Congressman Pranab Mukherjee to Speak on Nationalism at RSS Event in Nagpur

New Delhi: Former President and a career Congressman Pranab Mukherjee will speak on nationalism at an RSS event at Reshim Bagh in Nagpur in June.
Pranab is invited as the chief guest at the valedictory session of the ‘Tritiya Varsh Varg’ or the Third Year Course organised by the RSS.
Mukherjee will focus on what is the real meaning of nationalism, he is expected to be slightly critical of the way the meaning of nationalism has been distorted to suit political ends.Last year in October, while addressing the students of Aligarh Muslim University, on the bi-centenary celebration of the founder of Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Mukherjee said that the attempts to redefine the concept of nationalism in India were not needed as “Indian nationalism is not like the concept of European nation states”.
He has been critical of the attempts made from time-to-time to redefine definitions of nationalism.
The Sangh leadership invites eminent people every year for the annual event held at its headquarters at Reshim Bagh in Nagpur.
“We have invited the former President of India and in fact he has given his consent for participating in the program,” RSS Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh Arun Kumar told News18.
It is a convention that the chief guest at the Tritiya Varg Varsh also gives the valedictory address to mark the culmination of yearly training programs run by the RSS.