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Lord Ram is an integral part of our culture, can’t be separated from the soil of India – Arif Mohammad Khan


New Delhi: Asserting that Lord Ram is alive in every single person of this nation, Arif Mohammad Khan, ex-minister and newly appointed Governor of Kerala has said that “either you remember him as Lord or as an Avatar or as a Maryada Purushottam, the king of Ayodhya, he is the center of devotion for millions. Ram cannot be separated from the soil of India and he is an integral part of our culture.”

Expressing his thoughts on the occasion of the release of the book – “Imam-e-Hind -Ram” at the Constitution Club of India, Arif Mohammad Khan added that Culture isn’t associated with faith, rather it is associated with environment, climate, culture and the geographical conditions.

The book is written by Dr. Abdul Aleem and it was released in a program named, Imam-e-Hind Ram – Sabke Ram. Khan was present there as a chief guest.

Khan further said that Kabir’s Ram was in every particle and Valmiki’s Ram was a Maryada Purushottam. All of these are tied to a chord and we should strengthen this chord. He also stressed upon cultural unity in the country. “When God decided to create humans, soul was infused into all human beings,” he said.

Speaking as a special invitee, T.V Kattimani, VC of Indira Gandhi Tribal University, said that people often claim tribals aren’t Hindus. He added that Ram, Sita and Lakshman are present in every tribal language and it’s a proof that we are Hindus.

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, former member Rajya Sabha and a thinker in his presidential address said that it is not right to ask the religion of Ram. Ram is present in every nook and corner of Bharat. He is in every person and he belongs to everybody. This is why attempts like Imam-e-Hind should continue, he stressed.

For the first time in the history, Imam-e-Hind, a Ramkatha in Urdu will be played on stage. Urdu Ramkatha by Adabi Cocktail and Dialogue Initiative is an initiative that’s first of its kind and we don’t find it in Urdu, Khan added.

Professor Bismillah, present as a critic said that Ramlila is played in 14 nations, so Dr. Aleems’s Ramkatha should not only be staged in India but also in entire world.

Dr. Aleem, narrated the chapter of Bharat Milap on this occasion. Dr. Rakesh, a trustee of dialogue Initiative said that despite diversity, Ram is accepted in all castes, cultures and communities of India. Urdu couplets Imam-e-Hind by famous poet Allama Iqbal is a great example of this notion.

Atul Gangwar of Adabi Cocktail confirmed that the organization is planning to organize this play across India. Mushtaq Kak, a famous director has been assigned the task of successfully implementing the project.

Source: VSK Bharat


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