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SUMI spreads love, harmony in Malegaon

SUMI activists had on Friday organised a 'Rakhi ceremony' and Gale Milo (embrace) campaign in Pune.

india Updated: Sep 09, 2006 23:43 IST

In the wake of the recent blasts at Malegaon that claimed over 30 lives and left several injured, volunteers of the Students' Unity Movement of India (SUMI) have taken it upon themselves to spread the message of love and communal harmony in the region.

Volunteers of SUMI, an organisation of people from different faiths, would be sent to different parts of the town, according to Col Suresh Patil, who heads SUMI.

"We want to tend to the injured and create a bond of love and friendship, particularly between Hindus and Muslims", Col Patil, told on Saturday.

SUMI activists had on Friday organised a 'Rakhi ceremony' and 'Gale Milo' (embrace) campaign in Pune where Hindus tied Rakhis to Muslims.

"Our objective behind the Rakhi ceremony was to foster brotherhood between the members of the two communities, many among whom are at loggerheads over petty issues. The cloud of misgivings about each other are more dangerous than the motives of the terrorists who want to create a rift between Hindus and Muslims", Col Suresh who retired from Grenadiers Regiment in 1993 said.