BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
Guwahati, Jan 17: Governor PB Acharya today appealed Jain society to teach the lesson of non violence for the betterment of the mankind as a whole and to stem the ongoing violence in Northeast region to non violence.
Acharya said this while iugurating the Panchakalyak Prstistha Mahotsav at the Nemith gar at Fancy Bazar area here today and said that the ideals of Jainism and the non-violence way of living of the Jain society can go a long way in solving the problems of India’s northeast region, which has remained violent for different reasons for last several decades.
It may be mentioned that the Governor today iugurated the seven-day long Sri Panchakalyak Pratistha Mahotsav organized by the Digambar Jain Panchayat, Guwahati to mark the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Sri Digambar Jain Temple at Fancy Bazar, which was established in 1938.
Thousands of people have thronged the Nemith gar from different parts of the country to take part in the holy celebrations, which was also graced by Digambar Jain Saint 108 Punyasagarji Maharaj. Hundreds of women of the community took part in Kalash procession or Ghat Yatra encircling some areas of the Guwahati town before entering the holy Nemith gar.
“If one wants to learn on how to live life, one should learn this from the Jain saints. The Jains have never used a sword to spread their religion but have created a unique identity by walking on the path of nonviolence,” said Acharya.
“The Jain Society has the blessings of Goddessess Lakshmi and Goddesses Saraswati. Despite being businessmen, the Jains have also become soldiers of nonviolence across the country. The always do punya (holy) works. My appeal to you is that please contribute towards finding out the reasons behind the violence in the Northeast and to solve it,” he said.
Lok Sabha MP Bijoya Chakraborty also visited the Mahotsav on Sunday afternoon.