Bhopal Archdiocese in India’s Madhya Pradesh state celebrated a major Hindu festival Aug. 7 as a feature of an activity to encourage amicability and association among various religious groups.
Diocese supervisor Leo Cornelio of Bhopal joined Sikh, Buddhist and Hindu pioneers in observing Rakshabandhan (festival of siblings).
The celebration praises the bond between siblings by sisters tying a hallowed risk on the wrist of siblings, or men who they consider as siblings.
A few schoolgirls tied ornamental strings on the writs of Archbishop Cornelio and different religious pioneers amid the unique assembling the archdiocese sorted out in the state capital Bhopal.
“We are on the whole sisters and siblings of one family, as we are the children and little girls of one God. This celebration goes past any religion and nation to love and believe each other,” the diocesan said as he approached individuals not to submit acts that reason “doubt and partisan divisions.”
The Madhya Pradesh state government is driven by the expert Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party which has been blamed by Christian pioneers for turning a visually impaired eye to radical Hindu gatherings scaring religious minorities in their race to construct a Hindu-just India.