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913 persons reconvert to Hinduism in Orissa

31 Mar 2006 # PTI

913 persons reconvert to Hinduism in Orissa
Sonepur (Orissa): A total of 913 persons from 150 families were reconverted from Christianity to Hinduism in a religious ceremony at Kandumunda village in Orissa's Sonepur district, RSS sources said today.

Families from 16 villages of Sonepur, Bargarh and Balangir districts were reconverted, Binoy Bhuyan, Pradesh Pramukh of the Dharma Jagaran Samiti, an affiliate of the RSS, said.

VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati was also present at the 'Sudhikaran Yagya' conducted on the occasion, they said.

Several Hindu organisations, including Dharma Rakhya Samiti, Dharma Jagaran Samiti and the Arya Samaj, were involved in the ceremony, Bhuyan said.


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