7-2-2021 WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH (Post 9240-A)

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7-2-2021 WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH

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This is a weekly ‘HINDU NEWS ROUND UP’ from around the world.

Read by SUJATHA RENGANATHAN .

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Tamil Nadu Governor  hands over Rs 6 crore collected by Kanchi Mutt Seer to Ram Temple

On behalf of the Kanchipuram Sankara Mutt, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has handed over contributions made by devotees to Treasurer of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Theerth Kshetra Trust Swami Govind Dev Giri Purohit on 1st February.

Presiding over the function organized by the Kanchi Mutt. Governor Banwarilal Purohit  said that the ancient Sri Kamakshi Amman temple and the Sankara mutt have a divine and historical link with Ayodhya. He said the Sankara Mutt seers have been closely associated with efforts for a Temple for Lord Ram at his birthplace in Ayodhya.

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday contributed Rs 11 lakh for the construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya. Prasad handed over the cheque to Mohan Singh and Rajesh Pandey, representatives of Sri Rama Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust.

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Vande Mataram to rend air on Chauri Chaura centenary as UP targets world record

  • Uttar Pradesh  government organised a Vande Mataram recitation event and made around 50,000 students recite Vande Mataram in a bid to create a world record.

The Uttar Pradesh government  geared up to create a world record during the Chauri Chaura centenary celebrations, which saw thousands of children from across the state recite Vande Mataram from 10am on February 3 to 12 noon on February 4, said officials.

 Around 50,000 students together sang Vande Mataram in a bid to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records. Currently, this record is held by a gathering of 20,000 who sang it together, said Vinay Kumar Pandey, director, secondary education in the state.

As part of the mission, thousands of students  recorded video clips of their own recital of the first stanza of the patriotic song while standing in the salute pose. They were required to send the clips to their respective schools, which will be uploaded on a link to be made available by the Guinness Book of World Records.

What is Chauri Chaura’ Centenary Celebrations?

February 4th 2021 marks hundred years of the Chauri Chaura incident that had led to Mahatma Gandhi calling off the Non-cooperation Movement.

  1. The incident occurred at Chauri Chaura in the Gorakhpur district of the United Province, (modern Uttar Pradesh) in British India ON 4TH FEBRUARY 1921.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  inaugurated the Chauri Chaura centenary celebrations at Chauri Chaura in Uttar Pradesh on February 4 via video conferencing.

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KANNADA WRITER ATTACKED BY A WOMAN

 Rationalist Kannada writer K.S. Bhagawan was heckled and attacked with ink by a lawyer named Meera Raghavendra while visiting a Bengaluru court on Thursday February 4.

A video of the incident has been circulating on social media. In the video, Raghavendra can be heard shouting that Bhagawan should be “ashamed” of his views on religion.

Bhagawan is a Kannada writer, translator, critic and former professor of English.

A case has reportedly been filed against Miss Meera Raghavendra for wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation. She had earlier filed a private complaint against Bhagawan, saying he had insulted Hindus and the Hindu god Ram. When the writer arrived at the court and got out his car, she attacked him with ink.

“Two months back, he had given a statement in a press meet in Mysore where he claimed there was no religion called Hindu religion. He asked people not to use the word Hindu. This has hurt all the Hindus,” Ms Meera Raghavendra had earlier said.

Meera  also expressed no remorse for her action against Bhagawan, saying she wanted to “teach him a lesson”. “As a lawyer, I respect the judiciary. Besides the law, as a woman born as a Hindu, I wanted to teach him a lesson. This is also a message to people who take undue liberties to criticise Hindus and Hindu religion. People like Bhagawan wouldn’t dare insult or degrade Islam or Christianity.,” she said.

Two weeks ago, Karnataka  state education minister S. Suresh Kumar said government libraries would not purchase his book Rama Mandira Eke Beda (Why Ram Mandir is not Needed) because it could “hurt public sentiments”.

An FIR had also been filed against the author K S Bhagawan  by  Hindu  groups for allegedly insulting Hindu religion and religious beliefs.

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Anna Prasadam to commence in Andhra Pradesh temples

All the major temples, where Anna Prasada Vitarana was implemented but was stopped since the outbreak of Covid-19, can restart the service following precautions.

Endowments in-charge commissioner T Chandra Kumar gave permission to restart the Anna Prasada distribution, but the temple managements have to ensure that the occupancy of the devotees at a time shall be restricted to 50 per cent of the actual occupancy of the hall. 

Similarly, the staff should always wear a face mask and maintain a minimum of four feet distance between the devotees in the queue lines as well as while sitting in the dining halls. 

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NOW, HERE IS A NEWS REPORT FROM KERALA

Hindu Aikyavedi General Secretary RV Babu was arrested for appealing to boycott HALAL products

Hindu Aikyavedi has given a call for state-wide protests against the arrest of RV Babu. Five of the Hindu Aikyavedi activists were earlier arrested for protesting against the Halal symbol in a bakery. The organisation had accused the Halal system of being discriminatory against non-Muslims and eventually leading the monopoly of various businesses in the hands of Muslims.

Earlier in an Interview, RV Babu told Organiser Weekly, “In India Halal certification authority, for example, Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind trust charges a certain amount as fees from the applicant. They give a portion of this amount as Zakat which is used for purposes that trigger suspicion. It is used for providing legal aid to terror accused people who are currently behind the bars. Every such activity is listed on their website,”

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SOME INTERESTING HISTORY NEWS ITEMS HAVE APPEARED IN POPULAR DAILIES IN INDIA

Archaeologists discover Vishnu sculpture from 12th Century AD in Karnataka

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Vishnumurthy sculpture of 12th century AD near a Karnataka temple on January 31. T Murugeshi, associate professor, department of ancient history and archaeology, MSRS College, Shirva who led the discovery said that the idol was discovered in a dilapidated well near the ruined temple filled with architectural remains and laterite bricks.

ANOTHER HISTORY FLASH CAME FROM ODISHA

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Wednesday stumbled upon an ancient structure, believed to be the floor of a temple, while carrying out scientific cleaning of the two acre land adjacent to the Suka-Sari temple complex in BHUBANESWAR.

The structure was unearthed in the wake of the demolition work being undertaken by Odisha Bridge and Construction Corporation Limited and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) as part of the Ekamra Kshetra project for beautification of Lingaraj temple and its periphery.

ANOTHER NEWS CAME FROM TAMIL NADU

TWO SHIVA LINGA STATUERS WERE DISCOVERED IN A BUSHY AREA OF TIRUVANAIKKAVAL AKILANDESWARY TEMPLE . THE TEMPLE IS UNDERGOING SOME  RENOVATION WORK. WHEN THE WALL NEAR KUBERA  LINGESWAR SHRINE INSIDE THE TEMPLE WAS DEMOLISHED THEY FOUND TWO SHIVA LINGAS 3 FOOT AND TWO FOOT TALL IN A BUSH BEHIND THE WALL. PEOPLE HAVE STARTED COMING TO WORSHIP THE NEW STATUES.

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Last but not the least , some interesting news item about Hindu wooden slippers

Khadau’ gains popularity in Maagh Mela

One of the fastest selling items at the ongoing Maagh Mela in Prayagraj this year, is the ‘khadau’  that is wooden slipper.

While it is normal for saints and seers to wear the ‘wooden slipper’ since they avoid wearing leather slippers or shoes for obvious reasons, this year, a large number of devotees, particularly the youth, can be seen wearing the ‘khadau’.

Prem Srivastava, 23, a student from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh who is visiting the Magh Mela for the first time, flaunts his ‘khadau’ wooden slipper  said, “I bought a pair of ‘khadau’ out of curiosity because so many people were wearing it. It has been four days since I am wearing it and I can already feel the difference. I feel more at peace with myself and physically too, I feel better and my shoulder pain has gone.”

Seeing the growing popularity of the wooden footwear, a large number of stalls selling ‘khadau’ have come up in the Magh Mela township and their sales are outstripping the sales of even the religious memorabilia in the Mela.

“Earlier, I could manage to sell two to three pairs of ‘khadau’ in a day but this time, I am selling about half a dozen pairs every day,” said Kamlesh, a wooden slipper’ seller. The ‘khadau’ costs about Rs 300 per pair and prices go up to Rs 900 per pair, depending on the quality of wood.

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