Ravidas worked for removing stigma of untouchability : Dhasmana

Sunday, 25 February 2024 | PNS | DEHRADUN

 The vice president of Uttarakhand Congress Suryakant Dhasmana has said that saint Ravidas was the most prominent social reformer of the fourteenth and fifteenth century. He was addressing a programme organised to commemorate Ravidas Jayanti at Shastrinagar, Kanwali here on Saturday. Dhasmana said that Ravidas conducted a strike on untouchability and superstitions at the time when the Indian society was under firm grip of these social ills. He said that Ravidas was born in a family of poor blacksmiths and his guru was Saint Kabir. Dhasmana said that the Vani of Ravidas find a place in the sacred book of Sikhism.

He said that it is unfortunate that the people leading the society are still engaged in divisive politics in the name of caste and religion in the 21st century.

The president of Ambedkar Mahasangh Avdhesh Katharia, general secretary of SC ST employees’ federation Rajendra Raj and others were present on the occasion.

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