Re: On Going Sad Debacle in Varanasi –
M K Ramadoss
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The pitiful unnecessary suffering our brothers and sisters endured in International Convention should surprise no one who has lived in Varanasi. At the height of Winter it is very cold and some times there is rain. An ounce of common sense would have avoided all the unnecessary suffering.
When the question of holding convention at Varanasi came up, some wise minds from Varanasi suggested moving the convention to October when the weather is warm and nice. But it was turned down from Adyar since none of the International officers have lived in India and knew first hand. Every past president had lived many years in India and knew about the Winter in North India.
Bro. Gohil, Indian Section General Secretary should not be blamed even though some may try to blame the fiasco on him. He and his team of volunteers should be congratulated in that they tried their best.
Fortunately, with the help of Internet we saw first hand what went on. But for the Theosophy News and Theosophy Group, members world-wide would have been kept in the dark and we are all lucky.
M K Ramadoss
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