In Chapter 25 of his book "Why are we backward?" Dr Vishal Mangalwadi observes that on this day India did what God commanded Moses to do in the Old Testament...govern the country according to the law and not according to man.
Happy Republic Day
I watched the grand Republic Day Parade telecast live from New Delhi. It is a colourful and impressive display of our nation 's military strength, progress and development in various fields , art and culture encompassing different religious and ethnic streams.
Tomorrow is the second holy bathing day at the Hindu festival of the Mahakumbh on the banks of River Ganga. Thousands of pilgrims are pouring into our city to camp on the river banks to take a sin purging dip in the river at the auspicious time. People believe their sins will be washed away by Mother Ganga and they will attain salvation , moksha or nirvana through this holy act.
Thousands of security and infra structure etc. workers have come here from all over our state and neighbouring states to smoothly run the activities in the pilgrim city on the river banks.
Some Christian people working in the railways and police department visit our church for worship and Bible study.They are here only for a month or two and will return to their hometowns once their duty in Sangam city is over.
Today I met Police Sub Inspector Santosh who has been coming to our church for fellowship in his off duty hours. I was so thrilled to hear his testimony and what God is doing in his hometown.
He told us that his father was the village Pandit , or man of learning and people used to come to him to study the Hindu Scriptures. One day Santosh took a pastor to meet him. When the pastor explained the way of salvation , the elderly man was taken by surprise. No one had told him things found in the Bible. A seed of faith was sown in his heart which later took root leading him to the Way, the Truth and the Life.