The demand to dissolve the Devasthanam Board was raised in a joint meeting of All India Yuva Sadhu Samaj and Chardham Teerth Purohits held at Chetan Jyoti Ashram on Sunday. It was unanimously decided that if the state government does not withdraw the Chardham Devasthanam Board by October 30, then the Teerth Purohits and Sant Samaj of the four Dhams will start a nationwide agitation from November 1.
Speakers said that on Deepawali, Teerth Purohit and Sadhu Samaj would protest against the Devasthanam Board by darkening homes and temples. Mahant Shivam, National President of All India Yuva Sadhu Samaj said that the government is playing with the Sanatani traditions.
If the Devasthanam Board is not dissolved, the Yuva Sadhu Samaj will start a movement across the country. Suresh Semwal, the convener of Chardham Mahapanchayat, said that the government should immediately dissolve the Devasthanam Board. After November 1, the teerth purohit will start the movement.
Shri Mahant Sanjay of Chetan Jyoti Ashram said that the governments of the country and the state are tampering with the Sanatan traditions, which will not be tolerated. Sant Jagjit Singh, Swami Anantanand, Mahant Prem Anand Shastri, Mahant Shivanand, Shivam Mahant, Harendra Muni, Annatanand, Mahesh Semwal, Rajesh Semwal, Anirudh Uniyal, etc. were present in the meeting.
Demand to start Chardham Yatra
State President of Bharatiya Hindu Vahini Chandramohan Kaushik has demanded to start the Chardham Yatra at the earliest. Sending a memorandum to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, Kaushik said that the business of traders of many districts including Haridwar is dependent on Chardham Yatra. Schools, colleges, cinema halls, factories, and malls have all opened due to the reduction of Kovid infection, but the Chardham Yatra, the center of the faith of Hindus and the main source of livelihood for the businessmen of Uttarakhand, is closed. He said that the Chardham Yatra should be started very soon as per the sentiments of the people.
Ganga devotees will gather to give an edge to the movement
Ganga devotees from across the country will gather in Haridwar to revive the Ganga Raksha movement. On the completion of one month after the fast of Brahmachari Atmabodhanand, a meeting will be held in the Mother House on September 19 and a strategy will be prepared for the movement. The movement has been started once again on behalf of Matri Sadan Ashram for six demands related to the protection of Ganga.
Brahmachari Atmabodhanand has been fasting since August 18. According to Matri Sadan, many times assurances and letters have been given regarding the demands, but no steps have been taken so far. That is why Atmabodhanand is fasting. It has been 26 days since his fast.
Swami Shivanand Saraswati, Param President of Matri Sadan, said that on September 19, a meeting would be held in Matri Sadan to fulfill other demands including Ganga conservation. Ganga devotees and environmentalists from different regions of the country will participate in this. After discussing in the meeting, the further strategy of the movement will be made.