Ven. Gnanasara Thera visits quiz winner Shukra Munawwar
Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera visited Shukra Munawwar in Katugoda, Galle following her two million rupees win in the recent TV quiz competition and extended his good wishes. He said that she must be made use of for the betterment of the country.
Various groups including social service activists from various communities have paid courtesy calls on the winner, who hails from an underprivileged family in Galle.
While commenting on the achievement, Gnanasara Thera said this country needed children of her calibre from the Muslim community and added that he will extend his cooperation to traditional Muslims in the region to prevent extremist views from spreading.
He had also given some gifts during his visit.
(Source: Ceylon Today – By Naalir Jamaldeen)
That’s an admirable ‘Building Bridges Initiative’ from a true Sinhala Buddhist leader, Ven Galgoda Atthe Gnanasara Himi.
Well done Sir, hope many others follow.
This is a kind gesture. Media demonized Ven. Gnanasara. Sukra Munawar is a talented daughter of SL and this curtesy call will go a long way.
This daughter , at even her young age, of course, has a good vision that is implicitly indicating social harmony that is commendable. She will understand every thing in a favorable direction somewhat away from traditionally Muslim thinking. She has proved the benefits of social integration against isolating from other groups in name of religion and cultural practices. So we have to appreciate her teen age knowledge and vision more than wining from the Laxapathi program. She will be a harbinger of ethnic harmony in future to certain level all over the world. One day she will join hands with Malala.
For me always Islamic child marriage and polyandry look like a cancer for our social harmony and ethics. They do it in name of their inheritance.