With the efforts of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) more than 750 Christians recently returned to the Hindu fold. About 650 people belonging to 144 families and 22 villages of Udaipur district in Rajasthan resolved to join their ancestors? roots at a function held at Richhavar Mata Mandir in Jhadol tehsil on February 29. After performing yajana the saints presented them lockets of Om and pictures of Lord Lakshminarayan. Prominent among those who attended the function included Mahant Murli Manohar Sharan Shastri, Mahant Hariom Sharan of Banswara, Shri Shyamlal Kumawat, president, VHP, Chitaurgarh Prant, administered the Vanvasis the oath of Maharana Pratap that they would not again leave the path of their ancestors, howsoever serious problems they face in their life. VHP Central Dharm Prachar Mantri, Jugal Kishore also spoke on the occasion.
In another function held at Mai village of Kerakat tehsil in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh, more than 100 people belonging to 13 Christian families have returned to the Hindu fold.
The homecoming programme began with Shrishchandra Pathak, the priest, performing yajna in which around 400 people of the village also participated. The Christian families surrendered the Bible and other Christian literature as well as the cross to the RSS Vibhag Pracharak, Anand. Jai Ram Singh, president of Samaj Sanrakshan Samiti and Manoj Kumar, the Village Pradhan presented them lockets of Hanuman, Durga and Shankar and also Hanuman Chalisa. (FOC)