New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is all set to embark on a week-long visit to United Kingdom where he will address a gathering of Hindus from Britain and Europe in London towards the end of July.
The Sangh views the event as one that would bring together the Hindu community and reflect its growing influence in various parts of the world.
The event has been organised by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), which is engaged in promoting the Hindu community in the UK, to mark its Golden Jubilee. It will be the first time Mr Bhagwat that will address a ‘Mahashivir’ (mega camp) of volunteers in the UK who draw inspiration from the Sangh.
“This is the first time that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat would address such a big gathering of Hindus in UK. The programme is of HSS, which draws inspiration from the RSS.
“The event is being organised by the Hindu community to help connect the new generation with the country’s cultural heritage, besides helping them promote community and social work that showcases the Hindu model to the world,” all-India RSS Communications incharge Manmohan Vaidya told news agency PTI.
“The event will see coming together of Hindus across UK and Europe. Such events help the new generation connect with their cultural heritage. It also helps them do social and community work, presenting a perfect model of the Hindu-family in each society to the outside world,” he added.
The proposed meeting comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s several interactions with the Indian diaspora during his foreign visits.
The three-day event, to be held from July 29 to 31 at Hertfordshire County Show Ground near Luton on the outskirts of London, will herald the beginning of the year-long golden jubilee celebrations of the HSS, which runs over 100 family ‘shakhas’ across the United Kingdom which are attended even by women.