Speaking in Nagpur at a ceremony of the Sangh Shiksha Varg, Bhagwat said, “Kuch sampraday bahar se aaye. Unko lane wale jo bahar se thhe, unke saath hamari ladaiyan hui. Lekin wo bahar wale toh chale gaye, sab andar wale hain.
We have to exercise restraint in our interpersonal interactions. We have to embrace dialogue instead of dispute. Our diversity is not a division but our unity,” he said.
RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat said Thursday that while “some communities came from outside” and “we fought those who brought them”, they are “our own” and it is “our collective responsibility” to change their thinking if there’s “any shortcoming”.
Because of our egos and the baggage of the past, we are afraid of being united. We feel if we involve ourselves with the worship of the motherland, which belongs to everyone, we will lose our identity. Who wants a different identity? There are no separate identities. Inside India.
Our methods of prayer may be different, but we are of this country. Our ancestors were from this country. Why are we not able to accept this reality?” he said.