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List of Sarsanghchalaks of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

The Sarsanghchalak is the head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), an Indian right-wing, Hindu nationalist organisation that is widely regarded as the parent organisation of the ruling party of India, the Bharatiya Janata Party.[1][2][3][4] The RSS is one of the principal organizations of the Sangh Parivar group. Founded on Vijaya Dashami day in 1925, it claimed a commitment to selfless service to India.[5] The organisation is the world's largest voluntary organization.[6] The position is decided through nomination by the predecessor. Since the organisation was established in 1925 six people have served as Sarsanghchalak. The first, Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, founded the organisation served as Sarsanghchalak from 1925–1930 and then again from 1931–1940. The current Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is Mohan Bhagwat. [7]

Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
Dr. mohan rao Bhagwat1.jpg
Incumbent
Mohan Bhagwat

since 21 March 2009
Typepolitical office
Member ofSangh Parivar
ResidenceHedgewar Bhavan, Sangh Building Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Nominatoroutgoing sarsanghchalak
Term lengthno term limit
Formation27 October 1925
First holderK. B. Hedgewar
(1925–1930)
DeputySuresh Joshi
(Sarkaryavah)
Websitewww.rss.org

List of SarsanghchalaksEdit

No. Name of Sarsanghchalak Picture Term of service
1 K. B. Hedgewar   1925–1930
1931–1940[8]
Laxman Vaman Paranjpe
(acting)
1930–1931 [9]
2 M. S. Golwalkar   1940–1973 [10]
3 Madhukar Dattatraya Deoras   1973–1993 [11]
4 Rajendra Singh 1993–2000 [12]
5 K. S. Sudarshan 2000–2009 [13]
6 Mohan Bhagwat   21 March 2009–present (incumbent) [14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McLeod, John (2002). The history of India. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 209–. ISBN 978-0-313-31459-9. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  2. ^ Andersen & Damle 1987, p. 111.
  3. ^ Horowitz, Donald L. (2001). The Deadly Ethnic Riot. University of California Press. p. 244. ISBN 978-0520224476.
  4. ^ Jeff Haynes (2 September 2003). Democracy and Political Change in the Third World. Routledge. pp. 168–. ISBN 978-1-134-54184-3.
  5. ^ "A self-goal by the RSS". The Indian Express. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  6. ^ Chitkara, M. G. (2004). Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh: National Upsurge. ISBN 9788176484657.
  7. ^ Kanugo, Pralay (2002). RSS's tryst with politics: from Hedgewar to Sudarshan. p. 76. ISBN 9788173043987.
  8. ^ Puniyani, Ram (2005-07-21). Religion, Power and Violence: Expression of Politics in Contemporary Times. p. 125. ISBN 0761933387.
  9. ^ Mohta, Tanmay. "Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)". Blog. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  10. ^ Jaffrelot, Christophe. The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics. C. Hurst & Co. Publishers. p. 39.
  11. ^ Banerjee, Sumanta. Shrinking space: minority rights in South Asia. South Asia Forum for Human Rights, 1999. p. 171.
  12. ^ Islam, Shamsul (2006). Religious Dimensions of Indian Nationalism: A Study of RSS. Anamika Pub & Distributors. p. 36. ISBN 9788174952363. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  13. ^ Jaffrelot, Christophe (2010). Religion, Caste, and Politics in India. Primus Books. p. 205. ISBN 9789380607047.
  14. ^ "RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat urges youth to follow path shown by leaders". Times Now. Retrieved 18 August 2018.