THE HINDU Sammelan, organised by the RSS here to wrap up the birth centenary programmes of second RSS Sarsanghchalak MS Golwalkar or Guruji in Mahakoshal area, passed off peacefully on Tuesday.
Bharatiya Janshakti general secretary Prahlad Patel was among those present at the programme, which was held during the relaxation of curfew in the city.
Heavy police force was deployed near the venue of the Sammelan and the policemen kept a close watch on the major thoroughfares of the City.
However, shops in many parts of the city remained closed, apparently apprehending trouble. Prohibitory orders have been clamped in the city since January 25 following tension over removal and tearing of religious posters of the Jain community’s Gajarath Samaroh.
Jai Shree Ram, Jai Bharat Mata Ki, Jai Ganga Maiya, and Jai Narmada Maiya rented the air at the venue of the Hindu meet which was addressed by Guruji Birth Centenary Programmes Committee national president & Bharat Mata Mandir, Hardwar founder Swami Satyamitranand.
The Swami said that Guruji was a great nationalist who worked tirelessly throughout his life to bind the Hindu Community. He urged the Hindus to ensure protection of cow and oppose religious conversion.
The Swami said that there was no place for untouchability in the Hindu society and urged the gathering to fight casteism. He said that there was a dire need for the Hindus to unite to defeat the threat from across the borders.
Speaker Ishwardas Rohani, Minister of State for Fisheries Moti Kyshap, Jabalpur MP Rakesh Singh, MLAs Harendrajeet Singh alias Babbu, Anchal Sonkar and Sharad Jain and Bhartiya Janshakti leader Prahlad Patel were also present at he meet.