Mass prayer gathering for Sri Lanka Tamils –Protest against War
A mass prayer gathering was held on 1st May 2009 at Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple , Batu Caves Selangor , Jointly organized by Malaysia Hindu Council and Sri Maha Mariamman Dhevasthanam .
More than 1000 people attended the event that started with pooja and group prayers.
The organizer called upon everyone to seek the blessing of Lord Muruga to enlighten the embattling forces in Sri Lanka to stop fighting and empower them to think for the betterment of the people of Tamils in Sri Lanka .
The event brought many organizations and temples together. Representatives from various movements spoke in full zest. They were UNITED in condemning the war and demanded the safety and welfare of the innocent SL Tamils.
The Council President Dato R.Nadarajah told the public that a memorandum will be submitted to Malaysian government through Foreign Ministry stating council’s resolution requesting
Malaysian government to condemn the war through the Sri Lankan embassy in KL ,
Indian High Commission to initiate peace and ;
UN to call for stricter implementation of cease-fire and a special session to address the plight of Sri Lanka Tamils.
Deputy Minister Dato M Saravanan , Dr. Rajendran of Hindu Dharma Mamanrdam , Advocate Mr.Pasupathi also spoke on behalf of their respective movements
The function concludes with prayers and offering of flowers to the lotus feet of Almighty Lord Muruga by everyone.
In another note, the President of MHC expressed the will power of the council to associate with any movements that think and work for the betterment of our society.
He seeks NGOs and political parties to UNITE as brothers and sisters of a Hindu community in Malaysia .