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Mohan Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat
  • The RSS is one of the principal organizations of the Sangh Parivar group. Founded on 27 September 1925, it claimed a commitment to selfless service to India. The organisation is the world’s largest voluntary missionary organization.
  • The initial impetus was to provide character training through Hindu discipline and to unite the Hindu community to form a Hindu Rashtra (Hindu nation).
  • The organisation promotes the ideals of upholding Indian culture and the values of a civil society and spreads the ideology of Hindutva, to “strengthen” the Hindu community.
  • Mohan Madhukar Bhagwat is an Indian politician. He is the current Chief Sarsanghchalak of Hindu nationalist organization RSS ( Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) in India.
  • Born on 11 September 1950 in Sangli(Maharashtra), Mohan Bhagwat did his schooling from Lokmanya Tilak Vidyalaya, Chandrapur, Maharashtra. He did his college from Janata College, Chandrapur and Government Veterinary College, Nagpur.
  • His father Madhukar Rao Bhagwat, was the Karyavahak (secretary) for the ‘Chandrapur’ zone and later a Prant Pracharak (divisional promoter) for Gujarat.
  • His mother Malati was a member of the RSS’s women’s wing.Bhagwat completed his schooling from ‘Lokmanya Tilak Vidyalaya’ and then the first year of his BSc from the Janata College in Chandrapur.
  • He graduated in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry from Government Veterinary College, Nagpur. He dropped out of his postgraduate course in Veterinary Sciences and became a pracharak(full-time promoter/worker) of the RSS towards the end of 1975.
  • The state-run Animal and Fishery Sciences University awarded Mohan Bhagwat with an honorary doctor of science (DSc) degree during its convocation ceremony in Nagpur.
  • After working underground during the Emergency, Bhagwat became ‘Pracharak’ of Akola in Maharashtra in 1977 and rose within the organization responsible for Nagpur and Vidarbha regions.
  • He became ‘Akhil Bharatiya Sharirik Pramukh,’ (incharge of physical training) for India, 1991 to 1999. He was further promoted as ‘Akhil Bharatiya Pracharak Pramukh,’ .
  • In 2000, when Rajendra Singh (RSS) and H. V. Sheshadri decided to step down as RSS Chief and General Secretary respectively due to poor health, K. S. Sudarshan was nominated as the new chief and Bhagwat became ‘Sarkaryavaha,’ (General Secretary).
  • Bhagwat was chosen as the Sarsanghchalak (Chief Executive) of the RSS on 21 March 2009. He is one of the youngest leaders to head the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh after K. B. Hedgewar and M.S.Golwalkar.