By Staff Reporter
One-day FACT exhibition at Bicholim
Bicholim (Goa): It is time for Hindus to substitute the feeling ‘True religion lies in giving love to the world’ by ‘Tit for Tat’ and apply it to fanatic Muslims and those who attack Hindu Dharma, expressed North Goa District Chief of the RSS, Shri. Mohan Kelkar. This photo-exhibition which depicts the true picture of atrocities committed by Jihadi terrorists on Hindus in Kashmir and Bangladesh and which has been created by the Foundation Against Continuing Terrorism (FACT) and organised by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) was inaugurated by lighting of the diya (deep) by Shri. Mohan Kelkar at Shree Maruti Temple, Sudhanagar, Borde on the 8th September. He was addressing the audience on this occasion. Present on the dias on this occasion were ex-teacher and RSS member Shri. Mohan Kotkar and HJS member from Asnoda Shri. Govind Chodankar.
At this time, a video CD titled ‘…….and the world remained silent!’ telecast at the International Film Festival of India containing the experiences of displaced Kashmiri Hindus was screened. This exhibition was attended by 250 devout citizens including 140 school students.
Shri. Kelkar while narrating the benefit of Hindus unitedly fighting back against Muslims made a mention of Godhra, Gujarat episode where mass killings of Hindus were conducted by Muslims. He said that the Hindus should take an example from their brethren in Gujarat who fought back against terrorist minded Muslims and follow suit. He expressed that there is also a need to seek an answer to the question, ‘Why is every terrorist a Muslim?’ Muslims are attacking the faith of Hindus and threatening them in many different ways with the Quran in one hand and the sword in the other. The HJS is performing the commendable task of unveiling this fact. He appealed to all Hindus to support the HJS’ mission. He also appealed to stand united against the Government’s effort to destroy the ancient Shree Ram Setu.
Those who are trampling upon the religious sentiments of Hindus under the pretext that ‘All religions are equal’ should be questioned – Govind Chodankar
The Government is trampling upon the religious sentiments of Hindus under the pretext that ‘All religions are equal’. This issue should be seriously addressed now, else Hindus will lose their identity forever, said HJS member Shri. Govind Chodankar. At this time, he gave the audience a detailed account of the anti-Hindu activities being undertaken by the Government in the neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Kerala. He expressed that one of the objectives of organising this exhibition was that the Hindu residents of Goa too should shed their ‘Sushegad’ (easy-going) attitude and wake up from their slumber.
Contribution by devout Hindus
The manager of Shree Maruti Temple provided the temple hall free-of charge for the exhibition. Shri. Sakharam Pednekar and Shri. Rajesh Parab provided sound system. Likewise Shri. Deepak Marathe, Shri. Vallabh Salkar, Shri. Manohar Naik, Shri. Mohan Kotkar, Shri. Dattaram Shetye, Shri. Anil Gadekar and Mrs. Manda Joshi supported the exhibition in different ways.
75 devout Hindus protest against weekly ‘Goan Observer’ for denigrating Lord Yamaraj.
The Independence Day issue of the weekly ‘Goan Observer’ denigrated Lord Yamaraj by showing him in the form of the Health Minister of Goa, Shri. Vishwajit Rane. In order to protest against this denigration, the HJS made a memorandum to the editor of the weekly. This memorandum was signed by 75 devout Hindus who attended the
The visitors gave good response to the sale of Sattvik products and holy texts imparting religious education.