Talasari: “Vanvasis never supported the demonic forces, rather they fought against them. They have protected and preserved the Sanatan Hindu values and Vedic traditions. They are our own brethren and we should acquaint our children with them. It is our cultural legacy, which has to be transferred to the next generation,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, while addressing a Hindu Sammelan at Aasave village in Dahanu on April 15.
About 60,000 people from remote areas of Palgharh district participated in the Sammelan. A book, Van Jan Gatha, published by Hindusthan Prakashan was also released on the occasion. After the function, the Sarsanghachalak visited Talasari project. This project was started 50 years ago by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to curb the conversion activities by Christian missionaries in the region.
Addressing the Hindu Sammelan, Shri Mohan Bhagwat further said the Vanvasis must get the opportunity to make progress. “If we provide one-third of our income and some part of our life for the progress of these people, the shops bring run by some vested interests in such regions will be shut down permanently. Talasari project has produced the dedicated and committed workers who are always vigilant,” he added. He said the Hindus have forgotten their real identity following differences of languages, regions and castes. He called upon the people to preserve their Hindu identity.
About Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya, he said those who demolished the Mandir there were not Indian Muslims. An Indian citizen cannot do it. The alien forces targeted the temples here. But today we are free and we have the right to reconstruct what had been demolished. It is the matter of our identity. We hope the temple would be rebuilt at the same place where it existed, he added.