The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) held its annual Vijaydashmi Utsav in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city on Tuesday (October 24). Noted singer Shankar Mahadevan was the chief guest of the Dussehra event. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addressed the event in the presence of other Sangh members at the Reshimbaug ground which is an integral part of the organisation’s event calendar.
The patha sanchalan (march) was taken out at around 6.20 am from CP & Berar College Gate and Reshimbagh ground, while the main event started at 7.40 am. This programme was broadcast live on the organisation’s handles on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
It was the 98th RSS’ ‘Vijayadashami Utsav’ in Nagpur. Sangh organises a program on Dussehra in Nagpur every year since its inception in 1925.
Santosh Yadav was chief guest at last year event
Last year, it was the first time that a woman participated as the chief guest in the RSS’s Vijayadashami festival. The Sangh had invited mountaineer Santosh Yadav for this program for the first time. The ‘Vijayadashami Utsav’ held at 40 different locations in 12 ‘Bhaag’ of the city, while following COVID-19 protocols in 2022.