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BHOPAL: Advocating for `Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ drive, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said that the idea of indigenous and self-reliant India well propagated among Indian families during the lockdown period amid Covid-19 pandemic. Bhagwat, who is reviewing the two-day central region working committee meeting here, also met Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chuhan to discuss by-poll results to be announced on November 10.
“During Covid-19 pandemic, RSS succeeded in spreading its branches in the families where the dialogue among family members awakened the feeling of national interest and propagated the idea of indigenous and self-reliant India. Many old family traditions like family dining, companionship, evening prayers and lectures were revived,” said Bhagwat during the first day meeting at Sharda Vihar campus on the outskirts of the state capital.
Earlier in the day, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called on the RSS chief and discussed issues ahead of by-poll results, which are likely to be announced on November 10. Chouhan also discussed the BJP government’s programmes to promote `Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ and `Swadeshi’ drives among people, said sources in RSS. He also announced plans to promote indigenous products during Diwali in the state.
The two-day meeting commenced with the address of RSS chief was attended by his deputy, Sarkaryawah Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi and top cadre from the central zone comprising 40 members from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The members also held brainstorming sessions on issues related to conversions among tribals, institutions misguiding tribals ahead of 2021 census, problems of labourers and to bring the migrant labourers into mainstream besides, impact of Covid-19 pandemic.
During Covid-19, the RSS is holding virtual gatherings on a regular basis with the help of technological applications and running Shakhas through video conferencing. During the meeting, the Sangh Parivar has ensured strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines by maintaining social distancing and use of face covers. The members are examined and adequate sanitisation is being done to control the coronavirus spread, says sources.



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