<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Polls or no polls, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has a task cut out for its Gujarat unit with exact targets. In 2025, when the saffron organisation will complete 100 years, it wants to complete its target of changing the tribal landscape in eastern Gujarat by establishing 5,000 Ekal Vidyalayas. It has established 1,100 so far.”We believe in Gita. Karmanye Vadhikaraste Maphaleshu Kadachana, our work is to do the job on the ground and not be worried about its outcome. If the work is good, the results will come automatically,” says Vasanbhai Gamit, the sanhchalak of Tapi district. He is also the adhyaksh or chairman of the Ekal Abhigyan.To reach this mammoth target, the organisation is right now working in south Gujarat where it has spread out a complex hierarchical set-up by dividing the region in six anchals — Dangs, Tapi, Sagpada, Bharuch, Mahisagar and Dahod.”Each anchal has 9 sanch (zones) and in each sanch there are 30 villages. There should be an Ekal Vidyalaya in each village. We are working towards it,” says Gamit, a tribal of Gumasta village in Okai, Sonepada.Each village has an Ekal committee headed by an Acharya trained by the RSS who looks after education, agriculture, health, implementation of government schemes and Harikatha.In a class that takes place for two hours before regular school, the children are taught about Hindu Sanskriti, great India heroes and how the tribals are actually the real Sanatanis as they worship nature, centric to Hindu religion.Besides, under the Dharma Jagran Samiti, there are 70 Vyas Kathakars, especially trained in Ayodhya over nine months, who hold Ramkatha in various villages and tell why Ramrajya is needed and how to establish it.They are also tasked to hold 25 Sunderkand Paath every month and Akhanda Ramayana Paath for minimum 10 days a month across 30 villages.Gamit hopes the efforts will bear fruit one day and the BJP will be able to win all seats in the tribal belt.”It is not easy right now. The Christian Bishops come from Delhi five days before the elections, call all pastors and give their fatwa to vote for Congress,” says Gamit.


By 2025, RSS wants 5,000 Ekal Vidyalayas in Guj tribal belt