‘We need to focus on building a pool of art critics who will work towards bringing ‘truth’ and ‘Shivatva’ (divinity) together,’ said the RSS chief.
- Establishment and Evolution of Sanskar Bharti
- Focus on Building a Pool of Art Critics
- Emphasis on Uniting Truth and Shivatva in Art
- Comparison with RSS’s Formation
- Attracting Artists with Sangh Ideology
- Objective to Unite Society through Art
- Sanskar Bharti’s growth as an influential art body
- Plans to strengthen presence in the art sphere
- Emphasis on uniting truth and divinity in art criticism
- Comparisons drawn with RSS’s formation and agenda
- Efforts to engage artists sharing Sangh ideology
- Objective to unite society through art and preserve cultural values
On February 4th, Sunday, Mohan Bhagwat, the chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), announced that the agenda of its cultural wing, Sanskar Bharti, would prioritize engaging critics who support the Sangh ideology.
During an address at the Akhil Bharatiya Kalasadhak Sangam in Bengaluru, Bhagwat emphasized the importance of having art critics who align with their ideology. He also mentioned, “Whenever we, as part of the Sangh parivar, initiate any work, we do not disclose the entire agenda all at once; rather, we follow a policy of gradual revelation.”
“When we established Sanskar Bharti, our aim was to become a prominent art organization, and we have achieved that goal. Moving forward, we aim to strengthen our presence in this field even further. Our focus now is on cultivating a cadre of art critics who will work towards aligning ‘truth’ and ‘Shivatva’ (divinity),” Deccan Herald quoted him as saying.
Reflecting on the inception of the RSS in 1925, he remarked, “At that time, the true agenda of the RSS was not fully disclosed. Initially, it was presented as a movement to unite Hindus under one umbrella. Issues like Ramjanmabhoomi were only revealed when we had consolidated enough strength.”
Highlighting the success of Sanskar Bharti in attracting a significant number of artists, he emphasized the upcoming challenge of engaging artists who share the Sangh’s ideology but have not yet joined.
“Currently, art criticism is dominated by a few individuals who believe in fostering division and insecurity within societies, contributing to global fragmentation. This is a phenomenon seen worldwide. Our goal is to break this pattern and promote unity by embracing the ‘truth’ and ‘Shivatva’ of art,” he elaborated.
He expressed disappointment over the RSS’s inability to achieve a nationwide ban on cow slaughter, as reported by the daily.