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KESHAV BALIRAM HEDGEWAR

Revolutionary

On his return to Nagpur, Hedgewar busied himself in various political and social activities.

Bapuji Kavre was a friend of Hedgewar. He was deeply involved in the revolutionary activities in the Central Provinces since 1908.

Hedgewar joined him wholeheartedly. Keshavrao met several prominent persons in Nagpur for the purpose. He delivered speeches wherever he went, deploring the slavery thrust upon the country. His earnest expression and appeal touched the hearts of the people. He also collected some money from sympathetic people secretly and with it he purchased pistols, bullets and gunpowder, for distribution among the young revolutionaries.

There was a town called Kamathi near Nagpur. An army establishment was camping there. Keshavrao, developed contacts with the personnel there. One day, a few of the revolutionaries donned the military uniform and went to the Railway Station. In broad daylight, they unloaded some boxes of ammunitions, meant for the Army, from the railway wagon and vanished with the booty.

Keshavrao arranged subsequently to burn all those uniforms lest it come to light as a result of some inquiry at a later date.

But the Government undertook a countrywide search for the hideouts and headquarters of the revolutionaries, to exterminate them. This did have a dampening effect on the minds of the revolution ray activists. Some of them bade good-bye to the country's cause. The hold of discipline on them had become slackened. Selfishness came to the fore, and confidence melted away.

Keshavrao gained experience of both the bright and dark sides of a national worker's life through all these activities. He began to seriously ponder about the condition of the society. His incisive thinking brought him to the final conclusion that unless the people are given proper training and good samskars for leading a disciplined life, their love of the country and readiness for sacrifice would never remain firm or last long.

Thereafter Hedgewar plunged into several types of programs for awakening people. Political activities were being carried out under the banner of 'Rashtra Seva Mandal', which was founded at the instance of Lokmanya Tilak. Hedgewar was the youngest member of that group.

Hedgewar also formed 'Rashtriya Utsava Mandal' for generating fervor and enthusiasm among the youths, Program of Shivaji Jayanti, Ganesh Utsav, Shastra- pujan, Sankraman Utsav, etc., were celebrated under its auspices. His speeches during these functions thrilled the hearts of the youths.

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About Keshava Baliram
Introduction
Lineage
Hardship During Childhood
Gallant Fighter For Motherland
Strong In Mind And Body
Intolerant Of Egoists ' Friend Of Sufferers
Prudence And Caution
You are Here! Revolutionary

Whiter Justice

Final Decision
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
Discipline Personified
Growth Of Sangh Work
Appreciation By Gandhiji
Blessings By The Eminent
Opposition Weakens
Simple, Lovable Personality
Last Days
Torch-Bearer Of The Country
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