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Cong Seva Dal plans to start flag hoisting events, deliberation on nationalism

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The plans to organise hoisting programmes in 1,000 cities of the country on the last Sunday of every month, as part of efforts to counter the RSS's deliberations on nationalism.

The will initiate discussions during these programmes on the principles of and and on nationalism based on secularism, tolerance and pluralism, a senior leader said.

Once approves the programme, the Seva Dal will move ahead with it.

The Seva Dal is also planning an overhaul of the organisation for which they have prepared a blueprint too. It is likely to be made public on Monday in the presence of

told 'Bhasha', "In the last few years, the Seva Dal was not as active as it was earlier and got restricted to managing Congress' events. We are trying to again strengthen the organisation."

"We will now emphasise on nation building, service to the country, developing the Seva Dal and working with better coordination with the party," he said.

In the next three months, training camps will be organised across the country. The first such camp will be held in on June 11 in which Seva Dal volunteers and office-bearers from the eastern part of the country will take part, Desai said.

He said the Seva Dal will organise 'Dhwaj Vandana' programme in 1,000 districts and cities of the state on the last Sunday of every month. In the programme, hoisting and deliberations on principles of Nehru and will take place.

"We will try to hold discussions on nationalism which is based on secularism, tolerance and pluralism," he said.

Desai said there are Seva Dal units in 700 districts and cities of the country in which there are 20 to 200 volunteers.

The Seva Dal is also trying to start a youth wing.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 16:15 IST