Mangaluru, Oct 14 : The worshipping of Goddesses like Navadurgas, Lakshmi and Saraswathi reveal the high esteem with which women are treated in Hindu religion, said 13 year old Harika Manjunath while delivering the key note address of Nari Shakti Samavesh organised by Durgavahini at Kadri Grounds on October 13, Sunday.
Known as a good orator, Harika said in Hindu Dharma women are considered above men contrary to the allegations that women are not treated on par with men.
"Hindu Dharma always believes in peace," she said and at the same time added that people of the religion will not tolerate any injustice.
Vidya Mallya of Durgavahini said the organisation always highlights the culture and tradition of the land. She said in Dakshina Kannada district Durgavahini had over 50 committees.
VHP District President M B Puranik presided over the function. MRPL Deputy General Manager Lakshmi M Kumaran, VHP leader Mohan Kuttar and many others were present.
Prior to the convention, members took out a procession from Bunts Hostel Circle upto the function venue. The participants were seen sporting saffron petas.