Press conference at Jalgaon
Jalgaon : Diwali is an important festival in Hindu Dharma; but due to lack of ‘Dharmashikshan’, the festival is treated more like entertainment program and instead of religious rituals, more importance is given on bursting crackers. Crackers cause noise and air pollution which leads to ill health; therefore, banish deadly polluting crackers from Diwali celebrations. The above advice was given by Kum. Rageshri Deshapande of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) during press conference held here by HJS to give information on its drive undertaken on the occasion of Diwali festival. Sanatan Sanstha’s Shri. Dattatreya Waghulade and ‘Hindu Mahasabha’s advocate Shri. Govind Tiwari were also present.
Shri. Waghulade explained importance of each day of Diwali festival and way of their celebration as per ‘Dharma-shastra’. He told about the special issue of ‘Dainik Sanatan Prabhat’ being published on the occasion of Diwali and Sanatan’s ‘sattvika’ book on ‘Rangoli’. Kum. Rageshri Deshpande enlightened on the perverted manner in which this festival is celebrated.
‘Hindu Mahasabha’s advocate Shri. Govind Tiwari said that every year, HJS undertook such drive and we all Hindutvavadis participate in the drive. Last year, cases were filed against sellers of crackers with pictures of Deities after submission of representation by us. Nowadays, Chinese crackers are available at less cost; but nobody pays attention to their side effects. Festival celebrated as per ‘Dharma-shastra’ helps in celebrating it economically and in more ‘sattvika’ manner. All Hindus should therefore, celebrate their festivals as per ‘Dharma-shastra’.
Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat