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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat gave the mantra of ‘economic freedom’: Independence Day

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat emphasized on India’s economic independence on the occasion of Independence Day. Bhagwat raised questions about the dependence on China and said, ‘We use the Internet and technology which does not originally come from India. No matter how much we shout about China, but whatever is in your phone, it comes from China.

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Emphasis on decentralized production

The sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Mohan Bhagwat said that as long as there is dependence on China, we will have to bow down to China. He stressed on decentralized production, which will help the Indian economy to generate employment and self-employment opportunities. After unfurling the national flag at a school in Mumbai on the occasion of the country’s 75th Independence Day, Bhagwat said a ‘controlled consumerism’ is necessary to ensure that natural resources are not exploited.

The standard of living should be decided by welfare, not by earnings

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the standard of living should not be determined by how much we earn, but by how much we give back for the welfare of the people. He said, ‘We will be happy when we consider everyone’s welfare. To be happy we need a better financial condition and for this we need financial strength.

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What does it mean to be ‘indigenous’?

Bhagwat said being a ‘swadeshi’ meant doing business ‘on one’s own terms’. He said, ‘The job of the government is to help and encourage industries. The government should give instructions to produce what is necessary for the development of the country. Rasanghchalak said that the production should be done keeping in mind the need of the people. Also said that the focus should be on research and development, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and cooperative sectors.

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