NEW DELHI: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday made an appeal to people to come forward with a spirit of urgency and service to tackle the challenge of the pandemic and meet any shortages, while also cautioning against the possible attempt of “anti-India” forces to exploit the crisis.
“It is also possible that destructive and anti Bharat forces in the society can take advantage of these circumstances to create an atmosphere of negativity and mistrust. The countrymen, apart from their positive efforts to resolve the situation, should also be cautious of the conspiracies of these forces,” RSS joint general secretary (sarkaryavah), Dattatreya Hosabale said in a statement.
The senior RSS functionary, who ranks second only to sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, said the situation is critical, but the strength of the society is also enormous. “Our capability to meet the most trying crisis is well known. It is our firm belief we shall certainly overcome the situation by maintaining patience and keeping the morale up along with self-restraint discipline and mutual support,” Hosabale said.
He said due to sudden worsening of the pandemic, people are facing shortage of beds, oxygen and necessary medicines in the hospitals. “In a large society like Bharat, the problems often gain gigantic proportions. Extensive efforts are being made to meet these challenges by the Union and state governments and local civic bodies.”