The Rashtra Sevika Samiti, regarded as the women’s wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Samiti (RSS), is an independent Hindu nationalist women’s organization that works to uplift the status of women. The Rashtra Sevika Samiti is one of India’s oldest and largest women’s organization – devoted to the causes of women – but has somehow been overshadowed by the popularity of RSS.
The members of Rashtra Sevika Samiti Samvada
On the 81st anniversary of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti, we present to you 8 important facts about this organization that as an Indian you would like to know.
However, the Rashtriya Sevika Samiti share its ideology with RSS but its membership and leadership is restricted to women.
She was impressed with the works of RSS and wanted to start a women’s wing of RSS.
Lakshmibai Kelkar, popularly known as Moushiji Samvada
This was because Hegdewar did not want to include women in RSS yet loved the idea of an independent organisation proposed by Laxmibai Kelkar.
It is perhaps the only women’s organization that works towards the emancipation of women while keeping them grounded to their inherent Indian culture and traditions.
The organization also has overseas branches in as many as 10 countries, where it works under the name Hindu Sevika Samiti.
Military training being imparted to women Daily Mail
These services are imparted to all, irrespective of religion, caste, creed, gender, sect, or ethnicity.
It is one-of-a-kind organization which imparts military training to the Indian women as well as educate them of women’s role in society.