Hindus worldwide dismayed over Calgary denying immersion of Lord Ganesha


Hindus worldwide are perturbed over Calgary (Alberta, Canada) reportedly denying permission to local Hindu community for immersing Hindu deity Lord Ganesha idol in the body of water at the conclusion of Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was heart-breaking for the hard-working, harmonious and peaceful North American Hindu community who had made lot of contributions to the nations and societies; to receive such signal of rejection in Calgary.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged Mayor Naheed Nenshi and City Manager David Duckworth of Calgary to offer formal apology to the local Hindu community and permit the traditional Lord Ganesha immersion in 2020. He also urged the intervention of Lieutenant Governor Lois E. Mitchell and Premier Jason Kenney of Alberta if Calgary continued to deny such religious festivities.