Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SK)
Mangaluru, Mar 28: “We live in a democratic nation, are we not free enough to organize a programme?” asked Charan, the organizer of ‘Rang da Barsa’.
‘Rang Da Barsa’ was scheduled on March 26. The event was raided by Bajrang Dal members who vandalized the venue.
Addressing the media here on Tuesday March 28 Charan said, “‘Rang the Barsa’ was held with the permission of the police department. It was not an unofficial event held under cover but an event held freely on the open ground. Holi is a Hindu religious celebration celebrated by all of us. Mangaluru is an education hub where students from different states of the country come. This programme was not only for students but also a programme where the whole family could participate. Citizens of the city along with their families have participated in the programme organized by us earlier.
“We organize the traditional Holi with a bit of fun as there is no room for any illegality or immorality. We had planned to organize this programme last month, but due to the weather department warning about hot wind blowing in Mangaluru, we postponed this event to this month and organized it on Sunday March 26. We have been preparing for this for a long time. It was not only entertainment here, but also a good platform for business people in different fields. We are making an innovative effort to provide employment opportunities to tens of thousands of people.
“Each and every guest, invitee or ticket holders’ names were registered. We had invested a lot into the event. Who will bear our loss now? Our image has also been damaged as some media platforms have slandered about our programme for the sake of their publicity. Who is responsible for this?
“If they had plans to stop our programme after we made good publicity about our programme on the social media, the miscreants could have contacted the event organizers. We would never have suffered such a loss.
“The attackers are now in police custody. I request the police officials to severely punish them so that no one should ever face a situation like ours due to such scoundrels,” he said.
Organisers Arjun and Jeevan were present.