• search
For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now  
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

RSS's mission Bengal: Focusing 5000 RSS sakhas in WB Mohan Bhagwat to visit Kolkata today


Kolkata, Aug 31: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is likely to visit Kolkata, West Bengal for two days on Saturday. RSS is to have nearly five thousand sakhas across Bengal, one 'shakha' (daily congregation) in each of the 341 Blocks in the state.

ANI Image of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat

During his halt in Kolkata, Bhagwat visited Keshav Bhavan, the Sangh's regional headquarters.

According to the report, Bhagwat will directly arrive from Nagpur and meet various intellectuals at the house of a Sangh worker in Salt Lake.

On September 1, he will have an organizational meeting at Keshav Bhavan with selected Sangh workers to discuss expansion plans in West Bengal and on September 2, he will leave for Nagpur.

In early August, Bhagwat had a brief halt in the 'City of joy' where he met various Sangh workers.

Reportedly, Bhagwat wants to have at least one 'shakha' (daily congregation) in each of the 341 Blocks in West Bengal in the next one year.

At present, there are 1,800 'shakhas' in Bengal but they do not cover all blocks as they are unevenly distributed.

Therefore, their plan is to cover all blocks and if it happens, the total number of shakhas in West Bengal will reach 5000 in the coming one and a half year.

RSS slams critics for 'politicising' Bhagwat's remark; clarifies outfit's stand

Regarding Bhagwat's visit a Sangh worker said, "We are honoured and extremely happy that he is coming to Bengal. He is very fond of Bengali food, particularly Postor Bora (Poppy Seed Fritters)".

RSS has been present in Bengal since 1939 but it had failed to spread during 34 years of Left Front rule.

He left at a time when country needed him most: RSS on Arun Jaitley

In 2011, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee became the chief minister and BJP started targeting the political vacuum created by the demise of Left Front.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more