The RSS chief, who was speaking at a convention organised by a Sangh body 'Rashtriya Sewa Bharati', said there is a need to create a peaceful society as an example before the world which is "disillusioned at the failure of experiments of two thousand years".

"Considering as our own the whole world, which is disillusioned at the failure of experiments of two thousand years, giving it a new symbol, new peaceful, brotherly society and which takes everyone alone.... such a society we have to create," Bhagwat said.

"So we have to expand our work in scope and make it more organised," he added.

Addressing the gathering which included representatives of nearly 800 organisations involved in social work, Bhagwat said that all needy should be served "without any distinction, motives or selfish reasons".

"Whether somebody is a Sangh swayamsewak or not, Hindu or not, this has nothing to with service. This we, in the Sangh, believe. We believe that anyone who is needy needs service ....There is no differentiation in serving. There is also no desire of getting something in return," he said.

"If we serve like that, the number of our 'shakhas' would increase, but that should not be the motive behind service," he said.

Top business leaders Azim Premji of the Wipro group, G M Rao of GMR group and Subhash Chandra, chairman of the Zee Group, were also present at the event.     

In his speech, Premji said that he was attending the event on the invitation of Bhagwat over which some people had expressed apprehension that it would appear as endorsing the ideology of the Sangh.

He said that he did not follow that advice as he is not a political person and felt that by merely speaking one cannot be seen as endorsing an ideology in totality.

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