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Moonje had sent Hedgewar to Calcutta to pursue his medical studies and to learn terrorist techniques from the Bengali secret societies.
Hedgewar became a member of the Anushilan Samitian anti-British revolutionary group, getting into its inner circle. The secretive methods of these societies were eventually used by him in organising the RSS.
According to the official RSS history,  he came to realize that revolutionary activities alone were not enough to overthrow the British.
He recruited energetic Hindu youth with revolutionary fervour, gave them a uniform of a black forage cap, khaki shirt later white shirt and khaki shorts—emulating the British police—and taught them paramilitary techniques with lathi bamboo staffsword, javelin and dagger.
Hedgewar also held weekly sessions of what he called baudhik idealogical educationconsisting of simple questions to the novices concerning the Hindu nation and its history and heroes, especially Shivaji. The saffron flag of Shivaji, the Bhagwa Dhwajwas used as the emblem for the new organisation.
Its public tasks involved protecting Hindu pilgrims at festivals and confronting Muslim resistance against Hindu processions near mosques. He asked the volunteers to become sadhus first, renouncing professional and family lives and dedicating themselves to the cause of the RSS.
According to scholar Christophe JaffrelotHedgewar embraced this doctrine after it had been reinterpreted by nationalists such as Aurobindo. The first pracharaks were responsible for establishing as many shakhas as possible, first in Nagpur, then across Maharashtra and eventually in the rest of India.
Dani was sent to establish a shakha at the Benaras Hindu University and other Universities were similarly targeted to recruit new followers among the student population.
Three pracharaks went to Punjab: InMadhavrao Muley was appointed as the prant pracharak regional missionary in Lahore.
Jaffrelot says that the RSS was intended to propagate the ideology of Hindutva and to provide "new physical strength" to the majority community.
This led Hedgewar, along with other Tilakities, to part ways with Gandhi. InHedgewar delivered a series of lectures in Maharashtra with slogans such as "Freedom within a year" and "boycott". He deliberately broke the law, for which he was imprisoned for a year.
After being released inHedgewar was distressed at the lack of organisation among the Congress volunteers for the independence struggle.
Without proper mobilisation and organisation, he felt that the patriotic youth of the country could never get independence for the country. The Muslim masses were mobilised by the Khilafat movementdemanding the reinstatement of the Caliphate in Turkey, and Gandhi made an alliance with it for conducting his own Non-cooperation movement.
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