RSS Chief, Media, and Narrative
The most recent example of caste division is when SarSanghchalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat spoke about the importance of social equanimity at a book launch event. He stated that forefathers in all religions made mistakes that we must correct to achieve social harmony. He never mentioned any particular caste, but a few media outlets twisted the facts and used SarSanghchalak’s name to attack one particular caste. Read more https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/varna-and-caste-system-should-be-discarded-says-rss-chief-mohan-bhagwat/article65982475.ece
Rather than fabricating a narrative from a person who leads the world’s largest organization and has established numerous organizations to assist various sectors, it is preferable and appropriate to use his speech for rational and positive debates so that government and other agencies are aware of the issue and work in the right direction.
The media should take up the points from his speech and organize debates, print articles, and create awareness centered on the “Nation First” principle. https://www.firstpost.com/opinion/right-word-rss-sarsanghchalak-who-brought-national-focus-on-illegal-migration-swadeshi-rewriting-history-10808141.html
Important points from Vijayadashmi’s speech in 2022
Population Control Bill
One of the things he mentions in his Vijayadashami 2022 speech is the population control bill. Isn’t it better to study what happened in the past when demography changed, rather than looking for bad intentions? Why has our country lost so much territory? When will the media and intellectuals study this aspect of Naxalism, which only grows in areas with a high conversion rate?
Meaning of Hindu and purpose of Hindutva
Our heritage is the fabric that holds our society together, the chorus that rises in our hearts in praise of the glory of our forefathers and our pure devotion to our motherland. This connotation is expressed by the word “Hindu.” We can all wear the uniqueness of our underlying Sanatana oneness as our jewel and uplift our entire country if we are absorbed in these three elements. This is something we must do. This is the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s mission.”
Defamation of India
According to Sarsanghchalak, there are forces that want to divide Hindus and cause disruptions in the country based on caste and religion.
“Our path from swadhinta (self-rule) to swatantrata (independence) is far from over… We began fighting amongst ourselves on the basis of caste and religion. The pain of Partition has not yet subsided, but we must not repeat the division that caused Partition. “There is a conspiracy by internal and external forces to defame India,” he said, adding that technology is being used to create anarchy in India.
International forces that do not want Bharat to be great again are using a few media outlets, non-governmental organizations, and well-known individuals to create negative issues, social unrest, and further division into several countries in order to weaken the country.
RSS and Minority Communities
He also claimed that the country’s minority communities were being deliberately misled into believing RSS was dangerous. The Central Government recently banned the extremist terrorist organization Popular Front of India (PFI), which aimed to turn India into the Islamic Republic by 2047 by causing a schism between the RSS and India’s minority communities. The PFI had a strategy in place to portray the RSS as a “casteist” organization and to form close alliances with the SC/ST/OBC community. This would make it easier for PFI to achieve its goal.
RSS Chief, on the other hand, stated that the RSS has always respected people from minority communities. “Some are scaring people into believing that minorities are in danger because of us.” This is not the nature of the Sangh or Hindus. Sangh has resolved to support brotherhood, amity, and peace. Everyone should have access to a temple, water, and cremation grounds. “We should not fight over trivial matters,” he said.
He emphasized the importance of putting equal emphasis on women’s empowerment. “In 2017, women activists from various organizations conducted a broad-based and comprehensive survey on the status of Indian women. The survey’s findings were also presented to government officials. The survey findings emphasized the importance of progress, empowerment, and equal participation. Dissemination and acceptance of these conclusive findings require work, beginning with families and progressing through all layers of organizational life; only then can society, along with its Matri Shakti, successfully deliver its role as an organized force in national resurgence,” he noted.
He also raised concerns about OTT platforms, Bitcoin, and the Taliban. These issues must also be addressed in depth by the media because they pose threats to our culture, economy, and national security. Read more about RSS-https://journals-times.com/2022/07/05/how-rss-gave-a-new-dimension-to-maharashtras-warkaris-tradition/
The Role of the Media in Nation Building
Many people, and the support they receive from the media, are assisting many individuals and organizations in society who do not believe in social harmony and wish to destroy the great Bharatiya culture.
Fake news is inexpensive to produce. Genuine journalism is costly. The primary function of journalism is to discover important new information in the public interest and to contextualize that information so that we can use it to improve the human condition. Not only do media companies have a civic responsibility to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but they also have a responsibility not to corrupt or degrade our culture.
The media can be used as a weapon to combat all of the social ills that impede our nation’s progress. It can be extremely beneficial in fostering mass unity. The media has the ability to criticize and pressure the government for wrongdoings and bad policies. Not only does it inform, educate, and entertain people, but it also shapes public opinion. It primarily strives for the betterment of society as a whole. Our nation will remain hampered unless the media plays an active and positive role in building society and nation however the current situation is pathetic. https://journals-times.com/2022/04/28/fake-narratives-about-indian-eternal-law-are-subject-to-intellectual-warfare-on-social-media/
The general public must be wary of the various narratives that have been created; reacting to each narrative without understanding and analysis paralyzes the system, society, and nation. Every narrative should have the motto “Unity and Nation First.”