Nagpur, Mar 25 (GCCurrentAffairs) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday asserted social distancing is important in the COVID-19 battle and asked the swayamsevaks to make a resolution to defeat the pandemic.
Streaming live on the RSS’ website, Mr Bhagwat was addressing the swayamsevaks on the occasion of ‘Varsh Pratipada’ or Hindu New Year.
He said, “India is fighting the global problem along with other countries. Hence, this is a day for swayamsevaks to make a resolution. Efforts are being made across the country to combat the Coronavirus.”
“Abiding by the rules is the main aspect in this struggle. But, the basic thing in this fight is social distancing, the success of which depends on how the society carries out its social responsibility,” he said.
He further said, “The Sangh has always taught swayamsevaks to follow and practise social discipline as this will also have an impact on the society. The swayamsevaks will set an example before the country in this fight against the global crisis.”
“We can continue with works of the Sangh by following the lockdown announced for next 21 days,” he mentioned.
He informed, “The RSS General Secretary will give necessary instructions to the swayamsevaks at times which will be in line with the policy set up by the government.
“We all need to obey the rules set up by the government. The swayamsevaks have already started working on the responsibilities assigned to them, like cooperating with the government, creating social awareness and providing relief necessities with the government’s consent ,” he added.