People like him do exist. I spotted this person on the crowded Ganpati Visarjan day at Girgaum Chowpatty. The saying which he had on his board caught everyone’s attention. When I went to him and asked him as to what makes him preach such a thing., all he said was ‘beta zindagi dekhi hai humne isliye yeh baat zehan me aayi, dharam bass aapko himmat deta hai mai kehta hu sabse prem karo’ (I have seen life, that is why this thought came to my conscience, religion just gives you strength, I say love everyone).
I asked him ‘Aap kaunse dharm ke hai?’ (What is your religion?). To this he responded, ‘Mai koi dharam ka nahi hu, mai yahi poster le kar Ganpati visarjan, Muharram, Chrishtmas me le kar ghumta hu jisse harr kisi tak yeh sandesh pahucha saku’. (I belong to no religion, I carry this same poster during Ganpati Visarjan, Muharram, Christmas so that I can spread this message to everyone). He went on to tell that he goes to every procession of every religion just to spread his word.
It was really great to meet such a person who spreads the message of love.
Submitted By – Nishidh Singhal