“There is no such thing as a self-made anything. Everybody depended on somebody else to get here, and stay here”
KOLKATA: As the country celebrated the festival of Diwali and Kali Puja, a mosque in West Bengal’s Birbhum district was busy celebrating communal harmony as they inaugurated a Hindu temple in the vicinity. The temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, was inaugurated on Sunday evening amid Kali Puja revelry in Basapara, located in the…
“Villagers have helped the family and we will keep doing this. They are like our own children and we will not let them suffer in any way”
This talk presents how Hindus and Muslims lived here in amity and how they fought together for freedom of the country from British colonial powers.
The fact the ISKCON hosted the Iftar right inside their temple complex “meant they did everything from the bottom of their heart and they view Muslims as their brothers,” Sheikh said.
Muslims hand out saffron colored drinks to Ram Navami procession
“We have blended with our brothers just like two colours mix together, effortlessly,”
Examples of peace and harmony continue to exist all over the country in small gestures. It is these simple acts, prompted by generosity and large-heartedness which keeps our country from splintering violently. Check out some of these acts in the past, which will simply touch your heart. Read more: Communal Harmony
“My wife was close to delivering the baby and all we could see was a Ganpati mandir. As soon as we got down outside the temple, some women rushed to help us. “
“The common thread which bonded interfaith families was their love for family and humanity.”
Kuldeep Singh Saini, a mechatronics engineer developed the app Ramadan 2016 which helps keep a track of the direction of prayer, iftar (meal after sunset), sehri (pre-dawn meal), prayer timings, and has been downloaded more than 500,000 times.