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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat leaves after meeting with All India Imam Organisation Chief Imam, Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, at the Kasturba Gandhi Marg mosque, in New Delhi on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Image Credit: ANI

New Delhi: After visiting a masjid at Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat went to the Azad Market Madrasa Tajweedul Quran in Old Delhi on Thursday, interacted with the children and also had a piece of advice for them.

All India Muslim Imam organisation chief Umar Ilyasi said, “Mohan Bhagwat is the father of the nation and the head of the largest social organisation. The chief talked to the children about what is taught inside the madrasa”.

Bhagwat told the children that they are the future of the country and so they should focus on their studies and work for the nation.

Madrasa director Mahmudul Hasan, while talking to ANI said, “The chief stayed inside the madrasa for about an hour and met the teacher and the children.”

His visit to the Masjid earlier and to the madrasa has grabbed eyeballs, as it is for the first time that he has been to a madrasa.

The RSS chief who is also engaged in a campaign to increase continuous contact with Muslim society, met Dr Imam Umair Ahmed Ilyasi, head of All India Imam Sangathan, on August 1 last month.

Earlier, in the day he had also met with many Muslim intellectuals, including the Chief Imam, Dr Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi.

As per sources close to the RSS, issues like the Hijab controversy, Gyanvapi and maintenance of peace and harmony among religions were discussed in the meeting.

Other than Bhagwat, senior RSS members, including Dr Krishna Gopal, Indresh Kumar, Ramlal and Karish Kumar also participated in today’s meeting.

Sunil Ambekar, the Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh of RSS told ANI that the meeting was a part of the ‘Samvad’ process.

“RSS Sarsanghachalak meets people from all walks of life. It’s the part of a continuous general “Samvad” process,” Ambekar said.

The controversy over Hijab erupted from a Karnataka college and is currently being heard in the Supreme Court.

Earlier on Tuesday, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat met with Muslim intellectuals and discussed recent controversies and ways to strengthen religious inclusivity in the country.