Bengaluru: RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat on Friday said political leaders come and go but the country's betterment lies in improving the lives of common people.
"Political leaders come and go, but common people like us - how much we become good, (to that extent) the country will be good," he said in an interaction with children residing in a slum located at Hombegoudarnagar here.
Bhagwat urged the children to lead a life like a lamp which burns for a while, but gives light to the people. "You should lead a life like a lamp. It gives light to people by burning itself," he said.
Soon after visiting the slum, Bhagwat paid floral tributes to Dr Ambedkar statue and visited few houses.
He also had fruit juice in a Dalit woman's house. Later, Bhagwat performed pooja at Sri Muttu Mariyamma temple situated within the slum.
The Rashtrotthana Parishat, an initiative of RSS founded in 1965 which takes up various projects, is serving in 210 "Seva Bastis" (slums) all across Bengaluru. These bastis have coaching centres for children, day nursery, Balagokula, Computer and tailoring training centres.
Regular health check-up camps, Bhajan recitation, mobile libraries and several other vocational projects are also undertaken here by the Parishat.
Impetus is given to the education of under-privileged kids, their cultured upbringing and to the health and self-reliance of women in the locality.