By Staff Reporter
From left Shri. Ramesh Shinde, Milind Ballal, V.Bhumakar, Advt. Kale
Thane (Maharashtra): Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) has once again organized the photo-exhibition on terrorism and oppression of Hindus in Kashmir and Bangladesh. The exhibition will be open for public from 5th October to 7th October 2007 between 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. at Shiva-Malati Hall on Gokhale Road, Thane (W). Earlier, the exhibition was held in Thane from 31st August to 2nd September 2007 at Lakshmi-Keshav Hall.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri. V. H. Bhumkar, a senior historian in the presence of Adv. Subhash Kale, ex-Dy. Mayor, Shri. Milind Ballal, editor of ‘Dainik Thane Vaibhava’ and Shri. Ramesh Shinde, the spokesperson of HJS. Shri. Ajay Sambhus, the Thane district coordinator of HJS took a brief review of HJS activities. The program was hosted by Adv. Varsha Patil who explained background of FACT exhibition in short. About 150 devout Hindus were present for the inaugural program. A film titled ‘……. And the world kept quiet’ was shown to the audience followed with a seminar on ‘Genocide of Hindus’.
Adv. Subhash Kale said, “We have so much of respect for self. If someone abuses us, we immediately retaliate; but when there is denigration of deities, many educated Hindus ignore it as they feel that such denigration is not going to annihilate Hindu Dharma. Every Hindu must introspect whether he is forgetting his customs and traditions in the process of achieving progress. Otherwise our future generations will only get to read in the books that there used to be a religion called Hindu Dharma. Everyone needs to polish their tarnished minds.
Shri. Milind Ballal said that it is very unfortunate that such exhibitions have to be organized to make people aware about the condition prevailing on the borders of this country. It is time Hindus take action against injustice as it is even a greater crime to tolerate injustice than actually committing a crime. People should now give up their forbearance and unite to change the situation.
Shri. Ramesh Shinde said that we Hindus are not just tolerant but we have crossed all limits of tolerance. If we do not want situation like Kashmir in other parts of the country, we have to be alert. Our earlier generations fought and gave us freedom, it is now time that we think about what we have to offer to our future generation.
Shri. Bhumkar said that there is no country like India in the whole world where people can not differentiate between who is their own and who is an outsider. We must realize that in such situation, the future of the country is in danger.
Announcements were made on loudspeaker to inform people about the exhibition, besides, distribution of handbills publicizing about the exhibition.