The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is considering giving permanent membership to volunteers who have participated in the campaign to raise funds for the Ram temple in Ayodhya on behalf of the Sangh to increase its base in the country. This information was given by a top official of the union on Friday. The Sangh has also decided to lay emphasis on strengthening the environment, family ties and promoting social harmony between different communities and religions.
Giving information about the points discussed in the ongoing All India Executive Board meeting in Dharwad, Karnataka, Joint General Secretary of the Sangh, Arun Kumar said that the Sangh, focusing on reaching out to most of the families, collected the donations of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas. was associated with the campaign.
“It was not our intention to collect the money as the Ram Mandir Trust already has it,” Kumar said. Our target was to reach out to most people who wanted to contribute for the Ram temple.” He said that in the one-month campaign that started on Makar Sankranti on January 14 this year, the Sangh and other volunteers in 5.34 out of an estimated 6.5 lakh villages in the country. Reached lakhs of villages. Also they reached every urban area.
The Sangh official said that with the help of other people, the Sangh reached out to about 12.73 crore families and in this campaign, apart from the volunteers of the Sangh, 25 to 30 lakh other people took part. Kumar said there was a discussion in March at the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha, the apex decision-making body of the Sangh, whether those who had taken part in the fundraising campaign could be part of the organisation.
“So we thought of expanding the organization by giving them a chance to join us permanently. We had plans to open shakhas and circles. Its review took place on the last two days of the meeting.