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True symbols of Hindu-Muslim unity

True symbols of  Hindu-Muslim unity
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Several students of a school in Madhira are turning out to be true symbols of Hindu-Muslim unity and ‘Hindu-Muslim bhai bhai’ slogans. A few Muslim students of Saraswathi School are able not only to recite Bhagavad Gita slokas and spread happiness among the residents, but also won prizes. Similarly some Hindu pupils are good at reading the Holy Quran. The school, started nine years back, has 500 students in both English and Telugu mediums.

Several students of a school in Madhira are turning out to be true symbols of Hindu-Muslim unity and ‘Hindu-Muslim bhai bhai’ slogans. A few Muslim students of Saraswathi School are able not only to recite Bhagavad Gita slokas and spread happiness among the residents, but also won prizes. Similarly some Hindu pupils are good at reading the Holy Quran. The school, started nine years back, has 500 students in both English and Telugu mediums.

Md. Sahisha of Khasipuram, now in first year Intermediate, as a student of tenth class in Madhira mandal was able to recite various Gita slokas fluently and effortlessly. Her father, Rahim, a communist leader, is mighty pleased with her rare and incredible performance.S K. Saif, a student of tenth class living in Madhira Employees’ Colony, recites the Gita slokas. A few teachers have been helping the school students in mastering the art of reading both Gita and Quran.

A Hindu girl is learning to read Quran with the help of Muslim students. Her friend K Nazia, in Inter first year, learnt the scripture reading on her own. The students are pursuing intermediate study in Madhira and Vijayawada. Teachers welcomed this trend and said that they are happy that their wards have become ‘sarvamatha doothalu’(messengers of all religions).

Venkateswara Rao, principal of the school, told The Hans India that the students were inspired by the Gita competitions being conducted since five years. He said they had showed interest, as both Hindus and Muslims were encouraged to take part.
Rao himself knows Urdu, thanks to his friendship with Muslims since childhood. ‘They have been encouraging me to take up such innovative and path-breaking steps aimed at strengthening the bondage between people of the two communities’, he observed.

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