Monday, December 28, 2009

Fourth Brahmo Conference at Bombay (Mumbai)

The 4th Brahmo Conference (2nd Theistic Conference) was held in December 1889 in Bombay in an organised manner. Pandit S.N. Sastri, M.A,, as Secretary, had issued circular letters to all Samajes to join and to communicate the subjects which they wanted to be discussed
at the Conference. The meetings were held in the Mandir of the Bombay Prarthana Samaj at
Girgaum and the attendance was large. Representatives from the Samajes of Madras, Coimbatore, Bellary, Poona, Ahmednagar, Pandharpur, Baroda,  Ahmedabad, Indore, Nasik, Lahore, Quetta, Hyderabad (Sindh), Dumaron, Karachi, Dhubri, Bagerhat, Calcutta and Shillong were present. Rev. P. C. Mazoomdar came down from Calcutta to participate in the proceedings. Pandit Shib Nath Sastri was present as Secretary. Several addresses were delivered and some resolutions were passed, the most important of which was one for the establishment of a Theistic Union with the object of promoting cooperation amongst the differentTheistic bodies by means of

{a) Holding united services and social' gatherings.

{b) Joint efforts for the propagation of the common principles of Theism and also for the
promotion of the general interest of its members.

{c) Combining for the promotion of common philanthropic and charitable objects and ;

{d) Such other measures as may suggest themselves from time to time.

Pandit Nobin Chunder Roy of the Adi Brahmo Samaj was appointed Secretary of the Union.

Third Brahmo Conference at Allahabad (United Provinces)

The 3rd Brahmo Conference was held at Allahabad in December 1888 on the occasion of the session of the Indian National Congress. The presence of a large number of representative Brahmo gentlemen from various parts of the country at Allahabad  was taken advantage of, and the 3rd Brahmo Conference was then organised. Over a hundred Brahmo gentlemen and some visitors attended the meeting, which was held in the Colonelganj School premises ; and the local members, though few, arranged with the help of Pandit Nobin Chunder Roy of Lahore to hold the conference and to give an entertainment to the assembled friends. After divine service conducted by Pandit Lachman Prasad, the Hon'ble Mr. M. G. Ranade was voted to the chair. Besides the chairman, the Hon'ble Mr. A.M. Bose, Mrs. A. M. Bose, Babu Bipinbehari Bose of Lucknow, Mr. Baldeonarain of Behar, Pandit S. N. Agnihotri of Lahore and a few others spoke each on the work of the Brahmo Samaj in his Province. It was resolved that a Conference might be held every year in the place where the Indian National Congress happened to hold its session. Pandit Shib Nath.Shastri of the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj was elected Secretary for the next year.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sadharan Brahmo Samaj

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