K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: After a gloomy last year where the people could not celebrate the Ganesh chathurthi celebrations due to the outbreak of the deadly virus, it was a comeback time during this year celebrations with the people celebrating the festival with religious fervour and gaiety in the district.
The Karimnagar district, which had set an example for communal harmony, had again emerged as a role model in maintaining religious harmony with the Muslim intellectuals, students, business community and others participating in the festivities by providing the devotees with buttermilk, badam milk and drinking water at Rajiv chowk in Karimnagar town on Sunday evening.
The Muslims under the banner of “Hindu-Muslim Bhai Bhai” by the Zam Zam welfare society had welcomed all the devotees participating in the Ganesh immersion procession at Rajiv chowk in Karimnagar town by setting up a stall to serve water, buttermilk and badam milk to the people.
Usually, there is an air of tension around Ganesh idol immersion procession programmes and the police personnel are deployed in large numbers to prevent any untoward incidents. To put an end to such a tense atmosphere, the Muslims in the town took part in the celebrations by welcoming the devotees participating in the immersion procession by quenching their thirst and won accolades.
Commissioner of Police V Satyanarayana personally visited the stall and appreciated the Muslims for participating in the Ganesh immersion procession and promoting communal harmony in the town. Additional DCP (law and order) S Srinivas, ACPs Tula Srinivas Rao, K Srinivas, B Vijay Kumar and other police officials also visited the stall.