RSS Chief: The RSS chief also talked about the need for children to know more about the nation and stressed that while the modes of worship may differ, all religions should be respected.
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Madrassa Visit:
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday met Imam Umar Ahmed Ilyasi, head of the All India Muslim Imam Organization, at a mosque located at Kasturba Gandhi Marg in Delhi. The meeting between the Sangh chief and Imam Umar Ahmed Ilyasi lasted for about an hour. Imam Ilyasi also called Bhagwat the “Father of the Nation” and said that the RSS chief had visited Madrasa Tajveedul Quran in north Delhi on his invitation and interacted with the children there.
The ‘Sarsanghchalak’ of the RSS went to a mosque at Kasturba Gandhi Marg in central Delhi and then visited Madrasa Tajvidul Quran in Azadpur, North Delhi. An RSS official accompanying him told that this is the first time he has gone to a madrasa. Umar Ahmed Ilyasi, the head of the All India Imam Organization, used the word ‘Father of the Nation’ for Bhagwat while talking to the children in the madrassa.
However, Bhagwat intervened saying that the nation has only one father and everyone is ‘Bharat ki santan’ (child of the nation).
Mohan Bhagwat interacts with children in Madrasa
He said the RSS chief also talked about the need for children to know more about the nation and stressed that while the methods of worship may differ, all religions should be respected. Ilyasi and Bhagwat talked for about an hour at the mosque, which also houses the office of the All India Imam Organization and the cleric’s residence. Mohan Bhagwat visited Madrasa and Masjid at the invitation of Ilyasi. During this, Ilyasi said about Mohan Bhagwat, “He is a ‘Father of the Nation’. We discussed many issues to strengthen the country.”