Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat said on Wednesday that economic policy was not tailored to the needs of the country after independence and it is clear from the experiences of the world and COVID-19 that a new value-based model of development should come up. Bhagwat also said that Swadeshi does not necessarily mean that all foreign products should be boycotted.
Bhagwat made the digital medium Prof. Launching the two books of Rajendra Gupta, he said, ‘Economic policy should not have been made after independence. After independence, it is not believed that we can do anything. It’s good that it has started now. ‘
Bhagwat said that good ideas should come from the world about knowledge. He said that society, system, and governance, which beliefs in its people, its knowledge, its ability, is needed. Sarsanghchalak said that things like individualism and consumerism came about due to materialism, fundamentalism, and its result. The idea was that the world should become a global market and based on this, development was explained.
This resulted in two types of development models. In this, one says that man has power and the other says that society has power. The world did not get happiness from these two. This experience happened slowly to the world and it came to prominence at the time of COVID-19. Now a third idea (model) of development should be based on values. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said about this self-reliant India.
Sarsanghchalak said that after independence, the Five Year Plan was taken from Russia, imitating Western countries, but not looking towards the knowledge and ability of its people. He said that there is a need to promote the experience-based knowledge available in our country.
He said, “We should not depend on what comes to us from abroad and if we do, we should do it on our own terms.” He said that what is abroad is not to be boycotted but to take it on our own terms.