New Delhi: The all-India coordination meeting of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) began on Friday at Raghavendra Math, in Andhra Pradesh's Mantralyam.

The meeting, to end on September 2, would be attended by members of the all-India executive and national office-bearers of organisations working in different fields (social, religious, economic, education and service) of the society.

The meeting, said Sangh’s Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Arun Kumar, would discuss various contemporary issues, including social, educational, economic, environmental, water conversation scenarios. Around 200 workers participating in the meeting would share their experiences, thoughts and achievements.

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“This is not a meeting where any decision is taken. This meeting takes place twice a year — in September and January. And this has been the tradition for years. Every organisation takes decision according to their own structure and style of working. Just like in the Sangh, the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha and Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal meet twice a year,” Kumar said.

He further said that many people work in various fields in the society and they meet several leading citizens there and they also implement innovative ideas in the organisations. “To share all these experiences, this coordination meeting is held. This is the specific objective of this meeting,” he added.

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Kumar said, “We do not treat anyone as our opponent; Sangh works for organising the whole society.”

Meanwhile, the meeting was kicked off by Swami Subudendra Teertha.

“Bharat is the best among the galaxy of nationalities and this is a land where the saints and ascetics have worked. Bharat is the ‘Jagadguru’. This is a land where the revered saints have resided and which has holy places. In Bharat, diverse cultures are united with the efforts of all of us. An awareness would be created in the Hindu society (and) Hindu dharma would retain its deserved place.”