Bengaluru December 13, 2015: Pledged for a selfless service to the society, focusing to foster Woman’s honour, inculcate human and family values, instill patriotism, sustain environment, conserve forest and protect wildlife and to preserve ecology, 5-day mega conclave Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair-2015 concluded in National College Grounds, Bengaluru.
Nearly 200 major Socio-religious service organisations of Karnataka took in this fair, had set up their stalls to showcase the service activities being run by them. “The Hindu spiritual and service fair provided a platform for spiritual and service organisations and also to motivate, involved the public to be part of the process of social transformation. Nearly 3 lakh unique visitors visited the fair”, said an organiser.
On Sunday December 13, a special programme Param Veer Vandana was held in which spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji, Chakravarti Sulibele addressed the gathering. 5 former soldiers were felicitated during the occasion. Lakshman Birannavar, Gopichand Venkatesh Savvaser, Abdul Hamid Aminsahab Mullah, Basavanneppa Karge and Rehman Dastageer Bagewadi were the former soldiers being honoured during Paramaveera Vandana. Dr Vijaya Sankeshwar, Chairman of Reception Committee of HSSF, Dr Mohan Manghnani, Vice-President of Reception Committee of HSSF were on the dais.
Prizes were distributed Students who won in various competitions held as a part of HSSF-2015. In various competitions held, nearly 3000 students participated.
Afternoon, a special dance show based on Yoga postures was performed by ‘Yogashree’ group, a forum for Yoga in Bengaluru. Later Dr Aralu Mallige Parthasarathi and his team chanted ‘Samoohika Vishnu Sahasranama’.
At the valedictory, Dinesh Kamat, National organising secretary of Samskrit Bharati addressed the gathering. “This Mela is successful in its goal. This fair was all about a self-realization of ourselves. We should respect ourselves. Its all about realising our legacy, culture and traditions, more importantly the practice of ‘seva‘ by common citizens of this nation” said Dinesh Kamat.
Our temples are not just centers of worships. but are the centres of social transformation, said Dinesh Kamat quoting the example of Siddaganga Math in Karnataka for its great service for education. Several such organisations are involved in silent social transformations, he said.
“Doing service to another without any expectation in return is called Seva. Its a vision given by the our Dharma.Ours is a nation based on values of Dharma. ” added Dinesh Kamat.
Noted Scientist, Head of Mangalayan Project Dr Mailaswamy Annadorai was the chief guest on valedictory. ‘Science and Spiritualism are always will work together in service of humanity’, he said.
Pujya Sri Sri Adrishya Kada Siddeshwara Swamiji of Kanheri Math, Pujya Sri Sri Siddlinga Swamiji of Siddaganga Math of Tumkur and Pujya Sri Mangalanathanand Swamiji of Ramakrishna Math Bengaluru addressed the gathering during the valedictory.
At night, a special dance show ‘Rashtradevobhava’ was performed by Sanatana Natyalaya Mangaluru.