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India needs new economic model that consumes less energy

MUMBAI: A new thinking based on India’s core strengths needs to be evolved to insulate the Indian economy from ill effects of the world economy will have to be developed, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said here as he addressed Dusserrah Rally at Nagpur on Tuesday.

“Answers to the situation arising out of slowdown in world economy will have to be searched within the ambit of Swadeshi or Selfreliance and Ahimsa,” Bhagwat said.

He added that, to minimize the impact of other immediate crisis and the ups and downs of the world economy on our financial system, we need to go to the basics and ponder.

“We have to formulate our own economic vision keeping in mind our requirements, profile and condition of our people and our resources and potential to realize our national aspirations. The prevailing world economic thought is unable to answer many questions. Its standards are also incomplete in many ways, this fact has come before several economists of the world. In that situation, we have to take steps to formulate our own economic vision, policy and system that instils in us the capacity to create more and more employment with least consumption of energy that is beneficial for the environment, make us self-reliant in every aspect, and create and expand trade relations with the world on the basis of our strength and terms,” he said.

Bhagwat also deplored incidents of mob lynching and said that the RSS is trying to create harmony in the society and avoid such incidents. But terming the incidents “lynching” is a deliberate attempt to defame the nation, he added.

“Sangh has never supported such incidents and would never support. Such cases need to be handed over to the law enforcement agencies and the government should deal with them sternly,” he said.

“While Sangh Swayamsevaks are working in direction so that such incidents do not take place, branding them lynching is a deliberate attempt to defame India,” he added.

Bhagwat also dealt with the issues like education, environment, gender sensitivity and corruption saying that answers to these issues need to be searched in light of Indian thought.

HCL founder Shiv Nadar was the chief guest at the occasion while several other dignitaries including Bharat Forge chairman Baba Kalyani attended the function. The RSS chief also hailed the Lok Sabha results and congratulated the government for the abrogation of article 370 and the Chandrayaan mission.