JAMMU, Oct 3: Global Peace Organization organized a seminar on ‘Religious Brotherhood – a need of the hour’ and also celebrated its annual day.
In this programme, the Dharam Gurus Mahant Rameshwar Das, Mufti Shakeel-ur-Rehman, Sant Tejwant Singh and father Kuria Kose addressed the gathering about the teachings of Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity. They said that all religions preach peace, amity and brotherhood. They urged the people to return to their religious scriptures and promote brotherhood.
Davinder Singh Rana, MLA Nagrota was the chief guest on this occasion. He said that the country is passing through a difficult face and the fabric of brotherhood is weakening day by day. He said that the great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi envisioned unity in religions but the present day politicians divide the people in the name of religion by fomenting hate and intolerance just for their political gains. He urged the people to stay united and teach a lesson to such politicians who divide us on communal lines.
Dr Ruveda Salam, Assistant Commissioner Income Tax Jammu also addressed the gathering and urged everyone to strengthen the secular fabric of this great nation.
Earlier, the Chairman of Global Peace Organization introduced the programme. He said that today if there is any potential threat to the mankind that is the ‘man’ himself. Dr Arun Kumar Manhas ADC Samba, said the present narrative of hate and intolerance has imputed our social fabric. Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed Advocate recalled the prestine glory of Jammu where all the religions were putting up together.
Pardeep Datta, Bureau Chief of Times Now, spoke about the role of media in promoting brotherhood.
Ustad Sami Feroz, and Dr Aksa Rao enthralled the audience with breath taking gazal and songs. Chota Ustad Yashab Sambel mesmerized everyone with his classical tabla item.
On this occasion, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary was honored with best administrator award and Dr Koshal Kumar Sharma with best police officer award. Dr Susheel Sharma was honored for his best medicare service. Ramesh Chander received the highest plantation award, Dr Prashant Bakshi was honored with best Horticulturist award, Advocate Diwakar Sharma with Save Jammu Tawi Award, Dr Prashant Bakshi with best Horticulturist award. Sumiya Kouser received the Best Sportsperson Award and Advocate Suraj Singh the Best Inspiration Award. The Best Social Service Award was fetched by Khalsa Aid team lead by Gagandeep Singh.