Belthangady, Nov 28,2016 : People of India need to respect all religions and maintain harmony in the nation. The students and younger generation have a greater role in this regard and they also need to have the keenness to understand the essence of all religions, said V Gopala Gowda, retired judge of Supreme Court. He was speaking after inaugurating the 84th All Religion Conference held at the Amritha Varshini Auditorium at Dharmasthala on November 27, Sunday evening as part of Laksha Deepotsava.
Greatly appreciating the Sarva Dharma Sammelans being held at Dharmasthala every year, he said it goes a long way in promoting peace and amity in the society.
Earlier, the Conference was inaugurated by Sri Niranjana Sri Jagadguru Fakira Siddarama Mahaswam of Shirhatti Shree Jagadguru Fakireshwar Samsthana. He said it was love that brings hearts and minds together. Urging peope to shun hatred, he said it was only that life can be meaningful.
Dr Jayakumar of Lal Bahaddur Shastri National Sanskrita Vidya Peetha of Delhi spoke on harmony in Jainism, while Yakshagana artiste Jabbar Samo spoke on "Islam Dharmadalli Samanvaya Drishti.’ Fr Prashanth Wesley D’Souza, Director of Dharward Vidyaniketan delivered a talk on "Christa Dharmadalli Samanvaya Drishti."
Dr D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala presided ovr the function.
D Harshendra Kumar, Vice President of Reception Committee, Prof. S Prabhaker, Vice President of SDM Institutions ad others were present.