DISCIPLINE AND COMMITMENT OF RSS SWAYAMSEVAKS PROVED ONCE AGAIN
It will not be an exaggeration if we say there is hardly anyone who doesn’t know about the RSS in our country. Its volunteers (popularly known as Swayamsevaks) are well known for their patriotism, discipline and commitment. They are the first persons who respond to help people whenever any calamity happens in the country. They plunge into action immediately and help the needy. There are many incidents in which they extended their helping hand disregarding all the odds like severe sun, heavy rains, freezing cold or rough and precarious terrains and cruel wild animals. The well planned Physical and mental training they receive in the daily Sakha helps them to overcome all the difficulties.
That’s why Swayamsevaks give utmost priority to their daily Sakha. Even in the Corona lockdown period, virtual Sakhas were conducted throughout the country. Come what may, a Swayamsevak never abstains from the daily Sakha. This perseverance and commitment make them unique and highly successful.
Recently a very unique incident took place near Andhra – Orissa border in a village called Kothapalem in Kaviti mandal of Srikakulam district. Some fishermen of this village are active members in the RSS. On 24-01-2022 (Monday) they went into the sea as usual at 3 am. As they were floating on the sea, the Sun rose, came up and it was 8:00 am. These fishermen have a habit of attending the Daily Sakha by 7 am. They perform different activities up to 8 am. After that they sing the RSS prayer. But now they were on the sea and there was no chance to conduct Sakha. They were not willing to avoid it. So they erected the saffron flag at one end of a boat, stood in a line, saluted the Bhagavadwaja and uttered the RSS prayer, ‘NAMASTE SADA VATSALE MATRUBHOOME”
It was a great surprise for their fellow fishermen watching from another boat nearby. One of them took his cell phone and recorded this great moment. Thus we got another live example of Swayamsevak’s commitment. When the representative of VSK interacted with those fishermen who conducted Sakha on a moving boat, they said it was quite common for them. Whenever they are away from their village at Sakha time, they conduct Sakha on the boat itself and conclude it with RSS Prarthana.