Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Mohan Bhagwat said on Sunday that the Sangh was not a military organization, but a group with a family atmosphere. Sangh is not a fully Indian music school. Martial arts programs are held there, but Sangh is neither an Indian gymnasium nor a martial arts club. Sometimes the Sangh is described as a paramilitary (force). But Sangh is not a military organization, ” he said.
Sangh is a family-friendly group, the RSS chief added. He was speaking here at the closing event of the four-day Ghosh Shivir (band camp) of Sangh Madhya Bharat Pranth. ” Western countries regard music as entertainment. It is played there with thrills. But in India, music is meant to soothe the soul. It is an art that calms the mind, ” he added. Bhagwat had arrived in Gwalior on Friday at midnight to address and guide the gosh shivir which began here on Thursday. The music camp ended at Saraswati Shishu Mandir (school) located in Gwalior on Shivpuri Link Road, senior RSS official Madhya Bharat said. Over 500 instrumentalists from 31 districts of RSS Madhya Pradesh Bharat Pranth (including Gwalior and Bhopal divisions) took part in the camp. Last week, Bhagwat attended “Ghosh Pradarshan”, a musical instrument demonstration program by members of the group in Chhattisgarh. RSS official Vinay Dixit said the RSS was formed in 1925 while its musical branch appeared in 1927. He added that musical groups, especially drums, are used in shakhas during exercises.
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