Udupi: Souharda Nadige-Sahabalve Convention gets massive response

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (HB)

Udupi May 14: “Some classes of society are trying to sow poisonous seeds in Udupi to disturb the peace and harmony here. But we will not let them to reap any benefit from it,” said Yogendra Yadav, human rights activist, at the Souharda Nadige-Sahabalve Convention programme.

The programme was jointly organised by Sahabalve Udupi and Karnataka Progressive Associations Federation on Saturday May 14, at Christian School ground here.

Yogendra Yadav further said, “It is not important whether we will win or lose, but how and when we will be win is important. If we fail to win, we are not eligible to live here. We will fight until we secure a victory.

“We will start spreading harmony right from Udupi, where some creatures are trying to disturb harmony. Some people are trying to divide this country, but we will unite them. They are trying to create two classes of citizens like owner and tenants. But in reality, all are equal according to the Constitution.

“Hindi is not a national language. It is not mentioned in the Constitution. Kannada is as old as thousands years.

“Secularism means 'Sarva Dharma Samabhav', treating all religion equally. Right to equality, Right to culture and Right to religion. Respect each other’s religion. Secularism is not a gift of British, but a gift of our Constitution.

“Someone is trying to portray himself as God, but God considers all together with no discrimination. They are issuing certificates on who is nationalist, loyalist and anti-nationalists. The country has existed since 5,000 years. It will be there even after us. Secularism is nothing but religion of this country.

“Those who are creating spreading hatred among people in the society are anti- nationalists. Those who respect each other’s religion and believe in unity, are the true patriots.

“We have the legacy of Basavanna and Gouthama Buddha and we have the Constitution with us,” he said.

Sasikanth Senthil, a retired IAS officer, in his presidential address, said, “We should celebrate the 'idea of Indian' and brotherhood. Samarasya Nadige is the foundation for that celebration. We were keeping quiet by seeing these developments and that is the main problem.

“There are people with two mind sets in the society. Some people do want any discrimination and some want to create terror and hatred among public. But we should live in brotherhood. People who create differences exist in every religion.

“As much as 70% of the population does not raise its voice against injustice. We should create a good environment for our future generations. We should raise our voice and speak for future. We protect the soul of India.

“Udupi is going to be very strong. Udupi has started responding against injustice. This work should be done through youths and help reach these ideas to the villages,” he said.

Before the convention, a procession, ‘Samarasya Nadige’, was held from Martyrs memorial ground, Ajjarkad here.

The procession commenced from Ajjarkad, passes through Jodukatte-Court Road-Diana circle-Triveni circle-Clock Tower-Kediyur Hotel-City Bus stand road, back to service bus stand nearby road-Clock tower (left side) road-Triveni circle-Diana circle-old taluk office-Mission hospital and reached the ground from Mission hospital road.

Dalit Sangarsha Samiti leaders Mavalli Shankar and R Mohanraj, farmers’ leader H R Basavarajappa, Chamarasa Mali Patil and Chukki Nanjundaswami, K Neela, women rights activist, Dr Belgaum Mohammed Sad, Muslim community leader, Sabiha Fhatima, sub-editor, Anupama monthly and Nazma Chikkanerale, youth activist, launched Samarasya Nadige.

Beautiful tableaus of famous personalities like Narayana Guru, Dr B R Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Mother Theresa, Haji Habdullah, Madhav Mangala, and Dr TMA Pai were displayed in the procession.

Cultural teams like Chande, Dollu kunitha, Kangilu, Dolu, Kerala Chende, seven coloured flags and people from across the state holding national flags participated in procession.

Vinay Srinivas, Bahutva Karnataka delivered the keynote address.

Popular singer M D Pallavi and team performed during the convention.

Yasin Malpe, District Muslim Okkuta, also spoke at the programme.

Several religious leaders from different community like Guru Basava Pattadevaru, Hiremath Samsthana, Balki, Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji, Puthige Math, Jainul Ulama M Abdul Hamid Musliyar Mani, Khazi, Udupi, Chikkamagaluru and Hassan, Fr Vargese Mar Makarios, bishop, Puttur Malankara Catholic Church, Dr Mathe Basavanjali Devi, Basavajnana Mandira, Mysuru, Basavaprakash Swamiji, Basava Dharma Peetha Belgaum, Bhanthe Mathe Maithri, Lokaratna Buddha Vihara, Bengaluru, Moulana Iftikar Ahmed Kasmi, president, Jamiyathul Ulemaye Hind Karnataka, Dr Pranavananda Swamiji, Ranibennur Math, Dr MSM, Abdul Rashid Sakhafhi Zaini Kamil, president, Sunni Yuva Jana sangha, Karnataka, Rev Dr Habert M Watson, principal, Karnataka Theological College, Maulana U K Abdul Azeez Darimi Chokkabettu, secretary, Karnataka Darimi Ulema okkoota, Fr Chethan Lobo, Udupi diocese, Jnani Balaraj Singh, Gurudvara, Manipal were present as guests.

Sahabalve convention committee members like Amrith Shenoy, Fr William Martis, Balakrishna Shetty, Prof K Paniraj, Ibrahim Kota and others were also present.

Veronica Cornelio hosted the programme.





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  • Charles d'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Sahabalve is possible only if this communal stirring BJP is voted out of the nation.

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  • SUSHIL, mangalore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    These efforts to Bring all Indians under one umbrella of Brotherhood is not only timely but should happen all over India , to Counter hatred and polarisation that is prevailing in the country to Help make India great.

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  • g m hegde, udupi

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Hearing speech of these people, public thought they themselves are poisonous & it would be better to maintain distance. Hordes of outsiders were brought in buses to poison air of udupi. People are smart, cant be fooled by these people

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    All these conventions are absolutely useless as long as the government and politicians continue polarisation for vote bank politics.

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  • Oz, Muscat

    Sun, May 15 2022

    The day we stop religion, caste, creed we will flourish or else we will perish

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  • ca girishkk, Valencia/M'lore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    After looking at the saffron color of the Swamiji's & Bishop's attire..., there is nothing much to conclude that this is a true... Sauharda & Sahabalve....!!!!! , Time to restore the temple town's credentials as peaceful city in the whole of Hindustan..., The burden is on the people of Udupi..., sans politicians...,

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  • Prakas, Bengaluru

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Befitting reply to Dirty Politics/Politicians. It's nice to see the people from All Communities of UDUPI Dist. joining together and telling the Dirty Politicians, we want to live PEACEFULLY! !! Good example set for the Whole Nation.

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  • Rudolf D'Souza, Udupi

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Congress nadige

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Ban SDPI & Bajarangdal immediately to make this more success.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    You are wrong. Banjrangdal is just one part of Sangh/RSS. So ban RSS and it's affiliates. PFI was born to counter retaliate Sanghi organisations as sometimes Loha Lohe ko kaat ta hai. If there was no such gunda organisations from Sangh then there would have not been PFI. Regarding SDPI it's a political affliate of PFI... They created it in a manner of BJP which is political affiliate of RSS.

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  • Prakash, Mlore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Stage is set for 'AAP ' !! BJP has given only communal disharmony to Karnataka. All the developmental projects are raining in UP, Gujrat and Delhi.

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    super excellent great. i support this

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  • Khursheed, abu dhabi

    Sun, May 15 2022

    All Hindus are not anti minorities but all anti minorities are few chaddi bhakt Hindus.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Wonderful initiative to bring the silent majority to the forefront to prevent dividing people sowing the seeds of hatred by some communal elements which are let loose by some politicians backed by some hidden agenda orgs. These need to be spread across our state and with unity we can defeat fascist ideology of minority fringe groups. God Bless this Unity in Diversity.

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  • Mann, Bangalore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    When you see these pictures, hatred and malice disappears from society. This is picture of true India . Politicians don’t represent us , they just divide us . We must not let divide and rule policy to come our way . Just live and let live . Life is too short to be harbouring hatred and grudges. Life flourishes with love and not with hate .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, May 15 2022

    There is only One God the Creator ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, May 15 2022

    And everyone has to go through their karma whatever work they have done.... What you reap so shall you reap....

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Dalits backward and Dravidian must come out from the provocative words of Aryan people. They pour poison in the society and divide society and spread hate The people of coastal belt read history of our ancestors from kings to common man. The contribution to the society peace and love and joy and living together. No difference was there.it was existed even before 15 year back . The society must come out clutches of politicians and religious leaders and follow the principles of our ancestors

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    one can imagine the displeasure in the BJP ranks at this display of good sense.

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  • Hussein, Moodbidri

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Great! Thank you Daiji for nice coverage. Congratulations for successful event. People from all faith in one place has brought some hope, in a time of communally polluted atmosphere of Udupi district.

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  • CHARLES SALDANHA, Malad -Malwani

    Sun, May 15 2022


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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, May 15 2022

    BJP is Exposed ...

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    This is the Real Engine of growth, peace and prosperity. Here everyone sees other as a human being and as an Indian. No prejudice, No injustice and No disharmony. This is good for body, mind, soul and The Country. All for One, One for All. Keep Going and God Bless. Unfortunately our govt is against this virtuous issue.

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