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Need to portray Hinduism's human face: Yeddyurappa

Last updated: 24 December, 2009
Chennai, Dec 25, DHNS: 23:27 IST

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa here on Thursday refuted perceptions that Hindu spiritual organisations lacked social consciousness or that they lacked commitment to social service. He said networking and showcasing their social activities was the best way to demolish such myths.


B S Yeddyurappa“This myth (about Hinduism) needs to be demolished in order to gain the rightful place for these organisations in the global order of things,” he said at a function to inaugurate the first ever “Hindu Spiritual and Services Fair-2009,” by over 100 Hindu spiritual organisations across India.

Yeddyurappa said the event, organised by the “Global Foundation For Civilisational Harmony India (GFCH India)” would lead to a “meaningful convergence and understanding between different faiths,” including those within the Hindu social order.

Karnataka is “blessed” by a chain of Maths of “Veerashaiva Faith” which had helped to improve the literacy and health indictors of his State. Apart from the “Veerashaiva Maths,” a number of other institutions of Hindu order were also rendering great service to humanity but these went unnoticed, he said.

He said his government was committed to upholding India’s culture and heritage. The recent examples by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in unveiling the statues of saint-poets of Sarvajna in Chennai and Tiruvalluvar in Bangalore “have heralded a new era of friendship and cooperation between the two people and two States.”

Formally inaugurating the Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair, Tamil Nadu Governor S S Barnala said there should be no room for inter-faith disputes and social disharmony. He suggested that GFCH should organise inter-religious fairs throughout the country.

Swadeshi Jagran Manch Convenor S Gurumurthy said the foundation was committed to promoting free and frank dialogue between world’s religions and also taking up activties to dispel “wrong perceptions” about certain communities.

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