‘Take country to its previous glory’

Deep in discussion: Mohan Bhagwat and Subhash Ghai at Yogi auditorium in Dadar on Friday.

Deep in discussion: Mohan Bhagwat and Subhash Ghai at Yogi auditorium in Dadar on Friday.   | Photo Credit: Vijay Bate

Mumbai: Giving a call to make India the strongest military power in the world, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday said that ‘Bharat’ should get a permanent seat with veto power in the United Nations Security Council.

“Bharat has always nurtured the ideology of ‘vasudhaiv kutumbkam’. We have the legitimate right to be in the UN Security Council. While we have always worked with friendship and love for others, sometimes it is necessary to show your strength to the world,” Mr. Bhagwat said. He was addressing an audience of schoolchildren from educational institutes across the city at a conference organised by India International Model United Nations.

The RSS chief said the country has already established itself as an economic power. “Now it is time to become the strongest military power,” he said, adding that India should not only apply for permanent membership to the council, but instead demand its right. Mr Bhagwat said that the power that the country attains should be used for peace and well-being worldwide. He said that it is up to the youth of the country to take India to its previous glory.

IIMUN is a youth organisation comprising 26,000 young organisers who put together student conferences in 108 cities across 15 countries, and work with over 7,500 schools to spread the idea of India. The theme that the organisation has adopted is that of getting India a permanent seat in the UN Security Council.

Filmmaker Subhash Ghai also spoke at the conference, calling to bring back the glory of India that existed 2,000 years ago.

IIMUN founder and president Rishabh Shah said the organisation’s aim is to put India on the path of glory and secure environment, which can be attained by ensuring the country gets a seat on the council.

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