Udupi All set for Hindu Samajotsava over One Lakh people expected
Udupi: “Preparations are underway in full swing for the Hindu Samajotsava to be held at the Mahatma Gandhi Ground Kunjibettu Udupi here on Sunday, November 26. Hindu Samajotsava is being organised as part of the Dharma Sansad which is underway in Udupi. Around one lakh people of the Hindu community from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and neighbouring Kasargod will participate in the religious meet”, said Prof M B Puranik, Mangalore division chief of Vishwa Hindu Parishad. He was speaking at a press meet held at the Dharma Sansad Media Center on Saturday, November 25.
Prof M B Puranik said, “As per the earlier schedule Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adithayath was to deliver the keynote address but his arrival to the programme is yet to be confirmed due to the Gujarat state assembly elections. VHP International president Praveen Bhai Togadia, Pejawar Math’s Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji and other prominent saints are expected to address the gathering. Volunteers of the Dharma Sansad have launched an intensive door-to-door campaign in the districts urging people to attend the meet and make it a grand success”.
Prof M B Puranik further said, “A procession or Shobha Yatra would precede the Samajotsava. The procession would start from Jodu Katte at 2:30 pm. and pass through the Lions Club, Diana Circle, Kavi Muddana Road, Hanuman Circle, Service Bus Stand, Shiribeedu Junction, City Bus Stand, Kadiyali, Kunjibettu and culminate at the MGM College grounds, where the Samajotsava would be held”.
Vilas Nayak president of Udupi district Vishwa Hindu Parishad was also present.
The district police have made adequate security arrangements for the Hindu Samajotsava. 2000 police personnel from Udupi district and 1400 from outside the district will be deployed to maintain law and order during the programme. As many as 4 ASP’s, 12 DySP’s and 105 PSI’s will be on duty. The services of home guards, KSRP and DAR platoons will also be utilized. Video coverage will be made during the programme in sensitive areas. Check posts have been set up across the district. The police will conduct ‘nakabandhi’ at sensitive areas. The district police have urged people not to pay heed to any rumours or messages.
Deputy Commissioner and ex-officio district magistrate, Priyanka Mary Francis has announced dry days from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm on Sunday, November 26 on the occasion of the Hindu Samajotsava.
Over a lakh people are expected to gather for the Samajotsava. Miscreants are likely to consume alcohol and create law and order problems. As a precautionary measure, sale or distribution of liquor at hotels, wine shops, bar and restaurants in and around Udupi is banned during the mentioned timings and dates.