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    Mohan Bhagwat Vijayadashmi Speech Live: Border Security and internal security of the country are the issues of foremost consideration as they ensure space and opportunity to the nation for making efforts towards prosperity and development: Mohan Bhagwat

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    Mohan Bhagwat Vijayadashmi Speech Live: Mahatma Gandhi, whose 150th birth anniversary is being celebrated, provided the political foundation of truth and non-violence to the independence movement of the country: Mohan Bhagwat

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    Mohan Bhagwat Vijayadashmi Speech Live: “Their modus operandi is to make small organisations, go to universities and hostels and incite them based on lies to revolt,” Bhagwat said.

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    Mohan Bhagwat Vijayadashmi Speech Live: Mohan Bhagwat says Maoism has always been urban. The RSS chief questions if social media campaigns against India are being fuelled from Pakistan or US.

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    Mohan Bhagwat Vijayadashmi Speech Live: Satyarthi also said that if swayamsewaks start taking initiative in this direction, child trafficking will be controlled.

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    Mohan Bhagwat Vijayadashmi Speech Live: Satyarthi said that the growing trend of child pornography is worrisome. “People who run shelter homes are exploiting children. But we are too scared to speak,” he said, adding that child welfare institutions are exploiting children.

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    Mohan Bhagwat Vijayadashmi Speech Live: Kailash Satyarthi urged the swayamsewaks (RSS volunteers) to work for the better future and present of the country.

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    Mohan Bhagwat Vijayadashmi Speech Live: He said that the adaptability of Indian culture saying it has made political experiments successful. “Only India can make Mahatma Gandhi’s experiment on truth and spirituality successful,” he said.

  • 9:50 AM IST

    Mohan Bhagwat Vijayadashmi Speech Live: RSS chief said that certain forces are antipathetic to India’s existence. Despite the new government there, the border skirmishes continue.

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    Mohan Bhagwat Vijayadashmi Speech Live: Bhagwat showed solidarity towards the soldiers and their families saying that they are not alone and said that their security is our concern. “Those who are brave enough to respond a bullet with a bullet, who will think about them?” he said while referring to the soldiers.

New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday warned the anti-India forces saying that the country is strong to fight any such force. Addressing annual Vijayadashami speech in Nagpur, Bhagwat said, “If someone musters the courage to fight then there is destruction on both sides. So, in order to maintain peace, we have to be so strong that anyone doesn’t even think of harming us.”

Taking a dig at neighbouring Pakistan, RSS chief said that certain forces are antipathetic to India’s existence. Despite the new government there, the border skirmishes continue.

In Nagpur’s Reshimbagh Ground, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is conducting this year’s annual “Vijaya Dashami” function where Nobel Prize winner and social activist Kailash Satyarthi is the chief guest. This is seen as Bhagwat’s last major address before the Lok Sabha elections next year.

At the function, the RSS chief is speaking on a range of issues and outlines the organisation’s views on the present scenario and future agenda.

The Vijaya Dashami programme and the RSS chief’s speech are among the most important events in the organisation’s annual calendar.

The function began by the ‘Path Sanchalan” (route march) of RSS volunteers in Nagpur.  Last year, Bhagwat had spoken on issues like the Rohingya crisis, cow vigilantism, Jammu and Kashmir and surgical strikes.