Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday paid tribute to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar at RSS Smriti Mandir in Nagpur. The Home Minister is on a two-day visit to Maharashtra from today.
“Paid floral tributes in Nagpur to Revered Dr. Hedgewar ji, who founded RSS and respected Guruji, who made the Sangh nationwide, to inculcate the values of national service among the youth. Today, innumerable youths are selflessly engaged in the service of the nation, following in his footsteps,” Shah said in a tweet.
During his visit to Nagpur and Kolhapur in Maharashtra, he will participate in nearly a dozen public events. Earlier in the day, the Home Minister paid tribute to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar at Nagpur’s Deeksha Bhoomi.
He also took part in the celebration of Lokmat Group’s 50th anniversary at Nagpur’s Suresh Bhatt Auditorium. Later, at the J. W. Marriott hotel in Pune, Shah will meet with the children of soldiers, police officers, and civilians who were killed in Jammu and Kashmir.
Later, at Pandit Farms in Pune, the minister will launch the Marathi translation of the ‘Modi@20’ book. Shah’s hectic day will conclude with Darshan and worship at the Omkareshwar temple in Pune by late Saturday evening.
On Sunday, the Home Minister will inaugrate the first phase of the Shivaji Maharaj-themed theme park ‘Shiv Srishti’ in Pune’s Ambegaon to commemorate the 393rd birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He will later worship at Kolhapur’s Mahalakshmi Temple and garland statues of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Shahu Ji Maharaj in the area.
Later, at Lohia High School in Kolhapur, he will take part in the closing ceremony of the centenary festival commemorating the completion of 100 years of the New Education Society in Kolhapur. Shah’s two-day visit will conclude with a ‘Vijay Sankalp Rally’ at the BJP office in Kolhapur on Sunday evening.