Religious leaders urge for harmony in society

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New Delhi, Dec 16 (UNI) Religious leaders today made a strong case for greater interaction among various communities to fill up the communication gap to usher in an era of mutual goodwill, peace and development in society.

At a religious gathering here, eminent Jain guru Swami lokesh was declared guru of the Jain community.

While occupying the highest seat of the Jain dharam, Acharya Swami Lokesh said that all the dharam gurus should sit together to find ways and means to propogate peace and human brotherhood and greater interaction between politicians, bureaucrats and civil society.

Convenor of the Rashtriya Ekta Samiti Acharya Manmal alongwith Minister of State for Home Sri Prakash Jaiswal and Minister of State for Parliamentary Minister and MP from Delhi Suresh Pachauri Mr Jai Prakash Aggarwal, Finance Joint Secretary (Delhi) Ramesh Tiwari and eminent religious leaders like Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri mosque Dr Mufti Mohammed Mukram Sage and founder of the Tirupati shrine Swami GuruvaNand, jain munies Dr Sanjay Kumarand Muni Nayan Kumar, Acharya Dr Sadhna, Jathedar of the Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti, Goswami Sushil Maharaj and father Dominique were also present on the occasion.

Many followers of the Jain dharam were present at the function.

Acharya Manmal urged all religious gurus to come together for the cause of mankind."Let us walk together towards the path of brotherhood, love and happiness, he said. Let us walk at least, let it be only a few steps together towards this direction," he urged.

Mr Pachauri said that the leaders who fail to perform their dharma (duties) should be ousted. The leaders should work towards a better future and bring about better communication with the society.

Mr Jaiswal said that we must remove the evils of hatred, violence from society and take to the path of truth and non-violence. He said that certain forces are active in our society which are encouraging disharmony and are active in creating the menace of terrorism and other divisible tendencies.

UNI

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