Navi Mumbai: ‘Hindu unity and righteous behaviour’ are the only solutions to fight against and prevent assaults on Hindu Dharma in various forms, denigration of deities and anti-Hindu laws etc. It is therefore, very important to bring Hindus together and create awareness among them towards Dharma so that they would come forward for its protection. These are the main objectives of organizing Hindu ‘Dharmajagruti Sabhas’. The above information was given by Shri. Shivaji Vatkar, the coordinator of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) for Mumbai district in a press conference held in Vashi to publicize about the forthcoming Hindu Dharmajagruti Sabha scheduled on 17th February.
A press conference was held at Shri. Bhagawandas Ahuja hall, Vashi in which Shri. Vatkar said, "During the last year, 5 such meetings were held in the State whereas in the last 2 months, 15 public meetings have been held so far. Devout Hindus are extending full cooperation to these meetings. The media also needs to publicize about the meetings on large scale. Today, a journalist is supposed to be the fourth pillar of democracy; even then, media seems to be very indifferent and unconcerned towards programs related to Dharma. In fact, media should give an extensive publicity to such programs. When he was asked that other parties did not participate in such programs, Shri. Vatkar said that all parties, organizations and sampradayas participate in the programs held by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti.
Whenever HJS undertakes some campaign for protesting against something or holds demonstrations, all parties and sampradayas participate on being informed about the same. Regarding ‘Taking over the management of temples’, he informed that in the State of Karnataka, similar Act has been passed; as a result, money collected in temples is being used for development of madarassas, churches and temples are receiving very less aid for maintenance. VCD was shown before the beginning of the conference wherein details of the present position of Hindus and proposed Act regarding eradication of superstitions and black magic are described. Dr. Uday Dhuri, the convener of HJS for Mumbai district took a review of activities of HJS, in brief.
Representatives of newspapers like ‘Lokmat’, ‘Vruttamanas’, ‘Vartahar’, ‘Hamara Mahanagar’, ‘Mumbai Mitra’, ‘Free Press Journal’, ‘Hindustan Times’, ‘Times of India’, ‘Network 18’, ‘Pratah kaal’, ‘Mahanagari Express’, ‘Saptahik Maharashtra Vaartaa’, ‘Lokdrushti’, ‘Vaartaadeep’, ‘Vaarta Times’ etc. and of news channels like ETV, N.M TV, News band, New Bombay Plus, Drushti News attended the press conference. Media persons asked their doubts on the activities of HJS.