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Spiritual help for victims of violence

gurgaon Updated: Aug 15, 2012 23:24 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja

The terror-struck managers, supervisors and engineers at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant – who witnessed the July 18 violence – have been attending meditation and spiritual classes at the Brahma Kumari Om Shanti Retreat Centre (ORC) since July 30.

The centre members have also delivered discourses for the workers arrested on the first day of the attack in Gurgaon jail.

"The first batch of 35-40 managers attended a two-day workshop on July 30-31. Besides meditation, the workshop stressed upon how workers should overcome fear and improve inter-personal relations," said BK Sanjay, a member of the centre.

Nearly 35km from Gurgaon, it is situated in Bhora Kalan, 1 km off the Delhi-Jaipur highway. The participants stayed at the centre during the workshop and got up as early as 4am.

"The session addressed the issue of overcoming fear. The participants included those who were either attacked or witnessed the violence and wanted to overcome fear," said Ashok, a programme coordinator.

He said the decision to conduct training sessions was taken at a meeting held two days after the violence.

On July 18, irate workers had attacked managers, supervisors and engineers at the Manesar plant and burnt properties. The violence erupted after a worker Jiya Lal allegedly slapped a supervisor. A general manager was killed and 100 others were injured.

The Maruti management had declared an indefinite lockout which is in force till date.