Date: 22-Oct-2012


Doctor Keshav Baliram Hedgewar (Doctorji), the founder of Sangh announced on Vijayadashami day September 27 that "We are inaugurating Sangh today"."All of us must train ourselves physically,intelectually and in every way so as to be capable of achieving our  cherished goal." Formal beginning of Sangh took place in Doctor Hedgewar's house in 'Sukravari' in Nagpur. Training in drill, march etc. was imparted on sundays. On Thursdays and Sundays there were discourses on national affairs.


The name 'Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh' was selected for Sangh on April 17 in a meeting called for this purpose at Dr. Hedgewar's house,from a list of four names Jaripatka Mandal, Bharat Uddharak Mandal, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.


     Hedgewar House

Daily meetings - Nitya Shakhas - were started at Mohitewada ground in Nagpur on 28th May. Lathi -'Danda' - was introduced in the Shakha. New commands - Dakhsa, Aaram - were used for the first time in Shakhas. The tradition of commencing the daily activities with salutation to the Bhagwa Dhwaj and concluding with the prayer - Prarthana- in Hindi and Marathi was instituted.

First route march - Patha Sanchalan - was held with 30 Participants.


Special training camp with the name O.T.C. - officer's training camp - held in May with 17 Participants - Shiksharthis.


First Guru Dakshina Utsava held with a total contribution - Samarpana - of 84 Rs.

Shri Vitthalbhai Patel, elder brother of Sardar Patel visited the Mohitewada Shakha in Nagpur.

March 1928 - first ceremony of initiation - Pratignya - was conducted. A selected group of 99 Swayamsevaks participated.

18 Shakhas in Nagpur at year end.

First winter camp was held. First Route March with band -Ghosh - was conducted.

Meeting between Doctorji and Subhas Bose took place in Calcutta.


In a meeting on 9,10 November, held at Doke Math, Nagpur, Doctorji was deignated as chief
[Sarsanghachalak], Balaji Huddar as general secretary [ Sarkaryavah] and martandrao Jog as chief trainer


Congress passed a resolution proclaiming complete independence - purna Swaraj. Doctorji instructed all

Shakhas to celebrate 26 January as Independence day.

Doctorji with several Swayamsevaks participated in Jungle Satyagraha and was jailed. He designated Dr. L.

V. Paranjapeas Sarasnahgachalak beofore participating in the Satyagraha.

Black cap was introduced as apart of uniform in place of Khaki cap.