The main role in RSS is that of ‘Pracharak.’ Preacher – Not one to distribute pamphlets. Pracharaks are those workers who take a pledge not to marry for life, who dedicate their lives to spreading the ideology of RSS.
Pracharaks act like the administrative machinery of the RSS. Like Nagar Pracharak, then he becomes Tehsil Pracharak, then-District Pracharak, then Department Pracharak (at 3 districts), then Province Pracharak, then Regional Pracharak (at 3 provinces), then all India level Pracharak (National level).
Consider these pracharaks as SDM, District Magistrate, ADM, ADG, DG of RSS. The pracharaks hold the main posts of all these places at the Block level, District level, State level, National level. Apart from this, there are two more posts at each level – Sir Karwah and Sanghchalak.
The national-level sanghchalak is called sir sanghchalak
Who is currently Mohan Bhagwat? Most 1st- Hedgewar, then became Golwalkar. RSS, which started in 1925, has so far only 6 Sarsanghchalaks. Out of which 5 Brahmins that too Marathi Brahmins, only 1 Rajput. No one else became of any other caste.
Only a pracharak can become a sarsanghchalak
The present Sarsanghchalak himself decides the name of his next Sarsanghchalak. The respect of Sarsanghchalak in RSS is godlike. He is no less than a god to them. The highest respect is given to the Sarsanghchalak. However, in the RSS, his position is similar to that of the President.
Sarsanghchalak does not do administrative work. He only works to give direction to RSS. Fixes things for his good. The actual “action” works. This is the biggest post in the RSS at the administrative level. The national level function is called Sarkaryavah.
Presently the Sarkarwah of RSS is Dattatreya Hosabole. RSS organization across the country comes under them. Similar actions take place at every level, from National to Block. Except for the national level, there is no need for a campaigner for this post; another worker is taken.
You will be surprised to know that there are hardly 2.5 to 4 thousand pracharaks of RSS in the whole country. But these 4 thousand workers are dedicated day and night, winter and summer, for the RSS. They leave home for the rest of their lives and live in the area every day, staying at Sangh offices. Modi was also a campaigner.
RSS pracharaks do not eat food at the office, but all three times go to the house of different workers and eat food. Due to this, their relationship is also strengthened. Workers become permanent. And there is a direct connection with the kitchen. Often go to the house of new people and eat food.
Every morning a “shakha” is set up to collect the workers. They gather in one of the parks. Do sports. Pray for RSS. Discuss the politics of the country and the world. Block and district-level campaigners come. There are also posts in this. e.g., branch head, eventer
Shakha keeps every RSS worker connected
Branches are planted in villages, towns, localities, and colonies according to their own accord. In some branches, twenty people come, in some only five. Efforts are made to bring new people from the localities and colonies to the branches.
At present, there are more than 50 thousand branches in the country. In which there are more than five lakh active workers. These are the workers who are entirely dedicated to the RSS. There are schools of RSS- Vidya Mandir and Shishu Mandir. They will find these schools in every district tehsil.
Schools are English medium. Quality education is not available in the districts, so there is a demand for these schools. These schools are the food for the RSS. RSS gets a huge crowd without hard work. RSS workers are given jobs to teach in these schools.
You may be stunned to know the number of Shishu Mandir-Vidya Temples
There are more than 36,000 schools across the country. The teacher’s staff who teach in these all become RSS workers. Only then can he have a job. This number reaches into the millions. This makes the RSS financially and organizationally strong.
You cannot guess how big a budget the RSS would have come from these schools. With this money, RSS schools are further expanded. Schools are opened in new places. If RSS workers get jobs here, then the economic side remains strong. Then he does the work of RSS with all his might.
These schools are the center of RSS programs, for programs, for events. If I wanted to do some program, I went to school. Tents, chairs, beds are all there in schools. If RSS pracharak leaves RSS and gets married, he is set in such schools. Like in hostel or staff.
These schools work like a permanent-temporary office for the district, block-level pracharak of RSS. They do programs in these schools every week, 15 days a month. Collect workers. Let’s see how much promotion the organization has got. What to do next month
There are many organizations of RSS, whose number is more than 130
There are many such organizations of RSS. Their number goes up to 130. For example, the BJP was earlier known as Jana Sangh for political representation. Apart from this, Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Swadeshi Jagran Manch, Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Vivekananda Kendra, Hindu Jagran Manch, Seva Bharti, etc.
Instead of the President, the post named “Organization Minister” is stronger in all these organizations. These organization ministers are made none other than RSS pracharaks. All these campaigners see what has to happen in these organizations and what has to be done. They are sent to these organizations from RSS itself.
Like all the organization ministers in BJP, such as National Organization Minister BL Santosh, Ramlal was before him. These are all preachers. They are sent from RSS to BJP. Like the national level, regional organization minister province organization minister is made.
Modi has been sent from RSS to BJP as area organization minister. Often only those pracharaks are sent from RSS to BJP who are ambitious, want to do politics, or get married and want to settle down. They are sent to BJP.
Many pracharaks are not willing to join the RSS. When it comes to the organization inside the room, the RSS pracharak works more. RSS pracharak is respected more than BJP officials. In RSS and BJP, the post of RSS is considered to be one level higher even if the post is of the same level.
If someone is in the role of a state in RSS, if he is sent to BJP, then one level will get a higher post. Now he will get the “regional” level over the three provinces. That’s why RSS people run inside the room inside. BJP people join hands.
ABVP is the organization of RSS for student politics
Similarly, there is an RSS organization for student politics – Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, i.e., ABVP; in this too, there are people sent by RSS from district to national level key post- organization minister.
All the student leaders here who are grandfathers on the mic are all at the feet of the preacher.
The organization minister of ABVP, the campaigner of RSS, decides who will contest the elections in the university. ABVP’s national organization minister is Ashish Chauhan, earlier Sunil Ambekar.
Like there are camps in RSS. Similarly, each organization has its training camps like 3 days introductory camps, where school-college children are brought. This is followed by a 7-day camp called ITC.
Then a 21-day camp is called OTC first year. Only first-year ones can do the second year OTC, i.e., next camp of 21 days only. After this comes the final camp. It is probably 28 days (forgetting the number). It is organized every year only in Nagpur. RSS has its main office in Nagpur itself. Very few people go to this camp.
This organizational structure of RSS has now got the support of industrialists, government machinery, professors of universities, film actors of Mumbai, and Godi media. The daily shakhas cannot be competed with by holding a rally at the elections. Instead, its opponents will need an active cadre to counter it.
What I have told about RSS is very little. RSS is far ahead of you than me, and we are. While writing this post, I feel like I may have to write a book. Then all this will be able to come in one place. It is very difficult to say in one such article.