Using their freshly ‘secular’ and recently ‘liberal’ image ahead, Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena has resolved to organise an ‘Azaan Recitation Competition’. The announcement was produced by Shiv Sena South Mumbai Division head Pandurang Sakpal.
Defending the choice, Shiv Sena division main Pandurang Sakpal said that the Azaan recitation level of competition will be held in line with Bhagavad Gita recitation competition. Slamming the critiques who named Sena’s move as an try to cosset Muslim minorities in the condition, Sakpal reported the selection was taken to really encourage Muslim young children to recite Azaan.
Speaking about how the strategy of keeping an Azaan recitation competitors crossed his brain, Sakpal claimed, “I dwell next to the Bada Kabristan in Marine Strains. That is why I get to hear the Azaan every single day. I have found the Azaan to be wonderful and pleasing. Whoever hears it at the time, eagerly waits for the subsequent routine of Azaan. That is why I came up with the plan of holding Azaan competition for the youngsters of the Muslim neighborhood.”
Shiv Sena will reward the winners of Azaan recitation contest: Sakpal
Sakpal also included that rewards will be offered to small children on the foundation of their pronunciation, voice modulation and their recitation. Shiv Sena will bear the expense of the rewards, he said.
“The little ones of the Muslim local community beautifully recite Azaan. The function of trying to keep this competitors is to deliver a platform for gifted artists. I really don’t consider these kinds of a level of competition has taken position in the whole place. This is the very first experiment and we hope it will get a great response,” Sakpal reported.
‘Azaan as essential as Maha Aarti’: Shiv Sena functionary
Sakpal also took a dig at individuals questioning the opposition, saying that this kind of men and women should be disregarded like a “rock of salt” and went on to compare Azaan to ‘Maha Aarti’.
“Azaan lasts for only 5 minutes. So, if anyone is bothered by these handful of minutes, he should be ignored like a rock of salt. The custom of Azaan is various hundreds of years outdated. It is not a new phenomenon. These protestations need to be ignored. Azaan is as important as Maha Aarti. It is a symbol of really like and peace.