About HSS Mauritius

The Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh – HSS (formerly Mauritius Swayamsewak Sangh  – MSS) is a voluntary Hindu organization to protect and promote Hindu culture which has an universal outlook.

HSS is a nonprofit, non political, registered organization established in 1977 with an objective to build upon organized and corporate life among the people of Mauritius without consideration of diversities of sect, caste, faith, creed, linguistic and provincial differences among Hindus.

MSS tries to inculcate through its shakhas and various other programmes patriotism, love and dedication for motherland and Hindu culture, discipline, selfless leadership qualities, the spirit of service to humanity and such qualities amoung the youth that will shape them into strong leders of tomorrow .

HSS takes inspiration from the Rashtriya Svayamsevak Sangh of Bharat. The RSS was founded by Dr. Keshav Baliram Hedgewar in 1925 at Nagpur. Over the years the RSS has grown to become the world’s largest Hindu Organization with its shakhas (units) in about 50.000 towns and villages of Bharat. No section or group in the society – students, teachers, farmers, workers, traders, artisans, employees, industrialists, intellectuals or other professionals, has been left out of its fold. The membership of RSS runs into millions. There are more than 2000 full time dedicated honorary volunteers (Pracharaks) working in various fiedls of social life. There are about 150,000 seva (service) projects run by the Sangh or its different sister organizations. These organizations derive their inspiration from RSS and work in all walks of national life in Bharat and abroad serving the society irrespective of colour, creed or nationality. Some of these organizations are Vishwa Hindu Parishad (religious fold), Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram (serving tribals in hills and jungles), Vidya Bharati (field of education), Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (students organization), Bharat Vikas Parishad (service society like Rotary or Lions), Prajna Bharati (forum for intellectuals), Seva Bharati (Service), Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (labour organization), Rashtra Sevika Samiti (women’s wing), Deendayal Research Institute, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (farmer’s organization), Bharatiya Janata Party, Sahakar Bharati (co-operative field), and a number of other organizations.

There are about 45 countries where organizations inspired by RSS like Bharatiya Svayamsevak Sangh and Hindu Svayamsevak Sangh are engaged in the work of consolidation of Hindus.

Some of the towns and villages in Mauritius where HSS has its shakhas (branches) are Triolet, Quatre Bornes, Grand Bay, Fond du Sac, Lallmatie, Long Montain, Petit Paquet, Port Louis, Petit Raffray, Ilot and Chemin Grenier.

HSS also organizes annual youth camps regularly from 1978 where yoga, self discipline, martial arts, physical drill, and several lectures on cultural and social aspect of life leading to an all round development of a patriotic citizen, are imparted. About 5000 youths have participated in there camps over the years.

One of the founding fathers of Mauritius and first Prime Minister Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam had visited a HSS camp and adressed the youth offering his blessings and guidance.

A great hero of the renaissance of Mauritius and an incomparable organizer Pandit Basdeo ji Bissoondoyal had also blessed the Sangh in its lofty mission.

HSS also organizes the visit to Mauritius of several eminent Sangh leaders to guide the Hindu Society to uphold Hindu cultural values, promote Hindu unity and achieve new heights of glory. Prof. Rajendra Singh, Shri H.V. Sheshadri, Shri Yadavrao Joshi, Shri Bhaurao Deoras, Shri Lakshmanrao Bhide, Shri Ashok ji Singhal and Shri Dattopant Thengadi are a few names to mention.

The future plans of HSS apart from consolidating shakhas are starting Shishu Niketan, yoga and meditation camps, service projects for the economically backward and cultural exhibitions.

To sum up, the aims and objectives of the HSS are the same as those of the great rishis and valiant heroes of the Hindu Society – that every Hindu should be physically, mentally and intellectually fit to serve the society in general and Hindu Society in particular.