Mangaluru: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) held a press meet to discuss the proceedings of ‘Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) -2016’ at Sanghaniketan here, on March 18.
RSS Pranth Boudhik Pramukh, Pattabhiram said that the ABPS is the highest body for policy formulation and decision making of RSS. Annual ABPS meeting was held on 11, 12, 13 March at Rajastan. On this occasion, RSS paid homage to the 27 eminent personalities who had expired after November 2015.
He further said that ABPS took up resolutions in the meeting like, need for effective health care and easy access to affordable medical services, accessible, affordable and quality education for all and practice ‘samaratsya’ (social harmony) in day to day life.
Speaking about entry of women in temple, he said, “Both men and women are naturally permitted entry into the temples without any discrimination. Women also have been learning the Vedas and officiating as priests in temples in the natural course. However, because of sonic unfair traditions, at certain places there has been a lack of’ consensus on the question of temple entry. Wherever such problems exist, attempts should he made to bring about a change of mind through proper discussions. Attempt should be made by the temple administration to bring about a change in mentality at every level.”
Pattabhiram further said, “Repeated attacks targeting our security agencies are being made from the last few decades. This has become a big challenge to our security arrangements. Our security forces have been successful in repulsing all such attempts made by our enemies. It is necessary to review the infrastructural facilities to develop border areas, border security, and the materials, from time to time.”
He further said, “Incidents of violence and terrorist attacks at different places in the country have become a matter of grave concern for the patriotic and peace-loving people, and the law and order machinery. Under the pretext of small and big issues, people at different places, armed with weapons taking to the roads in large numbers and creating an atmosphere of fear and tension, as happened in Malda, has become endemic nowadays. Incidences of destruction of public and private property, attacking the police force throwing the rule of law to the winds, looting and burning of business establishments, especially those run by Hindus, had taken place.” Political parties should take such incidents seriously and cooperate to restore the law and order situation and peace. “This will be possible only when political parties and the ruling parties shed their petty and parochial political interests, and make a combined effort in the right direction. No political party or person is more important than the national security,” he added.
Pattabhiram said, “In a major morphological change within the organization, (RSS) has announced the change in Ganavesh (Uniform) from its traditional Khakhi Shorts to Wood Brown or also called ‘Coffee Coloured’ Trousers or Long Pants (Covering from the waist to the ankles). The announcement was made by RSS Sarakaryavah Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi at the press conference at the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) at Nagaur, Rajasthan.”
“Reservation has helped the weaker sections of the society. If the affluent section of the society demands reservation, it does not sound good. This reflects a deviation from the thought of Dr B R Ambedkar and the Constitution,” Pattabhiram said.