Ambareesh Singh of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a national-level office bearer of the organisation, said on Wednesday that it would make Hindu society strong, organised and self-supporting by running a campaign of interest. Addressing VHP activists from Ranchi Metropolitan, Ranchi Rural, Ramgarh and Khunti districts in the auditorium of Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Ranchi, Singh said, “We will not let India become a land of mausoleums.”
Taking on the caste system, as the RSS did recently, the VHP leader said, “No person becomes small or big or holy or impure on the basis of his or her birth. All Indians who chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ are Hindus. All are siblings.”
“Regardless of food, lifestyle and language, all are children of Mother India. We get a glimpse of this in Vaishno Devi Yatra, Amarnath Yatra, Kanwar Yatra of Shravana, Kumbh Mela etc,” the VHP leader said, adding that the scene at home, neighbourhood, village and society needs to be similar. “India is a country of heroes, sages, saints, monasteries and temples,” he said.
The VHP said it was in the Hindu culture alone that God rests in all creatures of nature. “Therefore, the Hindu saves the mountains, forests and living beings. If nature is to be saved, it is necessary to save Hindutva.”
“Hindu society is not going to go astray in the gleam of sword and tinkling of money,” Singh said in a veiled reference to conversions to Islam by force and those to Christianity through allurements, “but Hindus are descendants of ancestors who committed jauhar — sacrificed their lives by jumping into pyres, preferring to die than be humiliated by Muslim invaders — lived with the sight of enemies killing their sons by plastering them in walls and gave up their own lives too.”
VHP recounts achievements of Hindutva movement
The activist said that under the leadership of the VHP and the guidance of saints, “Hindu society has seen achievements in Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Movement, Amarnath Yatra and Ram Setu Raksha.”
“However,” Singh said, “due to anti-national activities like love jihad, conversion and infiltration, there are also challenges for the country and the organisation. Once, heretical rulers sitting in Delhi destroyed Indian cultural concepts by destroying the abodes of Rama in Ayodhya, Krishna in Mathura, Baba Vishwanath in Kashi and Somnath Temple in Gujarat to deny the coming generations their faith. Today, the rulers in that very Delhi are working to uphold Hindutva before the world by building and rejuvenating temples.”
Anand Kumar, responsible for the VHP’s Jharkhand-Bihar area organisation, said, “There will be a new awakening in society engineered by every unit of the VHP, each comprising a committee for satsang and service centres. Social evils can be removed only by awakening the people.”
Kumar said, “Change in society is possible only with the expansion of the organisation. It is also the aim of VHP to create a strong organisation so that no one should dare to speak against Hindus.”
VHP's provincial head Virendra Sahu said, “Hindutva awakening and Hindutva contemplation are necessary to establish India as the supremely glorious nation and world guru.”
To make the campaign a success, the VHP announced its new district coordinators and co-convenors, with Nagendra Shukla becoming the convener and Deepak Sahu and Rohit Raj Pandey co-convenors for Ranchi metropolis, Sushil Pandey becoming the convener and Roshan Chaudhary and Vinod Vishwakarma for Ranchi Rural. For District Ramgarh, Chhotu Verma has been made the co-convener and Ashok Kumar, Anamika Srivastava and Ganesh Kumar were made co-convenors.
VHP’s provincial working president Tilak Raj Mangalam, vice president Ganga Prasad Yadav, Subhash Netra Gaonkar, provincial organisation head Devi Singh, joint head Manoj Poddar, joint head Rangnath Mahato, Social Harmony state chief Mithileshwar Mishra, Ranchi department head Kishun Jha, joint head of the department Vikas Singh, departmental organisation head Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, publicity department head Amar Prasad, Bajrang Dal co-convener Chhotu Verma, Ranchi metropolitan president Kailash Kesari, Ranchi rural president Rameshwar Dayal, Ranchi metropolitan head Chandradeep Dubey, Bajrang Dal metropolitan coordinator Prakash Ranjan, joint metropolitan head Vishwaranjan Kumar, Ranchi Rural head Robin Kumar, Ramgarh District Bajrang Dal convenor Bhagirath Poddar, Durga Vahini Matrishakti province chief Deepa Rani Kunj, Dharma Prasar Project co-head Renu Agarwal and activists Shweta Singh, Anamika Srivastava, Chanda Kumari, Nagendra Shukla, Santosh Singh, Sushil Pandey, Gulab Singh and Praveen Singh Rana, metropolitan vice president Gopal Pareek and all district and block and panchayat officials were present at the event.