20 Takeaways from the Vijayadashmi Speech

  • The 550th Prakash Varsh of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  • The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
  • The 100th birth anniversary of Dattopant Thengadi

The timely and systematic conduct of the elections has proved that democracy is ingrained in the national psyche for centuries
The people have expressed their firm opinion that democracy is not a new unfamiliar thing that has been imported from outside but it has been ingrained in the national psyche as a result of centuries of tradition collective experiences and enlightenment gained during the post-Independence period; and as a result, the society has resolved to remain in and take forward democracy successfully. The society, by electing the new government with an increased number of seats, has endorsed its past performance and expressed a lot of expectations for the future.
The nullification of Article 370 will come to fruition only when justice denied under the influence of Article 370 is restored
The move of the re-elected regime to nullify Article 370 has once again proved that it has the courage to fulfil those expectations and respect people’s sentiments and wishes in the interest of the country. Removal of Article-370 has been already in the thought of the ruling party. This effort will come to fruition only when justice denied under the influence of Article 370 is restored, injustices occurred are brought to an end. It will happen when our Kashmiri Pandits, who were unjustly driven away, are brought back, rehabilitated and allowed to remain secure, fearless, patriotic and Hindu. Many a rights of the residents of Kashmiris which were denied to them so far will be restored, and false fears instilled in the minds of brothers of the Valley that there is a threat to their property and jobs due to the nullification of Article 370, will be removed. Having done away with those fears, they will be able to perform their duties towards the country’s development with brotherly affinity and concord with the people of the rest of Bharat.
Chandrayaan-2: Achieving so much in the first attempt itself is a feat
Although the Chandrayaan mission did not attain full success as expected, achieving so much in the first attempt itself is a feat not accomplished so far by the entire world. Due to this daring mission of our scientists, the world’s admiration for our country’s intellectual genius and scientific prowess and commitment to realise the goals through hard work has increased.
National Security: The surveillance along the maritime border, on islands has to be increased
Fortunately, the security capability of our country, preparedness of our armed forces, security policy of our government and the situation of our expertise in international politics–in all these aspects the situation has developed to such a level that we remain alert and confident. The security alertness along our land and maritime borders is better now. However the number of guards and checkposts on land borders, and surveillance along the maritime border, especially on islands, have to be increased.
The effort to create disaffection towards the civil discipline and law of the land has to be countered at all levels
A developed Bharat creates fear in the minds of vested interests: such forces will also not want Bharat to be strong and vibrant. Unfortunately, the prevailing state of social unity, equality and harmony in Bharat is not up to the desired level. These forces are seen to be taking advantage of the situation. Diversities of caste, creed, language and region are being used to separate one from another; turning them to differences; widening the fault-lines already existing in the society; imposing fabricated identities on manufactured separations, thereby creating diverse and conflicting streams in the national mainstream – such efforts are underway. It is essential to be alert in identifying these plots and counter them on intellectual and social planes.
Lynching is alien to Bharat: The Sangh stands against 'Social Violence'; Laws must be honestly and strictly implemented
Nowadays, there have been reports that members of a community in our society have been attacked by another community, making them victims of social violence. Such incidents have not been one-sided. It has also come to light that some incidents have been deliberately fabricated while some others have been published in a distorted manner. However, it must be accepted that these tendencies of violence have somehow or the other crossed the limits of the law and order and wreaked havoc by eroding the mutual relations in the society. The Sangh has never supported the people who were involved in such incidents and it stands against each and every such incident. Swayamsevaks are working in this direction so that such incidents do not take place.
Swayamsevaks work towards enhancing goodwill, dialogues and cooperation in society
Different sections of the society should strive to increase goodwill, dialogues and cooperation among themselves. In today’s context, it is absolutely important to work for the goodwill, harmony and cooperation among all sections of society and follow the discipline by keeping ourselves within the limits of Constitution while expressing our ideas or working for the protection of our interests. The Sangh Swayamsevaks have been making efforts to enhance this type of dialogues and cooperation.
Economy: The personalities leading our economy are competent enough to save our country from the impacts of global economic crisis
Slowing down of the world economy has left its impacts everywhere. Many countries including Bharat have to suffer the results of the ongoing global trade war between the US and China. The government has taken many initiatives to tide over the situation in the last one-and-a-half months. This gives a definite indication of the government's sensitivity towards people's interests and its prompt and pro-active attitude. We will definitely come out of this cycle of so called recession. The personalities leading our economy are competent enough.
Swadeshi: Trade interdependence with the other countries on the basis of our strength and terms is Swadeshi
Dattopant Thengadi considered ‘Swadeshi’ as an expression of patriotism in day-to-day life. Acharya Vinoba Bhave described it as self-reliance (Swaavalamban) and non-violence (Ahimsa). We have to formulate our own economic vision keeping in mind our requirements, profile and condition of our people and our resources and potential to realise our national aspirations. The prevailing world economic thought is unable to answer many questions.
Reinventing the Swa-centric way for radical transformation: (Swa Bhasha), our attire (Swa Bhoosha), and our culture (Swa Sanskriti)
We need a relevant, logical, truthful, dutiful education system, based on an approach on the basis of love towards the whole universe and compassionate outlook towards all living beings, which gives comprehensive knowledge and pride about our language (Swa Bhasha), our attire (Swa Bhoosha), and our culture (Swa Sanskriti). We feel the need for a radical transformation from curriculum to teachers’ training. This cannot be achieved through mere structural changes.
Women safety and security: Let our mothers and sisters be enlightened, self-reliant, and capable of self-protection
Along with the absence of these components in education, degradation of culture and unethical and immoral behaviour in the society are the reasons behind the some major issues in social life. We have to make our mothers enlightened, self-reliant, and capable of self-protection. The sanctity and decency of our culture is to be instilled in the men’s approach towards women.
Family System: Families must cultivate in youth moral values, a strong mentality to abstain from temptation of drug
We all know, right from childhood this training starts in the family atmosphere. Sheer absence of this is seen in today’s nuclear families. There was a time when even the youth of a culturally rich nation like China were made drug addicts by foreign powers, rendering them soulless. The prevention of the devastating consequences of this social evil will be a very difficult task unless our families cultivate a strong mentality to abstain from temptation of drugs, incline towards moral life, and keep away from getting allured; thus, avoid these dangers. In this regard, it is imperative that all guardians including the Sangh Swayamsevaks remain alert and active.
Corruption emanates from this cultural degradation: The corrupt shall be severely punished but the honest shall not suffer
Curbing corruption is not just the government’s responsibility. The greed to amass more without deserving, without any or less effort, has crept into our minds in the form of a perversion, is the root cause of corruption. In the social atmosphere, transforming the situation through awakening and setting examples of ideal conduct in households, is an inevitable responsibility for health and order of this country.
Media shall come out of sensationalism, focus on creating a constructive atmosphere
Media have a major role in awakening the society and creating a conducive social atmosphere. Coming out of the commercial attitude of churning out mere spicy and sensational contents, if the media join in creating a constructive atmosphere, this endeavour will gain momentum.
‘Paryavaran Gatividhi’: The world demands a broad initiative towards a healthy environment
The policy initiative to make the environment healthy is a subject related to the process of ushering in appropriate and inclusive changes in the environmental policies of all nations. However, taking necessary steps towards bringing in minor changes in the day-to-day behaviour of common people is also effective in this direction. The Sangh Swayamsevaks are also doing many such works in this field. To make all their activities more systematic, an endeavour namely ‘Paryavaran Gatividhi’ is started as a social project.
The Sangh is organising the Hindu society: Proponents of divisive ideologies lead a misconstrued campaign against the Sangh among the minorities
As the Sangh is organising the Hindu society, a relentless and misconstrued campaign is going on to extrapolate this to mean that it harbours hatred against those sections, especially Muslims and Christians, who do not call themselves Hindu. There is an orchestrated effort to malign the Hindu society and Hindutva through a number of baseless and slanderous allegations. Behind this nefarious design, there is a thought process, which is relentlessly working to keep our society divided and make use of it for its self-interests. This is so clear that only those who deliberately keep their eyes shut don’t grasp it.
Bharat is Hindustan, Hindu Rashtra: The term Hindu is not confined to just those who call themselves Hindus 
The vision and proclamation of the Sangh regarding the identity of the nation, social identity of all of us, and the identity of the country’s nature, are clear, well-thought-of and firm that Bharat is Hindustan, Hindu Rashtra. In the view of the Sangh, the word Hindu is not confined to just those who call themselves Hindus. Those who belong to Bharat, those of who are descendants of Bharatiya ancestors, those who are working for the ultimate glory of the nation and joining hands in enhancing peace by mingling with each other and accepting, respecting and welcoming all diversities; all those Bharatiyas are Hindus.
Hindu or Indic: The feeling of affinity and inclusiveness is the consciousness of the nation, that is Hindutva
Accepting all as our own, the Sangh work goes on. This feeling of affinity and inclusiveness is the consciousness of the nation. That is Hindutva. The sacred goal of fulfilling the relevant, all-round glory of our ancient nation and preserving as well as enhancing the Dharma Pran nature and culture, is at the core and destination of this affinity.
For the world, Bharat is an absolute necessity: The Swayamsevaks play a significant role to make the feelings of goodwill, good conuct and harmony strong in society
The task of achieving progress of a nation, finding solutions to the problems of society, seeking redemption of crises: all these cannot be outsourced. Someone or the other may take up the task of leading, from time to time, but it is impossible to attain the complete and eternal success unless the enlightened society with a clear vision, selfless and honest effort and impenetrable unity do not volunteer to intervene with strong force.
Participate in the noble and sacred mission to make ourselves, our family, our country and our world happy
The Sangh is working to create karyakartas who are able to build congenial atmosphere for this work. The activities carried out by these karyakartas in the society and their impact have proved today that this is the right way to make us, our family, our country and our world happy.
This is the appeal to you all, taking into account the requirements of current period, we all should participate in this noble and sacred mission.