Yagyopavit Sanskar (rituals of taking Sacred Thread) of 482 Pakistani ‘Dalit’ Hindus in Delhi.
Bijwasan | New Delhi | 21 May 2013:: In a very special dharmik event organized at Dada Mote Mandir, Village Bharthal, Bijwasan, Delhi, today on May 21, 2013, 482 Pakistani Hindu refugees were honored and sanctified with Yajnopaveet (Sacred Thread in Hinduism). In a joint action of Arya Samaj Delhi, Kendriya Arya Yuvak Parishad and Agniveer, these uprooted Hindus from Sindh and some other places in Pakistan are now tied with majority Hindus in Bharat (India) through taking an oath before the fire of Yajna to protect and persuade each other.
The program was masterminded by Dr Anil Arya, President – Kendriya Arya Yuwak Parishad (KAYP) and Dr D K Garg, eminent educationist and Head – Education & Knowledge Excellence of Agniveer. Dr Anil Arya and Dr D K Garg have been leading and galvanizing the Agniveer and KAYP initiatives for supporting and rehabilitating Pakistani refugees in many ways. Several other educationists, industrialists and social activists joined in this programme with their whole hearted support.
These 482 Pakistani Hindus have taken refuge in Delhi after fleeing from Pakistan as result of unprecedented anti Hindu wave including all types of attack upon Hindus and Hindu temples there. Kindly read here to know more about these families and difficulties they are facing currently. Agniveer organized couple of medical camps last month for the families and delivered free medicines and medical help. Agniveer also became instrumental in helping 25 (now 70) Pakistani Girls get free education upto graduation in several Gurukuls of Arya Samaj.
But today’s programme touched in history for two reasons. These Hindus that, unfortunately, are called as ‘Dalits’ (but, we don’t believe in such so called ‘Dalit’ concept), who were denied rights of practicing their religion by fanatics, who were denied rights of performing rituals, performed Yajna after taking Yajnopaveet (Sacred Thread) and broke stupid notions of casteism. They defied slavery of hundreds of years and now vowed to live a free and dignified life henceforth. All of them resolved to leave meat, alcohol, addiction, smoking, gambling and follow the ideals of Sri Rama, Sri Krishna, Veer Hanuman and Maharshi Dayanand. They also resolved to become Vedic role models to attract entire world to Vedas. They took oath of avenging tortures on them in last 65 years in Pakistan by spreading Peace, tolerance and showcasing why they love Hinduism, why they live for Hinduism and why they can die for Hinduism.
Today’s event was a slap in the face of those who believe that women and ‘lower caste’ people cant perform Yajna or cant have Yajnopaveet/Janeu. Yajnopaveets were distributed to all regardless of caste and gender. And Agniveer is committed to spearhead this crusade against caste and gender inequality till it ends. Those who criticized that Hindu women have less religious and social rights than men, this programme has its immense effect to shift their views so that girls and women are also given their rights of sacred thread and Vedas as well through this unique event.
In his address, Shri Sanjeev Newar – Founder, Agniveer urged the Pakistani refugees to be not just survivors but be role models. He explained that this Janeu Sanskar is a vow that they will not only assert their commitment to Hinduism, but set such examples that whole world is attracted to Hinduism. He urged them to understand what true Hinduism is, what a true Arya is and become true Arya – noble ones. The Pakistani brothers and sisters agreed with wet eyes.
Dr D K Garg asked them to take a promise that they will shun all vices forever and say no to alcohol, tobacco, smoking, meat. They all willfully agreed. He also offered jobs to 50 of them in his organization along with home, electricity and every other facility for dignified living. But they must strive to be Vedic role models – that was the precondition.
Apart from Yajnopaveets, clothes were also distributed to the families that Agniveer’s representatives have collected from across India. Shri Ronak, Shri Bipin and many other Agniveer representatives led the massive campaigns for collecting clothes and medicines for this cause. Volunteers from Spiritual and nationalistic organizations like Art of Living worked hand in hand to make this campaign a success. Agniveer thanks all individuals and groups that helped in this Seva mission directly or indirectly. Once again many thanks to our Agniveers Bipin and Ronak for their restless efforts.
The role of Dr D K Garg, who is the mastermind behind this whole event, the initiative of Dr Anil Arya for his invaluable leadership in making this event a success, and lastly the tireless effort of Chandra Nahar Singh, modern day Bhamashah, with folded hands who has been giving shelter, protection and doing everything for these brothers and sisters in distress, set an incomparable example of humanitarian services, which are denied by the shameless Central Govt. in Delhi.
Good news is that after 70 children of these families have been offered free education till graduation by Arsha Gurukul Noida, Arsha Gurukul Hasanpur and Arsha Gurukul Faridabad, local administration has also agreed to provide primary education to all children of these families free of cost. Children were distributed school bags and books in today’s event.
The programme was more attractive with singing devotional song and ended with taking prasadam (grand sacramental food) with all.