Nobel Laureate and global champion of child rights Kailash Satyarthi will be the chief guest for this year’s annual Vijayadashmi program of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), at its headquarter in Ngapur. He will be the second such important personality to share the stage with RSS chief Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat, after former President Pranab Mukherjee, in the same year.
Mukherjee was invited by RSS to grace the valedictory function of its annual Third Year training camp in June this year. His accepting the invitation and actually sharing the stage with RSS chief and speaking in the more or less similar language has caused a great deal of churning in the social, political and media circles in the country.
And now, the RSS invited Satyarthi. The Vijayadashami program will be held on October 18, 2018 at 7.40 a.m. at the Reshimbag Ground. This is particularly seen as important event because of the address of the Sarsanghchalak usually contains directions for the future course of action and also guidelines to the swayamsevaks working in various spheres of social and national life.
This year’s Vijayadashami function will be more important as it succeeded Sarsnghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat’s three-day lecture-cum-Q & A session held in the national capital exactly a month ago, besides forthcoming general elections.
In 2014, Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Malala Yousafzai for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. Kailash has dedicated the entire prize sum to the advancement of the rights of children. On January 7, 2015, he handed over his Nobel medal to the President of India, dedicating it to his motherland and its great people. The medal is now permanently displayed at the President’s House Museum in New Delhi.