On the occasion of 356th Prakash Parv (Birth Anniversary celebrations) of tenth Guru Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj, Adv Madhavdas Mamtani explained that just as IPC, CrPC and CPC are the laws for resolving disputes, and court protects the plaintiff/defendant who follows the laws, our Shastras like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Nanak Prakash define the code of conduct for day to day life. Just like infringement of law is punishable a person disobeying the rules of Shastras is also punished in different ways.
Adv Mamtani further explained that neither Dashrath father of Shri Ram nor Shri Vasudev father of Shri Krishna, nor Shri Kalurai father of Shri Guru Nanak Devji demanded dowry, though the bride’s family was very rich and capable of meeting their demands. Therefore, we should also follow the same procedure at the time of marriage and refrain from demanding dowry even if the bride’s family is rich and capable. Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Saheb in Salok Mahalla 9 on Ang 1428 of Shri Guru Granth Saheb “Karno Huto Su Naa Kio Pario Lobh Ke Phandh, Nanak Samiyo Rami Gaio Ab Kiyu Rovat Andh”.
Shri Kalgidhar Satsang Mandal has resolved ‘Not to Demand Dowry’ and many of our devotees are following these resolutions. Therefore, Adv. Mamtani appealed to all sections of society to refrain from demanding dowry.
About 25,000 devotees participated in the programme. Various prominent personalities viz. MLA Dr. Nitin Raut, Suresh Jagyasi, Dr. Richa Jain, President of Maharashtra Congress Women Cell Sandhyatai Sawalakhe, Sangeeta Tiwari, Varsha Gujjalwar, Goverdhan Kodwani, Sunderlal Tarwani, Ashok Ahuja, Vivek, Subhash Mangtani, Adv Manoj Moryani were present.