CHENNAI:There was a congregation of people from different religions at the ‘Interfaith Vegetarian Iftar Party’ hosted by the management of the Government-Madarsa-I-Azam Mosque on Saturday.
The party conducted for prayer for peace and communal harmony saw even women guests at the mosque. Speaking at the event, Lalitha Balakrishnan, principal of MOP Vaishnav College for Women said this kind of interfaith gathering would help people to know about other religions and their practices. “This is the first time I am entering a mosque and it gives a different feeling. This type of gathering will increase the one’s respect for the religion of others,” she added.
A Faizur Rahman, general secretary, Islamic Forum for the Promotion of Moderate Thought, said such interfaith parties should be conducted in all prominent institutions, which would help to understand people better.
Achim Fabig, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chennai, spoke about global harmony and its strength.
Syed M M Ameen, president, Government-Madarsa-I-Azam Mosque, also participated in the function.