Two heartwarming interfaith stories from India in the last few days...
Updated: Jan 29
We celebrated our 71st Republic Day on 26th January, a day the constitution was formally adopted for governing the country. India is a country where there is no state religion and freedom of religion is a fundamental right. Secularism is enshrined in our constitution, that is the only way a diverse nation such as ours could be governed.
I came across two news stories one in a small town in Kerala and another in a village near Lucknow, these truly epitomize religious harmony and the ethos of our constitution. The local mosque committee in Cheravally in Kerala hosted a Hindu wedding, since the mother of the bride could not afford to host one after she lost her husband. Noorul Hassan a muslim from a village near Lucknow, donated a part of his land to rebuild a temple, the local community use it for their prayers. These are simple people with no political ambitions, they are only helping their neighbours, they just happened to be from a different religion. These give me so much hope :)