501st Kabir Nirwan Divas observed
JAMMU, Feb 17: Stating that saints have risen from time to time in various parts of India and guided the society to rid itself from social evils, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises & Parliamentary Affairs, Arjun Ram Meghwal today asserted that the ideology of saints is very much required for a balanced human development in India.
Gracing a function organized in connection with ‘501st Kabir Nirwan Divas’ at Kabir Bhawan Chak-Avtara, Bishnah, as a chief guest, Meghwal described Sant Kabir as the essence of India’s soul as he broke the barriers of caste and spoke the language of love, peace and tranquility.
“A country like India which is a plural society, the ideology of saints is very much required for a balanced human development,” The MoS said and appreciated the initiative taken by the All J&K Shri Sadhguru Kabir Sabha to develop such an impressive Kabir Bhawan which is one of the unique structures throughout the India.
The function was organized by the Kabir Sabha and attended largely by people from all the districts of Jammu province. All present on the occasion paid rich tributes to the Sant Kabir.
President of the Kabir Sabha, F C Bhagat, while addressing the gathering, said that Sant Kabir is a guiding ray of enlightenment and spiritual attainment from whom we all felt inspired and drew strength from.
The spiritual discourse on the Bani of saints with special reference to Kabir Bani, was delivered by Dina Nath Ji (from Punjab).
On the occasion, the Sabha appealed the Minister to take up the issue of restoration of reservation in promotion to the SC/ST community with the authorities concerned and got it implemented in the Union territory of J&K on the same analogy as is done in other States. The issue for converting the holiday on Kabir Jayanti from restricted to absolute was also taken up the Minister.
Prominent among those present on the occasion were Prof Garu Ram Bhagat (Ex MLA), Harbachan Singh (Pami), district president R S Pura, G R Bhagat (senior vice-president), Prof Ashok Bhagat, Manohar Lal (general secretary)and others.
At the end, Guru Ka Langar was served to the devotees.