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Three-day VHP sammelan inaugurated

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Aurangabad, Apr 16 (UNI) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief K Sudarshan said India had a great spiritual tradition, with society receiving teaching from great saints such as Gyaneshwar and Eknath.

Addressing a huge gathering at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) convention being organised on the eve of the birth annivarsary of second RSS Chief Guru Golwalkar at Paithan, a tehsil town near here, last evening, he said the main objective behind the VHP's Hindu Sammelans was to ''awaken the community.'' Criticising first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for following 'British policies' in independent India, Mr Sudeshan said that the country has seen a great movement when people launched the 'Ramjanmabhoomi' movement during 1984, which ''brought about a change in power at the Centre.'' The RSS chief described churches, jehadis and Naxalites as the ''three devils'' in the country, and said they would be overcome before the emergence of India by 2011.

Chakma Buddhist Monk Pradnyalankar inagurated the three-day-long convention.

In his brief inaugual address, he spoke about the difficulties being faced to the Chakma Buddhists, mainly spread in the Easten parts of India and Bangladesh as well as in Pakistan, and sought assistance from the VHP in their struggle.

The inagural function was attended by Mahamandaleshwar Shantigiri Maharaj of Verul Sansthan, Bhaskargiri Maharasj (Devgadh Sansthan), Prasad Maharaj, Amalner and several VHP leaders.

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