Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, Sep 12: People of all communities take part in the Sri Vidya Vinayaka Sarvajanika Ganeshotsava which has entered its 38th year and is organized by Sri Vidyaranya Kalavrinda Ullal. Right from procession till immersion of the idol of Lord Ganesha non-Hindus also take part with same devotion.
Hoige of Ullal has members of Catholic community in large numbers. They also have King Star Seva Samiti. The members of this committee not only extended greetings to Ganeshotsava but also partook in the immersion of the idol and even got down into the pond in an exhibition of excellent communal harmony.
Veena Shanti D’Souza, member of Ullal municipality, Naveen D’Souza, Riyaz, Prem Prakash D’Souza, Cyril John D’Souza and Shiny D’Souza welcomed the procession of Lord Ganesha.
The members of Ullal municipality opine that this a great gesture by the people of other communities in Ullal, which is called as communally sensitive area by the police and administration.
The idol of Lord Ganesha was immersed every year at Ullal Uliya first bridge area. However, this year it was immersed in Netravati river as the backwater area is filled with sewage water. So all the Catholics who reside nearby took part in the immersion of the idol.