Successful conclusion of HJS’ drive undertaken for protection of Khadakwasla

Awareness created amongst Hindus, with relentless efforts of 17 years, towards science related to ‘Dhulivandan’ and ‘Rangpanchami’ festivals

Eminent personalities and HJS activists undertaking drive for protection of water reservoir

Pune : Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) undertook a drive for protection of Khadakwasla water reservoir on the occasion of ‘Dhulivandan’ and ‘Rang-panchami’. It was fruitfully concluded on 25th March. This drive was a total success like earlier years.

It is the outcome of 17 relentless years of efforts that Hindus seemed to have become aware of the science related to festivals like ‘Dhulivandan’ and ‘Rang-panchami’ as malpractices were considerably reduced. HJS – activists made a human-chain around Khadakwasla water reservoir and stopped people smeared with colours from getting into the reservoir; thus preventing likely pollution of this water reservoir. It was possible due to the presence and grace of ‘Jal-devata’. Local residents of Khadakwasla, more than 60 staff members of ‘Cummins India’ Company and members of Sanatan Sanstha and Ranaragini Division participated in this drive.

HJS activist (on right) explaining to citizens regarding pollution

Responses from eminent personalities

1. Pray to God for bestowing His grace on this mission ! – Vidyadhar Nargolkar, ‘Swatantryaveer Savarkar Smruti Pratishthan’

HJS had sowed seed 17 years back for preventing pollution of Khadakwasla water reservoir. Now, it has grown like a banyan tree. Shri. Vilas Mate, a local resident of Khadakwasla started such campaign in his village. Now, he has the support of God and HJS; therefore, the campaign is totally successful. HJS is an organization working spontaneously for protection of Hindus and it is a prayer to God to bestow His utmost grace over this campaign.

2. Drive for protection of environment and creating awareness towards ‘Dharma-shaastra’ is commendable ! – Vilas Mate, social worker

People are so enthusiastic about celebrating ‘Rang-panchami’; similarly, issue of protection of environment should also be taken care of. HJS has been undertaking this ‘Protection of Khadakwasla reservoir’ drive for 17 years and we too participate in this drive. Local residents congratulate HJS work and extend best wishes for the same !

3. Lot of ‘chaitanya’ is experienced in Khadakwasla area due to this drive ! – Balasaheb Navale, former municipal councilor

Area around Khadakwasla Dam is generally crowded and noisy; therefore, one doesn’t feel like sitting there; but today, after coming to venue of this drive, I am wondering whether it is the same area of Khadakwasla. Lot of ‘chaitanya’ is felt due to this drive in the area and today, I felt like sitting here.

4. We received lot of help due to HJS assisting local police. – Ashok Shelake, Police Inspector (PI), Haveli police station

Assistance by police administration

Police extended good support for this drive. Under guidance of PI Ashok Shelake, assistant PI Smita Patil, police ‘hawaldar’ Suryakant Raut, R.K. Sonawane, Vishwas More, Home Guard Kambale, Patharkar, lady police constable Diwar, Malusare helped by imposing ‘Naka-bandi’ at Khadakwasla. An announcement was being made for creating awareness amongst people on behalf of Irrigation Department, prohibiting people from getting into water reservoir after playing with colours. HJS thanked them.

Highlights

1. Students of D.Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri, were explained issue of getting into water reservoir after playing with colours and causing pollution. They commended HJS activities. They also learnt science for celebrating ‘Dhulivandan’ and ‘Rang-panchami’. They visited the exhibition held at the venue of the drive and tried to know about various attacks on Hindus.

2. Many local devout Hindu activists visited the venue of the drive; commending HJS activities and extended greetings.

Shri. Chandrakant Ghule, Sarpanch of a village in Dharashiv District visited the venue of the drive. Shri. Ghule said that ‘it was difficult to find such kind of water in his area. It was a good deed to protect water reservoir and the work was laudable.’

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