Indore: RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Tuesday said that an "awakened" Hindu community can lead the entire world on a path of happiness, peace and harmony.
Inaugurating 'Vishwa Sangh Shivir' here, Joshi said, "The world will awaken when the Hindus awaken, and this awakening will ensure the human liberty. The Hindus can lead the world on a path of happiness, peace and harmony.
"We Hindus want to influence the world with our thoughts. We do not want to enslave the world. Our lifestyle and practises are full of love for everybody. We do not harbour hatred for anyone," he said.
The senior RSS leader cited Swami Vivekanand to add that both India and Hinduism must be saved from flaws, and the religion in India must be safeguarded for the sake of the welfare of the world.
While there are and would always be some or other problems in the country, we must have faith in our philosophies, he said. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan who also spoke on the occasion called the participants of the camp "India's cultural ambassadors". She noted that people of Indian-origin were members of many parliaments world over, and they are raising people's issues in those houses.
"Whenever Indians went to other countries, they didn't go with the intention of conquest, but went to spread the good things from our country outside," she said.
The Indian traditions and religious rituals are closely connected with the nature, and a tradition such as worship of trees has underlying message of environmental protection, the Speaker stressed.
Some 700 delegates from various countries are taking part in the camp, organised by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, a cultural outfit. It will conclude on January 3.