Addressing an event marking the 125th birth anniversary of Mahamahopadhyay, V V Mirashi, the Sanskrit scholar, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat asked social organisations to not let their faith rest in the government as the authority keeps changing. He asked them to do research and acquire more knowledge as this will prove beneficial.
“Those who want to speak to government should approach it. But I don’t feel that social organisations should be dependent on government. Because governments keep changing. Earlier the royal government changed within 30-50 years. Now it changes in five years. Hence there is no faith. Utilise it until it is there,” said Bhagwat.
“Presently gaining knowledge can be for various purposes. Gaining knowledge could be for self interest or welfare of the society. Knowledge is the means to eternity. Knowledge actually is for eternity and giving eternity to all,” he said.
Talking about Britishers and their research in carving out a new India, Bhagwat said, “The country’s population census and geography still runs o the basis of their research. But their research cannot be mentioned as ‘Sanshodhan maharishi’ as their purpose was selfish and not for the welfare of the public.”