14 People from 4 Families Convert to Hinduism19/06/2012 00:23:17 Press Release
Mumbai, 17th June 2012 : In the event organized by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) here on Sunday 14 People from 4 families converted to Hinduism. It included 8 Christians & 6 Muslims. Braving the heavy Rains all of them arrived here in Wagheshwari Devi Temple to embrace the Vedic faith. The Programme was organized under the leadership of VHP Zonal Secretary Shri Anand Kumar Pande in Filmcity, Goregaon East. It Included Christians who were converted 3 years back like the family of Dinanath Jaiswal, a resident of Pimpripada Slum to some of them who were born in Muslim or Christian faith & were never Hindus before until today like, Ameen Zaheer Khan an Engineer with a multinational company who now changed his name to Aman Kumar Malhotra & Faisal Ansari a small time businessman who became Amit Tiwari. All of them performed the Shudhikaran Yagna & recited Vedic Shlokas while undergoing the process of initiation into Hindu Religion.
It also included a Poor Widow Nasreen Shaikh & her two children Chand Nasim Shaikh (son) & Jasmine Shaikh (Daughter), who has now decided to name her son as Vinayak Pawar & her daughter as Pooja Pawar. As per her after attending the prayers organized by VHP in her area she felt relieved & starting liking Lord Ganesha,who helped her to pass the rough phase which she had to go through after her husband passed away. Same were sentiments of other participants, as per some of the Christians they were earlier Hindus but were misled by Missionaries of Tabor Ashram in Kalyan ( a Pentecostal Sect) that after converting to Christianity they would leave alchohol & their economic conditions will improve & as adviced by Pastors they threw the photos of Hindu Gods & Goddesses in near by lake, but even after years things never changed & after meeting VHP workers & attending the Prayer sessions organized by VHP in their area they decided to return back to Hinduism by their own free will. As per the VHP Zonal Chief Shri Anand Kumar Pande “ we will continue to preach Hinduism to unreached people so that they can get the esscence of the great Vedic Culture which they had forgotten after being cheated and left at the mercy of those who are known for their crafty designs”.
VHP District Chief Secretary ,Shri Arvind Dubey presented each family a photo of Lord Shiva & a copy of Ramcharitmanas. Bajrang Dal District organizer Shri Shushil Upadhyay administered all of them the pledge after which they were accepted in the mother faith. Other members present were the VHP Jint Secretary Shri KV Ramchandran Nair, VHP Oshiwara District Secretary Shri Aneesh Nair,VHP Joint Unit Secretary Shri Kannan Swami & RSS District Joint Secretary Shri Suhas Vaidya.