Spontaneous response of devotees to HJS exhibition and idol-immersion drive at Nandurbar
Nandurbar : Activities undertaken by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) are inspirational for all Hindus. My best wishes are with your commendable activities, stated Guardian Minister Shri. Jaikumar Rawal, during his visit to the exhibition held by HJS on the occasion of Ganesh festival. Shri. Vijay Chaudhari, Regional President of Maharashtra OBC Cell was also present with him. Many renowned doctors, advocates, office bearers of various organizations, political parties, teachers, professors etc. visited the exhibition. HJS held an exhibition of its flex-boards at Sonarwadi between 18th and 22nd September 2018 covering different subjects such as science of Shri Ganesh festival, life history of revolutionaries, love jihad, need of self-defence for women, ‘Dharmashikshan’ etc and VCD was shown against donation of Ganesh-idols.
Advocate Anil Lodha, the President of Bar Association, advocate Priyadarshan Mahajan, advocate Devendra Marathe, Shri. Mohiniraj Rajput, President of ‘Shri Maharana Pratap Yuvak Mandal’ were present during inauguration of the exhibition. More than 7000 people including school and college students visited the exhibition.
Extensive awareness created through flex-exhibition and handbills by Ganesh festival committees !
Shri Baba Ganapati Mandal and Trinetra Ganapati Mandal from Navapur; Shri Saibaba Ganapati Mandal of Taloda and Kunabi Raja Ganesh Mandal held exhibition of flex-boards in their marquee for devotees coming for ‘darshan’ of Shri Ganesh. 3000 handbills were also distributed on the occasion explaining ideal way of celebrating Ganesh festival.
Idols made of clay installed at many places due to extensive awareness created by HJS !
HJS has been creating extensive awareness since last 5 years on celebration of Ganesh festival as per science. More than 2000 idols made of clay were installed by festival committees and devotees this year.
Idols immersed at Gaumateshwar in response to HJS appeal, instead of throwing them from bridge !
Idols from Nandurbar city and nearby area and idols of Shri Ganesh from Shahada taluka are immersed at holy place Prakasha on banks of River Tapi. The bridge on Tapi River is 60 – 70 feet high. Many Ganesh festival committees and idols worshipped by devotees used to be thrown from this bridge resulting in desecration of idols. HJS realized it and started its drive creating awareness about immersion of idols as per science, since last 3 years. Consequently, about 95% devotees didn’t immerse idols by throwing them in river from the bridge but immersed them in river at Gaumateshwar in flowing water. This year too, devotees preferred to immerse idols in flowing water.
HJS activists were present on the bridge from 11.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. and created awareness amongst devotees. Ganesh-devotees were appreciating service rendered by HJS activists. Many devotees said that the way HJS activists sacrificed everything for propagation of Dharma was commendable.
Feedback from dignitaries
1. We shall join HJS activities by offering our mind, body and money ! – Bhupesh bhai Shah, Shiv Sena Taluka-Chief, Sakri
Only HJS was explaining true significance of abiding by Dharma, to Hindus. ‘Dharmashikshan’ has become need of the hour and we totally support HJS activities. Any program organized by HJS in our area will receive full cooperation and our participation through mind, body and money.
2. Many dignitaries said that they would immerse idols only in flowing water as per ‘Dharmashastra’ even if they were appealed by local government administration or any organization for donation of idols or for immersion in artificial water tanks.
3. Only HJS teaches us what is right or wrong as per ‘Dharmashastra’ and how to abide by Dharma, was the spontaneous response of many devotees.
Awareness created during Peace Committee meeting !
Dr. Narendra Patil gave guidance during meeting of the Peace Committee held in District Collector’s office in Nandurbar city on ideal celebration of Ganesh festival and things to be avoided during celebrations so also difficulties faced by festival committees. District Collector, Dr. Kalshetty, District Police Superintendent Sanjay Patil, Dy. District Collector, Zonal Officers, Dy police officers and chiefs of different regions besides office bearers of festival committees were present on the occasion.