Orissa VHP arranges mass reconversion programme
Rourkela, Oct 17. (UNI) In a major reconversion drive by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), as many as 336 tribals of 80 families in 11 villages under Sundargarh district were reconverted to Hinduism at a special function in Baridia this evening.
Over 2,500 women in a "Kkalas Yatra" arrived at the site where the tribal Christians, including 144 male, 117 female and 75 children, were reconverted to Hinduism through a "Sudhikriya" programme organised by the VHP.
VHP All India General Secretary Mohan Joshi conducted the "Yangyan" at the site in presence of several other top VHP leaders of the state.
The reconverted tribal Christians were offered dhoti, saree and photographs of various deities after the ceremony.
All the tribal families belonging to Lathikata, Gurundia and Subdega blocks of the district had embraced Christianity in the past.