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PM Narendra Modi to address ‘Matua Dharma Maha Mela 2022’ today

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address ‘Matua Dharma Maha Mela 2022’ organised at Shreedham Thakurnagar in West Bengal’s Thakurbari on the occasion of the 211th birth anniversary of Shree Shree Harichand Thakur on Tuesday, March 28.

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“I am honoured to be addressing the Matua Dharma Maha Mela 2022 at 4:30 PM tomorrow, 29th March. We shall also mark the Jayanti of the great Sri Sri Harichand Thakur Ji, who devoted his entire life to social justice and public welfare,” PM Modi had tweeted on Monday.

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The statement issued by the Prime Minister’s office said, “Shree Shree Harichand Thakur devoted his life for the cause of betterment of the oppressed, downtrodden and deprived persons in undivided Bengal during the pre-independence era. The social and religious movement started by him originated from Orakandi (now in Bangladesh) in 1860 and led to the formation of the Matua Dharma.”

In a tweet, Modi noted that he had the opportunity to visit Thakurnagar in 2019.

“This is a visit that I will never forget. It was very special to get the blessings of Boro Ma Binapani Thakur,” he said.

The prime minister also tweeted a link of the speech he had made at Orakandi Thakurbari during his visit to Bangladesh last year.

Matua Dharma Maha Mela 2022 is being organised by All India Matua Mahasangha beginning on Tuesday. The event will culminate on April 5.

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