towards the families of Indian soldiers and said that their safety is our concern.

“It is essential to be more attentive in enhancing the basic amenities of armed and security forces and their families. There have been some commendable efforts in this regard by the government.”
Mohan Bhagwat, RSS Chief
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Bhagwat also referred to the Rafale deal and said that India shouldn’t depend on anyone for its safety.

“The country cannot be assured of its security without total self-reliance in the field of defence production even while continuing with the multilateral exchanges wherever necessary. The pace of national efforts in this direction has to be accelerated,” Bhagwat added.

Bhagwat also spoke about the Sabarimala issue and said that the devotees should have been consulted.

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi Chief Guest at Event

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, who was the chief guest at the event, also addressed the gathering and spoke about creating a safe and secure environment for the women and children of our country.

“People who run shelter homes are exploiting children. But we are too scared to speak," Satyarthi said.

Satyarthi also said education for the underprivileged children of India is important for its prosperity.

Speaking about the ‘spirit of India’ he said, “Following someone blindly will not bring laurels to mother India. We need to create a sensitive India, independent India, self-respecting India.”

(With inputs from ANI)

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