Dr. Hedgewar Smarak Samiti

Hedgewar Smruti Mandir (HSM) is a memorial in Reshimbagh, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India dedicated to K. B. Hedgewar and M. S. Golwalkar, who were the first two leaders of the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). It was inaugurated in 1962. It was granted tourism status on the recommendation of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) in 2017, but this decision is mired in controversy

K. B. Hedgewar was the founder of the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS); when he died in 1940, his final rites were performed at the RSS headquarters in Reshimbagh,and an unassuming samadhi (memorial) was built there.It was inaugurated on 9 April 1962 (Varsha Pratipada)by M. S. Golwalkar who was Hedgewar’s immediate successor.When M. S. Gowalkar died, his memorial was also constructed there. It is made of rare rocks, marble and mosaic.The Dr. Hedgewar Smarak Samiti, an independent society registered under the Societies Act, maintains the memorial.The training camps for RSS volunteers (Swayamsevaks) in 2017 and 2018 were organised on the premise of the memorial.

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