The commission for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Ecumenism of the Archdiocese, Bhopal organized Sadbhavana Rally cum Inter-Religious Meet on 2nd October at Ashaniketan campus, E-6, Arera Colony, Bhopal in view of 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.Archbishop A.A.S. Durairaj said in his address "Mahatma Gandhi, always applied truth, non-violence, mutual respect and sacrifice to solve many national problems. He was a firm believer in social integration and spirituality of non cooperation" he said.
The Archbishop asked the people to follow the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi to ensure a peaceful world."Sardar P. Singh said". We are all born from one God, so we need to realise that we are all members of the same family to maintain peace and harmony in the world.Amil Saheb Shaikh Zohair Shakir the head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, said - When it is possible to come together as one family then it will be possible to spread the divine light of unity in diversity to abolish darkness in society forever.Fr. Maria Stephen, the PRO said "It is the need of the hour for all to come together to work the peace and harmony".
The Peace Rally began with a short motivational talk by Pastor Keshab Pradhan and a prayer by Fr. Augustin PA at 3.30 pm at Assumption Church campus and ended at St. Joseph Co-Ed auditorium at 4 pm followed by Inter&Religious Meet. Fr Alfred D'Suza, the Assistant PRO, welcomed the audience and Mr Sudhir Sharma, the coordinator thanked all the invited Guests and the volunteers. Dr Jaya Peter was anchoring the program. Large number of people including religious participated in the rally.