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Ramkatha to bring Hindu-Muslims together near Indo-Pak border
22 September 2007

Rajkot: As politicians debate over the existence of Lord Ram, a unique attempt is being made near the Indo-Pak border to bring Hindus and Muslims together at a "Ramkatha" programme organised at the famous Hajipir dargah in Kutch district of Gujarat. The nine-day "Ramkatha" (story of Lord Ram) is being organised by a well-known religious figure of Gujarat, Morari Bapu, who is known for his understanding of Hindu epics.

The "Ramkatha" will be held from September 22 to September 30 at the Hajipir Dargah in Kutch district near Indo-Pak border, Morari Bapu told mediapersons today.

"At a time when terrorism and communal tensions are prevailing all over the world, this effort will disseminate the message of love and brotherhood", he remarked.
"The objective of organising a Ramkatha inside a dargah is nothing but to build a bridge between the two communities and I’m glad to accept their proposal", he said.

Hajipir Dargah is the center of faith and love for both Muslims as well as Hindus and people from both India and Pakistan participate in the URS held at the dargah every year.
Apart from narration of stories related to Lord Ram, different cultural activities will also be held daily in the evening where artists from both India and Pakistan will participate.

AHMEDABAD: A nine-day Ram Katha, ’Manas Mohabbat’, by spiritual guru and Ramayana narrator Morari Bapu will be held at the Hajipir Dargah in Kutch district from Saturday with a view to bringing India and Pakistan closer and to foster amity between Hindus and Muslims.

The ’Ram Katha’ narration will continue till September 30 and will be attended by Indian and Pakistani artistes among others, who will organise cultural programmes daily in the evening.

The Hajipir Dargah, a famous shrine in Kutch, is visited by a large number of Muslims and Hindus during the annual ’’Urs’’.

Morari Bapu has narrated ’Kathas’ in an airplane, in a steamer and also at Kailas Mansarovar and Amarnath. He has held ’Gandhi Katha’ at the Gandhi Ashram and ’Ram Katha’ in Bardoli to spread awareness on sanitation among tribals and ’Dalits’.

Courtesy: Zee News - Noida,India kutchhis globally , from Mumbai

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