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RSS chief K S Sudarshan announces retirement.

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Nagpur, Mar 21 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Noun 1. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh - an all-male organization begun in 1925 to foster nationalism in India's Hindus
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secret society - a society that conceals its activities from nonmembers
 (RRS) chief K S Sudarshan today announced his retirement from the post of party chief, paving way for Mohan Bhagwat's elevation to the top post.

Sudarshan's decision came as a three-day conclave of the RSS has begun here to chalk out to sketch with, or as with, chalk; to outline; to indicate; to plan.
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 the strategy for the upcoming general elections.

Kuppahalli Sitaramayya Sudarshan was nine when he first attended an RSS shakha. He was appointed as a pracharak in 1954.

Only full-time members of RSS can become pracharaks. His first posting as a pracharak was in Raigarh district. In 1964, he was made the prant pracharak of Madhya Bharat at a fairly young age.

In 1969, he was appointed convener of the heads of All-India Organisations'. This was followed by a stint in the North-East (1977) and he took over as the chief of the Boudhik Cell (the RSS think-tank) two years later.

Since 1990, Sudarshan has been a joint general secretary of the organisation. He has the rare distinction of having held both posts of sharirik (physical exercises) and baudhik (intellectual) pramukh (chief) on different occasions. (ANI)

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