Kanhubhai is national chief of Physically-challenged Kalyan Trust Makes up mind to move Supreme Court.
Puri Sri Mandir hogs the headlines for yet again another wrong reason.
Deprived of facilities for a hassle-free darshan of Lord Jagannath and His siblings in the sanctum sanctorum, Padma Shri Kanhubhai Hashmukhbhai Tailor on Friday knocked the doors of the Puri District Collector Arvind Agrawal and sought ‘special facilities’ for all physically-challenged devotees for a hassle-free glimpse of the deities inside the world-renowned shrine.
The Padma Shri awardee is the national president of the Physically-challenged Kalyan Trust.
Kanhubhai, who is unable to move without a wheelchair, was allegedly denied entry into the Shree Jagannath Temple on Thursdayon his wheelchair and was instead taken inside later lifted by some people.
PrameyaNews7 Puri Correspondent reported that Kanhubhai was taken inside in such a way that it turned to be a sore of the onlookers’ eyes and has been a talk of the pilgrim town.
On Friday, the Padma Shri awardee met Puri District Collector Arvind Agrawal and sought ‘special facilities’ for all physically-challenged devotees for a hassle-free glimpse of the deities inside the world-renowned shrine.
He also reportedly expressed his displeasure at the utter mismanagement and misdemeanor at a famous Hindu temple like the Puri Jagannath Temple popular as one of the four Hindu ‘Dhamas’.
He also informed that he would file a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court in this regard so that people like him having physical disabilities face no harrowing experience in future as hassle-free darshan of the Lord in the sanctum sanctorum is a part of their fundamental right.