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Anti-Bharat forces can take advantage of Covid crisis, be cautious, says RSS general secretary

RSS Sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale also requested all sections of the society, including the media, to ‘contribute in maintaining an atmosphere of positivity, hope and trust’.

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New Delhi: Stating that the Covid-19 pandemic has posed a “formidable” challenge to India, RSS Sarkaryavah (general secretary) Dattatreya Hosabale Saturday said that “destructive and anti-Bharat forces” can take advantage of the adverse circumstances.

“Although the situation is critical, yet the strength of the society is also enormous. Our capability to meet the most trying crisis is well-known across the world,” said Hosabale in a statement. 

“It is also possible that destructive and anti-Bharat forces in the society can take advantage of these adverse circumstances to create an atmosphere of negativity and mistrust in the country. The countrymen, apart from their positive efforts to resolve the situation, should also be cautious of the conspiracies of these destructive forces,” he added.

Hosabale also requested all sections of the society, including the media, to “contribute in maintaining an atmosphere of positivity, hope and trust in the society”. He said those who are active on social media should play a positive role and be “more restraint and vigilant”.

Reached for comment, an RSS functionary told ThePrint they have been trying to provide relief to those in need by arranging medicines, hospital beds, and food, among others.

Also read: Dattatreya Hosabale is RSS’s new general secretary, replaces Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi

Need to maintain peace to overcome crisis

Hosabale, in his statement, offered condolences to the “hundreds of families (who) have lost their near and dear ones” due to Covid-19. 

“Due to sudden worsening of the pandemic, the people are facing the shortage of beds, oxygen and necessary medicines in the hospitals. In a large society like Bharat, the problems often gain gigantic proportions. Extensive efforts are being made to meet these challenges by the union and state governments and also local civic bodies,” he said.

“Putting their lives at stake, everyone in the medical field, security personnel and sanitation workers are discharging their responsibilities as they were doing before. The swayamsevaks of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as always, are also actively carrying on various types of services across the country to fulfill the needs of the society,” Hosabale added.

He further said “the general society, including many social and religious institutions, recognising the seriousness of the challenge, have voluntarily involved themselves in all kinds efforts to bring succour”.

Hosabale said that though the situation is “critical”, there is a need to maintain peace to overcome the situation.

‘Important to create awareness about wearing masks’

Apart from exhorting swayamsevaks, the RSS has appealed to social, religious, service institutions and people from the field of commerce and industry to come forward and mitigate the current crisis.

Hosabale further said that it is important to create awareness about wearing masks, hygiene, physical distance, limit to numbers in private and public programmes, regulations like curfew, and on health remedies like taking ayurvedic Kadha, inhaling steam and vaccination.

(Edited by Debalina Dey)

Also read: Progressive and pan-Indian — Dattatreya Hosabale is new face of RSS


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  1. So finally the decisive forces aka the RSS is coming to rescue of Poorly Performing BJP…..
    The world is watching sir….

  2. अरे भाई एसे अपताजनक समये में तो अपना राग आलपना बन्द करो

  3. Advising people to Wear mask but his own mask is on his chin and there’s a guy standing next to him, smiling in all his glory, of course without a mask. Hypocrite sanghis

  4. What about anti Maharashtra forces of BJP ? Now BJP is feeling the heat and their parent organisation is on face saving campaign.

  5. These cukoos change even the country’s name!! When did India become Bharat? Constitution says that? Sheesh, these Hindi fanatics want to change everything that does not say Hindutva.

    • Ignorance is no excuse go read article 1of the constitution u might get some positive wisdom it says INDIA THAT IS BHARAT SHALL BE A UNION OF STATES


  6. Despite an appeal, the print is sharing the negativity by publishing such comments. In our country no political party is good.. it’s only more and less bad…. A political family has earned riches without owning an industry…. Allow the present bachelor to complete his term and let us stop bias approach

  7. RSS controlled BJP govt did a great harm to the Hindu population number. Guess they are going to dent it worst possible stupid manner. Let us wait and watch, no war game or algorithm can predict the end state.

  8. What to trust and keep positivity , when our loved ones were gone because of time spent on hatred and divide, instead preparing for disaster to come, busy in politics. Shame on all politicians the whole world.will laugh on us.

  9. India voted for BJP. So you remind me of Pakistani military, who think only they know what is good for nation, not elected politicians.

  10. And not a word about the Kumbh Mela. This is the most duplicitous, corrupt and fraudulent organisation the country has ever seen.

  11. Oh good morning sirji? Were you in the Himalayas when the lame brained PM was running around Bengal calling Didi oh Didi…..? Isn’t the PM from the khaki chaddi school of thought, why don’t you advice him and the rest of the Gobar brigade before you start giving suggestions to the media and citizens.

    • He is talking about people exactly like you assorted secus, who are out to undermine efforts. You guys are following Rajiv Gandhi’s idea as he said:” I want secular India. i would rather have India destroyed, rather then become non-Secular.

  12. Anti-Bharat force = RSS-BJP has already taken control of Bharat. Ordinary Bhartiya citizens are getting sick and dying. No help seems forthcoming from RSS-BJP except bhashan by Pradhan Sevak and minions like Hosabale. Do us all a favour sir, and take Pradhan Sevak with you and migrate to Pakistan. We will manage without your bhashan baazi!

    On a more serious note, these “swayamsevaks” should be allowed not to mingle around, Shri Hosabale. What if they are asymptomatic carriers? They may be called “corona jihadis.” Better wind up RSS and stay home till Covid goes away.

    • liberandu did not you read that rss is providing food medicines and other provisions for the people.what are leftist twitter warriors doing.stop being a snowflake

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