The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has reaffirmed its stature as an organisation of national significance, with its presence now spanning in more than nine hundred districts across Bharat

(Right) RSS’ Dr Mohan Bhagwat ji and Dattatreya ji worshipping Bharat Mata (Right) Swayamsevaks sitting at the Pratinidhi Sabha


RSS Sah Sarkaryawah Dr Manmohan Vaidya while briefing the media on March 15 at the Swami Dayanand Saraswati premises of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) in Reshimbag, Nagpur spoke about the expansive reach and impact of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) across Bharat. Dr. Vaidya reiterated the words of RSS founder Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, who had famously stated, “RSS is the organisation of the entire society,” underscoring the organisation’s integral role in shaping Indian society for the past 99 years.

Addressing the media alongside Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Sunil Ambekar and others, Dr Vaidya provided insight into the structure and operations of the Sangh. He revealed that the RSS comprises 45 Prants (regions) across the country. These prants are further divided into Vibhag, Districts, and Khands. Currently, there are 73,117 daily shakhas (branches) operating in 922 districts, 6597 khands, and 27,720 mandals, each mandal covering 12 to 15 villages.

Dr. Vaidya highlighted the significant growth in the number of shakhas, with a year-on-year increase of 4,466. These shakhas cater to a diverse demographic, with 60 per cent of participants being students and 40 per cent being working karyakartas (volunteers). Notably, 11 per cent of shakhas are specifically tailored for Swayamsevaks above the age of forty.

Additionally, Dr. Vaidya disclosed that there are 27,717 saptahik Milan (weekly meetings), representing an increase of 840 from the previous year. The current count of Sangh Mandali stands at 10,567. Furthermore, urban areas are also extensively covered, with ten thousand bastis (settlements) in towns and cities hosting 43 thousand shakhas.

RSS to create awareness about Ahilyabai Holkar’s birth centenary year

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) continues to spearhead initiatives aimed at empowering women, commemorating historical figures, and promoting civic engagement across India. Efforts are also underway to commemorate the birth tercentenary of Ahilyabai Holkar, a revered historical figure known for her contributions to rebuilding religious sites and promoting economic self-reliance among the marginalised. The RSS aims to raise awareness about Ahilyabai’s legacy and inspire admiration for her remarkable achievements.

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