Friday, March 11, 2011

RELIGIOUS CONVERSION - SEMINAR

It is in the daily newspaper one morning I saw...... a seminar on Religious Conversion - a seminar on its prevention and ways to contain the menace....... distinguished people will be speaking on the issue....
It was at Yavanika hall.... on Nripatunga Road, Bangalore at 10 am..... We managed to find the place though I was not sure....... almost 250 people were there..... when we reached, it was after 10.30pm.... program had started.......
Dr S L Bairappa speaking...

The function was organized by...... VARTHAMAN, group......Dr. S L Bairappa, leading novelist & researcher, Dr Chidanandamoorthy, a scholar,....one young Swamiji from a local Mutt, Dr Rajaram, another scholar, and also a lady, Dr Mangala Shridhar were the main speakers.......one Mr Danny Parreira, a young man from a rural area was impressive with his thoughts on conversion...... declared himself as "Hindu Christa"......
Dr Chidananda Moorthy.....

Some spoke that it is politically motivated..... ... a business..... entrepreneurship.... with lot of foreign funds flowing in...... poor and low cast  people promised money and better life...... but it is happening in a large scale, specially in rural areas...... people are falling prey to missionaries..... a very sad situation due to our political system....  since political parties would take advantage of it.....  call it "Vote Bank Politics".......
However..... effective action plan is very difficult...... one can only cause awareness....  reduce the levels in the hindu caste system..... give equal respect and recognition to all castes of people, etc etc....
Dr S L Bairappa wrote about the issue in his novel "Dharmashri" in 1959.....almost 50 years ago..... but the problem has aggravated become more complicated......
Audience.....

After a buffet lunch with bisi bele bath, mosaranna..... drove back home for a siesta......
Fri, 11 March

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