‘Offerings Of Temple’ Used To Beautify, Modernise And Renovate Masjids And Churches Under Aradhana Scheme In Karnataka!

– An RTI filed by Girish Bharadwaj has revealed that under the Aradhana Project (Yojana) non-Hindu religious centres are eligible for financial assistance for the renovation, maintenance, construction of community centres and undertaking complete overhaul, beautification of such non-Hindu religious places.

– This comes at a time when the priests of Government managed temples are getting a meagre pay of Rs.3,000/- per month.

– Families of Hindu priests are unable to meet the ends and debt-ridden

– ‘Hundi Kanike’ (Offerings given in the form of money) of temples managed by Muzrai department is being blatantly misused for minority appeasement.

– There is no State body which regulate the offerings of Mosques, Churches etc.

– Ulterior motive of ‘Aradhana Project’ revealed

Have you ever wondered that the ‘offerings’ you donate to the almighty would be used for the development of community centres, Mosques and Churches? A shocking revelation from a Hindu activist and president of Punarutthana Trust Shri Girish Bharadwaj has revealed that under the ARADHANA SCHEME of the Karnataka State Government, funds recieved to the Muzrai Department has been earmarked for the development of Non-Hindu religious centres.

Girish had filed an RTI with the Hindu Endowments Department with the following queries:

  1. Under the Aradhana Scheme, are Non-Hindu entities/organisations eligible to recieve funds?
  2. Details of funds disbursed under ARADHANA YOJANA?
  3. Total amount of funds disbursed under ARADHANA YOJANA to Non-hindu entities/organisations.

In its detailed reply to Girish Bharadwaj (certified copies of the RTI are available with Satya Vijayi) the Hindu Endowments Department says that the following religious minorities are also eligible under the Aradhana scheme, which includes:

  • Muslims
  • Christians
  • Sikh
  • Jain
  • Buddhists
  • Parsi
  • Anglo Indian

Under the Aradhana Project (Yojana) non-Hindu religious centres are eligible for financial assistance for the renovation, maintenance, construction of community centres and undertaking complete overhaul, beautification of such non-Hindu religious places.

Incidentally, only Hindu Temples are subject to such ‘scrutiny’ and the offerings of such temples are being disbursed for the development of other religious centres, which is totally unacceptable. The Hindu priests (Archakas) are paid a pittance and their life; especially in Karnataka has been miserable. The priests are currently paid a salary of Rs.3,000/-. While Hindu priests are leading a life of poverty unable to meet the ends; the Government is using the offering of the Hundi to beautify other religious centres for minority appeasement.

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