Margashirsha Krushnapaksha 10, Kaliyug Varsh 5116
Institutes like South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies which have curriculum directed only at teaching conversions; or similar organizations with same curriculum; as also all Government offices which give them approval or extend financial aid !
Pune (Maharashtra) : In the name of Christian new year, many wrong practices are followed which should be stopped. Hindus should celebrate New Year on the day of Gudhi Padva. Stringent action should be taken against Christian institutes like South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies which have curriculum directed only at teaching conversions; or similar organizations with same curriculum; as also all Government offices which give them approval or extend financial aid.
Demonstrations were held under the aegis of Rashtriya Hindu Andolan, on 13thDecember in Good luck Chowk, Deccan Gymkhana to place these demands before the Government. 70-80 members from various pro-Hindu organizations participated in the demonstrations. It was demanded that organizations which encourage conversions should be found out by setting up of a separate department for taking prompt action; action should also be taken against foreign organizations which are funding such Christian organizations. Shri. Parag Gokhale of HJS said that there has been increase in incidents of misconduct like consumption of liquor, drugs, teasing women, rape etc. due to the wrong practice of celebrating new year on the eve of 31st December under western influence. BJP Government should therefore, stop concession given to liquor shops for remaining open on 31st December and prevent downfall of Hindu culture. Excise Department should not be given target of sale of excess stock of liquor on that day; in fact, 31st December should be declared as dry day.
Shri. Pravin Karve of Sanatan Sanstha explained the importance of celebrating new year on ‘Gudhi Padva’.
1. Many policemen in plain clothes as well as in uniform were deployed at the venue of demonstrations. One policeman video-recorded the demonstrations and another was noting down points presented in speeches; he also jotted down matter written on the placards.
2. Few people spontaneously joined the demonstrations, after watching for some time. Some of them joined as they heard the word ‘Hindu’ during the demonstrations. Shri. Pasalkar was inspired to join demonstrations by material uploaded on website about 1st January and Gudhi Padva.
Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat