ON THE OCCASSSION OF THE RELEASE OF CD “BUDDHAM SARANAM” A PACKED HOUSE PLEDGES FOR CASTELESS SOCIETY IN INDIA
Onlanka News – By Walter Jayawardhana
The packed audience at the Ravindra Bharathi National Theatre in Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Andra Pradesh, pledged to strive for everything that would make the dream of a casteless society a reality on the occasion of a release of a compact disk entitled, “Buddham Saranam”
The people who gathered there in the national hall was totally focused as they repeated the worlds of the oath that was administered promising to strive for everything to create a casteless society, in the true Buddhist spirit.
Among those on the dais were Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Raja Narasimha, MP G. Vivekanand, MLC Jupudi Prabhakar Rao and revolutionary filmmaker R. Narayanamurthy among others.
The occasion was the release of a CD titled ‘Buddham Saranam’, containing seven songs written by poets Jayaraj and Shakti, with music scored by Ravi Kalyan and showcasing the importance of Buddhism. The numbers were sung by singers Suresh and Sunita, among others. It also marked a pledge to re-dedicate themselves to propagating the ideals of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule and the architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in paving the way for a caste-less society.
They might only be able to “Sing” who lost the Great Buddhism by themselves.
At least could they been able to properly rescue & treat the Buddhist heritages where they stepped in, while being such a big & nuclear powered country..?
I saw a young indian couple sitting on a bench & making love in the holly place where was the Buddha’s 1st preaching at “baranasi isipatana”. That’s how india going to understand Buddhism at present…!
Cannot expect any sympathy to Buddhism in India. The community has made spirituality a commodity over there. During a recent vist to a hindu temple in India, I came across Indian men and women offering to bribe the Priest on my behalf to gain access to the frontline near the deity!