The Rashtra Sevika Samiti (Devnaagaree: राष्ट्र सेविका समिती) (National Women Volunteers Committee) is the women's wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Although a part of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, its membership and leadership is restricted for women and its activities directed for the welfare of women.
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Laxmibai Kelkar was the founder of Rashtriya Sevika Samiti. Before starting the organization she visited Dr K.B. Hedgewar in 1936 and had a long discussion with him. Laxmibai tried to convince Dr Hedgewar about starting a ladies wing in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh itself but Dr Hegewar refused. After looking at all the aspects of points presented by Laxmibai Kelkar he advised her to start a separate organization. He also promised to provide all the required support and guidance. Finally Laxmibai Kelkar started Rashtriya Sevika Samiti at Wardha on 25 October 1936.
Rashtra Sevika Samiti is today the largest Hindu women's organization working for the welfare and revitalization of India. Samiti inculcates a sense of... Read More