Lok Satta

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 11:58

Dr. JP greets Muslims and Hindus

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Conveying his greetings to Muslim and Hindu brethren on the eve of Ramzan and Vinayaka Chaturthi, Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan said that the festivals should remind them of their common culture, traditions and history.

India is the only nation in the world known for its fusion of diverse cultures over millennia Dr. JP said and recalled in a media statement that Hinduism and Islam have co-existed peacefully since the advent of Islam in India in the eighth century. Their composite culture, shared language, lifestyle and even fusion of religious thought testify to the versatility and syncretism of India.

Against the backdrop of the momentous happenings in the country in the last few weeks, all of us should move forward with confidence and hope to build a great future for our children even as we celebrate the festivals.

“While we all have our own conception of god and religion, we are human, with common history, and more important, a common fate binding all of us. Our love of families and our dreams for our children; our hopes for a better India and our anger against corruption and humiliation; and our sense of joy and beauty and courage and compassion – all these unite us much more than our diversities divide us. Let us rejoice in the good tidings, and celebrate our composite culture and common civilization” said Dr.JP.