100,000 Dalits go refuge to Buddha: Mumbai 27th May

27May07

Thousands of tribal and Dalit Hindus in India are to embrace the Buddhist faith at a huge gathering in Mumbai. The ceremony, which may be presided over by Tibet’s exiled leader, the Dalai Lama, is billed as the largest religious conversion in modern India. The converts hope to escape the rigid caste system in which their status is the lowest.

Right-wing Hindus have often opposed conversion, pushing some Indian states to restrict legal changes of faith. The organisers say the number of people to convert in Sunday’s ceremony could go up to 100,000, easily the biggest mass conversion in India’s recent history.

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Pic01: Monk Gathering a day before

Marathi writer Lakshman Mane ( leader of Pardhi community) has been touring districts of Maharashtra since 14 April last to mobilise people belonging to 42 nomadic tribes to reach Mumbai for Buddham Sharanam Gachchhami .

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Pic02: New casteless energy in Indian Youth (Courtesy: Sundaytimes)

Not only in India
but ………

Simultaneous inspiring upheals are going on in International circuit.
Youth in India has awaken to the call of suffering world. Click here & listen to pleasing speech of an Indian young intellect addressing international audience in USA; spreading word of Buddha thru action oriented philosophy of Dr Ambedkar (Courtesy BerkeleyB O).  Role models in Making!!

 

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Watch more on International media ….

1. BBC News

2. Sunday Times

3. LankaOnline

and on Indian media…

1.CNN-IBN7 (video clip)

2. The Hindu

3. Hindustan Times 

4. Indian express

5. DNA

And also see message of Shrilanka President in NewYork Times (Courtesy:Hindustan Times)



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