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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat unveiling the statue of Sangh founder Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar in the school premises at the Cujira complex in Bambolim on Sunday. Union Minister Shripad Naik, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza and others were present on the occasion

Use education and knowledge for interest of society: Bhagwat


PANAJI: Stating that education and knowledge should not be only to exhibit but used for the interest of the society, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat Sunday said that teachers must teach students with an earnest desire and with concrete examples.

He was speaking at the inaugural function of the new school complex of Dr K B Hedgewar Shikshan Prasarak Mandal at the Cujira Educational Complex, Bambolim. The statue of the Sangh founder Dr K B Hedgewar was also unveiled at the hands of Bhagwat.

Comparing Hedgewar to the Father of Indian Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar, the RSS chief said, “Both the great leaders had dedicated their lives to build a great country. Hedgewar left back a cadre of followers, who are ready to even give up their lives for the country.” Stating that during the pre-Independence period, though education had the impression of the British, he said many who learnt through their mother tongue came forward to set the nation free from slavery.

“Ambedkar freed several of his community members from slavery. He did a great job. He struggled to acquire education. When studying abroad, he lived on only a cup of coffee and two slices of bread. He used his knowledge for the country, not for his personal benefit,” Bhagwat said adding that Hedgewar participated in all the patriotic moments including the Vande Mataram agitation through schools in Nagpur. “The British closed down the schools for four months and restarted them after a tripartite agreement with the schools,” said Bhagwat.

“Biologically, if you see, even human being is an animal. But human being has thinking power. We have never seen animals committing suicide because of famine,” the RSS chief said.

Union Minister of State of AYUSH Shripad Naik, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingker, administrator of the school Subhash Desai and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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