Ram Rahim Shanti Sena, a force for peace and love, is set to be launched on October 2, when the nation celebrates the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. The first batch of Ram Rahim Shainiks is taking pledge at Tees January Marg, where Gandhiji had fallen victim to the forces of hatred.
THE NATIONAL co-ordination team will be meeting on this day at the Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development building in New Delhi. The idea to form such force started taking place on 8th and 9th September 2012, when around 200 participants – interested in peace and prosperity of all the people of our country, hailing from 17 states – gathered for the National Youth Convention at Baderwah, Jammu and Kashmir, and serious discussions were held on the issue of communalism, a press note informed.
The need to mobilise people-at-large, especially youth, was acutely felt. It emerged that we should not expect common people to come to attend our seminars etc, and we need to go and interact with them. The need for the struggles to root out the causes that endanger communalism, and help communal forces grow, was also realized.
Peeping into our history of non-violent resistance to communalism, the example of Vinoba Bhawe ji – who had organised Shanti sena – was noticed. However, it was felt that today, Sena has very little influence in our society, the press release added.
After serious deliberations, it was unanimously decided to form Ram-Rahim Shanti Sena, a force for peace and love, with the prime objective of creating better appreciation of all religions amongst people of different religions in peaceful times, and to restore peace and harmony in the unfortunate event of development of communal tension in any area.
Ram-Rahim Sainiks would relentlessly work for spreading message of love. A national co-ordination team of 22 youth to co-ordinate Ram-Rahim Shanti Sena was formed, the press release added further.