January 31, 2019
“Don’t believe in violence; to accept views of others is our tradition”: Abhishek Banerjee
National President of All India Trinamool Youth Congress and Trinamool MP from Diamond Harbour, Abhishek Banerjee inaugurated a decorative gate at the entrance of the Boro Kachari temple in the South 24 Paraganas on January 30, 2019.
The gate has been constructed with financial assistance from the state Tourism department where a comprehensive plan worth 56 lakh has been taken up to beautify the surrounding areas.
In a statement, Abhishek Banerjee said, “I practice the rituals of Hinduism privately and I believe that when it comes to work, my religion is humanism.”
He also added that Hinduism teaches people to be tolerant and accept views of others: “We do not believe in violence. We accept and respect the views of others and this is our tradition and heritage.”
The Boro Kachari temple is a budding major tourism hub. The Gajon Utsav and Neel Utsav are celebrated here every year in the month of April, while thousands of devotees offer their prayers every Tuesday and Saturday throughout the year.
It took approximately 10 months for the completion of this ornamental gate.
According to history, thousands of farmers took shelter near the temple when the Marathas had planned an attack on Kolkata. A general belief persists among the people in the area, that Baba Boro Kachari protects the villagers from evil.