Buddhism teaches wisdom, compassion and equality which are important features of leading peaceful life. Therefore, like every year on the occasion of Dhammachakra Pravartan Din, the Dhammadiksha Vidhi (conversion ritual) is organized at Deeksha Bhoomi. On Sunday, monk Arya Nagarjun Sure Sasai administered the Deeksha to 1000 person and gave them certificates of their conversion to Buddhism.
On October 14 1956, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar along with his followers converted to Buddhism. To mark this event and to celebrate the 63rd Dhammchakra Pravartan Din, the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar memorial committee organized the programme. On Sunday 200 Shramner and 1000 residents converted to Buddhism. At this time, Chivar Dan (donation of saffron cloth) was given to the Shramner.
The Deeksha programme would continue to October 8. On Sunday along with the member of the memorial committee, Vilas Gajghate hundreds of followers offered prayer and took 22 oaths. The monk explained the importance of the Chivar to the Shramers and asked them to follow the religious path. The Shramners include 10 years old boy to 55 years old man. At present, residents from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chennai, Calcutta, Marathwada, Nashik, Mumbai and other parts of the country are reaching to Nagpur and taking part in the conversion ritual.
Security beefed up
Considering the programmes, security arrangements at Deeksha Bhoomi have been beefed up. Under the guidance of 2 deputy commissioner of police 1600 cops have been deployed. Apart from this, 2 troops of SRP, 2 QRT and 2 teams of RCP are kept on alert. Meanwhile, on Sunday senior police officers took a review of the security arrangements. At 8 pm city commissioner of police Dr B K Upadhay reached to Deeksha Bhoomi and reviewed the security arrangements.
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