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Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur 139th birth anniversary celebrated in Pune and Mumbai

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By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai

Bishnupriya Manipuri Kalyan Sangthan, Mumbai-Pune celebrates the birth anniversary of Sadhu Thakur in Pune on the day of his Janma-Tithi. Sadhu Thakur’s Janma-Tithi falls on the Bhatri Dwittia day, that is two days after Dipaboli (Dwipaanjli) and a day after Gobardhan Puja. The Sangthan celebrated the Mahotsav this year in Pune on October 20 and in Mumbai on November 1.

I feel proud and privileged to be associated with Bishnupriya Manipuri Kalyan Sangthan, Pune-Mumbai that organized the birth anniversary celebration of Sadhu Thakur and other functions of the community.

I, on behalf of Bishnupriya Manipuri Kalyan Sagathan, take this opportunity to thank the Bishnupriya Manipuris of these two cities who have encouraged and helped us to organise the Mahotsav.

There is a need of a religious icon for today’s society. The Ganesha Utsav in Maharashtra, was the vision of India’s great freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak. During India’s Freedom struggle, Tilak realized that his country needed a religious icon to bring collective consciousness and propagate the unity among the Maharashtrians. That could be only possible by making the Ganesha festival a public celebration. Tilak thus initiated a new resurgent movement of social awakening.

Similarly, our vision should be to eliminate superstition and illiteracy among our people. Celebrations like the Sarbojanin Sadhu Thakur’s Janma Barshiki are important to bring community people together. These occasions present a platform where all people, poor or rich, could gather, forgetting the differences and create a healthy atmosphere for the fulfillment of the goal of Developed Society.

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