Displaying mutual tolerance and having regards for each other's beliefs, this is what forms the foundation of Indian culture.
Even today, several examples can be found across the nook and corner of the country who are keeping this culture intact.
The latest one to join this list is Rohit Shrivastava from Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh, who has set a milestone of Hindu - Muslim camaraderie by becoming the first one to donate money for the building of Ayodhya Mosque.
No matter how many religions we practise in India, but in essence they all are one.
Every religion teaches us to respect the other and be kind and generous to everyone in the universe.
Depicting the same principles, a Hindu man in Lucknow city donated an amount of Rs 21,000 for the construction of the Mosque complex in Ayodhya, also becoming the first one to make the contribution.
A law faculty employee of Lucknow University, Rohit Shrivastava handed over the amount to Indo Islamic Cultural Foundation, a trust constituted by the Sunni Waqf Board to oversee the construction of the Mosque complex.
'Jumu'atul-Wida' is being observed on May 07 but due to COVID-19 crisis, mosques in Lucknow were seen deserted. Uttar Pradesh Government has directed observers to celebrate 'Jumu'atul-Wida' at home due to curfew. Security forces were also deployed near mosques to keep a tab over movement of people. 'Jumu'atul-Widaa' is the last Friday in the month of Ramadan before Eid-ul-Fitr.
Uttar Pradesh Government, in an attempt to curb the coronavirus spread, announced extension of the 'Corona Curfew' till 7 am, May 10. During this time, all restrictions will remain as before and only essential services will continue to be exempted. Meanwhile, as per the new COVID-19 guidelines, any kind of social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious festivals and other gatherings remain banned. Irrespective of this, people in Lucknow's Alambagh Sabzi Mandi put aside the protocols and thronged the market in large numbers. They also violated social distancing amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
As many as 3 persons killed after an oxygen cylinder burst at an oxygen gas filling station located on Dewa road in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow on May 05. Speaking to ANI, Police Commissioner DK Thakur said that while refilling of cylinders one of the cylinders exploded. "While refilling of cylinders, one of the cylinders exploded. 3 people have died so far. One injured is being treated at RML Hospital while 4 others have been shifted to Trauma Centre," said Thakur.
‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is being observed in the country on May 14. Several devotees arrived at a ghat in Varanasi despite COVID restrictions and took a holy dip in river Ganga. Devotees and priests also performed ‘puja’ and other rituals there. ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is an annual Hindu and Jain festival that signifies prosperity.
#AkshayaTritiya #Covid19 #Ganga
For the first time ever, a Hindu woman in Pakistan, Sana Ramachand has passed the country's Central Superior Services examination. She is now selected for the esteemed Pakistan Administrative Services.
#CSSPakistan #HinduWomanCSS #PAS
Tribal tea garden workers in West Tripura organised a Hindu wedding ceremony for two frogs, this tradition is called 'Banger Biye.' This uncanny custom is carried out as the workers believed that it would appease the Hindu rain God, Lord Indra and thus bring rainfall, which would save them from the drought-stricken condition of their tea garden. In the marriage, 2 toads were married performing all the rituals from bath in pond or river to new dresses, exchange of garlands, and applying of vermilion.
Special aarti was performed at bank of Sarayu River in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya on the occasion of 'Ram Navami' on April 21. 'Ram Navami' is celebrated on the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri which marks the birth of Ram, seventh avatar of Vishnu.
Amid surge in COVID-19 infections, first phase of Uttar Pradesh Panchayat polls commenced from April 15. Polling of first phase will take place in 18 districts. People stood in a queue at a polling booth in Ayodhya as they await their turn to cast vote. In Rampur, people came out in good numbers to cast their precious vote.
On the second day of Ramzan month, people visited Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on April 15 to offer early morning prayers. People without masks won't be allowed and sanitizers have been placed in the Mosque premises. Speaking to ANI, Haafiz Mohammad Haneef, the Muezzin of Mecca Masjid, said that there are regular announcements through loud speakers for the people coming to the mosque to offer Namaz by following all the instructions of the government and pray to Allah to end this deadly disease soon. "Use of sanitizers and masks is compulsory to enter the mosque and people are instructed to sanitize themselves before entering the mosque and after leaving," he added. Shoaib, a local said, "We are using masks, which is compulsory for us to enter the mosque. The people are using sanitizers and maintaining social distance and also following all COVID norms."
A couple of days ago, Kangana Ranaut claimed that the photos doing the rounds on social media of bodies floating in a river are from Nigeria. Several reports on the other hand claim the photos are from Ganga in several districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. She has been massively trolled on twitter with many calling UP as Nigeria.
#KanganaRanaut #Nigeria #UPIsNigeria
Video of students at Lucknow University arguing with the Professor for issuing instructions not to dress above the knee, going viral on the internet. In the video, the students could be heard asking the professor ‘What is the problem’ if they wear such dresses. Watch the video.
#RippedJeans #DressCode #UttarakhandCM