3 minutes agoAuthor: Sujeet Thakur
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In the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, women can soon get the responsibility of the post of Sahakaryavah (General Secretary) and Saha Sarkaryavah (Secretary). Women included in the Rashtriya Sevika Samiti can be brought into the Sangh by the 100th anniversary (2025) of the founding of the Sangh. In the 97-year history of the Sangh, no woman has held this position.
Sources say that an agreement has been reached in the union to give appointment to women in key posts. In view of this, for the first time, mountaineer Santosh Yadav has been invited as the chief guest in the Dussehra program of the Sangh in Nagpur. Santosh Yadav will be the first woman to be the chief guest at the event.
The question has been raised many times before the Sangh as to why there are no women at the top positions in the structure of the organisation. Therefore, it has been agreed in the Sangh that the responsibility of co-worker and co-government should be given to women. In the coming time, volunteers associated with Rashtriya Sevika Samiti will get a chance to join the Sangh.
From Vijayadashami of 1936 to this Vijayadashami
Women playing an important role in the Sangh since 1936
A senior Sangh functionary says that for a long time there has been an allegation that the Sangh is cut off from half the country’s population. but it’s not like that. Women have been playing an important role in the Sangh since 1936, 11 years after the founding of the Sangh. For women there are Bal Shakha, Tarun Shakha and Rashtriya Sevika Samiti. There are more than 3500 branches of Rashtriya Sevika Samiti across the country. Presently Shantaka is its chief.
Was associated with Sushma to Sumitra in Rashtriya Sevika Samiti: Women associated with Rashtriya Sevika Samiti have reached prominent positions in the BJP. Big leaders like Sushma Swaraj and Sumitra Mahajan were associated with the Sevika Sangh and rose to high positions in the government.
Brainstorming started after asking questions to Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat
During talks in Delhi last year, foreign representatives had asked many questions in this regard to Sangh chief Bhagwat. It was only after this that serious churning started to give responsibility to women volunteers. When the members of the Sangh went to invite Santosh Yadav as the chief guest for the Dussehra program, there was also a discussion on the thinking of the Sangh regarding women. Only after this the union reached this decision.
Women away from contemplating on important topics
People associated with the Sangh tell that when the Sangh was established, for the propagation of the ideas of the Sangh, talks are held with the male members of the house only. Now women are equaling men in every field. In such a situation, if women office bearers perform the responsibility of the union at par with the male office bearers, then it will be a good initiative.