The RSS is about to hold a three day lecture series called Future of Bharat in New Delhi starting 17 September where one of the primary issues to be discussed will be the Ayodhya dispute, reported NDTV.
Religious leaders from different religions, filmstars, sportspersons, business tycoons, retired judges, former chiefs of the armed forces, ambassadors of over 60 countries, besides the leaders of all the major political parties are expected to attend the event, reported PTI.
Woven on the theme, ‘Future of Bharat: An RSS perspective’, the lecture series will be addressed by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat. An interactive session will also be held on the third day of the event.
It will be a first-of-its-kind event to explain the Sangh’s perspective on various issues and clear misconceptions about its working and ideology. Therefore, it was felt that people from all walks of life should be invited to it, a Sangh functionary said, reported PTI.
The series was announced on 27 August. The same day, RSS functionary Arun Kumar told PTI that people across the country wanted to know and associate with the RSS. Senior functionaries of the RSS said a list of about 500 dignitaries was being prepared for the event.
The event, addressed by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, will not see participation from Pakistan as the country has been left out from the list of invitees, given its “strained relations” with India. An RSS functionary told The Indian Express
Invitations will be sent to embassies of most Asian countries excluding Pakistan. Pakistan will not be invited because that country supports terror, kills Indian soldiers at borders and its relations with India are strained.
However, China will be invited to attend the programme because it has “cultural similarities” with India, the report states.