Prayers for Pulwama Bravehearts in Tauranga
The Pulwama attack, considered the worst in decades, has fuelled tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan. Roshan Nauhria, Anil Sharma, Joga Singh from the NZPP travelled to Tauranga to offer prayers at the Sanatan Dharam Mandir along with members of the Indian community. Kuldip Kumar from Tauranga along with Sanjeev Kumar,Sanjeev Dewatt, Roman Daily, Vikram Chhabra, Mohan Lal Daily and the NZPP members lit candles and diyas and said a prayer for the departed souls of the soldiers who have lost their lives in this attack. They also offered prayers for World Peace.
With India still reeling in shock and grief from the terror act in Pulwama that
claimed the lives of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Jawans on
February 14, the Indian community came together to express solidarity with
Anil Sharma said, “More than 50 countries have condemned the attack and
offered support to India. But the community must be careful about motivated
rumours that are being circulated on WhatsApp and other social media
platforms with the objective of setting off one Indian against another as this
will only serve the interest of the foreign enemy", he warned.
Calling on all Indians to stand united at this time, the party President Roshan
Nauhria said "So many people from all religions -- Hindus, Christians, Sikhs
and Muslims who have lived together in India from decades -- are testimony to
the fact that we may have our differences but those are all within a certain
boundary. But when it comes to a foreign enemy, that enemy should be afraid
of us knowing that we stand united.”
Joga Singh also condemned the attack and said these are trying times for the whole country. We grieve
for our soldiers and their families who have lost their brave men. A war cry is not always the solution. We
must remember that every soldier who dies is also somebody’s brother, father or son. At this time of
deep sorrow we must remain strong and united. We must try to combat the divisive forces who are
breaking the country.
A large number of Indians took part in the condolence meeting at the Sanatan Dharam Mandir in
Tauranga on Sunday evening to pay homage to 49 soldiers who
were martyred in the terror attack in Kashmir.