NEW DELHI : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Monday hailed “Bhagwa Dhwaj” (saffron flag) adopted by it as its “Guru” and an embodiment of Hindu culture.
In a Facebook post, it said: “Bhagwa Dhwaj is not Sangh’s own creation. Nor, it has any intention of creating a separate flag. Sangh has only accepted the Bhagwa Dhwaj, which for thousands of years has been the flag of our Rashtra Dharma. Bhagwa Dhwaj has a long history and tradition and it is an embodiment of Hindu culture.”
It explained that “only this Saffron Flag (Bhagwa Dhwaj) we consider as our Guru, as a symbol of our Tatva i.e. principle. Sangh has regarded the most sacred Bhagwa Dhwaj as the Guru instead of any particular individual, the reason for this being that an individual may be a great person but he cannot remain consistent in his life style nor can he be perfect in all respects.
“Consequently, instead of making our position awkward by accepting any individual person, we have adopted an inspirational symbol of victory and strength Bhagwa Dhwaj as our guru.
It represents our history, tradition and supreme sacrifices made for our nation. It is the embodiment of all basic elements of our nationhood.”