Veteran Congress leader Virendra Kataria, who was sworn in as the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Puducherry, visited a temple, church and mosque here on Thursday.
The former Rajya Sabha member visited the Manakula Vinayagar temple along with his family and offered prayers at the renowned temple. They were received with “Poorna Kumbham” by the authorities of the temple trust.
The 21st Lieutenant Governor of the UT also visited the Samba Kovil (Immaculate Conception Cathedral) on the Mission Street accompanied by his family members and offered prayers in the presence of Archbishop Antony Anandrayar. Later in the day, Kataria also went to a mosque at the Mullah Veethi and paid obeisance. The L-G, in his Ramadan message, greeted Muslim brethren and said, “The fasting (during the month of Ramadan) teaches one to not only control one’s physical desires but also helps in curtailing emotional anxieties. “Fasting inculcates a sense of sharing and, therefore, we feel compassion for all beings. It fosters a sense of universal brotherhood and this is perhaps why prophet Mohammed had given it a special status among all the tenets of Islam,” he added.