Sangh extended its full pledged support to Swami Vivekananda 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations that took the message of Swami Vivekananda to the every nook and corner of the country. Working actively with Vivekananda Kendra, Sangh coordinated the momentous efforts made by spiritual organizations such as Ramakrishna Mission, Gayatri Parivar, Sharada Matham, Chinmaya Mission, Swaminaryan Order, Jain institutions in nation building and ably carried the message of Swami Vivekananda to all sections of the society including eminent academicians, scientists, educationists, Defence personnel, retired judges among many others.
In the worst ever natural calamity that hit the Uttarakhand during Char Dhaam Yatra, RSS Swayamsevaks were first to engage in relief activities and actively cooperated the Indian Army in its rescue operations.
Maa Narmada Samajik Kumbh took place in February 2011 in Mandla. This Kumbh has manifested extra-ordinary power of the society. Maa Narmada Samajik Kumbh was organized to awaken the people against social problems and efforts to weaken the Hindu society. This festival saw participation of 415 different scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and 400 other social groups from 4000 villages of 1179 tehsils from 336 districts. It is estimated that nearly 30lac pilgrims took part in the Kumbh during these three days.
Sangh deployed relief material for 180 villages and 2400 Swayamsevaks during the floods that hit the North Karnataka. Sangh resolved to build 1680 houses in 9 villages under the auspices of “Sewa Bharati” as part of its rehabilitation activity.
Pujaniya Sarsanghachalak ji’s tour across the country received mammoth response especially in few programs where the number of uniform clad Swayamsevaks attended the event touched 90000 in places like Kerala, Mangalore and Mahakaushal.
• Pujaniya Sarsanghachalak K.S. Sudershan ji named Dr. Mohan Bhagwat as the next Sarsanghchalak of the Sangh.
Ma. Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi elected as the Sarkaryavaha of the Sangh.
‘Vishwa Mangal Gau Grama Yatra’ was launched by prominent Saints and supported by the Sangh in order to create extensive awareness amongst the people about the importance of cow protection, village centric agriculture.
Signatures of 8.34 crore citizens in support of the cause including those of 75,668 Christians and 10,73,142 Muslims were collected, contact programs in 23,300 villages were held and participated by 11,32,117 people. 201 MPs and 867 MLAs signed in support of the cause.Supporting ‘Local Yatras’ were conducted at 1,23,796 centers attended by 1,48,46,274 citizens. The Yatra covered a distance of 26000 Km. 9271 full time activists and 141035 others, a total of 150306 participants made the yatra successful. This Yatra was launched on 28 September 2009 from Kurukshetra concluded on 17 January 2010 at Nagpur.
Four full time workers - Dinendranath Day, Shayamalkanti Sen, Shubhankar Chakravarti and Sudhayamay Datta - Pracharaksof Sangh were abducted in Tripura by NLFT militants on August 6 demanding a ransom of Rs.2 crores. Later all the four pracharaks were killed.
The most devastating cyclone of the century hit the Coast of Orissa on October 28 causing a human loss of 10,000 and Rs.1800 crore property loss. Sangh played the lead role under the banner of Utkal Bipanna Sahayata Samiti in relief and rehabilitation activities.
Sarsangchalak Sri Rajju Bhayya toured Kenya on the invitation of Hindu Council of Kenya from January 10th to 17th. During his visit Shri Rajju Bhayya addressed many gatherings of Indian familities, university students and met many government officials.
Golden Jubilee Sangh Samagam, Ludhiyana 21,000 Swayamsevaks gathering for one day.
Sri Balasheb Deoras passed away on June 17.
Severe Cyclone hit the Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh in November causing 900 deaths and massive property loss. Sangh participated actively in the relief operations under the banner of Jana Sankshema Samiti.
Plane crash in Chakri Dadri, Haryana leaving 350 dead. Sangh's remarkable role in the relief operations were praised by the international press particularly the Gulf press.
Massive human and property loss to Sikhs in Delhi in the wake of the assassination of Smt.Indira Gandhi in October. Hundreds of Sikh families were given protection in Swayamsevaks' homes; relief camps were set up for the needy and necessary service rendered at their homes in Delhi and other parts of the country.
Reconstruction of Golden Temple after Operation Blue-Star. Swayamsevaks in large number participatated in the Karseva at Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Bharatiya Jana Sangh was merged in newly formed Janta Party which came to power.
Government lifted ban on Sangh on March 22.
Jayprakash Narayan addressed the RSS meeting in Patna on November 3.
Cyclone hit coastal areas of AP in December resuting massive human loss. Swayamsevaks worked in relief operations under adverse conditions. 2,40,000 clothes and 32000 utensils were distributed.
Sri Rajendra Sinh was designated as Saha Sarkaryavaha - Joint General Secretary.
Pakistan attacked Bharat. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Prime Minister, invited shri Guruji to attend the All-Leaders Conference in New Delhi. At the conference, Shri Guruji extended complete co-operation on behalf of the Sangh.
Sri Madhukar Dattatreya Deoras - Balasahebji - was elected as General Secretary - Sarkaryavaha - of Sangh.
Nagpur- Vidarbha Prantik Shibir was attended by more than 5000 Swayamsevaks.
RSS was invited to participate in the Republic Day Parade on January 26 in Delhi. 3000 swayamsevaks with full uniform and band participated in this parade within a short notice.
Vivekananda Centenary celebrations started. Sangh passed resolution to construct a grand memorial for Swami Vivekananda in Kanyakumari.
Cow Protection Movement - Goraksha Andolan - was launched demanding prohibition of cow slaughter in the country. Swayamsevaks collected 1,75,39,813 signatures covering every part of the country from 85,000 cities and villages. All these signatures were presented to The President of Bharat, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, on 8 December.
Vanvasi Kalayan Asharam Started.
Bharatiya Jansangh was formed by Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukharjee and many Swayamsevaks joined it.
Shri Guruji participated in the concluding ceremony of ‘Abhinav Bharat’ an organization which was founded by Swatantraya Veer Savarkar for the freedom of Bharat.
India became Republic on January 26. Shri Guruji instructed swayamsevaks to celebrate this occasion.
March 1950. The first Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha was held. Bhaiyyaji Dani was elected Sarkaryavah [generalsecretary].
Vastuhara Sahayata Samiti was started to help Hindu refugees from Pakistan.
Earth quake and floods in Assam.Swayamsevaks swung into action.
Sangh constitution was drafted.
Government lifted the ban unconditionally on July 12.
Shri Guruji was released from Jail on July 13. A rousing welcome was given to him All over Bharat in his whirl wind tour.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyardhi Parishad - ABVP - was launched for nation building through student power.
Gandhiji was assassinated on January 30. Sangh expressed its deep condolences.
Shri Guruji was arrested on February 1 in Nagpur.
Interim Government blamed sangh for Gandhiji's murder, banned Sangh and arrested 17000 swayamsevaks on February 4.
Shri Guruji announced the closure of Sangh shakhas on February 5.
After the failure of talks with government, Swayamsevaks launched satyagraha demanding the removal of ban on Sangh on December 9.
Congress accepted Partition on 3rd June which was a stunning blow to the Hindu people, and more so to the Sangh Swayamsevaks. Hindus were killed massively in Punjab and Bengal. Sangh organized 3000 relief camps.
Bharat achieved independence on August 15.
Gandhiji addressed a gathering of 500 swayamsevaks in Bhangi colony of Delhi on Sept.14.
Shri Guruji flew to Srinagar on 17th October to advise the Maharaja of Kashmir to accede Kashmir into Bharat.
In Kenya,Swayamsevaks started an organisation with the name'Bharatiya Swayamsevak Sangh'.
Organizer and Panchajanya weeklies were launched
Congress launched Quit India agitation demanding Britishers to leave the country. Several Sangh workers took active part in it. In Ashti - Chimur region of Maharashtra, some Swayamsevaks sacrified their lives in the agitation.
Ramtek 'Nagar karyavah' of RSS Shri. Balashaeb Deshpande was sentenced to death. Later, this sentence was revoked by british Government.
Veer Savarkar visited RSS prantik Baithak in pune.
Doctor Shyama Prasada Mukherjee met Doctorji to express his concern over the plight of Hindus in Bengal.
British Government banned the Sangh uniform -ganavesh - and route march.
Sanskrit prayer - Prardhana - was introduced in place of Hindi&Marathi prayer.
Sanskrit instructions - ajnas -introduced in place of English instructions.
Subhas Bose visited Doctorji on his deathbed on June 20.
Doctor Ji’s samadhi 1940
Doctorji passed away on June 21 at 9.27 am.
Madhav Sadasiva Golwalkar - Shri Guruji - was designated as Second Sarsangh Chalak on July 3.
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. Paranjape as Sarasnahgachalak beofore participating in the Satyagraha.
Black cap was introduced as apart of uniform in place of Khaki cap.
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.
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.
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.
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.