APRIL 14, 2022
On 10 April 2022, during a Ram Navami procession in Soro, Odisha, Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Soro chapter set up a stall to distribute water and sherbet to people taking part in the procession. Khuddamul Ahmadiyya is the young men’s auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
As the procession participants were traversing long distances, the Ahmadi youth decided to arrange a small camp and distribute water bottles to the procession walkers. Apart from water, litchi juice, mango juice and cold lassi were distributed. Around 10,000 people were given water and juice through this program.
Seeing Ahmadi Muslims engaged in this humanitarian activity, some Sunni Muslims and Hindu brothers joined and helped them in the distribution process. Everyone commended the initiative of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Soro. Many Hindu brothers taking part in the procession took photos of the stall on their phone cameras and said that this is truly a peaceful initiative taken by the followers of a peaceful religion.
The program became a true example of India’s communal harmony and also contributed to fostering affection among the people belonging to different faiths.