Ashes of ex-RSS chief’s body immersed at Sangam
TNN Sep 28, 2012, 02.31AM IST
ALLAHABAD: The ashes of former Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief KS Sudarshan were immersed in the Sangam by his family members on Thursday.
The ashes were first taken to Jawala Devi Inter College where a Shraddhanjali Sabha was organised in the memory of the departed leader. BJP leaders including Rajnath Singh, Murli Manohar Joshi, Vinay Katiyar, Kalraj Mishra, Laxmi Kant Bapai, NKS Gaur, Udaybhan Karvariya, Yogesh Shukla paid tributes to the former RSS chief. VHP leaders including Vishwanath Lal Nigam and former UPPSC chairman KB Pandey also paid tributes to Sudarshan.
Murli Manohar Joshi said, “During my tenure as the HRD minister, Sudarshan always provided valuable guidance and suggestions in the field of education and science. His fondness towards agriculture can be gauged from the fact that he practised organic farming during his stay at Bhopal after relinquishing charge as RSS chief in 2009. In case an agriculture scientist visited him, Sudarshan never forgot to take him to the rooftop garden where he proudly claimed that Indian farmers can become self reliant by pursuing organic farming.”
BJP leader Rajnath Singh said that people acquire knowledge, yoga, bhakti and karmayoga to attain moksha but Sudarshanji was an embodiment of all these qualities. His views on the social, economic and political sphere were always guided by high sense of morality, Singh added.
RSS leaders Ishwar Chandra Gupta and Prof Devendra Pratap Singh said Sudarshan always espoused the cause of Hindi and advocated its use in medical and engineering education.