Hyderabad: Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) has prepared a blueprint to expand its base across Telangana State. As part of it, the Sangh targets five lakh members by 2024 and establishment of its Shakhas (branches) in 10,000 villages. RSS will be celebrating its centenary year in 2025.
RSS has been working on easing off the gaps among several castes as it is a major hindrance to Hindu unity and progress of India. The number of Shakas in Telangana rose to 3,200 now from 2,500 about two years ago. Now, the target is to have 12,000 Shakas by 2025. It has a strong presence in a few pockets.
RSS is organising a three-day conference 'Vijaya Sankalpam,' at Bharat Engineering College in the outskirts of the city from Tuesday. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address the gathering of over 10,000 Swayam Sevaks. Bhagwat is keen that most of the new members would be students and youth.
As it enjoys strong presence in Hyderabad and major towns in Telangana, it is now focusing on strengthening cadre at the village level.
About 20 years ago, RSS organised training camp and conferences in Karimnagar and Kurnool while in 2017, they took up a national-level working committee meeting near Ghatkesar and a regular camp in Karimnagar.