ITANAGAR, Feb 25 � �Bharat without Arunachal Pradesh is crippled and Arunachal Pradesh without Bharat is non-existent�, commented Bhaiyyaji Joshi, All India General Secretary of RSS while addressing a big gathering at the Art & Culture Ground, Naharlagun on Sunday.
On his maiden trip to Arunachal Pradesh, the RSS leader said that our country is a land of vast diversity and this diversity is the richness of the country. �We have to find and cement the unique spirit of oneness that runs in the veins of Bharatiyas and take our country forward, he added.
Citing examples of wars the country had with the neighbouring countries, Joshi said that we had won all the wars except the one with China which we lost not because of our lesser strength but because of the �poor and withdrawing mentality� of our leaders.
Referring to the vast deposit of resources in the country, he said the Almighty has blessed our land with abundant resources and have instilled our intellect with a generous mentality to use it for the betterment of humanity. The RSS believes in and works for taking this mission forward by intensifying the unifying force of spirit found in all the Indians regardless of their language, belief, customs and traditions.
Joshi emphasised that our Indian society is basically liberal and assimilative because of its all encompassing roots of Hinduism. If this basic Hindu philosophy of respecting other faiths in equal term is accepted in the world then the roots of all international evils like terrorism, environmental degradation and economic hegemonisation will evaporate, he added.
He, however, said Hinduism is not just a worship system but a complete way of life deeply linked to Indian civilisation. Nevertheless, the so called critics of RSS should understand the true philosophical postulates of the organisation before pointing fingers at it, Joshi warned.
A huge gathering of people from various walks of life including Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly Tamiyo Taga, former Chief Minister Gegong Apang, former Ministers Rodin Pertin and Dr Tangor Tapak and State BJP president Tai Tagak, attended the function.