September 4, 2006
Shri. Hanumantrao Jagatap, the newly elected Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sri Siddhivinayak Temple Trust assured delegation of Hindu Jana-
jagruti Samiti (HJS) that suggestions made by HJS would be given due consideration and the defects in the administrative procedures, if brought to the notice of the Trust, would also be rectified. The delegation of HJS met him under the leadership of Shri. Ramesh Shinde, the Spokesperson of HJS for the State of Maharashtra. The meeting lasted for about one and half hour and many topics were discussed.
The complaints lodged by devotees to the Trust were also narrated to the members of HJS. HJS first started its campaign when a meeting of international temples trusts was organized by Sri Siddhivinayak Trust in a five star hotel. The agitation against the management are going on for the last 21 Tuesdays. A few days back, Shri. Sanjay Bhagawat, the CEO was transferred and Shri. Jagatap took over from him. The meeting was organized to congratulate Shri. Jagatap on his appointment and explain to him the reasons for agitation carried out by HJS. Various demands of HJS like restrictions on spending the Trust money, temple not to be converted into a tourists' spot, educating Hindus on their religion, taking care of small and neglected temples, trust's money to be spent for the benefit of 'Dharma-karya' of Hindus and the Trustees to declare their faith on Hindu religion and the science and Hindu deities. Shri. Jagatap promised that the funds will not be misused
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