Why Did Kailash Satyarthi Attend The RSS Event?

By Youth Ki Awaaz

Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi attended the Vijaydashami programme of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on 18th October 2018. What we have witnessed on 18th October 2018 is not only a defining step in the movement for children, but also a watershed moment of nation building in our times. As Kailash Satyarthi declares his vision on the podium of the RSS and awakens its leadership and workers to the need for compassion and inclusivity; as he celebrates the splendor of India’s diversity; as he speaks of seeing Ishwar in the eyes of a muslim girl he rescued from slavery; as he celebrates the occasion of Vijaydashami not as a worship of weapons nor that of the victory of Lord Ram, but as the victory of the deprived and excluded people of India on a cruel power-hungry ruler under the leadership of an exiled prince; and as he measures a nation’s development by the well being of the a Dalit girl in the foremost village of India- he has taken a historic step of courage and compassion across the ever-widening cracks of fear, hatred and division we see today; and giant leap towards a unified and compassionate India.  Read More