A total of 180 people belonging to 36 families of eight villages under Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh returned to their ancestors’ roots at a homecoming ceremony on March 17. The function was organised under the banner of Shravasti Naresh Rashtraveer Suheldev Dharma Raksha Samiti. Over 500 people from ten adjoining villages also attended the function.
Prior to the formal home-coming ceremony, a yajna was performed in which all the people offered ahutis. Village purohits Shri Raghvendra Mishra and Shri Ramashankar Mishra conducted the yajna. All the people who returned home had embraced Christianity following allurement offered by some Christian priests.
Community leaders Shri Sandip Yadav and Shri Sunil Kumar Singh said untouchability has no place in the Hindu society and after Independence it is a punishable offence. He said social harmony is the strength of the Hindu society and all the sects and communities should live together with complete harmony. Shri Pankaj Singh of Kahatriya Ekta Parishad and Shri Shivdayal Singh of Ghazipur expressed concern over the growing non-Hindu life style among the young generations. They appealed to the people to impart rich samskars of Hinduism to their children. The homecoming ceremony concluded with the aarti of Bharatmata.