Kerala: Stage set to welcome Mohan Bhagwat

Written by: Dipin Damodharan
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Kerala set to welcome Mohan Bhagat
God"s own country Kerala is ready to welcome Dr Mohan Bhagwat, the patriarch of the world"s largest cultural organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

He will address the public function held on Feb 24 at the Ashram ground in Kollam. Over one lakh swayam sevaks (RSS volunteers) in uniform are expected to attend the meeting. Let us have an eye on the profile of Mohan Bhagwat.

Mohan Bhagwat, a veterinary doctor by profession is the sixth Sarsanghchalak (chief) of the nationalist organization, who succeeded K S Sudarshan in last year. He is the youngest to assume the top post of Sangh after Madhav Sadhashiv Golwalkar (1906-1973).

Mohanji Bhagwat, with the looks of RSS founder Dr Keshav Rao Hedgewar hails from a small town called Chandrapur in Maharashtra. He was born on Sep 11, 1950 to a family of RSS activists. His father Shri. Madhukar Bhagwat was the president of Chandrapur zone of RSS and also served as the Prant Pracharak of Gujarat.

Mohan Bhagwat completed his schooling from Lokmanya Tilak Vidyalaya and had graduated in Veterinary sciences and Animal husbandry from Punjab Rao Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola.

Mohanji"s unbounded love for his Motherland forced him to quit his Masters course in Veterinary sciences and he engaged in full time Sangh activities towards the end of 1975 when the country was in emergency period.

After working underground during emergency he became the Pracharak of Akola in Maharashtra in 1977 and rose within the organization to become Pracharak of Nagpur and Vidarbha region. He became in-charge of physical training for RSS cadres across the country in 1991, a post he held till 1999.

When Rajendra Singh and HV Seshadri decided to step down as RSS chief and general secretary respectively due to poor health in 2000, KS Sudarshan was nominated the new chief and Mohan Bhagwat rose to the post of general secretary for three years.

He got re-elected to the office in 2003 and 2006. And in last year Shri Mohan Bhagwat became the sixth Sarsanghchalak of RSS.

As a vibrant speaker, intelligent thinker and a pleasant person, Mohanji has inspired hundreds of youths to dedicate themselves for the motherland.

He is a down-to-earth, practical and pragmatic man with an iron determination. He is a decisive man of action and a disciplined man of organization. Through his selfless service, Mohanji is become one of the most venerated leaders of RSS.

Mohan Bhagwat"s first official visit to Kerala is going to be a crucial one as the state has become a hub of religious extremism. The Sangh Parivar in Kerala is all set to welcome the head of their family.

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