‘Sevika’ Anandiben attends RSS meet

anandiben-lChief Minister Anandiben Patel spent more than an hour at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) “karyakarta shibir” that was kicked off on Friday at Dastaan farm, Naroda in Ahmedabad. In the three-day mega show of strength of Gujarat wing of RSS, beside 25,800 core members, scores of its local as well as central leaders are participating.

Sources said that the chief minister communicated with several Swayamsevaks and asked about the arrangements. RSS spokesperson Pradip Jain said that the chief minister visited the camp as a “karyakarta” while explaining that she was a member of Rashtriya Sevika Sangh, a part of Sangh Parivar. State Minister Vijay Rupani and BJP leader Bhikhubhai Dalsania among others are expected to attend the event. Besides, senior RSS leaders Madhubhai Kulkarni, MN Vaidya, Indresh Kumar, Bhaiyaji Joshi among others have arrived in the camp. VHP leaders Ashok Singhal and Pravin Togadia also visited the camp on Friday.

Earlier in the morning, while inaugurating an exhibition which is part of the camp, senior RSS leader Suresh Soni said that Indian culture has solution for all the global issues. He said that Indian system can deal with such issues and challenges like terrorism, recession and even global warming. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will be addressing the gathering on the concluding day on Sunday.

The organizers have constructed a temporary make shift tents spread over an area of 170 acres of farm land, part of Dastaan Farm that also houses city’s famous vintage car museum belonging to business man Pranlal Bhogilal. The camp is divided into 9 nagaras with facilities of 1,000 toilets, 1,500 bathrooms and five kitchens for the participants. This is the second such camp on this scale in Gujarat after 2000 when the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government was at the centre.

“We will wake up 4:45 in the morning and do yoga and some exercises before joining shakhas. Later in the day we will participate in the baudhik pravachan (intellectual discussion) where all the participants will discuss Sangh’s agendas and its future plans,” said a participant.