Conversion of Hindus for Marriage is Wrong: Mohan Bhagwat

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Mohan Bhagwat. — File photo

The RSS chief spoke about preserving traditional family values.

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NEW DELHI — Mohan Bhagwat, the chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), speaking to RSS workers and their families at an event in Haldwani in Uttarakhand on Sunday, said that conversions of young Hindu girls and boys for petty selfishness and marriage are wrong.

He said there is a need to instil pride in their own religion and traditions among youth, reports ANI.

Mohan Bhagwat has thrown questions to ponder over by the community and urged the people to answer questions in this regard without being confused.

“How do conversions happen? How do Hindu girls and boys adopt other religions for petty selfishness, for marriage? Those who are doing it are wrong but it is another matter. Don`t we nurture our children? We need to give them these values at our home. We need to instil pride in them for ourselves, our religion and respect towards our tradition of worship,” ANI quoted Bhagwat as saying.

“Answer the questions if they come. Do not be confused. We should prepare our children and for that, we need to learn,” said Bhagwat.

He also spoke about preserving traditional family values and traditions. He urged people to visit Indian tourist sites, consume home-grown food and wear traditional outfits.

Bhagwat noted that there are six `mantras` to stay connected to the roots of Indian culture include language, food, devotional songs, travel, dress and house. While he appealed to people to follow traditional customs, he stressed that nefarious customs such as untouchability should be abandoned.

“Do not differentiate on the basis of caste. There should be no untouchability. Society is habituated to guessing religion from names. Differentiation of people should be completely removed from the heart,” he said, according to report.

He asked people to hold discussions on these matters including environmental issues pertaining to saving water and planting more saplings.

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