Ganeshotsav festival coordinating work-shops held by HJS at Mumbai and Navi Mumbai

Decision taken to create awareness for celebrating Ganesh festival in ideal manner

Mumbai : Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) held public festival celebration coordinating work-shops at Bhandup, Malad in Mumbai and at Kharghar and Koparkhairane in Navi Mumbai. Representatives of various Ganesh festival committees participated in the work-shops. HJS showed a CD on facts about celebration of Ganesh festival in present time and how it should be ideally celebrated. Inappropriate things happening in Ganesh festival and manner of celebrating them in ideal manner by avoiding those things was explained. The representatives of festival committees decided to undertake drive creating awareness in this context.

Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

Representatives of festival committees participating in the work-shop held at Kharghar

On 11th August, in the premises of Shri Ganesh-Audumbar Mandir in Sector-5, HJS held work-shop for coordination of festival committees which was attended by representatives of 5 Ganesh festival committees. Shri. Satish Kocharekar of HJS gave guidance to the participants.

Awareness for taking us from ‘Swarajya’ to ‘Surajya’ should be the goal of Ganesh Festivals !  – Satish Kocharekar, spokesperson, HJS

Lokmanya Tilak used the medium of public Ganesh festival for creating awareness amongst people towards freedom of this country and it was obtained; however, there is need to change this ‘Swarajya’ to ‘Surajya (good governance)’. It requires foundation of Dharma. If Ganesh Festival Committees keep such goal, it will help in protecting own families, society, Dharma and nation, changing it to ‘Surajya’.

Bhandup

On 11th August, HJS held work-shop at the hall of ‘Bainganpada Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal’ in front of BPS School in Bhandup (West). 16 representatives of festival committees viz. ‘Nava-Tarun Samajik Mitra Mandal’, ‘Sahyadrinagar Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal’, ‘Maratha Mitra Mandal’, ‘Bainganpada Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal’ etc. attended the meeting. Shri. Satish Kocharekar, spokesperson, HJS made an appeal to Ganesh festival committees to contribute towards building of divine kingdom. Shri. Balwant Pathak, Mumbai coordinator of HJS gave guidance on ideal manner of celebrating public festivals.

Bainganpada Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal extended valuable assistance in organizing this work-shop.

Let us jointly make an attempt to serve our Dharma through this medium for celebrating festivals in scientific manner ! – Advocate Santosh Mahamuni

Distortion of Dharma is a sin. When we do something after understanding science, we do it rightly and it will also reach to people. Every ritual has science which is explained under Hindu Dharma. Let us try to study the same and spread it amongst maximum number of people. Ganesh festival committees have advantage of unity which is a big strength. Let us therefore, use this medium to serve Dharma extensively and for celebrating festivals in scientific manner, stated advocate Santosh Mahamuni.

Feedback from participants

1. Shri. Santosh Vaidya, President, Nava-Tarun Samajik Mitra Mandal: Got useful guidance on various points which is necessary today.

2. Shri. Rohit Ajgaonkar, member, Sahyadrinagar Sarvajanik Ganeshitsav Mandal : We need to explain science as explained in Dharma to people else it would be eliminated.

3. Shri. Chandrakant Zagade, Joint Treasurer, Bainganpada Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal: Got to learn many new things through this work-shop. Concept of undertaking new drives is excellent.

Koparkhairane, Navi Mumbai

Img caption: from left – Shri. Vasant Sanas of HJS and Dr. Uday Dhuri (giving guidance)

H.B.P. Moreshwar Patil, former Sarpanch of Koparkhairane village provided hall for the work-shop. He said that he liked activities of Sanatan. ‘Jidnyasus’ asked questions and got their doubts clarified. Dr. Uday Dhuri, spokeperson of HJS gave guidance on the occasion.

Highlights: Shri. Sandip Mandavkar, a devout Hindu from Airoli said that he felt rejuvenated with the fragrance of Sanatan’s ‘udbattis’ lighted during the program. He invited HJS for guidance in his Ganesh festival committee and showed interest in displaying banners.

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