I am addressing a meeting of NRIs this evening at 7 p.m. in Fremont, California in the Peacock Indian Restaurant banquet hall. 39447 Fremont Blvd. Fremont
The topic of my speech will be ' Matters relating to the Unity of India '.
During this speech, apart from other things I intend to say, I am thinking of appealing for communal amity by asking Hindus, in India and also abroad, to observe only one day's 'roza' ( fast from dawn till sunset ) in the holy month of Ramzan, which is shortly beginning. This will be symbolic of our ( Hindu's ) respect for Muslims, and it does not mean that I am asking Hindus to become Muslims. I request Muslim friends to tell me which day should we ( Hindus ) observe as roza ?
I may mention that since several years I myself have been observing one day's roza during Ramzan every year, which is symbolic of my respect for Muslims.
I also appeal to Muslims to observe one day's fast every year during the Hindu festival of Navratri.